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This Is My Year : 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (7/9/18)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on Jul 9

 New week, new artists! Our 'This Is My Year' weekly fan-challenge is back and we've got 6 more artists for you guys to 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:

Kung Foo Grip - Seattle, WA

- Devante - Charolette, NC 

- Red Shaydez - Boston, M

- Black Dre - Allentown, PA

- Charlie Bravo - Detriot, MI

- John Gatta - Staten Island, NY


Kung Foo Grip - (@kungfoogrip_)

Kung Foo Grip is a hip-hop group combing trap rap & punk. This rap duo of Greg Cypher and Eff Is H are making their name heard in the Northwest, known for their epic live performances and showmanship. Get to know more about Kung Foo Grip and watch "Sposed To B". 

Click HERE to vote!


Devante - (@_iamdavante)

Devante is a American Hip-hop artist from Charolette, NC. He bring his own unique style and sound to his music. Get to know more about Devante and watch "Lemonade".

Click HERE to vote!


Red Shaydez - (@redshaydez1)

Red Shaydez is a multi-faceted Hip Hop recording artist who comes from a northern, southern and West-Indian background. Red was able to intertwine various cultures into her music style. Get to know more about Red Shaydez and watch "Little Sabrina".

Click HERE to vote!


Black Dre - (@therealblackdre)

Black Dre is an American rapper, song writer, and performance artist from Allentown, PA. He's found success in his local scene and is looking to expand his career further by bringing listeners into a closer look into his world. Get to know more about Black Dre and watch "That's Cool". 

Click HERE to vote!


Charlee Bravo - (@charleebravo_)

Charlee Bravo is a American Hip-Hop artist from Detroit, MI. His out of the box style is refreshing and clever. He's spent the last 10 years in South Florida where he perfected his musical style. Get to know more about Charlee Bravo and watch "Micheal Keaton".

Click HERE to vote!


John Gatta - (@jeanxli)

John Gatta is the Staten Island rap villain with high energy and witty lyricism. Get to know more about John Gatta and watch "Action". 

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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