Kendrick Lamar discusses new album, working with Dr. Dre + more [Video] | Music News

"I don't want to say it's finished just yet, but it's on its way," is news all Kendrick Lamar fans can rejoice over, as he shared details on his planned album, tentatively titled Good Kid in a Mad City, in an interview with Fuse at SXSW. Read more

The Vibe House Presents: Respect The West SXSW Showcase ft. Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle + more | Full Stream

Last night, The Vibe House brought together many of West Coast Hip-Hop's burgeoning emcees for their annual Respect The West SXSW Showcase. Read more

Theophilus London f/ A$AP Rocky – "Big $pender" (Live at SXSW) [Video]

Let's be honest: Who else but Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky could take Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' 1966 musical number "Big Spender" and flip it into a modern day rap track? Read more

Nas & AZ perform "Life’s A Bitch" live @ SXSW [Video]

Last night Nas was in Austin, Texas helping to close out the festival, performing his iconic debut album illmatic in its entirety to commiserate the 20th anniversary of its release. During the set Gon's Son brought out AZ for a long awaited performance of their timeless collaboration "Life’s A Bitch." Below is fan captured footage of Escobar and Sosa taking it back to '94 for the illmatic loving faithful at Austin’s W Hotel. Click play, Reminisce & Enjoy!Read more

Rick Ross + Stalley perform live @ SXSW's Fader Fort [Video]

A few days after Meek Mill and Wale blessed The Warner Sound's inaugural SXSW live event their fellow MMG emcees Stalley and Ricky Ross did the same at the Fader Fort. First to hit the stage was Mr. 330 himself, kicking live renditions of tracks from his critically-acclaimed mixtape Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music), his Songs by Me series and the Chad Hugo-produced "Everything New" off his forthcoming Savage Journey to the American Dream street album. Read more

Mac Miller talks Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, 'Macadelic' mixtape, working with Cam'ron & more w/ FUSE TV @ SXSW [Video]

Since the SXSW festival kicked off last week, the good folks over at Fuse TV have been catching up with many of the artists that have been blessing the live stages down in Austin, Texas. A few days ago the media outlet caught up with Mac Miller and he discussed being picked for Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, a few of the finer details of his upcoming mixtape Macadelic, working with DipSet general Cam'ron and his HIGHLY intriguing, often delayed collaboration mixtape project with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. Read more

Curren$y performs "Michael Knight" live @ The Warner Sound SXSW [Video]

The good folks over at Vibe Magazine have been down in Austin, Texas, hosting their very own live event, The 2012 VIBE House. The two-day music shindig kicked off yesterday and has thus far has played host to the likes of BJ the Chicago Kid, Dee-1, Rockie Fresh, Smoke DZADon Trip and Big K.R.I.T. Below is footage of Curren$y The Hot Spitta taking it back to 2010 with a performance of the Ski Beatz-produced banger "Michael Knight," from Curren$y's Pilot Talk II project. Stay locked to SC for more SXSW footage. Read more

Kendrick Lamar – "HiiiPoWeR" (Live at SXSW) [Video]

It's no secret that the Fader Fort (presented by The FADER and Converse) is one of the hottest showcases every year at SXSW. Having recruiting the likes of Big K.R.I.T. and Action Bronson to command the set this time round, the team also managed to lock down arguably the hottest emcee in the game right now, Kendrick Lamar.Read more

Timbaland unveils new Missy Elliott collaboration live @ SXSW [Video]

Last night, and Vibe Magazine came together to host AllHipHop’s Breeding Ground SXSW Showcase. During the event, Timbaland took to the stage and blasted off his long-awaited collaboration with Missy Elliot. The track is rumoured to be from the third installment of Timbo's Shock Value album series, set for release later this year. Despite the slightly distorted sound, you can definitely hear that the cut has the makings of a very big track. But until the .Mp3 hits our bandwidth we'll have to settle for the sound from the video footage [See below]. Read more

Danny Brown – "Radio Song" (Live at SXSW) [Video]

"How many of y'all not fucking with that bullshit on the radio, though?" Quite possibly be the best way to start a live performance. Ever.

That's exactly how Danny Brown played his cards a few days ago during his live set at The FADER and Converse's SXSW showcase, the Fader Fort. Read more

Slaughterhouse performs live @ Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase | Live Music

Before 50 Cent blessed the Shady 2.0 stage with a live performance of his all-conquering monster album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, his Shady Records brethren Slaughterhouse commanded the stage for their very own set. The lyrical foursome -- comprised of Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9" and Joe Budden -- run through a ton of their underground bangers.

Check out the footage of their full performance below... Enjoy! Read more

Skyzoo performs "Parade Me" live @ SXSW [Video]

Much like a few members of the SoulCulture team, Skyzoo has been on his grind at this year's SXSW Festival. On Wednesday, the New York native was a panelist at the Austin Convention Center discussing how to maximise alternative income as an Hip-Hop artist; a day later he shot the video for "Rap Like Me" from his The Great Debater mixtape; and later today the emcee will touch the stage at the DJBooth x A3C SXSW Live Showcase.

Last night, Sky blessed HipHopDX's SXSW stage at the Buca Lounge to perform tracks from his highly underrated catalogue. Below are visuals of the rhymer kicking a live rendition of "Parade Me" for the first time since The Great Debaters' release. Check out the video below... Read more

Lil' Wayne launches DEWeezy campaign with SXSW show [Video]

While last year's SXSW hip-hop sect was championed by the coolest of the new school in acts like Mac Miller, J.Cole and Freddie Gibbs, it seems that those in rap's elite class have flocked to invade Austin, Texas in 2012. A quick scan of the lineups and names like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Lil Wayne stand tall and bold, with a number of them debuting this calendar year. Read more

Steve Stoute & Nas discuss Tupac, writing for Will Smith and more @ SXSW [Video]

Yesterday at SXSW's Music Conference, featured speakers Nas and his former manager-turned-brand marketing mogul Steve Stoute sat down in front of a packed audience and discussed a variety  of topics pertaining to the God Son's career and music. During their sitdown, Nas opened up about the touchy subject of his past rift with Hip-Hop icon Tupac, writing for Will Smith and overcoming fear in both his and Steve's career. Check out the videos below... Read more

The-Dream performs @ Billboard Showcase SXSW [Video]

A few days ago The-Dream sprinkled the usually Indie Rock/Hip Hop/Folk/Garage Band flavoured music festival with a little bit of R&B spices when he performed at the Billboard Showcase at Austin City Limits. The celebrated songwriter took those in attendance back through his own personal catalogue of hit music performing songs such as “Shawty In A Ten,” “Fast Car” and “Falsetto.” Below is official footage from the singer's set... Enjoy! Read more

Boldy James: SXSW Recap [Video]

A mere 24 hours after events, Boldy James and his crew bring us a visual recap of his antics from his time at SXSW. In the clip below, you'll see the Detroit rapper's performances at the Nah Right x The Smoking Section, Audible Treats and Ruby Hornet x MTV2 Sucker Free "Digital Freshness" showcases. Cousin Chuck Inglish and his Cool Kid partner Sir Michael Rocks both make appearances.Read more