22 Rappers Share Photos From SXSW 2016
Approximately 2,000 artists graced the stage at this year's SXSW festival. Spanning from March 11- March 20, the music event caters to all big names in the industry as well as ushers in a new class of potential superstars. On hip-hop's end, everyone from Drake to Lil Dicky stopped by this year's event, which was seemingly pulled off without a hitch until gunshots unfortunately rang off on the final day.
The best part of the South by Southwest Festival is how it sort of foreshadows what's to come in music for the remainder of the year. It is also a breeding ground for relationships, making connections between New School rappers and Old School MCs. The festival is a place where relationships are made, but also where brawls arise and beef is squashed, in the case of Tory Lanez and Jacquees.
Two weeks ago, Lanez and the ATL singer went back and forth on Twitter. It all started when Jacquees made bold statements, saying that aside from Chris Brown, he was coming for all his competition. “Chris[Brown] my idol/big bro he don’t count never will but you other guys im at yo throat #FuckHowYouFeel,” he tweeted. Tory responded and things got heated. But over the weekend, the guys thankfully made peace. The Cash Money singer posted a picture on Instagram alongside the Toronto artist captioning, “Me and Watermelon Head down 4Life!”
Lil Dicky also made sure to capitalize off of the moment relationship-wise at SXSW. The whimsical rapper linked up with Busta Rhymes acquiring what he deemed one of the most key conversations he had since entering hip-hop. "Last night @conglomerateent and I had the most meaningful conversation I've ever had in this here rap game," Dicky posted on IG. "Truly the nicest, realest, wisest dude I've met. Learned so much. Took birthday shots. One of the more impactful memories I'll have. Thank you Busta for blessing me with knowledge."
Check out a gallery of all the rappers that hooked up over the weekend in the gallery above.