Come join us at the SXSBreaks showcase! SXSBreaks is home of the best of Austin hip-hop. The event will be at Pour Choices on Wednesday, March 16 at 8 pm CST. Because this is an official SXSW event, a badge is required for entry. See you there!
This talented duo blends Latin beats with high-octane rap, though you’d never guess the introspective lyrics driving the music.
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Mike Melinoe’s seductive rap is perfect music to vibe to, with his rapid-fire delivery and mellow beats that beautifully collide.
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David Shabani’s multilingual flow impresses every time; his lyricism is no doubt influenced by his worldwide background.
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ImYoungin BeYou is a master of making beats, with his catchy hooks and clever verses. Good times are guaranteed with his music as soundtrack.
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Skylar T, confident and composed, spits verses about the grind that’s elevated her to where she is now. Prideful of both her city and her femininity, Skylar T is the perfect soundtrack to late night drives around Austin.
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EC Mayne’s beats are mysterious: sometimes stripped down, sometimes ramped up, they’re always fire. It comes as no surprise that he comes from a dynasty of rappers and musicians.
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Arod’s production deserves all the recognition it gets; an orchestra of beats backs him up as he raps about his story so far.
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Nez Tha Villain is introspective and hard-working, as shown by his motto “Nothing Eazy.” His emotional lyrics pair well with his beats, driving forward the music and the sentiment.
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