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Discover 6 indie hip-hop artists. 2 will perform at #A3C18. You vote. You decide

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Posted by The Blog Team on Apr 16

This week we're bringing back our annual 'This Is My Year' fan-challenge and placing the power in the hands of the fans to choose who they want to at #A3C18.

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We've been breaking artists since '05, and are always looking for the best up-and-coming MCs to showcase at A3C Festival & Conference. We listen to hundreds of hip-hop artists each week looking for talented indie artists from around the world. 

Every Monday we select 6 of our favorite MCs and ask the hip-hop community to vote for their favorite. The top 2 vote-getting artists are invited to perform at 2018 A3C Festival & Conference.

Voting starts today and ends on Friday at 11pm EST. You can vote once a day.

If you are an artist and would like an opportunity to perform at the 2018 A3C Festival & Conference, you can submit today. Over 5,000 artists have performed on our stages including: A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, J.I.D, Lil Pump, Danny Brown, G-Eazy, J.Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Dave East, Vince Staples, 21 Savage, Rich The Kid, Wiz Khalifa, Rapsody, Young Thug and thousands more.

Submit to Perform


This week’s 6 indie hip-hop artists. Vote for your favorite:

  • Nique of Houston, TX
  • Samurai Champs of Saskatoon, SA
  • Jaleni Imani of Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Narly of Tampa, FL
  • ToBy of Los Angeles, CA
  • GATSON of Champaign, IL


Nique - (@niquewxg

Nique is an up and coming Houston rapper who's ready for the big time! His mellow, lyrical flow is met by energetic live shows where the rapper usually ends up with his shirt off. Get to know more about Nique and watch "High Rise".

Click HERE to vote!


Samurai Champs - (@samuraichamps)

Hailing from two Canadian prairie cities – the “Bridge City”, Saskatoon, and the “Queen City”, Regina, Samurai Champs is an emerging recording and performing R&B/hip-hop duo. Blending versatile rap vocal delivery emotional R&B vocals. Get to know more about Samurai Champs and watch "You Know Me".

Click HERE to vote!


Jaleni Imani - (@iamj_ei)

Jaleni Imani is an Atlanta hip-hop recording artist, record producer, audio engineer, actor and singer. His versatility makes Jaleni a artists to watch for in the future. Get to know more about Jaleni Imani and watch "Green Tea & Weezy".

Click HERE to vote!


Mr. Narly - (@therealmrnarly)

Mr. Narly is a Tampa rapper with diverse sound blends Rap, Pop, and R&B. He paints the picture of what he describes as "Wild and Positive at the same time". He's taking traditional music to uncharted territories and matching the intensity on the stage. Get to know more about Mr. Narly and watch "Foreign".

Click HERE to vote!


ToBy - (@official_toby)

ToBy is American hip-hop recording artist, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Currently resides in Los Angeles, where he's creating his own unique blend hip-hop. Get to know more about ToBy and watch "90's Babies". 

Click HERE to vote!


GATSON - (@Iamgatson)

GATSON is an American songwriter, producer, and recording artist from Champaign, Illinois, just two hours south of Chicago. Incorporating personal memories of his struggles with poverty, GATSON uses his music as an instrument to illustrate how his life is an everyday struggle. Get to know more about GATSON and watch "Bulletproof".

Click HERE to vote!


A3C educates and empowers the artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives that shape hip-hop culture. Founded in 2005, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year, which is commonly referred to as “Hip-Hop’s Family Reunion." All 3 Coasts (A3C) gather annually in Atlanta to connect, create and build together.

Buy The A3C Conference is the best event to network and learn from the innovators, entrepreneurs and music makers that shape hip-hop music and culture. Over the 3-days A3C hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.

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