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).
Bishop Nehru is back at it in 2015 after dropping his NehruvianDOOM project with MF DOOM last September. Here he’s dropping a new cut entitled “Harmony in a Glass” which as of right now is a loosie. Check it out after the jump.
Yelawolf’s highly-anticipated sophomore solo album Love Story will be arriving in under a month (April 21) on Slumerican, Shady, Interscope and following previous releases “Till It’s Gone,” “Box Chevy V” and “Whiskey In A Bottle,” he’s sharing a new single. Listen to “American You” from Yelawolf after the jump.
Ludacris’ Ludaversal is set to drop March 31st and with Luda already giving us a taste of “Call Your Bluff,” “Beast Mode,” and the K.R.I.T. featured “Come and See Me” we’re getting a good idea of where the album will go. But seeing as Luda is all about the fans he’s sharing another cut in “Charge It to the Rap Game.” Listen to it after the jump.
In case you haven’t heard, 2015 kicked off with the return of Harlem’s beloved Dipset. The group dropped a stellar cut in “Have My Money” and followed that up with their “Victory” freestyle, which is equally dope. Their return has sparked some nostalgia and that’s all gravy because we here at iHipHop often find ourselves reminiscing about simpler times. Chief Keef, who was probably no more than eight years old when Dipset dropped their iconic Diplomatic Immunity record, is nevertheless paying tribute to the supergroup. Keef has dropped a track entitled “Dipset.” The tribute to Cam and company is set to appear on Keef’s upcoming DJ Holiday-hosted Dedication mixtape. Check it out after the jump!
Wale’s The Album About Nothing arrives next week (March 31st) courtesy of MMG. And despite being a bonus track Wale is sharing his Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign featured cut “Summer League” which is making its rounds on the radio. Check it out after the jump!
What a behemoth of a month March is, huh? If you’ve been keeping tabs: so far we’ve been gifted with Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, Future’s brand new mixtape 56 Nights, Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside. And now Action Bronson’s highly-anticipated, long-gestating mainstream debut Mr. Wonderful is available for free stream! What a month. The album arrives with “Easy Rider,” “Actin’ Crazy,” “Baby Blue” and “Terry” serving as its singles. Check out the free stream after the jump.
Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore album I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside is now available for stream (get it after the jump) and it’s coming after Earl’s single “Grief.” It contains ten brand new tracks and clocks in at around the 30 minute mark. It’s Earl’s first full length project since his 2013 debut album Doris. Stream it after the jump.
DJ Paul’s Three 6 Mafia project Da Mafia 6ix is making their highly-anticipated follow up to the 2014 Hear Sum Evil mixtape available for free stream, which you may get at after the jump. The trio of DJ Paul, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca (RIP Lord Infamous) return with a stream of their new album, Watch What U Wish… and it features the likes of Lil Wyte, Fiend, ICP and more. Stream the new project after the jump!
Fabolous is continuing his weekly streak of dropping some freestyle heat. He has blessed us with a freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “B***hes Ain’t Sh*t” from his seminal 1992 album The Chronic then he gave us “Told Ya’ll.” This week Fab is sharing “Take It Easy” where he goes over Mad Lion’s 1994 original. Check it out after the jump!
Lil Durk’s debut album Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam. Durk has already shared “Get That Money” and “Different.” Now he’s teaming up with fellow Chicago neighbor (quite literally, the two grew up on the same street) Lil Reese for a freestyle over Big Sean’s “Blessings.” Get at it after the jump.
Dreamy Robinson isn’t just flossing with that name, she’s for real. The Jackson, TN native is no joke; she’s graced the cover of Straight Stuntin’ and appeared videos such as YC’s “Racks,” 2 Chainz’s “Boo” and several videos with her fellow Tennessee native Yo Gotti. We’ve complied some of her best photos from Instagram, which you can get at after the jump! Be sure to follow her on Instagram here.
Future is killing this mixtape game right now! After dropping his somewhat decent album Honest in 2014 he went off dropping mixtape gem after mixtape gem. First was the unbelievably cohesive Monster, which he followed up with a collaborative project with Atlanta producer Zaytoven in Beast Mode. Now he’s teaming up with his favorite DJ in Esco for 56 Nights, a loose concept mixtape surrounding the recent imprisonment of Esco in Dubai. It’s ten brand spankin’ new tracks with Future and producer Southside on every track. Stream and download after the jump.
Lil Durk’s debut album Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam and he’s already shared “Get That Money” the first lead single from the forthcoming album. It features French Montana and Chris Brown. You can listen to it here. Now Durk is sharing another Remember My Name cut in “Different.” Listen to it after the jump.