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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (6/11/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jun 11

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: 

  • SILAS - Jackson, MS

  • Chrystel - Atlanta, GA

  • Bucky Dolla - Manassas, VA

  • Swank Sinatra - Denver, CO

  • Quo! - Manhattan, NY

  • Hershe - Los Angeles, CA


SILAS - (@dearsilas)

SilaS is hip-hop artist hailing from Jackson, MS. He's decivliously entraining with unique style and flow that makes him a stand out act. Get to know more about SilaS and watch "One Saturday Morning".

Click HERE to vote!


Chrystel - (@chrystelbagrou)

Chrystel is a songstress from Atlanta, GA. She has a taste for the unordinary and juxtaposition. Her unique style mixed with her pensive lyrics make her an artist to look out for. Get to know more about Chrystel and watch " You Are".

Click HERE to vote!


Bucky Dolla - (@buckydolla)

Hailing from Northern Virginia, Bucky Dolla is a hip-hop artist with a unique approach and with a refreshingly humble attitude. His blend of hip-hop is direct, honest and real - an answer to his struggles through life. Get to know more about Bucky Dolla and watch "Game Tight".

Click HERE to vote!


Swank Sinatra - (@swanksinatramusic)

Swank Sinatra is a hip-hop artist that resides in Denver, CO. Swank's lyrics are about his life and what he has been going through. He recently had a complete turn-around with his life which brought about the need to make music. Get to know more about Swank Sinatra and watch "STATIC".

Click HERE to vote!


QUO! - (@cristiank_)

QUO!, also known as Def-Quo, is a 21-year old Dominican Hip-Hop artist, lyricist, songwriter, and producer from Manhattan, New York City. The origin of Quo has it's foundations in metaphorically and physically deconstructing the "status quo." Get to know more about Quo and watch "Second Interlude".

Click HERE to vote!


Hershe - (@Hershofnubia)

Hershe is an emerging Artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. She manages to give you the best of both worlds with the up-tempo beats and boom-bap sounds, mixing her versatile flow on any instrumental. Get to know more about Hershe and watch "Flava Part 2"

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.


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.

Topics: This Is My Year, Artist Advice, Opportunities

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