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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (5/21/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on May 21

We're back for Week 6 of our 'This Is My Year' fan-challenge and we've got 6 more new artists for you guys to choose from! 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:

  • Mutari - Toronto, ON
  • Samuel David - Wichita, KA
  • Tahj Ace - Brooklyn, NY
  • The Fifth Estate - Austin, TX
  • Ellae X. - Portsmouth, VA
  • Dom Deshawn - Columbus, OH


MUTARI - (@mutarimusic)

MUTARI is a German born, Toronto based Artist and is often coined Toronto's Best Kept Secret. Mutari has quickly made a name for himself by offering his fan base a "Foreign Sound" for any age, race, or gender. Get to know more about MUTARI and watch "feelz".

Click HERE to vote!


Samuel David - (@bigsam87)

Samuel David is a hip-hop artist from Wichita KS. Influenced by Jay-Z, Outkast, and Ice Cube, he recognizes that with a voice comes a responsibility. Get to know more about Samuel David and watch "BIFA (Amazing)".

Click HERE to vote!


Taj Ace - (@tahjace)

Tahj Ace is a young, vibrant, ingenious and multi-talented hip-hop artist, actor, model and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, NY who is largely known for his unparalleled musical prowess and consistent creative originality. Get to know more about Tahj Ace and watch "BK Bandit".

Click HERE to vote!


The Fifth Estate - (@thefifth_estate)

The Fifth Estate is sn eclectic, hip-hop artist infused with the stylings and teachings of the world we live in. Fifth delivers sentiments and sounds indicative of a realistic world; something you can reach out and feel. Get to know more about The Fifth Estate and watch "Soul".

Click HERE to vote!


Ellae X. - (@SirEllaeX)

Ellae X. is a vibrant and crowd moving artist, who leaves the audience and fans wanting more at every show with smooth lyrics and better vibes. Get to know more about Ellae X. and watch "Penny Loafers". 

Click HERE to vote!


Dom Deshawn - (@domdeshawn)

 Dom Deshawn born Dominique Mattox, has always had an ear for music. Dom's unique style and flow are certainly on display to impress. Get to know more about Dom Deshawn and watch "Gotta Get It".

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.

The Blog Team
Marcus Griffin

Written by Marcus Griffin

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

Topics: This Is My Year, Artist Advice, Opportunities

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