The music portion of the annual South By Southwest festival is always a great place to discover or get re-acquainted with new, rising and established artists and this year’s line up is no exception.

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As the SXSW music showcases get in gear to kick off this Tuesday, March 15 in Austin, TX, we’re focusing our Saturday Soundtrack on a few of the female hip hop artists set to make their mark on this year’s SXSW stage. Check out their music below.


Joie Kathos – No Streets Peace
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Her Sound: Smooth yet amplified with just enough Philly swag to make you want to hear more.

Little Simz – Dead Body
Hometown: London, England
Her Sound: Infectious, original, energetic and solid proof that the biggest of talents can often come in the smallest packages.

Chynna Rogers – EC Interlude
Hometown: Bronx, NY by way of Philadelphia, PA
Her Sound: Fearless, genuine, raw and one of someone who’s on a mission to emerge as a strong voice of this generation in music.

Dreezy – Body
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Her Sound: Packed with star quality and intertwined with an ability to deliver both sultry and raw lyrics with ease.

LaToria – I Need More (Soul Cry)
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Her Sound:  Gritty, authentic and a nod to the origins of Hip Hop in its’ earliest forms.

DonMonique – Pilates
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Her Sound: A refreshing balance of skillset and star quality that already has her buzzing on the mainstream circuit.

Casey Jay – Check Freestyle
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Her Sound: Distinct, unfiltered and unapologetic.

iRAWniQ – No One Said It Would Be Easy
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Her Sound: Uncommonly unique and without boundaries.

Lyric Michelle – Directions
Hometown: Houston, TX by way of Chicago, IL
Her Sound: Soulful and consistent with a colorful tone.

Kari Faux – Gahdamn
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Her Sound: Confident, assertive and unabashed.

Kamaiyah – Out The Bottle
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Her Sound: Fun, energetic and creative.

Be sure to check back next weekend for another edition of the HERSource Saturday Soundtrack!