News: Jay-Z Saddles Up, Preps Trip To Lone Star State [Video]
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 7:25AM
Roc Nation superstar Jay-Z is reportedly taking his talents down to the annual South By Southwest music festival next week in Austin, Texas.
While details are still emerging, Young Hov will make a second consecutive appearance at the SXSW festivities.
South by Southwest may be known for highlighting everyone from up-and-coming indie bands to rock royalty's biggest players, but the festival is also known for flashing the spotlight on rap. Case in point: For the second consecutive year, Jay-Z will stop by South by Southwest. Last year, Jay-Z was a special guest at Kanye West's showcase, and now, he's claiming his very own performance. (Audio Ink Radio)
While not all Hov fans may make it out there, they can still watch the rap mogul perform courtesy of a live stream.
Presented by American Express, the concert will take place Monday, March 12th at Austin City Limits Live, and will also be streamed live online at YouTube, as well as from a digital billboard on the corner of 6th Street and Red River in Austin. Interactive badge holders that are American Express Cardmembers can sync their cards with their Twitter accounts for a chance to gain access to the concert. For more information, visit American Express' YouTube page. (Consequence of Sound)
Although merely speculation as of now, reports claim Jay's "Renegade" collaboator Eminem could make an appearance alongside the rapper.
Rumors have been circulating that Jay might be cooking up a big event at the fest with Eminem, but nothing has been announced about Em's involvement. Last year's G.O.O.D. event was such a smashing success -- featuring John Legend, Mos Def, Pusha T, Big Sean, Kid Cudi and more -- that it wouldn't be a surprise if Jay and Eminem were working on something huge for this year's increasingly popular music and film festival. Jay's 2012 appearance will mark his first solo concert at SXSW. (MTV)
Confirmed SXSW artists include hip-hop veteran Talib Kweli and K'naan.
An annual music, film and interactive conference, this year's SXSW is going to run from March 9 to March 18 in Austin Texas. It will be made merry by the likes of Talib Kweli, The Ting Tings, Rye Rye, K'naan, Grace Potter, Of Montreal, Best Coast, Gossip, Miike Snow, M. Ward, Bruce Springsteen and John Mayer. (Ace Showbiz)
Check out Jay-Z's South By Southwest promo below: