In recent years, Austin's SXSW Festival has ballooned into a smorgasbord of genre mashups and big company promotions. But other than a dope, three week convergence of all things new in tech, film and music, SXSW is also a great place to network for young talent.

Many former XXL Freshmen like Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have headlining bills at the five day music portion of the fest and 2015 XXL Freshmen hopefuls are mobbing the scene to get their music heard on side stages.

Some of these unexpected meet ups at SXSW would rarely happen anywhere else, especially not in such a laid back way. Peep who in hip-hop is catching up or getting to know each other for the first time deep in the heart of Texas.

Lil Uzi Vert and Dej Loaf