News: Move Over 50 Cent & Nas, Jay Z & Kanye West Head Down South
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 10:30AM
Grammy-winning rappers Jay Z and Kanye West are reportedly going to reunite to perform at a Samsung concert this week at the South By Southwest music festival in Texas.
According to reports, The Throne will take center stage tomorrow at the annual event.
For the first time since the twosome wrapped their Watch the Throne tour in 2012, rap royalty Kanye West and Jay Z will perform a full concert this Wednesday (March 12) at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. West and Z will headline the first night of Samsung's SXSW Concerts, according to Mashable. Of course, this business move isn't the first time Jay has hooked up with Samsung. Last July 4, he released his "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" album through Samsung Galaxy phones. Again, Galaxy users will have first dibs on the goods. (Billboard)
Despite the big news, little details about an exact location have been released.
So far the location of the show has gone unannounced, but those with new ad-free radio service Milk Music downloaded on their Galaxy phones can pick up wristbands for it at the Galaxy Experience pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT. Coincidentally (maybe not), Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music (with rappers like Big Sean and Pusha T) is also having a showcase at SXSW on the same night at an undisclosed location. (Billboard)
G-Unit head 50 Cent is expected to have a live stream SXSW concert today (March 11).
SXSW just got a little bit more appeal to 50 Cent fans. The G-Unit leader will headline a SXSW concert next Tuesday (March 11) to be live-streamed via the Hang w/ mobile app, Billboard reports. "I'm excited to be able to bring my fans behind the scenes and give the opportunity to those who couldn't make it a chance to experience a concert at South by Southwest," 50 said in a statement. (BET)
Rap mogul Nas popped up at a SXSW panel discussion over the weekend.
The unlikely duo of Nas and Ben Horowitz served as a reminder on stage Sunday at SXSW that successful people flourish in part thanks to their ability to connect and learn from those they might appear to have little in common with. "Thank you both as a listener and a writer for your honesty. It's completely changed my life," Horowtiz said to Nas. "You changed my life too, man," Nas said. "We have so many conversations about life. [I've] been at your home, your beautiful family. The beautiful group of people that I've been meeting with you. It's opened up my head to a lot of different things, investing and things like that." (The Washington Post)