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).
Over the weekend, Big Sean performed a live show called "Finding Paradise" in front of a hometown crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. During his set, Sean brought out a slew of guests, including Lil Wayne -- who performed "A Milli" and "Rich as Fuck" -- and fellow Motor City residents Eminem, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Royce da 5'9" and Trick Trick. The aforementioned guests performed a rendition of last year's "Detroit vs. Everybody", which appeared on Eminem's Shady XV compilation. Check out the full live performance after the jump.
Well folks, your 215 XXL Freshman Class is here. As expected there's plenty of talent on the list, with some already making serious moves. Of course, Fetty Wap has the #2 song in the country with "Trap Queen" and OG Maco recently inked a record deal with Motown/Universal. There's also Vince Staples who has his debut album dropping soon. Check out a full list of the 2015 XXL Freshman Class after the jump. Read more after the jump!
The Game links with Detroit's Dej Loaf in the Benny Boom visual for his latest single "Ryda."
After dropping the official remix for his "Backflip" single featuring IAMSU!, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Ferg Casey Veggies returns with "Tied Up." The track, which is also said to appear on Veggies' forthcoming Live & Grow album, features one Dej Loaf who also had a high profile remix out recently in “U Me & Hennessy (Remix)” featuring Lil Wayne. "Tied Up" is looking to be Casey Veggies' aim at Top 40 success. Check it out after the jump.
The Game and Dej Loaf seem to be onto something here. "Ryda," which was initially titled "Ambitionz of a Rida" was premiered last week by DJ Skee/DASH Radio. Now it's back under the shortened title "Ryda" and in full CDQ. The track is set to appear on The Game's forthcoming The Documentary 2. Listen after the jump.
The Game will be releasing the followup to his 2005 breakout album The Documentary later this year. For "Ambitionz of a Rida," the album's single features Detroit's "Try Me" superstar Dej Loaf. The track was premiered by DJ Skee/DASH Radio earlier today, but you may stream it in full after the jump right now.