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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (7/16/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jul 16

Our 'This Is My Year' fan-challenge continues to roll on for another week, can you believe it's been 13 weeks already, where did the time go? 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.  


TIMY Fangate 1

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:

- RETRO - Atlanta, GA

- Mic Bless - Los Angelus, CA

- EquallyOpposite - Charlottesville, VA 

- Rolling Stone P - Newark, NJ

- Luxe - Toronto, ON

- Phoriegn - Yonkers, NY


RETRO - (@retrostarkey)

RETRO is a Detroit native attempting to take the Atlanta hip-hop industry by storm with his lyrical flow, unique, creative swag and charismatic, suave personality. Get to know more about RETRO and watch "Money Code Talk".

Click HERE to vote!


Mic Bless - (@microphonebless)

Mic Bless is an American Hip-Hop artist hailing from Los Angelus, he brings a refreshing take on the authentic Boom-bap sound. Get to know more about Mic Bless and watch "Chemical Bars".

Click HERE to vote!


EquallyOppostie - (@Calluseo_)

ZacMac and Gordo Kai or (EquallyOpposite) are two small town country boys fr

om Charlottesville Virginia. Both coming from two completely different backgrounds, their lyrics are fun, yet quirky, dark, yet conscious. Get to know more about EquallyOpposite and watch "God Mode reached"

Click HERE to vote!


Rolling Stone P - (@RollingStoneP)

Rolling Stone P, urban artist from Newark, NJ. He has quickly gained steam in the NY/tri-state area with his unique style and connection to his crew, the Kool Weirdos. Get to know more about Rolling Stone P & watch "BANG".

Click HERE to vote!


Luxe -  (@TheRealLuxe)

Luxe is a Toronto hiphop producer and artist that combines styles from various genres to mold his own sound. Get to know more about Luxe and watch "Brodies".

Click HERE to vote!


Phoregin - (@Phoreign)

Phoreign is a 25-year old Yonkers raised rapper who draws influences from his personal experiences living in the hood, heartbreaks and his journey through life. Get to know more about Phoregin and watch "City Going Crazy".

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, Opportunities

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