If you recall, Tyler was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas on Saturday after he urged fans right outside of the venue to break past the barriers set up keeping them out of the show, which was already at capacity. In doing so he (allegedly) incited a riot of sorts.
As you are probably aware, the annual SXSW music conference has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The festival will continue into the weekend, and will give many new and veteran artists alike a chance to perform at various showcases. One such veteran MC is 50 Cent, who took the stage last night.
Childish Gambino seemed relieved to beat the heat when Complex caught up with him for an interview during the South By Southwest festivities. Gambino as Donald Glover (his real name) is known as a successful comedian, television writer, and actor, but it appears he's focusing on music.
50 Cent, like the rest of the music industry, is in Austin, Texas for SXSW right now, and after performing a new track, "Hold On", Fif participated in a fairly disorganized interview backstage-- but we did learn some things.
ScHoolBoy Q tweeted his discontent with not getting into 50 Cent's show at SXSW, but apparently his issues with the festival go a little deeper than that. The Oxymoron rapper explained in an interview with the Washington Post that the festival has changed, in that the fans are no longer a priority.
Danny Brown was seen just before his birthday sporting his famous goofy grin and rather alarming bright green hair. However, the critically adored rapper remembers an earlier time at the most famous Austin festival and as he makes clear in his interview with Complex, he likes the old version better.
We just reported on the G.O.O.D. Music showcase to take place on March 12th at SXSW this year, and although Kanye West was not one the artists listed to perform at their showcase, he will be taking the stage at the Samsung concert, alongside Samsung's past collaborator, Jay Z.
We reported on the horrific news yesterday that a drunk driver at SXSW ran into a barricade outside of where Tyler, The Creator was supposed to perform, and proceeded to run over innocent pedestrians. In all, he killed two people, injured twenty-three, and critically injured five.
There's a ton of reasons why you may have missed out on SXSW this year, but don't worry, we got you covered! We're bringing all the best of SXSW's hip-hop Instagram posts together for your viewing pleasure. Just cool pics, rappers with fans and even a glimpse at some of the performances.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.
While SXSW started off as a showcase opportunity for rising artists all of genres, in recent years we've seen the rap genre take on a bigger influence at SXSW, not to mention, bigger artists as well. So, it may not come as a complete surprise that G.O.O.D.
South By Southwest continues in Austin, Texas today, we've once again rounded up some of the best flicks depicting the what went down around Austin in the past few days. SXSW actually kicked off on March 7th, and lots has happened during the past week that warrants a look or two.