Meet the Artists from “Respect the West”


Originally a scene for unsigned and undergound rock artists to showcase their talent and learn the business, the SXSW Music conference has become a key stop for hip-hop heads. Last year Kanye, Common, Estelle, Janelle Monae and as host of other well-known urban artists left an huge impact and as a result exposed themselves to a new audience.

This year, SXSW has the most hip-hop showcases ever and our’s ranks amongst the best. – compiled by Jon Eiseman