10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2017

From Brooklyn MCs to powerpop, Austin festival is sure to have plenty of unforgettable performances

Kweku Collins
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Bryan Allen Lamb 8/10

Kweku Collins

Hailing from just north of Chicago, this MC/producer established himself as a major player in the Windy City's hip-hop scene as a teen, signing to the tastemaking label Closed Sessions and releasing his debut EP just after graduating high school. His latest single "International Business Trip" pairs his fast-talking flow with spaced-out beats, while his dreamy cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' longing "Maps" (a song that he's "been in love" with since his middle-school days) shows off his stylistic breadth. 

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