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SXSW '09: P.O.S.

Posted by James Reed  March 21, 2009 07:31 PM

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Underground hip-hop has been a staple on stages at this year's SXSW, with a number of the genre's next generation of stars packing clubs: Charles Hamilton, Jean Grae, Brother Ali, and Brazilian trio Choc Quib Town.

Kid Cudi was supposed to make his SXSW debut Thursday, but five minutes past 1 a.m. at Aces Lounge, someone else took the stage with bad news: Kid Cudi was a no-show. Boos and bickering with the club staff promptly ensued.

Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. was a revelation for me, a magnetic performer whose nimble rhymes address everything from the recession to the war. It was hard not to respond to the guy's intensity:

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