It’s about that time again… SXSW 2012! Info, Gabz and I are all down in Austin for a week of hip-hop insanity (waddup J.Lin!). We’ll be reporting live from the stomping grounds of Texas’ biggest annual music event. On day one, I was blessed with the opportunity to see Jay-Z kick things off with an exclusive show, put together by AMEX. Though it was a very corporate thug affair, Hov pulled out some oldies that really made the night come together. Check out my favorite moments from the show after the jump.

Video clips of Jay performing “Glory,” “Jigga My N*gga,” showing off his Yeezy 2’s, photos, Sleigh Bells performing new music and more after the jump…

Thursday, March 15, 2012

(Kanye West onstage with 2 Chainz, Big Sean…and a nation of millions at SxSW)

Kanye West wowed a crowd of hardcore hip hop fans tonight at SxSW when he appeared out of nowhere at the SOB’s 30th Anniversary party (the Belmont nightclub, Austin, TX). The show featured a lineup of the legendary New York City club’s favorites, including Elle Varner, Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, 2 Chainz and that SOB’s mainstay, Slaughterhouse.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012:

Lyor 2
ahahah Lyor Cohen is bouncing around Austin in one of these….


The best meatloaf sammich and green I’ve ever had — 24 Diner

Theophilus London Serenades a Girl at SXSW Warner Sound

Tuesday, March 13, 2012:

Sleigh Bells ripped the Nike Fuel Band Party…but check out this bizarre make out session my camera picked up while filming. I think it was Info’s favorite part of the show, ahaa!

According to Fuse.tv, Yelawolf will not be performing at the highly anticipated Shady 2.0 Showcase this Friday. It’s been reported that the rapper is still recovering from a ruptured spleen injury earlier in the month, which also caused him to cancel his recent Detroit show.

“Interscope Records recording artist Yelawolf is still recuperating from a ruptured spleen suffered earlier this month,” confirmed the statement. We hope he gets better soon!

Outside the Nike Fuel Band event last night, Mikey ran into the legendary Robert Horry at the Yume Burger Truck.

Soon after, this creepy ass couple pulled up to the hotel in a hearse, wtf…

Monday, March 12, 2012:

Hov tearing up the Amex show

View more photos at VIBE.

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