They., Jessie Reyez, Topaz Jones, Gizzle, Ravyn Lenae and More Fire Up ASCAP Urban Showcase at SXSW 2017

Erik Philbrook, Editor in Chief  •  March 16, 2017

On March 15th, ASCAP’s Urban Team hosted an epic lineup of some of today’s hottest rising hip-hop, rap and urban music artists at its “On the Come Up” showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX.

The event, held at The Vault on the first full night of the music conference, featured an extraordinary lineup of emerging and established performers from around the country.

Firing up a full house late into the night were They., Jessie Reyez, Topaz Jones, Gizzle, Ravyn Lenae, Chris Scholar, Maurice Moore, Candice Pillay, Tobi Lou, Kami, Brookfield Duece, Danny from Sobrante, Solo Woods, Kris Kasanova, Trapo, Jevon Doe, Free Ackrite and DJ’s B-hen and C. Devone.

The ASCAP showcase, recommended by SXSW, was a powerful display of the range of talent and style reflected in today’s hip-hop culture. For fans seeking hot new discoveries in Austin, there was no better place to hear great music than at ASCAP’s “On the Come Up” showcase.

Photos by Erik Philbrook