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"

Which SXSW 2011 MCs do you want to see? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix or tell us in a comment below!