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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (7/2/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jul 2

We're back from a new month for our This Is My Year fan-challenge and for this week's contest we've got 6 mire artists fro you all you 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:

  • KRS - Nashville, TN

  • Jujuan Smith - Cleveland, OH

  • Tia P. - Los Angeles, CA
  • PJ Gifted - Louisville, KY

  • Julius King - Phoenix, AZ 
  • 3VM - Chicago, IL


KRS - (@krsheyelife)

KRS is a American Hip-hop artist from Nashville, TN who brings a style of rap that is lyrical and emotional, stemming from his own personal experiences. Get to know more about KRS and watch "Boy Please". 

Click HERE to vote!
Jujuan Smith - (@juansmithworld)
Jujuan Smith is a Cleveland born-raised Hip Hop Artist. Simply lyricist and songwriter are two essential, while yet understating qualities of this creator. Get to know more about Jujuan Smith and watch "Vice Vines". 
Click HERE to vote!
Tia P. - (@iamtiap)
Hailing from Inglewood, CA Tia P. is a driven, passionate and charismatic talented artist, producer, musician and songwriter whose lyrical prowess is unmatched. Get to know more about Tia P. and watch "4 Seats from Beyonce".
Click HERE to vote!
PJ Gifted - (@pjgifted)
Louisville lyricist and songwriter PJ Gifted is bringing his real life struggle to music with a series of new projects, each one dedicated to elevating his God-given gifts to new heights. Get to know more about PJ Gifted and watch "Take You There".
Click HERE to vote!
Julius King - (@juliusking)
Julius King is an upcoming music artist originally from California, but currently out of Arizona. His style of music is based off how he feels at the moment rather than being bound to a genre. Get to know more about Julius King and watch "Stay Up".
Click HERE to vote!
3VM - (@3inthevm)
3VM pronounced, "3 A.M." is from the south side of Chicago, but was later moved to Indiana for college. At Ball State University, 3VM built his platform as lyricist that was inspired to control vibes and the energy of his listeners. Get to know more about 3VM and watch "Really Know Me".
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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