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About Avelino

Known for his lyrics concerning both streetwise thinking and luxurious lifestyles, Avelino (first name, Achi) is a British rapper from Tottenham, North London. He made his first appearance on the scene in the early 2010s, after uploading videos of himself freestyling under the moniker AA. He released his first mixtape, Underdog Music, via More Music Records in 2013 and followed with his sophomore effort, 2014's Iconic Ambition, which earned him more exposure on the urban scene throughout London and the South East. The release featured the track "No Comment," a collaboration with Croydon rapper Bonkaz and grime heavyweight Stormzy. Achi then went on to open for Stormzy on a nationwide tour in 2015. That same year, the rapper put out another mixtape, Young Fire, Old Flame, with Wretch 32 via the London-based OddChild Music. Both rappers delivered a freestyle set for BBC Radio 1's Fire in the Booth show to promote the tape. Avelino returned in 2016 with his first solo EP, titled FYO. The record was produced with North London rapper Raf Riley and featured a guest appearance from MC Neat. The same year also saw Avelino featured on Wretch 32's third full-length, Growing Over Life. He returned with the track "Energy" featuring Skepta and Stormzy in early 2017 to promote the EA Sports game FIFA 18. Avelino's third mixtape, No Bullshit, was released that fall via OddChild Music and More Music Records. ~ Rob Wacey