SXSW 2014: 25 Must-See Acts

The shows everyone will be talking about once the dust (and BBQ sauce) settles

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Why You Can't Miss Him: Four years after his tongue-in-cheek "Toot It and Boot It" went from beloved mixtape cut to unlikely national hit, "My Nigga," the lead single for debut LP My Krazy Life, went even bigger, reaching the Hot 100's Top 20 even before Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill jumped on the remix. His SXSW gigs will be some of his last before the album's March 18th release, and seeing the rapper perform alongside other West Coast favorites like J. Stalin, Iamsu!, Pink Dollaz and Berner will help contextualize its open, low-end sound. If the system is right, the bass on the tracks that YG is rapping over will shake your whole body.

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