Christian rap (aka holy hip hop) once again get a focus at South By Southwest this year. For SXSW 2011, there will be three days of events coordinated by several Houstonians. Billed as DaSouth.com presents The Life In Hop Hop–which runs Thursday through Saturday during SXSW (3.17-3.19.11), the event will showcase performances from some of gospel hip hop’s most polished performers and offer an expanded schedule of informative and interactive artist development workshops and networking opportunities.
Houston’s Bobby “Tre9” Herring, Jimmie McDowell, and Jason “Sketch the Journalist” Bellini are organizing the event in conjunction with SXSW.
Performers this year include:
DJ D-Lite / Chris Chicago / DJ Promote / DJ Wade-O / Scott Free / Tre9 / Da’ T.R.U.T.H. / Ambassador / Jai / JR / Thi’sl / theBREAX / Cheno Lyfe / Gospel Gangstaz / Pro / Fedel / D-Maub / big Al / Dre’ Murray / 007 (of the 5th Ward Boyz) / Lil Raskull / CY / Martay / The WARRIORS ATX / S.O.M. (Soldiers On A Mission) / Von Won / Gifted Da Flamethrowa / Corey Paul
More information, including the full schedule of events, may be found at DaSouth.com/sxsw. This is a free official SXSW event and is open to the public. No SXSW wristbands or badges required.