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#TBT: That Time Kendrick, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Curren$y And More Performed At Our ‘Bootleggers And Tastemakers’ SXSW Showcase

By 03.13.14

KiD CuDi & 88-Keys At SXSW 2009

If anything epitomizes just how accessible artists were in 2009 before SXSW truly blew up, it would be this interview. I was just walking around outside of Peckerheads, taking a break, when I saw Kid Cudi just standing around. Naturally, I walked over (with a freaking camcorder I had…talk about ancient) and grabbed some words from him and 88-Keys. Speaking of: Death Of Adam is still damn near perfect.

Currensy & Mistah F.A.B. At SXSW 2009

Here’s another random one, outside of the event. Good thing we actually started getting film crews, huh?

Curren$y “Modern Day Hippy” At SXSW 2009

Spitta was early on the bill, which he was totally fine with. The most memorable part: the first and most repeated phrase Curren$y asked when he came in Peckerheads, “We can smoke in here, right? They cool if I smoke, right?”

Charles Hamilton Medley At SXSW 2009

Oh, where for art thou, Sonic? If I’m not mistaken, that’s DJ Skee manning the wheels for Chuck Ham.

Blu & Exile “No Greater Love” At SXSW 2009

“No Greater…” is one of the best songs created in the blog era. Hearing and seeing it performed life was very much like a spiritual event.

Our First Headliner: B.o.B

Before Bruno Mars. Before the songs with Miley Cyrus. Before goddamn Atlantic Records, there was B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray – an exceptionally talented guy with a piano and a live band. He was our first headliner and I honestly can’t imagine it going any other way. By the by, whatever happened to Alien?

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