Well SXSW is over for another year, and it's hard to tell if that's a relief or accomplishment of some sort. The festival can be grueling—and it most certainly was this year—and it can be overwhelming to an insane degree, but it can be hard to argue with the amount of music and shenanigans that can be seen and had all crammed into such a short time. Yes, the brands are ubiquitous; so are the bands, and these days you can't really have one without the other at a festival like this.

It's completely impossible to see everything, even though Lord knows we tried. But there were a handful of artists who seemed like they were everywhere, popping up as a featured artist or as a surprise guest at show after show and generally emerging as the talk of the town at SXSW. XXL pulled together a rundown of the nine rappers who had the best SXSW. —Dan Rys (@danrys)



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People are treated after being struck by a vehicle on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014. Police say two people were confirmed dead at the scene after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner) ** Usable by LA and DC Only **

Another victim from the SXSW drunk driving incident on March 13 has died, as the Austin Police Department reports. The victim name is 18 year old DeAndre Tatum. This is the fourth person to pass from the incident. Steven Craenmehr, 35, creative director for the agency Massive Music,  27-year-old Jamie Ranae West and Sandy Le were the other three victims.

The incident left 22 people injured. The driver, Rashad Owens, also known as KillingAllBeatz or K.A.B254, is a rapper/producer who was schedule to perform that night and was charged with one count of capital murder. Owens brother, Lamar Wilson said that Rashad borrowed the car he was in from a friend named Andrew Bramwell. However, Christopher Haug, chief of media relations for Fort Hood said Bramwell reported his car stolen that morning.