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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (6/25/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jun 26

We're back for another week of our "This Is My Year" fan-challenge, and that means 6 more artists get a chance to take their careers to the next level by being chosen to perform at A3C this year. 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: 

  • Richie Bux of Las Vegas, NV
  • Dubby of Gettysburg, PA
  • Carey Fountain of Birmingham, AL
  • Dapa Don of Brooklyn, NY
  • F.Y.I. of Los Angeles, CA
  • The Norm - Athens, GA


Richie Bux - (@Richie_Bux)

Richie Bux Foster came up in Michigan City, Indiana before relocating to Las Vegas to help propel his music career. Richie is a constant growing brand, with looks from almost every major hip hop news publication. Get to know more about Richie Bux and watch "Cement Shoes".

 Click HERE to vote!


Dubby - (@Dubbygotbars)

Dubby is has always been a fan of music since a young age. Early on he was influence acts such as Limp Bizkit and Linking Park. He then went on to discover his voice in Hip-hop and for the last 8 years he's been honing his craft. Get to know more about Dubby and watch "Swing".

 Click HERE to vote!


Carey Fountain - (@careyfountain)

Carey Fountain is a producer, rapper, and visual artist. He understands the parallels between art and music and uses the two mediums to explore disparities, inconsistencies, and contradictions of society. Get to know more about Carey Fountain and watch "Eye Gaught It".

 Click HERE to vote!


Dapa Don (@dapadon718)

Dapa Don represents his hometown of Brooklyn, NY to the fullest! He's performed and captivated crowds all across the trip-state with his stellar performances and unique sound. Get to know more about Dapa Don and watch "CEO".

 Click HERE to vote!



F.Y.I. - (@fyipsalms)

F.Y.I. is an emcee from Los Angeles,CA. His charisma and passion for music caught the attention of fans all across the world. Get to know more about F.Y.I. and watch "These The Times".

 Click HERE to vote!


The Norm - (@thenormmusic)

The Norm are an alternative-rock-hip-hop party band from Athens, GA. Born and raised in South Florida, the duo of Bryan Rucker and Ryan Bars combine their urban roots of hip-hop, rock, and pop to formulate a sound they like to refer to as “hip-rock.” Get to know more about The Norm and watch "Falling Down".

 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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