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Published on March 8th, 2015 | by Karl Orts

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ILoveMakonnen, Rae Sremmurd, Earl Sweatshirt and More Will Perform at Hype Hotel in SXSW

The line-up for Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel was announced. ILoveMakonnen, Rae Sremmurd, Earl Sweatshirt, Hudson Mohawke, Leon Bridges, Willow Smith, Seinabo Sey, GoldLink, Mick Jenkins, UNiiQU3 and many more will perform in Austin, Texas for the huge event at this year South By Southwest (SXSW). The event is presented by Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program. From March 17-21 at 1100 East 5th Street, music lover will enjoy five days of music curated by music bloggers (yvynyl, Turntable Kitchen, All Things Go, Blah Blah Blah Science, Consequence of Sound, Gorilla Vs. Bear, Crack In The Road, Disco Naïveté, Cruel Rhythm, ISO50, Unholy Rhythms, and Pigeons & Planes), celebrating 10 years of Hype Machine. You can RSVP and get more information for the free concert here. This is a 21+ event.

What is Feed The Beat?

Since 2006, Taco Bell and its Feed The Beat program have helped support more than 800 artists/bands, while helping fans discover new bands and bands discover new fans. Feed The Beat supports these artists in various ways, from free food on tour – no strings attached, to boosting exposure and giving them a stage.

Last year the Hype Hotel featured artists like SZA, Kelis and Tinashe.

In other news, Makonnen is taking his musical stylings on the road for a 13-date U.S. tour starting next month. He and DJ Carnage unleashed the bouncy ‘I Like Tuh‘ and in late January, Makonnen teamed up with Snoop Dogg for ’21st Street (Remix)‘. His full-length project is on the way and is slated to feature Drake, Snoop, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex and others. The dynamic duo of Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy will also be performing at Toronto, Canada’s North by Northeast Festival this year. Earl Sweatshirt announced that he will be touring with Remy Banks and Vince Staples, starting by the end of this month.hype


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