Hey Guys! This is Lenny G writing you from the airplane en route to Texas. I am on the way to what is the biggest music festival in America. South By Southwest is an annual festival that happens in Austin, TX. They shut down a good portion of the best venues in the city and on 6th st (the main street there) and turn them into venues for the event. Everyday from about 12 pm until about 2 or 3 am there are shows at every venue. These are not just any shows either, these shows will range from your small local acts from all localities to top A list musical celebrities.
I had the opportunity to go last year and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It turned out to far exceed my expectations. We teamed up with Pete from PVM Music and Weed World Candies. We had CBD pops for sale that are made by weed world candies. (if you don’t know what CBD is, watch this). We rolled around in a marijuana plastered van that I was just shocked that Pete had the balls to drive around, IN TEXAS!!! We had no issues with cops, in fact there were several scenarios in which they looked at us and smiled.
So as I am on this plane now, I am reflecting on the lessons I learned from last years SXSW.
1. Cherish every minute you get of sleep because by the end of the week
2. Always be single when you go to SXSW
3. Plan out what shows I will attend beforehand
So I tried to make sure to get shows together ahead of time but in true stoner fashion, I’m still finishing up RSVPs for certain events I plan to attend. Here is the list of the events that I have on my radar for this upcoming wild week in Texas:
Pop up shows live from the Weed World Candies Van
So if you are at SXSW and you see this van driving by, you can bet that I will be nearby. We teamed up Weed World Candies for the second year in a row and we will be selling the (100% legal) CBD Lollypops. We will also be posting up in different spots and doing live shows from on top of the truck!!!! WHAT?!??!!? This shit is not to be missed.
There are much bigger shows happening that I will be looking forward to hitting up but you can bet your ass I will be with the longtime throwback NYC homies Shinobi Ninja on 3/19. Join the FB page here yo!!!
The Fader Fort’s lineup is going to crazy this year. It will be streaming live.
I feel like they don’t need an introduction. Make sure you RSVP before it’s too late.
If you don’t pay homage to the OG’s then you are bound to fuck up. You have to learn from them and Too Short has been a pioneer in hip hop and music in general. Too Short’s 30th Anniversary Party goes down at Empire on Wednesday 3/16. This will be a global live streaming event that will be very special and cements his place in history. Empire also has a ton of other sick shows this week. Check out their full lineup of shows here.
It’s the 8th SXSW Takeover and the lineup this year is banana’s. We in there.
DAY 1 – WED 3/16
TRAVIS SCOTT w/ MADE IN TYO & 21 SAVAGE
KEVIN GATES, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES,
DJ DRAMA, DON CANNON w LIL’ UZI VERT
LIAM TRACY & G-JET
DAY 2 – THURS 3/17 @ EMO’s
DOOMSTARKS • JAY ELECTRONICA
FREEWAY • JAZZ CARTIER • DONMONIQUE
A.F.R.O. • E-JAKE • DON FLAMINGO
SHOOK • DJ WONDER
DAY 3 – SAT 3/19 @ AUSTIN MUSIC HALL
DJ LO DOWN LORETTA BROWN
aka ERYKAH BADU • KEHLANI
MICK JENKINS • D.R.A.M.
THEY. • ALLAN KINGDOM • NYCK CAUTION
KIRK KNIGHT • THE AFTRPARTY
BLUE, THE MISFIT • DJ WONDER
IIt’s the last illmore party so you know it’s going to be lit. I don’t want to pay to go but I’m sure it will be worth it. More info on their twitter.
Another Shinobi Ninja show and they’ve teamed up upcoming LA rapping jew Kosha Dillz. I hope that’s not offensive, I think it sounds cool as fuck actually. Anyway I’ll definitely be by for this one as well on Thursday.
Super legit lineups as you would expect but there is no image on their website that is easy to copy (that I could find) plus I’m tired so look for updates later and make sure you RSVP here.
I finished this at the hotel.
I’m going to make this post sticky. I will be updating it throughout the week. I think my wrap up post might be a compilation of a snaps from this. I’m addicted to snapchat right now. Follow me: @LennyG420 and always make sure you follow us on IG, twitter, and FB for more updates throughout the week. Snaps from the journey below.
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