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6 dope new hip-hop artists. Who do you want to see LIVE at #A3C19?

The Blog Team
Posted by The Blog Team on Jul 1

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. 


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 2019 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.

Artist & Speaker Submissions

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 #A3C19 in Atlanta! Voting ends on Friday at 11pm EST.  

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Get to know this week’s 6 New artists and vote for your favorite:


  • Aina Brei'Yon - Chicago, IL
  • Brand-Nu - Huntsville, AL
  • Long Journey - Bellflower, CA
  • RoyalCity LIF - Charlotte, NC
  • T-Dubb-O - St. Louis, MO
  • Y0$#! - Cincinnati, OH


Aina Brei'Yon - (@ainabreiyon)

Known for her excuse-free, self-rewarding work ethic, the founder, and CEO of 3K9 Productions is mastering the art of maintaining a successful career as an independent artist.


As a native of the Southside (Roseland area) of Chicago, Aina Brei’Yon personifies strength. Since her conception, she has made it very clear that boundaries do not apply to her. Early on in her career, she understood the importance of being true to who she is and embracing idealism. Her reality is defined by her beliefs; a messagethat transcends through her music. As the second to youngest of 10 children, self- expression and showing any type of emotion was simply non-existent in their family.  She says, “I found an outlet with music at the young age of nine. Writing was the only way I knew how to express myself.”

Click HERE to vote!



Brand-NU - (@brandnu)

Brand-Nu is an upcoming artist as well as an audio engineer. In 2013 he started German Engineering as a studio that provided recording, mixing, and mastering services.During this time he would team up with and develop fellow artist, Dozier. About three years later is when he added Shanks to the team and decided to turn German Engineering into a collective. The dream team was born. His song "Regardless," featuring Shanks had streams in the 10,000 range the first two weeks. His project "Issa Blue Story" has gotten over 30,000 streams in the first month it was released. In May of 2018, he opened for T-Pain alongside his teammate Shanks in front of a crowd of 4,000. July of 2019 he put together his own headlining tour using knowledge and resources he gained while on tour in March of 2019 with Hip Hop artist Devan Childs. Before July of 2019 he has already rocked 11 stages. Brand-Nu has big things coming up in the near future including big name collaborations, touring, and legitimizing his label

Click HERE to vote!


Long Journey - (@longjourney)

ILifestyle Rap, Stoner Vibes with an LA feel mixed with a lil jazzy sound.

 Click HERE to vote!


RoyalCity LIF - (@royalcitylif)

LiF or Royal City LiF is a rapper-producer based out of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina with a world-changing vision and ideas that will create conversation, inspiration, and motivation to last his audience a lifetime. As an artist and producer, the hunger and love for his craft are evident in his music and performance which is fueling his success.


Click HERE to vote!


T-Dubb-O - (@tdubbo)

At the forefront of the musical revolution, from the back-packers to the streets, there isn't another artist that can reach both like T-Dubb-O. T-Dubb-O is a hip-hop artist born in Saint Louis, MO. Dubb launched his career in the Streets Status Battle League arena and was quickly recognized internationally  as one of the best rappers coming out of Missouri. From there, he released a couple mixtapes that destroyed the stereotype that battle MC’s could not make good music and became cult classics on the underground scene. T-Dubb-O has enjoyed a rapid ascent in the music world and gained a lot more attention after realeasing his third mixtape "Mobstar Maniac 3", his debut album entitled "The Drop", which garnered international support and was highlighted on BETFrance. Dubb has collaborated with legends like Freeway, Crooked I, Project Pat, Pastor Troy, Wiz Khalifa, & Berner. 

Click HERE to vote!


Y0$#! (@yoshi)

The Cat in the Hat That Can Rap, also known as Yoshi, is a record breaking original. From setting the
Guinness World Record for the longest team cypher (24 hour cypher at A3C)
https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.3494/title.hip-hop-lives-top-8-moments-of-the-2016-a3c-festival )
to receiving more likes then Nas via the A3C app ( www.hiphopeverything4real.com/single-post/Yoshi-A3C-Takeover ) and more. Yoshi is
blazing a trail all while wearing two watches, two different shoes, and a top hat.

Click HERE to vote!


A3C is a music, tech & culture festival and conference with over 30,000 attendees. Founded in 2005, A3C has grown from a local hip-hop showcase to become one of the most important events of the year. We connect, educate and inspire the artists, entrepreneurs and creatives that shape culture.

The A3C Festival (Oct 8-13) is a series of unforgettable concerts and experiences celebrating hip-hop's past, present and future at premier venues across Atlanta. The events highlight different elements of hip-hop culture and feature hundreds of artists, producers, DJs and creatives from around the world. Venues and schedule of events to be announced.

The A3C Conference (Oct 10-12) includes keynotes, panels, workshops, mixers and sessions featuring hundreds of innovators and thought-leaders.

Conference Tracks: Music, Tech, Social Justice, Film/TV, Marketing, Branding, Podcast, Content Creators, Style, Gaming and more.

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