The Austin 100: Abhi The Nomad Recommended if you like Childish Gambino and Lupe Fiasco.
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The Austin 100: Abhi The Nomad

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Abhi The Nomad will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: Hip-Hop

Why We're Excited: Rapper and singer Abhi The Nomad has lived up to his name: Born in India, he's spent extended stretches of his life in Beijing, Hong Kong, the Fiji Islands, an LA suburb, France and now Austin. His father's job had a lot to do with the endless relocation; later on, immigration status complicated the matter further. Naturally, a sense of dislocation and alienation permeates his music, which finds a spot on the spectrum between hip-hop and bluesy pop while plumbing serious emotional depths.


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