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Weekly Discovery: 6 New Hip-Hop Artists In Your Feed (5/22/17)

Posted by Marcus Griffin on May 22

It's a new week for artist discovery and that means six new acts trying to earn a spot to A3C 2017! Thanks to all that voted last week and we encourage you to vote again this week.

We've been breaking artists since 2005. Over 5,000 artists have performed over the past 12 years. Alumni include A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, B.o.B, Danny Brown, G-Eazy, J.Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Vic Mensa, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug and thousands more.

We want to provide a stage for the best hip-hop artists on the come up and we need your help!

Discover 6 new artists every week and decide who gets to perform at 2017 A3C

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 #A3C17 in Atlanta and have a chance to perform on the A3C Festival main stage.  Voting ends on Friday at 11pm EST.  

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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:

  • OneTakeDrew - Washington, D.C.
  • Ray Reed - Denver, Colorado
  • J Buzzi - Orlando, Florida
  • Fa$t Life - Atlanta, Georgia
  • A.B. - Brooklyn, New York

  • G-3 - Detroit, Michigan 


OneTakeDrew - (@onetakedrew)

OneTakeDrew is an up & coming emcee with talent and lyrical delivery beyond his years from Washington D.C. A key thing that separates OneTakeDrew from the rest is his piercing flow and storytelling. Whether it’s a remix or a full song, he does an outstanding job maintaining his flow and staying in the pocket. Get to know about OneTakeDrew & watch "Fifty/Fifty".

Click HERE to vote!


Ray Reed - (@RayReed)

Ray Reed encompasses the elements of an artist who is out for greatness rooted in his passion for hip-hop and natural lyrical ability. Ray Reed’s rap stamina is a skill that catapulted the MC to the forefront of musicians to watch coming out of the Mile High City. Get to know more about Ray Reed and watch "F*** The Landlord"

Click HERE to vote!


J Buzzi (@j_buzzi)

J Buzzi is an artist and songwriter, residing from south Florida, who has made a name for himself in the music industry. Buzzi has a unique sound and look and with songs that have hit radio airwaves, and videos that are visually stunning, it’s no wonder what the “buzz” is about. Get to know more about J Buzzi and watch "What I'm Becoming"

Click HERE to vote!


Fa$t Life - @fastlifeatlanyc

Fa$t Life is an emcee from Atlanta whose putting a  futuristic twist on contemporary rap and carving his own lane in the industry. This year, Fast Life is on a mission to  take rap music to the next level. Get to know more about Fa$t Life and watch "Fa$t Life Season" 

Click HERE to vote!


A.B. - (@iamadotbdot)

Taking pride in lyrical prowess is the school in which A.B. was brought up in. Engaging in cyphers and battles was a means to sharpen one’s blade as well as gain notoriety. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, A.B. is no stranger to proving oneself a capable wordsmith in huddled groups of emcees and spectators. Get to know about A.B. and watch "Dreamers Anthem"

Click HERE to vote!


G-3 - (@ITSG3)

G-3 is an hip-hop artist, songwriter, producer & audio engineer from Detroit, MI. He brings versatile delivery and unique style to his game. Get to know more about G-3 and watch "Ni**a What" 

Click HERE to vote!

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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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