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Weekly Discovery: 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (7/3/17)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jul 3
July is here and that means 4 more months until A3C 2017 and before you look up we'll already be in October. So before then we've got artists trying to earn slots to A3C this year and its up to the fans to decide who chosen. 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

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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 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.  

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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:

Alfred Banks - New Orleans, Louisiana

City Shawn - San Jose, California

Iman - Yonkers, New York

Merkules - Surrey, British Columbia

Trev Rich - Denver, Colorado

Louis Archer - Baltimore, Maryland


Alfred Banks - (@underdogcentral)

The New Orleans emcee Alfred Banks has garnered critical acclaim from some of rap’s most esteemed publications. In addition to being named one of Complex’s 10 upcoming New Orleans MCs, Banks has been featured prominently on HipHopDx, Okayplayer & on DJBooth’s list of Top indie rappers from Louisiana. Get to know more about Alfred Banks and watch "The Funeral of Orlandas Banks."

ClickHERE to vote


City Shawn - (@cityshawn)

City Shawn is positioned to be one of the years best breakout artists. Finding solace in writing out his self -defined "pain music", his diverse flow on top of varieties of tremendously orchestrated productions highlights City Shawn's ability to draw in listeners through both his lyrics and his energy on every track. Get to know more about City Shawn and watch "Let's Go."

Click HERE to vote


Iman - (@onlyoneiman)

Representing Yonkers, New York, Rapper/Songwriter Iman found his love for music at a very young age. With always having a strong desire to express himself creatively and feeling the purpose of life was deeper than working a nine-to-five, this allowed him to gravitate towards music. Get to know more about Iman and watch "Costs."

Click HERE to vote

Merkules - (@merkulesmusic)
Merkules has surged up the ranks of the Canadian music industry, positioning himself as the next rising star in Hip Hop. His raw talent, wit, and genuine humbleness has captivated a fan base that is growing by the thousands every day. Get to know more about Merkules and watch "Way Down."
Click HERE to vote
Trev Rich - (@Trevrichhd)
Trev Rich is an MC hailing from Denver, Colorado.  A hip-hop purist at heart, Trev has made major strides in the Denver music scene. Get to know more about Trev Rich and watch "Gossip."
Click HERE to vote

Louis Archer - (@louisarcher410)

Louis Archer is a fast, young rising artist from Bailtmore, Maryland. Having toured the midwest in over 25 venues as well as various shows scattered throughout the U.S. , Louis has proved to be a dominant force when it comes to live performance. Get to know more about Louis Archer and watch "Hella Faded."

Click HERE to vote

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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