SXSW PLAYLIST: Hip-Hop
SXSW, Austin's gathering of the musical tribes every March, used to view rap as an afterthought. Yet after years of growing numbers and a breakout in 2011 with Jay-Z and Kanye West stealing headlines, hip-hop has definitely found its place in Austin. This year, there's a wealth of MCs and DJs hitting the festival, so we decided to highlight some of our favorites. From the real-talk street style of Meek Mill and next generation Houston rapper Kirko Bangz to ASAP Rocky's Harlem-meets-Texas style and Cadence Weapon's punchy, indie-friendly lyricism, check out our picks for what to see for your SXSW rap fix.