SXSW 2017: VIBE Portraits with Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Talib Kweli, and Many More

During SXSW 2017, VIBE, SPIN, and Stereogum hosted Mazda Studio at Empire — a week long activation featuring dozens of stand-out performances, including VIBE’s stacked evening showcase in partnership with Epic Records (topped by Rick Ross and Yo Gotti) and an afternoon bash with Talib Kweli.

Throughout it all, photographer Wilson Lee held it down backstage and in the Artist & VIP Lounge capturing portraits of all of our performers as well as other guest artists who stopped by.

Launch the gallery above to see portraits of Rick Ross, Rapsody, DJ Esco, Danny Brown, Lil Yachty, Yo Gotti, Lizzo, Jidenna, and many, many more.