SXSW 2014: 25 Must-See Acts

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

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Young Thug

Young Thug

Why You Can't Miss Him: A cracked-voiced hip-hop eccentric who's gotten love from some mighty big names — he recently hit the studio with Kanye West, and Drake was spotted pumping some paw in a club to Thug's "Danny Glover" — Thug's latest mixtape, Black Portland (with buddy Bloody Jay), finds him spinning his yelp into addictive hooks and clever lines like "She say she not with it, I see straight through her like linen." He also looks great in a leopard-print dress.