SXSW is equal parts frustrating and heavenly. There are so soOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO many showcases and events, and your favorite artist might have only one show booked or hundreds over the few festival days. Properly scheduling out your day to hit every show you want is basically like taking on a part-time job.

To achieve success, spreadsheets have to be formatted, flowcharts illustrated, pivot tables formed, custom Google Maps maps must be created. But when you strike the right balance of primary and secondary options (and setting aside blocks of time for impromptu shows), and it works out? It's all worth it. But, even when everything works according to plan, an artist can still have a terrible performance. I had my share of surprises and letdowns during my time in Austin, TX, but these are the 10 Best Rap Performances at SXSW.

Written by Justin Roberson (@BauceSauce)

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