Watch: Nardwuar vs. Isaiah Rashad

Who is the only person on earth to make Isaiah Rashad recite Vancouver punk-rock? You got it in one: Nardwuar. Read more


Top Dawg Ent's SXSW Takeover: Outtakes [Video]

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After Top Dawg Entertainment dominated the stage last month in Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW festival, they've now dropped a hilarious outtakes video to give their fans an insight into what happens behind the scenes of one of hip hop's most exciting new crews. Read more


SchoolBoy Q introduces TDE Cribs: SXSW Edition [Video]

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Spoofing MTV Cribs, SchoolBoy Q, who is also joined by Kendrick Lamar, gives us a unique look around TDE's SXSW festival compound.Read more


Kendrick Lamar performs "Backseat Freestyle" at FADER Fort SXSW [Video]

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As if Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q weren't enough for a headlining set at FADER Fort, the guys brought out friend and fellow TDE member Kendrick Lamar to close the show with a hyped up performance of "Backseat Freestyle." Read more


Mystikal + ScHoolboy Q freestyle for Sway at SXSW [Video]

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Sway is back with more artists in his travelling studio for some new freestyles from his trip to SXSW festival recently.

Last week we had the pleasure of hearing Kendrick Lamar and 3D Na'Tee spit for a few minutes, and this time around we get to hear the animated Mystikal and Black Hippy member Schoolboy Q.

Not even giving us time to sit back and relax, Mystikal goes straight for the jugular with an aggressive verse, making it hard for anyone to follow up and match his enthusiasm. Making it clear from the jump that he was nervous to go second, Schoolboy immediately starts stuttering over his words, but once the track was pulled back he composed his thoughts and came back with a few comical rhymes.

Watch below.


Q-Tip wants A Tribe Called Quest to reunite on his 'Last Zulu' LP | News

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After performing as A Tribe Called Quest opening for Prince at this year's closing of the SXSW festival, Q-Tip admitted that he wants Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White to all collectively make an appearance on his upcoming album The Last Zulu. Read more


Earl Sweatshirt makes his SXSW debut [Video]

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Running through a host of different joints, OFWKTA's Earl Sweatshirt made his SXSW debut on Wednesday night at the Life or Death showcase. Read more


Kid Cudi previews new 'Indicud' verses at SXSW festival [Video]

With South By South West festival in full swing, Kid Cudi was billed to play at MySpace's secret gig alongside Hit-Boy and Diplo, and always one to be spontaneous, giving the fans what they want, Cudi debuted a new verse from his much anticipated upcoming album Indicud. Read more


Prince confirmed to perform at SXSW + unveils "Plectrum Electrum" with 3rd Eye Girl video

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Referred to as an extremely short film, Minneapolis-based photographer Madison Dube has uploaded a two and a half minute video of Prince rehearsing with his new all girl band 3rd Eye Girl at his famous Paisley Park Studios.

With not much to go on with regards to what the rehearsal is for; some say it's for his upcoming SXSW closing party show, even the track's title is not fully known. The title 'Plectrum Electrum' is being thrown about but it is unsure if it's actually the instrumental's title or if it means something else.

Samsung will be sponsoring Prince's first ever SXSW performance this coming saturday. The performance will only house 250 audience members and there are only two ways to obtain tickets. The first is for Samsung Galaxy owners in Austin for SXSW to click here for details about the Samsung Galaxy Experience. The second way is through a ticket drawing for SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders. To determine which SXSW Badge holders will be admitted, SXSW will conduct a ticket drawing, which will grant entry for Platinum and Music Badge Holders only.

See Prince chopping it up in the extremely short film below.

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Kendrick Lamar "B!tch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix featuring JAY Z previewed by Young Guru [Video]

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Hip Hop Jesus definitely exists and was listening to my prayers.

The rumours have been kicking around for a few days but the incredible ROC engineer, DJ, producer and lecturer Young Guru hit the decks alongside Just Blaze last night at the Empire Auto Space in Austin and during his set he unleashed the official remix of Kendrick Lamar's “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with the God Emcee JAY Z. Press play and witness history in the making!

Cannot wait till the full version is unleashed. Stay locked.


Disclosure hit the road: US & European Tourdates

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Howard and Guy Lawrence, more commonly known as talented production duo Disclosure, already have a mega few months lined up for themselves as they're set to play huge American festivals South by Southwest and Coachella – but that's not all. They'll also be taking their sound on tour while they're in the country as they announce their North American tour dates which includes stops into Florida, New York and Detroit. Read more


A$AP Mob sued for allegedly beating up stage manager | News

Courthouse News reports that a man who worked as stage manager for the FADER Fort party at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Festival is suing members of the Harlem-based A$AP Mob on claims that the crew beat him up as he attempted to remove sound equipment that they were breaking. Read more


Machine Gun Kelly f/ Steve-O, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana + Yo Gotti – 'Wild Boy' (Remix) | Music Video


Machine Gun Kelly's über-boisterous "Wild Boy" remix (download here) is projected onto the YouTube screen today -- and so it should be. The reworked track, which dropped last month, features a heavy-hitting cast including 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana, Yo Gotti and, um, Steve-O from Jackass (his appearances is explained within the first 60 seconds of this clip). Read more


A$AP Rocky talks SXSW fight, 'Goldie' single + more [Video]


Fuse only caught up with A$AP Rocky a number of weeks ago at SXSW (he officially revealed the title of his forthcoming album LongLiveA$AP in the interview) and now they've nabbed him again, this time while out in California during the second week of Coachella. Read more


Snapshot: Lil Wayne covers May issue of XXL


Rock out. For their May issue, rap mag XXL has made Lil' Wayne their coverboy, using a full action concert photo of the Young Money boss as their front page shot. There seem to be no fanny packs, fuzzy hats or boots with the fur present on stage, which is a very good thing. Read more


50 Cent - 'Live At SXSW 2012' Vlog [Video]


Just when you thought we'd seen the last of the SXSW footage, 50 Cent shows up with his very own visuals. From within the G-Unit camp, viewers are treated to all the backstage shenanigans at Fif's Shady 2.0 headline showcase, including shots of many who simply came out to show support. The video diary features appearances from DJ Whoo Kid, Eminem, Tony Yayo, EPMD, Precious Paris, Kidd Kidd, Young Money's Cory Gunz and MPC don araabMUZIK.

Check it out after the jump. Read more