Some of the first confirmed hip hop showcases were announced on today's episode of SXSWfm's Tha Fixx Radio. We're recapping those showcases here, just in case you missed the show.
Southern Hospitality - a UK-based DJ collective, club promotions brand, record label, and music website - is excited to be a part of SXSW Music for the fourth year in a row. One of the top dogs at Southern Hospitality, Davey Boy Smith, said that they're bringing their "dream rap lineup" to this year's music festival. Southern Hospitality Presents: RAP GODS is happening Thursday, March 13th at the Avenue on Congress Rooftop. The lineup includes DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia), Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, Problem, Kevin Gates, and much more. It will be hosted by DJ Amen.
The second showcase announced on today's episode of Tha Fixx Radio will be hosted by Optimo Radio - an online radio stream based in Houston, Texas that plays the best of the Texas underground rap scene. The radio channel was founded in 2010 by Optimo Ram and has since received multiple awards and nominations - including Best Internet Radio Station in Houston by the Houston Press. Optimo Radio's SXSW 2014 lineup includes Worldwide, the legendary E.S.G., and more. Catch their showcase on Saturday, March 15th at 512 Rooftop.
If you want to hear more about these showcases, and more SXSW hip hop, tune in to Tha Fixx Radio today at 6pm CST. You can also stream the show on demand via the SXSWfm SoundCloud page beginning tomorrow (Thursday).
SXSW 2014 Hip Hop Showcases
Southern Hospitality Presents: RAP GODS
Lineup: DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia), Ty Dolla $ign, Kevin Gates, Young Thug, Problem, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!, Beat King, Yung Nation, Berner, TeeFLii, Skeme, ISSUE, J. Stalin, Shy Glizzy
Thursday, March 13th
Avenue on Congress Rooftop
Lineup: E.S.G., Worldwide
Saturday, March 15th
Sage the Gemini photo courtesy of the artist