SXSW’s 2011 Hip-Hop Peformance Schedule: A RapFix Guide

By Erika Ramirez

It’s the event that’s earned a spot on every rap fiend’s calendar.

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference is celebrating its twenty-fifth year in Austin, Texas from March 16 – 20. SXSW will showcase approximately 1,978 acts throughout its 89 stages. On Tuesday (January 18), the event released the upcoming 2011 schedule and RapFix dug in to give a list of the acts you can’t miss. Here’s your official RapFix-approved SXSW 2011 roster:

Big K.R.I.T.
Government: Justin Scott
Hometown: Meridan, Mississippi
Hits: “Return of 4eva” (K.R.I.T. Wuz Here)

Mike Bigga aka Killer Mike
Government: Michael Santiago Render
Hometown: Adamsville, GA
Stand-Out Hit: “A.D.I.D.A.S.”

Government: Johnson Barnes
Hometown: Los Angeles
Stant-Out Hit: “Doin’ Nothin’ ” ft. UGod

Chino XL
Government: Derek Keith Barbosa
Hometown: East Orange, New Jersey
Stant-Out Hit: “Kreep”
Currently working on a new album for 2011, RICANstruction

Collie Buddz
Government: Colin Harper
Hometown: New Orleans-native, Bermuda-raised
Stand-Out Hit: “Come Around”

Dom Kennedy
Government: Dominic Hunn
Hometown: Los Angeles
Stand-Out Hit: “1997”

Freddie Gibbs
Government: Freddie Tipton
Hometown: Gary, Indiana
Stand-Out Hit: (mixtape Str8 Killa)

Rah Digga
Government: Rashia Fisher
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Stand-Out Hit: “Imperial” (Dirty Harriet, 2000)

Smoke DZA
Government: Sean Pompey
Hometown: Harlem, NY
Stand-Out Hit: “George Kush”

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