August Alsina could be the next big thing to hit R&B in 2013, just ask our friends at TheDrop.fm. The New Orleans native has been making waves in the urban community ever since he piqued The-Dream's interest with his song covers on YouTube.

Since then he's scored a contract with Def Jam and is set to take over the world starting with his track, 'I Luv This S---' which features label mate, Trinidad James. August told us they've never performed his new track live, so you'll definitely want to catch his performance with Trinidad James to witness it's live premiere! You certainly won't want to miss any of his three performances if you're at SXSW this week!

Check out August Alsina's list of Top 5 ‘Can’t Miss’ SXSW acts below and be sure to see him live in Austin!

  • 1

    Kendrick Lamar

    RECOMMENDED TRACK: 'Backseat Freestyle'

    Kendrick had one of the best albums last year. I saw him perform in ATL a few months ago. Looking forward to seeing him, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and the rest of TDE (Top Dog Entertainment) again.

  • 2

    Snoop Dogg

    RECOMMENDED TRACK: 'Lighters Up' Feat. Mavado + Popcaan

    Snoop is a legend and he smokes good so I gotta catch up to him!

  • 3

    Trinidad James

    RECOMMENDED TRACK: 'All Gold Everything (Remix)' Feat. 2 Chainz, T.I., + Young Jeezy

    I’m looking forward to watching Trinidad do his thing. We’re on a couple of shows together, so we may get a chance to rock the new single 'I Luv This S---' for the first time live at SXSW.

  • 4

    Problem

    RECOMMENDED TRACK: 'Like Whaaat' Feat. Bad Lucc

    Me and the homie Problem did some radio promo together last summer and we've been cool ever since. I just did a hook for him so we got some s--- dropping soon. Definitely gonna support him and all my underground n---as performing at SXSW.

  • 5

    The-Dream

    RECOMMENDED TRACK: 'Slow It Down' Feat. Fabolous

    Dream is the big homie. We’re performing together so I’m be front and center to watch him do his thing.