Written by Tayla Ridley
Make sure to mark your calendar with these showcases:
This year, SXSW is all about the G.O.O.D. Music. Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D.) Music label, founded in 2004 by Kanye West, will be holding a showcase at Brazos Hall on Wednesday, March 12th. B. Hobbs is sure to give more details on this showcase during his show.
Southern Hospitality will bring their “dream rap lineup” to SXSW on Thursday, March 13th at the Avenue on Congress Rooftop. This will be Southern Hospitality’s fourth year at SXSW. Hosted by DJ Amen, the Rap Gods lineup will include DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia), Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, Problem, Kevin Gates, and more.
JMBLYA is another Thursday, March 13th showcase that is packed with some of hip-hop’s hottest names. Wiz Khalifa and Steve Aoki will headline the showcase supported by other acts like Ty Dolla $ign and LOUDPVCK at the Austin Music Hall. See the full lineup here.
Friday night will be all about the Mass Appeal and Grooveshark showcase at the Austin Music Hall. Hip-hop legend Nas will be joined by Cali Smoov, B.o.B, A$AP Mob, and DJ Flying Lotus among other acts.
B.o.B, who released his 3rd album Underground Luxury this past December, will perform on Saturday, March 15th with “HeadBand” featured artist 2 Chainz. The Beer and Tacos’ showcase will take place at Brazos Hall.
Preview music from the artists on SXSWfm's hip-hop specialty show Tha Fixx Radio today at 6:00PM CST. Tune in here on your mobile device or desktop.
Flying Lotus photo courtesy of the artist