As Def Jam’s Young Gangsta, Keenon “YG” Jackson has been busy for a 22 year-old. The Compton native signed to the legendary label in 2009 and released his first hit single, “Toot It and Boot It” in 2010. These days YG continues working on mixtapes, touring, and running his clothing line, 4Hunnid. He is releasing two mixtapes, Just Re’d Up 2 and Two of America’s Most Wanted (with Nipsey Hussle) this year. Check out his video for "You Broke" ft. Nipsey Hustle: and his video for "Toot It and Boot It" ft. Ty Dolla $ign, 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg: Follow YG on Twitter: Tweets by @YG
Young emcee Dizzy Wright, one of our SXSW performers, recently teamed up with fellow freshman Joey Bada$$ for the smooth-meet-jazzy "Maintain," showcasing his quick skills and lyrics that fall on the deeper end. Give the addictive track a listen below, and keep an eye on Dizzy as he continues to build his cred-- and be sure to check him out in our showcase in Austin.
23 year-old Tai “Doughbeezy” Carr is another Houston rapper in our SXSW showcase. After the release of his first official single, “What Yo Name Iz?” in early 2011, he released his single “Drank in My Cup” that fall-- it hit #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Drank in My Cup” has been remixed multiple times by artists including 2 Chainz, Tyga, Chamillionaire, and Trey Songz. While he’s released 6 mixtapes already, we’re excited to see what Dough has on the horizon. Follow Dough on Twitter & like him on Facebook Watch his video for "Wake N Bake": and his video for “Fuck You” which features another of our SXSW artists, Killa Kyleon: Written by O.S.
With SXSW in Austin right around the corner , we are proud to announce our Official SXSW Showcase. We are featuring a wide range of artists from OG's Trae Tha Truth and Mystikal to Dizzy Wright and Lil Reese. Check out the flyer below, to RSVP email SXSW@RocksmithNYC.com and RSVP on Facebook Here.
Vegas-based Dizzy Wright (real name La’Reonte Wright) credits his days as a concert promoter as inspiration to eventually get signed by monster label Funk Volume, which happened in 2011. Smokeout Conversations was released on 4/20 2012 and hit #42 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Chart. Two months later his free mixtape Free SmokeOut Conversations, which featured Hopsin and SwizZz, was downloaded over 170,000 times. He might be 22, but this freshman is already gaining a huge following. His EP, The First Agreement, is out now. Follow Dizzy on Twitter Watch his video for "Can't Trust Em": and "Solo Dolo": Written by O.S.