AVEX was born in Italy, before moving as a young child to his parents native country of Ethiopia. AVEX (real name Avalon Tsegaye) spent the first 20 years of his life in Addis Abeba, where he attended an Italian school, thus successfully mastering the language of his roots, as well as Italian and English. He returned to Italy at the age of 20, moving to Bologna where he spent the next 3 years making a name for himself among the most talented rappers on the local scene, seamlessly transitioning from freestyle street rapper to performer at the Montreaux Jazz Festival. With his ability to rap in three different languages and his extraordinary stage presence, AVEX represents a link between the hip hop of the past and all its current (and future) evolutions. His first single, Floppy, is coming out on Futurissima. The inspiration for the title comes from a line on the track, which declares “on Logic AVEX and OG make only HIT, your disk is just Floppy”. On September he realeased his first EP "Black Lion" for Futurissima.