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Round 3: SXSW Music Adds Over 500+ Artists To Line-Up List

A third batch of arists have been added to the 30th annual event taking place from Tuesday, March 15 - Sunday, March 20, 2016</a> in Austin, Texas. 

The South by Southwest® Music Conference and Festival (SXSW®) is pleased to announce the third round of artists invited to perform.

This is a small sample of the wide array of artists performing for the attending global music community. SXSW Music's 30th annual event takes place Tuesday, March 15 - Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

The SXSW Music Festival staff continues curating a not-to-be-missed music festival experience. The third round of artists invited to perform include:

1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX)
5ive (Earth TX)
8 Ball Aitken (Nashville TN)
Steve Adamyk Band (Ottawa CANADA)
Advance Base (Chicago IL)
Aero Flynn (Minneapolis MN)
Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)
Kita Alexander (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
[Alexandros] (Tokyo JAPAN)
Algodón Egipcio (Mexico City MEXICO)
All Dogs (Columbus OH)
Elida Almeida (Praia CAPE VERDE)
Tiffany Alvord (Los Angeles CA)
Ruby Amanfu (Nashville TN)
Amasa Hines (Little Rock AR)
Carl Anderson (Nashville TN)
Andy Clockwise (Los Angeles CA)
Andy The Doorbum & Justin Aswell (Charlotte NC)
Daniel Antopolsky (Bordeaux FRANCE)
Arbor Labor Union (Athens GA)
Aries (Bilbao SPAIN)
ARO (Los Angeles CA)
ASTR (New York NY)
Astronauts, etc. (Oakland CA)
Atash (Austin TX)
Atomic Stooges (?saka JAPAN)
Awol One & Factor (Los Angeles CA)
Baby Strange (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Bad Sports (Denton TX)
Julien Baker (Memphis TN)
Band Aparte (San Pedro CA)
Banditos (Birmingham AL)
Bobby Bare Jr. (Nashville TN)
Bayonne (Austin TX)
Beach Beach (Barcelona SPAIN)
Bee Caves (Austin TX)
Bel Heir (Philadelphia PA)
Charlie Belle (Austin TX)
The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big White (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Birthday Boy (Toronto CANADA)
Black Crown Initiate (Reading PA)
Blaenavon (Liphook UK-ENGLAND)
Bleubird (Ft Lauderdale FL)
Bloc Party (London UK-ENGLAND)
Blue Healer (Austin TX)
BOAN (Austin TX)
BONES (London UK-ENGLAND)
Booher (Austin TX)
Jackson Boone (Portland OR)
Boraj (Santiago CHILE)
Boreals (Barcelona SPAIN)
Broncho (Tulsa OK)
Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls (Orange County CA)
Built By Snow (Austin TX)
Burnt Palms (Santa Cruz CA)
Cala Vento (Barcelona SPAIN)
CALLmeKAT (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Dylan Cameron (Austin TX)
Capsula (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Cardiknox (Los Angeles CA)
Charlotte Cardin (Montréal CANADA)
Carey (Nashville TN)
Loyle Carner (London UK-ENGLAND)
Cellars (Los Angeles CA)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
The Chainsmokers (New York NY)
Chanti Darling (Portland OR)
Pearl Charles (Los Angeles CA)
Gina Chavez (Austin TX)
Chicano Batman (Los Angeles CA)
Chocolat (Montreal CANADA)
Maureen Choi Quartet (Madrid SPAIN)
CLARA-NOVA (Los Angeles CA)
Clarence Clarity (London UK-ENGLAND)
Clean Cut Kid (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
David C Clements (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Coast Modern (Los Angeles CA)
Coldair (Warsaw POLAND)
Judy Collins and Ari Hest (Denver CO)
Wendy Colonna (Austin TX)
The Compozers (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Contortionist (Indianapolis IN)
Bill Converse (Austin TX)
Will Joseph Cook (Royal Tunbridge Wells UK-ENGLAND)
JP Cooper (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Corb Lund (South Alberta CANADA)
Cosmo's Midnight (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Frankie Cosmos (New York NY)
Barns Courtney (Ipswich UK-ENGLAND)
CREEPSIDE (McAllen TX)
The Cult (Los Angeles CA)
Denzel Curry (Miami FL)
D.D Dumbo (Castlemaine AUSTRALIA)
D?WN (New Orleans LA)
Daddy Issues (Nashville TN)
Kat Dahlia (Miami FL)
Benjamin Damage (Swansea UK-WALES)
The Dandy Warhols (Portland OR)
Dead! (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dead Leaf Echo (New York NY)
The Dead Ships (Los Angeles CA)
Dead Soft (Vancouver CANADA)
The Dead South (Regina CANADA)
Death by Unga Bunga (Oslo NORWAY)
Decorations (Los Angeles CA)
De De Mouse (Tokyo JAPAN)
Deepflow (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Deffie (Lake Forest CA)
De Mónaco (Santiago CHILE)
Des Ark (Durham NC)
Alvaro Diaz (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Luther Dickinson (Nashville TN)
Sonny Digital (Atlanta GA)
The Digital Wild (Austin TX)
Dilly Dally (Toronto CANADA)
The Dirty Nil (Dundas CANADA)
Division Minuscula (Matamoros MEXICO)
DJ HALO (Oakland CA)
DJ Sermon (San Antonio TX)
DJ Spinn (Chicago IL)
DJ Taye (Chicago IL)
DMA'S (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Domo Genesis (Los Angeles CA)
Draper (London UK-ENGLAND)
Drinking Flowers (Los Angeles CA)
Dual Core (Austin TX)
The Dumplings (Zabrze POLAND)
Duran (Colombia) (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Dynoman (Karachi PAKISTAN)
DZ Deathrays (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
DZZ (Stephens City VA)
East of My Youth (Reykjavík ICELAND)
Eerie Wanda (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Ela Minus (New York NY)
El B (Miami FL)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)
Electric Eye (Oslo NORWAY)
ELEL (Nashville TN)
El Freaky (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (Nashville TN)
Elohim (Los Angeles CA)
Jota Erre (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Escondido (Nashville TN)
ESDLCP (Santiago CHILE)
EVDW (Edgar Van de Wingard) (Santiago CHILE)
The Excitements (Barcelona SPAIN)
Extraperlo (Barcelona SPAIN)
Faith Healer (Edmonton CANADA)
BP Fallon (Dublin IRELAND)
The Family Rain (Bath UK-ENGLAND)
Far From Alaska (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Mark Farina (San Francisco CA)
Fast Romantics (Toronto CANADA)
Fat White Family (London UK-ENGLAND)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin TX)
Fedel (Tulsa OK)
FEMME (London UK-ENGLAND)
FEWS (Malmö SWEDEN)
Field Division (Des Moines IA)
Field Trip (Los Angeles CA)
Fine Times (Vancouver CANADA)
Flying Ipis (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Foex (Santiago CHILE)
Formation (London UK-ENGLAND)
Fotogramas (Valparaíso CHILE)
Frances (Newbury UK-ENGLAND)
Franky Flowers (Los Angeles CA)
Eleanor Friedberger (New York NY)
Robbie Fulks (Chicago IL)
Fuse ODG (London UK-ENGLAND)
Gabylonia (Guatire VENEZUELA)
Janice Gaines (Nashville TN)
Gang Of Youths (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Destra Garcia (Port Of Spain TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
The Garden (Orange County CA)
Kevin Garrett (Brooklyn NY)
Kevin Gates (New Orleans LA)
Gateway Drugs (Los Angeles CA)
GGOOLLDD (Milwaukee WI)
The Giving Tree Band (Yorkville IL)
Margaret Glaspy (New York NY)
Samantha Glass (Madison WI)
Jody Glenham (Vancouver CANADA)
Glenn Rexach Group (Austin TX)
Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore MD)
Gregory Pepper and His Problems (Guelph CANADA)
Matt Gresham (Fremantle WA)
Diaz Grimm (Cambridge NEW ZEALAND)
GRRL (Durham NC)
Guten Birds (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
GYMSHORTS (Providence RI)
Gerald and Tammi Haddon (Los Angeles CA)
Cas Haley (Paris TX)
Hanba! - The Rebellious Street Band (Kraków POLAND)
The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (Vancouver CANADA)
Harts (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Hawai (Orange County CA)
Ronnie Heart (Fort Worth TX)
Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)
Zyna Hel (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
HEO (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Ari Hest (New York NY)
Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)
The High Strung (Detroit MI)
Hodgy Beats (Los Angeles CA)
Holy Esque (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Holy Fuck (Toronto CANADA)
Holy Nothing (Porto PORTUGAL)
Honduras (Brooklyn NY)
Horse Thief (Oklahoma City OK)
House Of KENZO (San Antonio TX)
Hundred Visions (Austin TX)
Hunny (Los Angeles CA)
IAN (Boston MA)
Iglooghost (Bath UK-ENGLAND)
INHALT (San Francisco CA)
I See Stars (Detroit MI)

Julia Jacklin (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Jacques (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
James Supercave (Los Angeles CA)
Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)
Garland Jeffreys (New York NY)
Mick Jenkins (Chicago IL)
Jesse Dangerously (Ottawa CANADA)
Jewish Monkeys (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
JLin (Gary IN)
Sean C. Johnson (Oklahoma City OK)
JONES (London UK-ENGLAND)
Newton Jones (Valdivia CHILE)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
Joseph (Portland OR)
JPNSGRLS (Vancouver CANADA)
Juiceboxxx (Milwaukee WI)
Jungles!!! from RED BACTERIA VACUUM (Tokyo JAPAN)
K-Drama (Cincinnati OH)
K.O (Soweto SOUTH AFRICA)
Kapitol (Santiago CHILE)
Keeper (Austin TX)
Mikal kHill (Charlotte NC)
The Killing Floor (Nashville TN)
Kill J (Copenhagen DENMARK)
King Mez (Raleigh NC)
Shelley King (Austin TX)
Kitten (Los Angeles CA)
KLOE (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Knifight (Austin TX)
KOHH (Tokyo JAPAN)
Kosha Dillz (Los Angeles CA)
Prateek Kuhad (New Delhi INDIA)
Dex Kwasi (Accra GHANA)
Kydd (Austin TX)
Kytes (Munich GERMANY)
L7 (Los Angeles CA)
Lady Leshurr (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Laguna Pai (Miraflores PERU)
Laikamorí (Lima PERU)
Lance Neptune (Glenarden MD)
Lapsley (Southport UK-ENGLAND)
LaToria (Dallas TX)
Ciaran Lavery (Lurgan UK-N. IRELAND)
Le Butcherettes (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Hanna Leess (Berlin GERMANY)
Sonia Leigh (Atlanta GA)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Toronto CANADA)
Linda Gail Lewis (Austin TX)
Vel Lewis (Houston TX)
LEX (Los Angeles CA)
Lily & Madeleine (Indianapolis IN)
Lionlimb (Nashville TN)
Lissie (Rock Island IL)
Little Simz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Living (Bergen NORWAY)
Lng/SHT (Cancún MEXICO)
Los Nastys (Madrid SPAIN)
Los Profetas/The Prophets (Port St Lucie FL)
Los Skarnales (Houston TX)
Royce Lovett (Tallahassee TX)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
Luca Lush (New York NY)
Lydia Loveless (Columbus OH)
Lyger (London UK-ENGLAND)
Loretta Lynn (Hurricane Mills TN)
Maco Mattox (OG Maco) (Atlanta GA)
Magic Giant (Los Angeles CA)
Magic Power (Taipei TAIWAN)
Magic Wands (Los Angeles CA)
Mail the Horse (Brooklyn NY)
Jai Malano (Austin TX)
Manafest (Toronto CANADA)
Mass Gothic (New York NY)
The Matinée (Vancouver CANADA)
Mattson 2 (Los Angeles CA)
Max Jury (Des Moines IA)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Kawasaki JAPAN)
Declan Mckenna (Hertfordshire UK-ENGLAND)
Curtis McMurtry (Austin TX)
Mega Ran (Phoenix AZ)
Micca (Mexico City MEXICO)
Mike REAL (St. Louis MO)
Milk & Bone (Montreal CANADA)
Tor Miller (Brooklyn NY)
Mind Spiders (Fort Worth TX)
The Mirror Trap (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)
Mirror Travel (Taos NM)
Grace Mitchell (Portland OR)
Mitski (Brooklyn NY)
MLKMN (Los Angeles CA)
Moats (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Molybden (Marfa TX)
Monk Parker (Austin TX)
Montana of 300 (Chicago IL)
The Moonlandingz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils (Seattle WA)
T. Hardy Morris (Athens GA)
Motel Raphaël (Montréal CANADA)
The Moth & The Flame (Provo UT)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
Mamiko Motto (London UK-ENGLAND)
Moustache Prawn (Fasano ITALY)
Mr. Rogers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Mr Del (Memphis TN)
Mrs. Magician (San Diego CA)
Mt. Wolf (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mumdance (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mungo's Hi Fi (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Music Band (Nashville TN)
My Bubba (Copenhagan DENMARK)
My Education (Austin TX)
My Gold Mask (Chicago IL)
My Jerusalem (Austin TX)
Nai Harvest (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)
Nancy Pants (Montreal CANADA)
Natisú (Santiago CHILE)
NE-HI (Chicago IL)
Neon Bunny (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Nervosas (Columbus OH)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
No Parents (Los Angeles CA)
No Sinner (Vancouver CANADA)
Noura Mint Seymali (Nouakchott MAURITANIA)
Noveller (Brooklyn NY)
Cian Nugent (Dublin IRELAND)
o13 (Brooklyn NY)
The Octopus Project (Austin TX)
Oh Whitney (Austin TX)
Operators (Montreal CANADA)
Oques Grasses (Barcelona SPAIN)
O Terno (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Otis The Destroyer (Austin TX)
Pale Dian (Austin TX)
Palm (Philadelphia PA)
Panaquonpe (Tokyo JAPAN)
Roo Panes (Wimbourne UK-ENGLAND)
Paper Lions (Charlottetown CANADA)
PARTYBABY (Los Angeles CA)
Pastel Ghost (Brooklyn NY)
Patoranking (Nigeria NIGERIA)
Paul Bergmann (Los Angeles CA)
PAUW (Haaksbergen NETHERLANDS)
Penny and Sparrow (Florence AL)
The People The Poet (Pontypridd UK-WALES)
Perro (Murcia SPAIN)
Perrosky (Santiago CHILE)
Pettidee (Jacksonville FL)
Sarah Pierce (Austin TX)
Pill (Brooklyn NY)
Pillar Point (Seattle WA)
Julio Piña (Valparaíso CHILE)
Pinact (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Sara ? (Barcelona SPAIN)
Plaitum (Colchester UK-ENGLAND)
PMS and The Mood Swings (New York NY)
POLIÇA (Minneapolis MN)
Polock (Valencia SPAIN)
Pouya (Miami FL)
((PRESSURES)) (New Orleans LA)
Pretty City (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Prince Innocence (Toronto CANADA)
Printz Board & The Boardmemberz (Los Angeles CA)
Prism Tats (Los Angeles CA)
Programm (Toronto CANADA)
Proof (Austin TX)
Protomartyr (Detroit MI)
Public Access TV (New York NY)
Arianna Puello (Gerona SPAIN)
Pujol (Nashville TN)
Puppy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Puro Instinct (Los Angeles CA)
PURPLE (Beaumont TX)
Qais Essar (Phoenix AZ)
Qarabagh Ensemble (Baku AZERBAIJAN)
Qrion (Sapporo JAPAN)
QUALIATIK (Philadelphia PA)
Queen Suitcase (Taipei TAIWAN)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
Quiet Kids (McAllen TX)
Rabbit Wilde (Bellingham WA)
Rabit (Houston TX)
Radioactivity (Denton TX)
Raglans (Dublin IRELAND)
Rapper School (Lima PERU)
Ra Ra Riot (New York NY)
REATMO (Tokyo JAPAN)
Regrettes (Los Angeles CA)
Rei (Tokyo JAPAN)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Rich The Kid (Atlanta GA)
Ritualz (Mexico City MEXICO)
River Whyless (Asheville NC)
Rizzoo Rizzoo (Houston TX)
Robot Koch (Berlin GERMANY)
The Rocketboys (Austin TX)
Rome Fortune (Atlanta GA)
Rooney (Los Angeles CA)
Benj Rose (Cologne GERMANY)
Whitney Rose (Toronto CANADA)
Lawrence Rothman (Los Angeles CA)
Rozes (Philadelphia PA)
Ruby The Rabbitfoot (St Simons Island GA)
ruído/mm (Curitiba BRAZIL)
Run River North (San Fernando Valley CA)
Rytmeklubben (Oslo NORWAY)
Sada K. (Kansas City MO)
Sad Lovers & Giants (Watford UK-ENGLAND)
Saint Pé (Nashville TN)
The San Juan Project (Guadalajara MEXICO)
SassyBlack (Seattle WA)
Savak (Brooklyn NY)
Janne Schra (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Al Scorch (Chicago IL)
Scotty ATL (Atlanta GA)
Scraps (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Caleb Sean (Dallas TX)
Sego (Los Angeles CA)
Aztek 732 (Mexico City MEXICO)
Seratones (Shreveport LA)
Shaggydog (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
Shakka (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hunter Sharpe (Austin TX)
Cosmo Sheldrake (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Shelters (Los Angeles CA)
Sick/Sea (Mcallen TX)
The Sloths (Hollywood CA)
The Slow Show (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Small Houses (Philadelphia PA)
Snarky Puppy (Denton TX)
Snootie Wild (Memphis TN)
Somadrone (Dublin IRELAND)
Sonic Avenues (Montreal CANADA)
The So So Glos (Brooklyn NY)
Sound of Ceres (Fort Collins CO)
Spiral Vortex (Santiago CHILE)
Spookyland (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Stardeath and White Dwarfs (Oklahoma City OK)
Still Corners (London UK-ENGLAND)
Still Parade (Berlin GERMANY)
Chadwick Stokes (Boston MA)
Stonebwoy (Accra GHANA)
Stonefield (Macedon Ranges AUSTRALIA)
Stööki Sound (London UK-ENGLAND)
Stormzy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Strangers You Know (Los Angeles CA)
Suicide Boys (New Orleans LA)
Summer Cannibals (Portland OR)
Summer Wars (Raleigh NC)
Eliot Sumner (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sun Club (Baltimore MD)
Supersuckers (Seattle WA)
Supraman (Austin TX)
Surf Gvng (Miami FL)
SUSTO (Charleston SC)
SWIMM (Los Angeles CA)
Sykes (London UK-ENGLAND)
Taja (New York CA)
Taso (Bay Area CA)
Lawrence Taylor (London UK-ENGLAND)
Teen Suicide (Baltimore MD)
Telegram (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tele Novella (Austin TX)
Tennyson (Edmonton CANADA)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (San Francisco CA)
The Stray Birds (Lancaster PA)
Think No Think (Austin TX)
Tigertown (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
together PANGEA (Los Angeles CA)
The Tontons (Houston TX)
Total Unicorn (Austin TX)
Transviolet (Los Angeles CA)
Trash (Taipei TAIWAN)
Tres Bourbonnais (Austin TX)
The Trews (Antigonish CANADA)
Gavin Turek (Los Angeles CA)
Turnover (Virginia Beach VA)
Ume (Austin TX)
Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)
UNiiQU3 (Newark NJ)
Vallis Alps (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Alex Vargas (London UK-ENGLAND)
Matthew Logan Vasquez (Austin TX)
The Veils (London UK-ENGLAND)
Velvet Caravan (Savannah GA)
Victorious (Austin TX)
Violet Skies (Chepstow UK-WALES)
Virginia Wing (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Virginmarys (Macclesfield UK-ENGLAND)
Visonia (Santiago CHILE)
Redd Volkaert (Austin TX)
Hubert von Goisern (Salzburg AUSTRIA)
Patricia Vonne (Austin TX)
Voodoo Souljahs (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Luke Wade (Fort Worth TX)
WALL (New York NY)
The Wans (Nashville TN)
Warehouse (Atlanta GA)
Warm Soda (Austin TX)
The Warning (Monterrey MEXICO)
Shawn Wasabi (Salinas CA)
Washington Irving (Oban UK-SCOTLAND)
Wave Racer (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Waxahatchee (Philadelphia PA)
The Weather Station (Toronto CANADA)
Grace Weber (Brooklyn NY)
Wentru (Antofagasta CHILE)
Western Star (Baltimore MD)
We Were Lovers (Saskatoon CANADA)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
WHITE (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
White Denim (Austin TX)
White Reaper (Louisville KY)
Whitest Taino Alive (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Whitney (Chicago IL)
Wild Child (Austin TX)
The Wild Feathers (Nashville TN)
Seb Wildblood (London UK-ENGLAND)
Wildwood Kin (Newton Abbot UK-ENGLAND)
WILSN (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Winter (Los Angeles CA)
Wintersleep (Halifax CANADA)
Sofie Winterson (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)
WYM (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
XIXA (Tucson AZ)
XOV (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Yak (London UK-ENGLAND)
Nico Yaryan (Los Angeles CA)
The Yawpers (Denver CO)
Ynfynyt Scroll (New York NY)
Younghusband (London UK-ENGLAND)
Young M.A (Brooklyn NY)
Zalama Crew (Cali COLOMBIA)
Vanessa Zamora (Tijuana MEXICO)
Zavala (Chicago IL)
Juan Zelada (Madrid SPAIN)
Zenker Brothers (Munich GERMANY)
The Zephyr Bones (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Zolas (Vancouver CANADA)
Zookeeper (Austin TX)
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After learning of Singleton's health, many celebrities and fans took to Twitter to offer their support, including Mark Wahlberg, who starred in Singleton's 4 Brothers and Luke Cage's Mike Colter.

https://twitter.com/markwahlberg/status/1119719037284618242?

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In 1991, Singleton's Boyz n The Hood starred an All-star cast of Hollywood actors including Cuba Gooding Jr, Moris Chestnut, Nia Long, and Ice Cube. Famed film critic Roger Ebert referred to Singleton's work as "human drama of rare power."

"Singleton is a director who brings together two attributes not always found in the same film: He has a subject, and he has a style," Ebert wrote. "The film is not only important but also a joy to watch because his camera is so confident and he wins such natural performances from his actors."

The film earned Singleton an Oscar nomination for best director, the first given to an African-American filmmaker.

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