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.
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.
Get to know this week’s 6 New artists and vote for your favorite:
- Allie Baby - New Orleans, LA
- ATM Curly - Atlanta, GA
- Bucky Malone - Manassas, VA
- Rae Shine - Germantown, MD
- Sunny Da Man - Shelby, NC
- Wolfe Leone - Philadelphia, PA
Allie Baby - (@alliebaby)
With raw and street-savvy lyricism and a raspy New Orleans accent, Allie Baby has certainly developed a sound that is uniquely her own. She got her start in two hip-hop groups: Black Iyce, which was modeled under the direction of DJ Wild Wayne, and Gs Up, which was founded by Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy. She got comfortable out on the road as they opened up in 20 cities for G-Unit, the 504 Boyz, B2K, Nas, Camron and other mainstream acts. Her talent was recognized by Mannie Fresh and she was signed to Chubby Boy Records/Def Jam from 2006-2008. Then, a chance encounter in a Memphis studio, led to Drumma Boy producing Allie Baby’s breakout single “Yay.” Allie was signed to Drumma Boy’s Drum Squad records from 2009-2014.
Allie’s efforts and stage presence continued to draw notice, leading to a role in the feature film Must Be the Music (2013), a nomination at the 2012 Southern Entertainment Awards, and features in the Swedish magazine Sonic. In 2014, Complex included her in their list of “Top 10 New Orleans Rappers You Should Know,” while her music received placement in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots. The following year, Allie performed at SXSW and the Congo Stage at New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival – which earned her accolades in The New Orleans Advocate. That year, she also released a new mixtape, Wifey, which landed on U.K. hip-hop charts. Since then, Allie released two heavyweight singles “Black Power” in 2016 and “No Feelings” featuring Denisia in 2017. Allie continues to write, record, and perform, and will be releasing new music later this year.
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ATM Curly - (@atmcurly)
ATM Curly is the fresh new face of Atlanta’s scorching-hot music scene. Coming out of Richmond, Virginia Curly has an unique and unprecedented east coast style. He creates both hip hop and pop music encompassing story telling, grit, and shoulder moving vibes all together. Production is where Curly credits his motivation while making his hits. “I try not to shy away from making any type of music. I wouldnt say I have a particular style im most comfortable with. Give me a country song and ima run it like any other track”. Curly stands strong as the only artist on his team of collectives “After the Millions”. Like most musicians, his motivation stems from experiences both past and present. From his younger brother being a victim of a violent crime, to two best friends being incarcerated Curly has alot to share with the world. The style, the image, and the hair all give Curly a way to separate himself from the competition. Be on the look out for ATM Curly in 2019 as he is destined to explode! Follow on IG and Twitter @ATMCurly
Bucky Malone - (@buckymalone)
Since 2006 twenty-seven year old Virginia native Emcee Bucky Malone (affectionally known as Little Tokyo) has been on a relentless grind to bring his community to the forefront of the rap game. After the passing of his grandmother, Bucky fell into a deep depression and used music as his outlet. With life getting the best of him, and controversary in his hometown, Bucky channeled all of that through his now classic project entitled 'L.I.F.E'; which solidfied him as a artist. Since then a variety of impeccable mixtapes and EPs have been created and Malone hasn't looked back since. Releasing his work independently since the age of fifteen, Malone has consistently shown versatility and drive throughout his musical journey with mixtape's such as The Pink Album and Futuristic Pimp $hit II. With a lengthy discography not only has Bucky released a plethora of content over the years he’s shown he can be a work horse on the stage as well. From opening up for Juicy J in 2013 at Norfolk State University to performing at 40 Oz Bounce twice in Virginia Beach with the Popular VA Based “Traptastic” Bucky has opened up for acts such as Goldlink, KEY!, Yung Gleesh, A$AP ANT & more. Making headlines hasn’t been to unfamiliar with Bucky Malone as well, from getting featured in The Source, Boi1da, Elevator, DailyChiefers & Earmilk safe to say its only a matter of time VA’s underdog breaks through!
"My main objective is to bring the fun and creativeness back into the art form. I am different from other artist and I plan on remaining that way, but never settling for less." Malone explains with sincere expression. "I want to raise an artistic bar by stepping outside the box with ideas as well as business ventures." Bucky Malone is a fresh, innovative, and distinctive artist that is relentlessly grinding his way to the top. Experience his artwork as Little Tokyo makes it so clear why he is here!
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Rae Shine - (@raeshine)
Rae Shine®, A rising diva in the “Female Emcees” subgenre of the ever-burgeoning Rap & Hip-Hop phenomenon, Rae Shine has released “Enough,” a hot new dance single featuring Chris Deshield that fuses Dancehall, Soca & Rap that is taking over the air waves in the DMV & in Asia!
Rae Shine is no stranger to the stage she has opened for Mobb Deep, Inspectah Deck of the legendary Wu-tang, the Iconic 2 Chainz, Young Thug, The Game, The Boss, Rick Ross, & The Hip Hop Legends, DMX & The Lox!
Released 11/13/18 is Rae Shine’s latest Mixtape “Purple Harley” which is available on spinrilla, spotify, itunes, tidal, googleplay and itunes!
For more information about this talented and strikingly beautiful Rap princess visit www.RaeShine.com. To access “Enough” online visit https://soundcloud.com/raeshine/enough. Official Music Video now on Facebook!
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Sunny Da Man - (@sunnydaman)
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Wolfe Leone (@wolfeleon)
HER CLAWS ARE GRIPPING THE GMAE AND THERE IS AN INTENSE SERENITY IN HER GAZE - MEET WOLFE LEONE, PHILLY'S NEXT BIGGEST FEMALE ARTIST.
GROWING UP IN THE ROUGH STREETS OF WEST PHILADELPHIA, HER NATURAL INSTINCT AND INTELLIGENCE HELPED HER CREATE A PATHWAY OUT OF THE HOOD. HER PASSION FOR MUSIC GREW WHEN SHE MOVED TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA TO ATTEND CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY - THERE, SHE WAS ABLE TO CULTIVATE HER UNIQUE FLOW AND VARIOUS MUSICAL TALENTS.
AFTER GRADUATION SHE SUNK HER TEETHINTO DEVELOPING SONG WRITING AND HER MUSIC. AFTER DROPPING SEVERAL SINGLES AND FREESTYLES, SHE LINKED UP WITH PREZIDENTIAL ENTERTAINMENT AND HAS BECOME A FIERCE FORCE IN PHILLY RAP!
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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.