When spring is officially in the air, it can mean of ton things but generally, SXSW is the one that trumps most of them.

In preparation for the SXSW 2018 season, which includes HipHopDX’s very own official showcase, get a load of all these incredible events that will surely have you occupied if you’re venturing out to Austin this year.

Tuesday, March 13

Empire @ SXSW

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Too much sauce.

Wednesday, March 14

The Fader Fort

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SOB X RBE, YBN Nahmir and Valee are among the next-gen rappers leading the charge.

Kosha Dillz Presents Oy Vey!

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The Hip Hop Hebrew and friends are sure to rock plenty of lyrical acapellas.

Thursday, March 15

Drill by Southwest

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Maxo Kream, OMB Peezy and more are always good for the entertainment.

Us Vs. The Industry’s Official SXSW Showcase

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The fifth time’s the charm.


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Khalid leads the charge accompanied with plenty of youthful talent.

GLDN Party

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Just say no to a 9-to-5 (at least for the time being).

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Showcase With RZA

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Black Beatles Clan.

Friday, March 16

HipHopDX Presents: Rap Rising


Where you need to be. End of discussion.

Still Thuggin’: Why Tupac Is Still Relevant 20 Years Later

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Skyy Hook, E.D.I. Mean, P. Frank Williams and more crack the code.

Mass Appeal’s Music Video Night

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Buddy and Dr. Teeth will serve as the human highlight reels.

The Pharcyde Returns!

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Don’t pass this one by.

Saturday, March 17

Mass Appeal & Netflix’s Live At The BBQ

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Celebrating all things RAPture.

Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam


Inevitable litness on the horizon.