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Freddie Gibbs: SXSW 2012 ‘Too Hollywood,’ Calls Hardcore Band Trash Talk Best Act

While SXSW has traditionally been a proving ground for unsigned artists, in recent years stadium-level acts have begun to overshadow the up-and-comers, who have cut their teeth at the almost week-long Music event in

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Snoop Dogg, Timbaland and Kendrick Lamar Rock SXSW VIBE House

At this year's SXSW conference in Austin, the place to be for hip-hop lovers was the VIBE House, where adidas Originals, Cashmere Agency, MMXLII and the venue's namesake magazine hosted "the most comprehensive urban lineup" of the festival, according to a press release

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A$AP Rocky SXSW Fight: Rapper and Crew Brawl With Crowd at Vice Party

As was first reported on our sister site Spinner, a brawl broke out between Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and his crew against a drunken crowd at a Vice party around 3:30AM Sunday morning, ending the SXSW mus

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SXSW 2012 Recap: 50 Cent & Eminem Crush Austin, The-Dream Shines

As SXSW 2012 draws to a close, the big names once again stole the show Friday evening (March 16), with 50 Cent bringing out Eminem, while performing his debut 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'', and The-Dream p

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Kendrick Lamar, SXSW 2012: Rapper & Black Hippy Crew Rip Austin

The hip-hop presence was at an all time high at SXSW in Austin Thursday night (March 15), with Lil Wayne announcing a partnership with Mountain Dew, Snoop Dogg handing out Doritos, Nas, B.o.B. and T.I. rocking the Warner showcase, and Danny Brown getting pelted with a lemon, all on entirely separate stages.

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A$AP Rocky Compares Good Music to Moments Before Sexual Intercourse

The rapid rise of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has been a bit of puzzle to figure out. Sure his east coast-meets-Houston chopped 'n' screwed flow is pretty unique, but there's more to it than that. Maybe it's the fact that, unlike many of his hom

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Kanye West SXSW 2012: Rapper Hits the Stage During 2 Chainz Set

Last year, Kanye West put on a spectacular SXSW performance, bringing his G.O.O.D. Music signees and Jay-Z along for the show in Austin, Texas. This year, the 'All of the Lights' creator had no top-notch set planned and

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Jay-Z, SXSW: Hova Rocks Austin for American Express — Video

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but getting to the venue isn't one.

The rapper brought the beat to South By Southwest, but not before he needed a police escort to make it from the airport to the show, which started 40 minutes late.

Jay-Z played a hits-fi

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SXSW 2012, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Black Hippy: Best Hip-Hop Events Preview

As the music portion of SXSW threatens to rear its crowded "it was better before Kanye" head again next week, The BoomBox has collected a selection of our favorite hip-hop events to ease your troubled mind while attending the event in Austin, Texas.

Of the many major label surprise events, perhaps the most unexpected is the Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase, which features BoomBox favorites Big K.R.I.T., Schoolboy Q,

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