South by Southwest is currently underway in Austin, Texas and has brought out the best in film and video games. The music portion of the festival kicks off this week and will showcase the best acts in music from major stars like Snoop Dogg, Raekwon and Big K.R.I.T. The jam-packed week of exclusive events like #CRWN with Elliott Wilson featuring Big Sean will bring unexpected madness that music fans around the country won’t want to miss. With dozens of showcases, panel discussions and parties in the area, attendees young and old won’t have any trouble experiencing everything the festival has to offer.
The festival also serves as a great platform for new artists from around the globe. There are hundreds of rising talents from the US, Africa, and the Caribbean who will showcase their new music and hopefully gain some new fans. In hip-hop, it’s a dream come true for an upcoming rapper to hit any stage at SXSW, no matter what kind of venue it is. There are a plethora of artists who have been making a name for themselves in the game recently like Father, Mobo The Great, YC the Cynic and more. Here are 14 upcoming artists you need to look out for at this year’s SXSW.