Update (Nov. 18, 11:18 a.m.): Another batch of artist were announced for 2015 SXSW. The list includes Father, BJ the Chicago Kid, and DJ Spinn. Check out the full list of confirmed performers here.


About five months from now, thousands will make the pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW festival that will span from Tuesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 22. A showcase for fresh talent and established artists alike, SXSW continues to be one of the most popular music events of the year. Today, SXSW announced it's initial lineup and, unsurprisingly, the list is full of talent from different genres. Hip-hop is always well represented at SXSW and the names that jump out on the initial list are Bishop Nehru, GoldLink, and Que. Nehru, GoldLink and Que have all dropped noteworthy projects over the past 365 and are building a steady buzz throughout hip-hop. The full initial list can be seen here.