The 2015 SXSW Festival is underway, and the musical performances are only getting started. There's still five days coming up that will be jam-packed with shows -- including a stacked lineup at the 2015 Woodie Awards -- but we still want more.
Last year Kanye West and Jay Z tore down the stage with a SXSW reunion, so we've put together a little wishlist for performers and cameos that would take this year's schedule over the top, and, yes, of course there's a lot of Kanye included.
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Drake fans in Australia and New Zealand have been lucky enough to hear the Toronto rapper perform new songs from his record-breaking mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, during his current tour, but what about the rest of us? Drizzy promised that he'd have "spring 2015 poppin'" -- and he does, with that tape, but if he showed up at SXSW to perform, the sky might literally coming fall down.
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Kanye has been on a world tour, and he's spent enough time at New York and Paris Fashion week, so we're ready to get back to the music. He debuted his recent single "All Day" along with a mob of U.K. rappers at the BRIT Awards in February, and since he's feeling so social these days, there's a pretty big possibility that he could make an appearance at SXSW 2015. Maybe he could bring those U.K. rappers to the States -- or just perform with Drake since he can't stop talking about him these days.
A Rihanna Cameo With Some New Music
Rihanna has a new album coming very soon and this week she told MTV News that her priority is making the music on this next project feel "timeless." Does that mean she's still recording, or is the album finished? Because if it's finished, she might as well make a trip to Austin to give us a little preview. Austin needs a BadGal.
Kanye, Rihanna And Paul McCartney Together AgainKevin Mazur / Getty Images
Of course this is on the list. RiRi performed "FourFiveSeconds" live for the first time at the 2015 Grammy Awards with Kanye and Sir Paul McCartney and they looked so comfortable with each other, that maybe they should consider doing a group tour for one-year only. They could get a little practice at SXSW, and no one would be mad if there were some Beatles renditions included.
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A strange Justin Bieber sighting would make any festival complete, right? This past weekend he was spotted at a Las Vegas nightclub singing "Happy Birthday..." to himself, two weeks after his birthday. What? Biebs, just come to SXSW and serenade yourself all over town -- for the fans.
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Okay -- it would be easy to ask for a Kendrick performance, especially since his new album To Pimp A Butterfly just dropped a week early, giving him plenty of new material to work with. BUT I really want Kendrick to deliver a keynote speech. His lyrics give us great insight into his mind, but I'd line up down the block and around the corner if K.Dot carved out an hour of his time to speak...on anything, and everything. The state of race in America, the changing landscape of the music industry, his vision for the future of hip-hop, deciding which brand collaborations work with his image.
Is that asking too much?