SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

Legendary rockers, emerging rappers, underground sensations and more to catch in Austin

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Fetty Wap

Status: Blowing Up

Why You Should Pay Attention: The New Jersey rapper's sing-songy "Trap Queen" is slowly turning from the sleeper hit of 2014 into the smash of 2015. Currently at 15 million YouTube plays and 18 million SoundCloud plays, the addicting and refreshingly fun single has been cosigned by Rihanna and Kanye West, who brought him out to perform the song at Roc City Classic Live. The song is sure to be everywhere by the summer, and Wap is on track to be one of the hottest things at Austin, previewing his forthcoming release Fetty Wap: The Mixtape.

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