Earl Sweatshirt Announces U.S. Tour along with a Short Film Release, “Nowhere, Nobody,”

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Earl Sweatshirt announced on Wednesday an upcoming 31-day U.S. tour in support of his latest released album, Some Rap Songs. The tour is expected to kickoff in New Orleans on March 23, with a few acts like Black Noi$e, MIKE, bbymutha and more to perform as openers. The tour will run till May 6, with the final show ending in Atlanta. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, February 1, 2019. You can see the full tour schedule above.

You can click here to pre-order tickets.

Along with his tour announcement, Sweatshirt dropped an almost nine minute short film, Nowhere, Nobody, on VEVO. Co-wrote and directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terence Nance from HBO’s sketch series, Random Acts of Flyness, the picture opens up with Sweatshirt coaching a young basketball team to glory before transitioning into bizarre clips formulated to represent the album.

The film features about six songs from Some Rap Songs. You can view Nowhere, Nobody below:

 

 

 

 

Compton Rapper ‘Boogie’ Teases Debut Album with Short Film

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Ahead of his Shady Records debut for his forthcoming album, Everything’s For Sale, Boogie keeps his fans anticipating with a 20 minute short film named after the album.

According to Complex, though directed by Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, and Malcolm Washington, the concept of the film came when Boogie discussed what he felt each song from the album represented on a visual level.  The film contains a series of interwoven scenarios that each preview snippets of the album.

You can view the short film, Everything’s For Sale, below.

 

The album is said to contain a few featured names such as 6lack, J.I.D. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and even the founder of Shady Records himself, Eminem.

You can view the featured tracklist tweet below:

 

Everything For Sale will be out January 25, 2019.

The 2017 XXL Freshman Class Has Been Announced

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Generation: Next is here!

Hip Hop Magazine XXL has finally released their new freshman cover for the 2017 class.

This year showcases familiar names like Amine from Portland, Philly’s PnB Rock, Atlanta’s Playboi Carti, and Florida’s XXXTentacion as the 10th spot winner. The other members off the list include: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie from New York, Madeintyo from Tokyo, Kap G from Atlanta, Kamaiyah from The Bay Area, Ugly God from Houston, and Kyle from Venture, California.

Though the actual issue of XXL wont officially be released until July 4th, fans can get the chance to see everyone perform at the XXL Freshman show at either the PlayStation Theater in New York City on June 28th, or at The Novo in California on July 12th.

According to XXL, this year will mark the 10th anniversary of their Freshman franchise. To celebrate, this coming issue will include 34 former freshman sharing their experiences and success stories since their covers; along with much more to look forward too.

Buy tickets for the New York Freshman Show here

Buy tickets for the California Freshman Show here

 

 

How Playboi Carti Became One of the Hottest Artists Out Right Now

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From bagging groceries and working at H&M to selling out festival venues with a deal from Interscope Records, this SoundCloud artist has become one of the hottest headliners of the era.

Unlike most of these new artists that have been popping up out of nowhere, 20-year-old Atlanta rapper Playboy Carti isn’t just some overnight success. Carti began from dropping his first mixtape, Young Mi$Fit under the name Sir Cartier, to landing rapper Key! and Awful records as mentors while still in high school. Since 2014, Carti’s been building his fan base from songs on the internet to eventually landing himself a meeting with A$AP Rocky at SXSW in 2015.

What gave Carti his first breakout moment was his song “Broke Boi” which now has over 25 million plays. Stardom truly fell upon Carti later in 2016, with features on a few of Lil Uzi’s tracks along with a feature on “Telephone Calls” from A$AP Mob’s album Cozy Tapes. By 2017 Carti had already toured the country with some of the hottest names in Rap, and since became the popular yet mysterious phenomenon he is known by today.

Carti dropped his debut album Playboi Carti back in April, getting major buzz from fans, to fellow artists, to media outlets. Singles off the album have broken into the Billboard Top 100 like “Magnolia” receiving attention as a memeable anthem. With a new mentorship from A$AP Rocky and the success he’s already gotten from music to breaking into fashion and acting, Carti is in an atmosphere of success right now.

Maybe SoundCloud artists do have a future in the industry, if they work as hard as Playboi Carti that is.

Check out Playboi Carti below: