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

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jun 4

We're from back from our week long break for another week 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:

  • Musa Reems - Chicago, IL
  • Dirty & Nasty - Houston, TX
  • Roc Writah - Baltimore, MA
  • Monty C. Benjamin - Cincinnati,OH  
  • Roddie Flacco - Fort Worth, TX
  • Gee Smiff - Nashville, TN

Musa Rems - (@musareems)

Musa Reems is a lyrically inclined emcee hailing from the west side of the Windy City. Fusing influences from multiple artistic genres, he is considered one of the most prolific and versatile artists to represent Chicago. Get to know more about Musa Reems and watch "44 4's".

Click HERE to vote!


Dirty & Nasty - (@dirtyknowsnasty)

A high octane, highly intellectual Hip Hop duo from Houston, Texas comprised of Dirty Dog D (D3) & OG Nasty Nique (The Texas Chainsaw). Meeting in college, back in 2007, they started as a side project, which eventually developed into both a permanent group and decades long friendship and brotherhood. Get to know more about Dirty & Nasty and watch "Get It".

 Click HERE to vote!


Roc Writah - (@rocwritah)

Roc Writah [Wri-ter], a hip-hop artist that was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Roc uses  story-telling that puts a listener first-hand where Roc hones in on the city that shaped him. Get to know more about Roc Writah and watch "PEEP".

 Click HERE to vote!


Monty C. Benjamin - (@montycbenjamin)

Monty C. Benjamin is an American hip hop recording artist from Cincinnati, OH. Most of Monty’s lyrics are an expression of what it’s like to be from the Midwest with every odd set against them, to be inside of a city where there aren't too many people you can name that made it out and got successful in the music business. Get to know more about Monty C. Benjamin and watch "Friends". 

  Click HERE to vote!


Roddie Flacco - (@roddieflacco)

Roddie Flacco is an American rapper from Fort Worth, TX. Roddie has been making major strides in the Texas music scene. Get to know more about Roddie Flacco and watch "R O D D I E F L A C C O".  

 Click HERE to vote!


Gee Smiff - (@gee_smiff)

Gee Smiff is a talented rapper, singer, producer and engineer from Virginia with a deep passion for his craft that is evident in his work. Get to know more about Gee Smiff and watch "Roll In Peace Remix"

 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.

Topics: This Is My Year, Artist Advice, Opportunities

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