Once a year, Austin, TX transforms into a hotbed for fans to witness some of the greatest music showcases on earth during the annual SXSW Music Festival. This year was no exception as fans in attendance were able to see a myriad of live performances each day across all genres of music. iHipHop was on-hand to capture photos from some of the most monumental performances and parties throughout the city this year. For your viewing pleasure, click through this exclusive slideshow to check out photos from this year’s SXSW Music Festival. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork).

Noisey continues unveiling new bricks for their forthcoming The Rap Monument project. We’ve already been blessed with dope ish from the likes of Pusha T, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Raekwon, Vado, and Go Dreamer. But with this latest installment we head to NYC to hear from Flatbush ZOMBiES & Meyhem Lauren. Peep their bricks for Noisey’s epic The Rap Monument after the jump.

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jGerson: My staff picks this week are sort of unordinary for me. Yes, I do have an affinity for underground hip-hop, but I never thought that I would be praising a Lecrae song.  I’ve actually been vibing with Lecrae since he caught me off guard on “Live & Let Live,” and he didn’t’ let me down with his latest video, “Church Clothes” which you can view below. Read More