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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (5/14/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on May 14

Last week during our 'This Is My Year' fan-challenge, we witnessed a heated competiton between our 6 contestants.Thanks to all who voted last week and we welcome you to participate again. We're back again this week with more artists for you to choose from. Since 2005, we've been breaking artists 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:

  • PNTHN - San Marcos, TX
  • The Royal Chief - Kansas City, MO
  • Manny Phesto - Minneapolis, MN
  • Jah Jr. - Dublin, GA
  • MadamButterFlii - Orlando, FL
  • Michael Brandxn - San Diego, CA


PNTHN - (@thepnthn)

PNTHN—pronounced “pantheon”—  is a dynamic group of 10 dudes from San Marcos, Texas. Their style pays homage to their home state’s screw music. while also adding their own flavor of boom-bap insired raps. Get to know more about PNTHN and watch "Chrome". 

Click HERE to vote!


The Royal Chief - (@theroyalchief)

The Royal Chief is a artist from Kansas City, MO. His soulful lyricism and wordplay taps into the soul and inspires them to achieve greatness. Get to know more abpout The Royal Chief and watch "See Me Now".

Click HERE to vote!


Manny Phesto - (@manny_phesto)

Manny Phesto is a hip hop artist of Puerto Rican descent based in Minneapolis, MN. He uses his mastery of craft tight sixteens, internal rhymes, and confident flow that leaves an impression not as an end in-and-of itself, but as a foundation for digging deeper into his content. Get to know more about Manny Phesto and watch "Young Bro".

Click HERE to vote!


Jah. Jr - (@jahjr_)

Jah. Jr is a soulful artist/songwriter from Dublin, GA. His songs include relatable stories over soul stirring beats. From the pleasures of friends and parties to struggles with mental health and money problems, hemakes music that allows his listeners to unapologetically love and respect themselves. Get to knoiw more about Jah. Jr and watch "Front Porch". 

Click HERE to vote!


MadamButterFlii - (@madambutterflii)

Based out of Orlando, MadamButterFlii is known to set a groovy atmosphere. Her dreamy R&B melodies mashed with Jazzy, Hip Hop production is why she is said to be chill wavey at it's finest. Get to know more about MadamButterFlii and watch "Niggas Like Me".


Click HERE to vote!


Michael Brandxn - (@michaelbrandxn619)

Michael Brandxn is a recording artist & songwriter. Born & raised in San Diego, California, but later moved to LA to pursue his career. His sound can be best described as 90's prime R&B/Soul and Jazz influenced Rap/Hip-Hop music. Get to know more about Michael and watch "Inner Spirit".

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.

Marcus Griffin

Written by Marcus Griffin

Marcus is a vibe curator, a GSU Alumni and an A&R for A3C.

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