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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (4/30/18)

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Posted by The Blog Team on Apr 30

Last week, was saw a heated competition in the 'This Is My Year' fan-challenge and this week we're back at it again with 6 new artists! Thanks to all who voted last week and we welcome you to participate again. 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. 


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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

We review hundreds of artists each week (submission info) and pick 6 of our favorite artists... but we want the final decision to up to the fans.  Come back each Monday and discover 6 dope underground hip-hop artists from across the world.

You can vote for your favorite artist every day. The two artists with the most votes will be invited to perform at #A3C18 in Atlanta! Voting ends on Friday at 11pm EST.  

Buy Passes

If you show your support for up-and-coming hip-hop artists and VOTE, we’ll send you a discount code for $10 off an A3C, Festival or Conference pass.


Get to know this week’s 6 New artists and vote for your favorite:  

  • Rugby Wild of NewarK, NJ
  • JayMellz of Aiken, SC
  • KDC of Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tracy Lamont of Manassas, VA
  • Sechion of Lowell, MA
  • Izzy The Strange of Scottdale, PA


Rugby Wild - (@RugbyWild)

Hailing from the avenues of Newark and New York City, Rugby is rising fast on the West Coast hip-hop scene, and he’s the kind of artist who was born into his chosen profession by being focused, innovative, and driven. Get to know more about Rubgy Wild wand watch "Scuffs".

Click HERE to vote!


JayMellz - (@realjaymellz)

JayMellz is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer from Aiken, South Carolina. Not only is Jay a lyrical emcee, he's also a captivating R&B singer. Get to know more about JayMellz and watch "Numb".

Click HERE to vote!


KDC - (@realkdc)

KDC is an 19-Year old American rapper from Sioux Falls, SD. His good energy & motivation makes him someone to look out for! Get to know more about KDC and watch "All Out".

Click HERE to vote!


Tracy Lamont - (@IamTracyLamont)

Tracy Lamont is a hip-hop artist hailing from Virginia; now residing in Durham, NC. Tracy puts his own style and uniqueness to his music. Get to know more about Tracy Lamont and watch "Vibe Killer".

Click HERE to vote!


Sechion - (@WhoIsSechion)

Sechion an artist out of Lowell, Massachusetts he gives you an authentic point of view of one growing up in the burgeoning city. His emotional lyricism and unique rhyme scheme can be heard throughout his songs. Get to know more about Sechion and watch "Opening Night".

Click HERE to vote!


Izzy Strange - (@ishestrange)

Izzy Strange is an American rapper and Songwriter. He was raised in the rural area of Scottdale, PA. About 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh. He is an eccentric and versatile artist looking to make his mark on the hip-hop community. Get to know more about Izzy Strange and watch "At Home".

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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