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iHipHop will return to SXSW this year for yet another incredible official showcase. Being that it’s our third-year in a row bringing the best and brightest in all of hip-hop to Austin, Texas, we had no choice but to pull out all of the stops. We couldn’t have done it all by ourselves, so big shout outs to our co-presenters Babygrande and The Madbury Club.

This year GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will headline the event, while being backed by none other than Grammy Award winning band Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). The showcase will also include performances by east coast hardcore veterans M.O.P. as well as Curren$y’s entire Jet Life crew (Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Fiend, Cornerboy P & Street Wiz), Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, Airplane Boys, Mod Sun and DJ Statik Selektah.

Whether you’re a hip-hop head or a casual listener, this is place to be. The showcase will take place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Haven, located at 409 Colorado, Austin. Doors at 8pm. For more information, visit SXSW.com

Wiz Khalifa Speaks On & Performs At SXSW from iHipHop on Vimeo.

We’re gearing up for our Official 2012 SXSW Showcase which we will formally announce later this week. We have a lot of good memories from SXSW and this is one of the best that comes to mind. Wiz Khalifa headlined…of course he was joined by his main man, the Hot Spitta, and the surprise guest of the night, Jackie Chain, who damn near stole the show with songs like “Rollin’” and “Haze”.

Make sure you check us out at at SXSW this year. Check out the second video after the jump of Wiz and Spitta performing “Car Service” and “This Plane”. Read More

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iHipHop returned to Austin to co-sponsor a tremendous showcase featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Yelawolf, Fishbone, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, and more. Until next year, we invite you to take a look back at this memorable event and enjoy these performance and backstage photos. All photos by Brock Fetch. Copyright 2011 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

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