1. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing re ...

  2. Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire Reflects on Odd 'Translation' Cover: 'I Had a Bad Day'

    August 09, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooklyn's Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire brought his Peel Off Passion Crew to Los Angeles where he performed at HARD Summer last Friday night in the festival's Fool's Gold Clubhouse. He spent ninety percent of his set in the audience ...

  3. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  4. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and K ...

  5. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in Novemb ...

  6. Mr. Muthaf***in' eXquire Signs to Universal Republic

    March 15, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire has signed with Universal Republic, Billboard has learned and confirmed with the label. The news came on the heels of a SXSW 2012 panel eXquire participated on Wednesday (March 14), "The Importanc ...

  7. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  8. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

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  9. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  10. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Agains ...