Is SXSW Becoming Too Mainstream?


Posted on March 26, 2012
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Artists talk about the rise of the popular music festival. (Season 2012).

This was my second year at SXSW and it was amazing! I got to sit down with a lot of great artists and see some upcoming talent perform. The one thing that I noticed this year though was the amount of starpower that surrounded the festival. Hip-Hop’s elite inlcluding Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and 50 Cent all performed at the festival that once was a breeding ground for indie artists.

I linked up with Shawn Chrystopher, Mannie Fresh, Kendrick Lamar, Emilio Rojas, Dee-1, Shawn Falyon, and XV to discuss if SXSW is becoming too mainstream. Check out the latest episode of Face to Face on BET.com!

Jabari Johnson


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  • 2 comments
    Sean Sheist Orr on Facebook
    Sean Sheist Orr on Facebook

    My cousin was doing sxsw for a couple years now and last year and this year I heard about a lot more mainstream names than ever

    Felicia Segura on Facebook
    Felicia Segura on Facebook

    As an Austinite who remembers when you could just walk up and see a show with no wristband and flashy name at SXSW...I would say YES!!