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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 Aug 19

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:


  • Ainjo - San Diego,CA
  • Da Real AG - Atlanta, GA
  • Fayn - Miami, FL
  • Ladibree - Staten Island, NY
  • Naj The Leader- Columbus, GA
  • Willie Hundred$ - Pasadena, CA

Ainjo- (@ainjomusic)

She’s a modern-day Hannah Montana tale if Hannah Montana were a rising R&B artist also doubled as a U.S. Navy sailor. Ainjo born Angelisha Joseph is a 23-year-old singer/songwriter based out of San Diego who's scaled notoriously by singing on social media.
Born and raised in Miami to a Haitian family, Ainjo, like many others each year, found herself enlisting in the military at the age of 18. She would leave home for the first time and transfer to California, the place where she was destined to find herself and her voice. The name “Ainjo” was coined by a fellow sailor, a mix between her first and her last name. While enlisted Ainjo began to explore her vocal and musical abilities by singing covers and posting them on social media. After an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from new supporters, she felt empowered enough to create her own music. Ainjo says, “I was inspired because other people kept encouraging me and believing in me.” Ainjo took that jolt of inspiration and combined it with an intense desire to help her family. 

All of the growing support has currently positioned Ainjo to her current point, debuting her first project titled “555” which is a five-track set EP that offers a sultry mix of neo-soul and sultry R&B. Always drawing from her own experiences Ainjo says the EP is “all of my feelings, emotions, everything I go packed in five songs”. The title of 555 is drawn from Ainjo’s connection with the number’s spiritual meaning. In numerology, the recurrence of 555 tells of “significant and necessary changes happening in your life that have been divinely inspired and guided” and for Ainjo, this EP represents just that.

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Da Real AG - (@darealag)

Da Real AG is a Southern hip hop artist based in Atlanta that has been steadily gaining traction in the underground circuit. After moving to Atlanta in 2011 to attend college, Da real AG soon fell in love with one of the things Atlanta is most notorious for... Music. In 2013 he linked up with emerging superproducer J-Wood, who is from East Atlanta, which has been known for producing talents such as Gucci Mane, Future, 21 Savage, J.I.D. and Young Nudy. The two-man team would go on to release 4 projects over the span of 5 years which included AG The Mixtape (2013), Blessed With Progress (2014), Kung FU Grizzly (2017), and CREW (2018). The last project, CREW was made available for streaming on all platforms and was also accompanied by 2 visuals and received positive reviews from his peers. 

A true student of the game, Da Real AG embodies what it means to be a southern artist. Born with a deep southern drawl, Da Real AG combines a charismatic yet smooth delivery with witty wordplay and storytelling abilities that can be compared to the likes of UGK, Outkast, DMX, Young Jeezy, or Big KRIT, all of which he cites as influences along with Pastor Troy, Future, and Gucci Mane. Using instrumentals as his medium, Da Real AG paints lyrical pictures that not only tell stories of his experiences, but also social issues that he comes face to face with. In 2019, Da Real AG has been collaborating with different artists across different mediums and has announced that his next project AG: The Mixtape 2, which is a follow up to the first project he released, would be released in the fall of this year. 

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Ladibree- (@ladibree)

Born a music aficionado, Ladibree is Briana Connor or "just Bree", a rapper, songwriter, producer, and occasional singer from Staten Island, NY. After realizing her ability to rap at her childhood summer camp and receiving a drum pad, she decided to focus her musical talents on rap and hip hop. Having been on stage since the age of 3 as a dancer, she found herself no stranger to to the spotlight and made the transition from performing at dance recitals to performing her self-written lyrics as a full on rap artist at 10 years young. 

She capitalized on her mixtape release and gained opportunities to open shows for artists such as Raury and Bryce Vine. While studying abroad in Japan this Spring, Ladibree released an EP titled “Only Everything” under her own record label (Plan A Records). The EP includes singles “Bruce Wayne” and “Chosen” as well the fan favorite hidden gem “Thursday Night Waves”. While in Japan she’s began to create buzz for herself as an international artist performing at different events and venues most notably including the popular “Tokyo Love Hotels” party  in Harajuku as well as the “Hang Out” party series in different parts of Tokyo.

Now a senior at the University of Notre Dame, she is focused on making good music, experimenting with different sounds, performing and perfecting her craft, while quite frankly changing the game in more ways than one. Influenced by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, James Blake, Jay Z, Drake, and J. Cole, among many others, for her being boxed in is not an option. She's here to create and share her talent and high-octane energy with the world

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Naj The Leader- (@najtheleader)

Naj the leader is a Artist, rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is 25 ,Born in New Jersey and now resides in Columbus,Ga. He delivers transparency and growth in His music. In a world full of followers; He chooses to be a leader for this generation and the next. He follows his purpose and it bleeds through the music. 

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Willie Hundred$ - (@williehundre$)

Willie Hundred$ is a rap artist with a smooth sound, good production, and a captivating west coast undertone. The music paints vivid pictures. Each song depicts a lifestyle that is relatable to most, but still packed with clever references about vices and luxury. The ultimate goal is to inspire, spread positivity, and thrive for the best in life.

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Fayn (@fayn)

Fayn is an Rising Artist and Entertainer from Miami,Fl. Growing up in a low income neighborhood of Allapattah was far from sunshine, beaches,and palm trees.Despite his surroundings he still kept a positive outlook on life with great mother to remind him of what faith, hard work, and perseverance can do. Fayn is a witty, conceptual, and a lyrical Artist. 

      Fayn is a balance between telling fans ''Forever Achieve Your Nirvana'' and telling the non-believer and hater ''Fuck All Ya'll Niggas''. It's a clear and passionate indication of the pain and creativity that's displayed on this EP. It's story telling with a modern day twist. Bringing a fresh, and riveting sound that gives an instant visual on his perspective on life struggles

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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