is announcing new hip-hop artists playing this year’s fest and we’re listening along and updating this blog.

Atlanta 2 Chainz will be making his third appearance at the South By Southwest music festival this year as will ATL-area family act Migos and Quality Control affiliate Johnny Cinco. Also confirmed is Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$. Baton Rouge’s rough and rugged emcee Kevin Gates will also return to the fest. Le$ who’s originally from Lousiana but now living in Texas will be on the scene.

Houston always has a strong showing and this year H-Town heavyweight Z-RO will be here.