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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (5/7/18)

The Blog Team
Posted by The Blog Team on May 7

May is here and that means another month of new artists trying to punch thier ticket to A3C! 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:

  • Naji Person - St. Louis, MI
  • TRIY - Boston, MA
  • Pook Hustle - Brooklyn, NY
  • Mike Melinoe - Detroit, MI
  • Bhadwaiz - Columbus, OH
  • Konvo The Mutant - Newark, NJ


Najji Person - (@najiiperson)

Najii Person is one of St. Louis' most celebrated underground rappers/producers. Drawing inspiration from gospel music and modern day hip-hop, his sound is pleasantly eclectic and very much his own. Get to know more about Najii Person and watch "MONEY".

Click HERE to vote!


TRIY - (@itstriy)

TRIY is an American rapper from Boston, MA. TRIY has made major strides in the Boston music scene and is looking to take his career to the next level. Get to know more about TRIY and watch "Fuck It Up". 

Click HERE to vote!


Pook Hustle - (@pookhustle)

Pook Hustle is a Brooklyn Hip-Hop Artist with major influences in Hip-Hop, Alternative & Electronic. Sonically, Pook blends his clever lyricism with melodic flows. Get to know more about Pook Hustle and watch "Colorblind".

Click HERE to vote!


Mike Melinoe - (@mikemelinoe)

Mike Melinoe is a creative artist and painter from Detroit, MI. Combining psychedelic sounds and a lo-fi internet-bred aesthetic with old-school lyricism, Melinoe deliberately swerves his way through drugged-out ballads with crisp clarity. Get to know more about Mike Melinoe and watch "5.0".

Click HERE to vote!


BhadWaiz - (@bhadwaiz)

BhadWaiz is an up and coming music artist usually from Columbus, Ohio. He's determined to offer a different, yet still classical style of Hip-Hop to the masses. Get to know more about BhadWaiz and watch "Nothing Too Amazing". 

Click HERE to vote!


Konvo The Mutant - (@officialkonvo)

Konvo the Mutant (usually referred to as Konvo) as an artist has conceptual music. His lyrics are clever and hard hitting. He calls himself the Mutant because he wants people to be able to improve their lives over time, and that's typically what his music focuses around. Get to know more about Konvo The Mutant and watch "Losing Our Minds".

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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