Quick Hits: SXSW, Lil Wayne, Afrojack
March 13, 2014

Tragedy struck the SXSW festival in Austin, TX last night, as a motorist drove into a crowd of people, injuring 23 and killing two. According to The Austin American-Statesman, the drunk driving suspect is 22-year-old Charjuan Owens. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the man will face two charges of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault. Owens had been pulled over for a DUI checkpoint outside of the SXSW festival and was evading police when he drove the wrong way down a one-way street, and onto Red River St., which had been closed off for the festival. The two people killed were a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and a woman from Austin on a moped, who were pronounced dead at the scene. After hitting a taxi and a parked van, the driver attempted to escape on foot before being tased and arrested by the Austin police.
     The incident happened outside the Mohawk venue and Tyler The Creator's headlining set inside was canceled. SXSW organizers released a statement earlier today, saying, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin.
We appreciate and commend the first responders, as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action. We will be making schedule and venue changes for programming in the surrounding area of last night's events. All other programming will continue as previously scheduled. Please watch this website [SXSW.com]  and twitter.com/sxsw for updates throughout the day."

Lil Wayne insists that his upcoming album, Tha Carter V, which is expected to drop in May, will be his final solo LP. "I personally plan on this being my final solo album, and it's definitely the final Carter album. It's stopping at five," he told MTV News. Of course, Weezy will still treat fans to guest features and other collaborations, such as "whenever I have to pitch in for a Young Money album, a Like Father, Like Son album and something like that... and maybe something out the blue." Right now, Tha Carter V has a release date of May 5, although MTV reports that date may change.

Renowned DJ Afrojack will finally release a proper full-length album on May 19. Titled Forget the World, the album will boast collaborations with Wiz Khalifa ("Too Wild") and Sting ("Catch Tomorrow"), among others. "With this album, I wanted it to be real and completely honest and musical. I didn't want to make it a festival banger," Afrojack told Rolling Stone. "Basically on this album I wanted to do me... of course I'm going to remix it and perform at festivals, and I'm also a party guy so you have some party tracks here and here. But the basic essence of this album is showing the musical side of me. It's music in its more honest form no tricks, just lay the songs out there."




 
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