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Weekly Discovery: 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (7/24/17)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jul 24

We've reached our final week of the 'This Is My Year' fan challenge. Thanks to the help of the fans, over thirty artists have been able to earn a slot to perform at A3C 2017! This week, we've got six new artists hoping to get a chance to perform at the A3C. Even though our campaign has come to an end, we're still not finished booking, over the course of the next two months we'll be booking artists from Sonicbids to be able to perform at various opportunities through out our festival!

We've been breaking artists since 2005. Over 5,000 artists have performed over the past 12 years. Alumni include A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, B.o.B, Danny Brown, G-Eazy, J.Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Vic Mensa, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug and thousands more.

We want to provide a stage for the best hip-hop artists on the come up and we need your help!

Discover 6 new artists every week and decide who gets to perform at 2017 A3C

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 #A3C17 in Atlanta and have a chance to perform on the A3C Festival main stage.  Voting ends on Friday at 11pm EST.  

Buy Your Pass Today!

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:

Coast Vega - Redding, California

Billy Mercury & The Groovement - Norfolk, Virginia

Lily Rayne - Providence, Rhode Island

The Palmer Squares - Chicago, Illinois

Ace Clark - Brooklyn, New York

D. Ardee - Boston, Massachusetts


Coast Vega - (@Coastvega)

Coast Vega is an up and coming emcee hailing from the West Coast. His flow is witty and clever, and at times it seems as if he's channeling an early André 3000-style delivery. When you listen to his music, you will wonder why you’ve never heard of this kid. Get to know more about Coast Vega and watch "Melting Pot".

Click HERE to vote!


 Billy Mercury & The Groovement - (@billy_mercury)

Billy Mercury & The Groovement are the epitome of “feel good music”. The multi-talented hip-hop band with lead rapper Billy Mercury at the heal, their known to be the “hidden gem” of the DMV music and Hip-Hop culture. Get to know more about  Billy Mercury & The Groovement  and watch "Far Away".

Click HERE to vote!


Lily Rayne - (@imlilyrayne)

Lily Rayne is an artist from Providence, Rhode Island. Although she’s considered to be fairly new to the North East music scene, she’s causing quite a storm. Rayne’s versatility and ability to generate an organic buzz through her online presence has propelled her to heights that were previously unknown, she’s definitely one to watch. Get to know more about Lily Rayne and watch "On!"

Click HERE to vote!


The Palmer Squares - (@palmersquares)

The Palmer Squares are a pair of hip hoppers from Chicago, IL. Rappers Acumental (AC) and Terminal Knowledge (Term K) make up The Palmer Squares, their wacky wordplay, tongue-twisting verses, and limber instrumentals make them sound easily relatetable and hilariously funny. Get to know more about The Palmer Squares and watch "Goodbye".

Click HERE to vote!


Ace Clark - (@aceclarkmusic)

Ace Clark is an hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, NY. Whether or not its his distinct view on life or his potent voice in music Ace Clark is bound to have you walking away feeling uplifted, focused and appreciative. Get to know more about Ace Clark and watch "What's Goin On".

Click HERE to vote!


D. Ardee - (@d.ardee)

D. Ardee is an American hip-hop recording artist, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He uses complex rhyme schemes and many literary techniques to not only give people something to dance to but to bring light to the circumstances that society forces us to experience. Get to know more about D. Ardee and watch "Turnt Up".

Click HERE to vote!


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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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