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Tour: Iamsu!’s “Only That Real” Tour Feat. P-Lo and Skipper of HBK


Iamsu! To Go On Promo Tour in Support of Forthcoming Album Sincerely Yours

Critical Praise for Iamsu!:
Best New Artist – SPIN

 

“[Iamsu!] is making some of the catchiest and most pleasant music in all of rap right now.” – Stereogum

 

“[Iamsu!] is very easy to like, and…he flashes an intensity to match.” – Pitchfork

 

“Iamsu!’s growing buzz is warranted and this is shaping up to be a big year for him.” – Complex

 

Gen F featured artist – “Iamsu! asserts himself as a hip-hop tour de force with fluid, confident rhymes.” – The FADER

 

“It truly seems that Iamsu! is incapable of making a bad song.” – VICE

 

“[Iamsu! is] the biggest star to come from The Bay since E-40 and Too $hort.” – The Source Magazine

The Tour:
Stemming from the success of “Only That Real,” Bay Area rapper/producer Iamsu! is ready to hit the road for a mini promo tour. “Only That Real” features 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini and is the first single from Iamsu!’s forthcoming album Sincerely Yours, which is slated for release in April. The Only That Real Tour kicks off in early March and crosses from the West Coast down to Texas for SXSW and back up to the Pacific Northwest. Su will be joined by fellow Heartbreak Gang members P-LoSkipper, and for two shows, Sage the Gemini, whose single “Gas Pedal” recently went platinum.

 

On the tour, Su and the rest of the HBK Gang will be showcasing the signature California-style party music sound that they’ve been defining since they stepped onto the scene, as told by The FADER in their upcoming issue. Iamsu! is no stranger to touring; last year he headlined two tours to support the three mixtapes he released. He has appeared in issues of The Source, XXL Magazine, and The FADER, and appeared on projects with E-40, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and more. The Only That Real Tour will be the first of this year and Su will be spending the next few months working towards the release of his upcoming debut album Sincerely Yours, due in April via his label, HBK Gang.

 

For those in the Bay Area this weekend, stop by his in-store event at the Pink Dolphin flagship store on Haight Street this Saturday from 12-4pm where Su is releasing an 8-piece limited edition capsule collection. More info here.

 

Only That Real Tour Dates:
3/6                     Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
3/7                     La Jolla, CA @ Porter’s Pub
3/8                     Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
3/11-3/15         Austin, TX for SXSW
3/19                   Denver, CO @ The Other Side
3/20                   Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3/21                   Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest Main Stage
3/23                   Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
4/9                     New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
4/11                   University of Pittsburgh, PA*
4/12                   Southern Connecticut State, CT*
4/22                   Bend, OR @ Domino Room
4/24                   Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/25                   Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall

 

*features Sage the Gemini

 

Listen to “Only That Real” here: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-only-that-real-feat-2/

 

Buy “Only That Real” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/only-that-real-feat.-2-chainz/id810341917

 

The Background:

The past two years have been nothing short than amazing for Iamsu! in 2012, the 24-year-old popped up with a triple-threat performance on LoveRance’sUP!,” which Su! produced, penned the hook for, and guested on with a scene-stealing verse. The song peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and in the midst of that success, Su! again delivered a fan-favorite verse on a big-time radio single, this time with

E40’s Function.” Su! followed that success with a solo mixtape, KILT, and the critical acclaim came in droves, as the project was hailed by SPIN as their Rap Release Of The Week, with the outlet also naming Su! as one of their 5 Best New Artists for June ’12. Su!’s been plenty busy since – a west coast tour; a collaborative mixtape with Jay Ant; a standout collaboration with Wiz KhalifaBout Me,” that appeared on Khalifa’s Cabin Fever 2 and will also show up on his sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C.  Iamsu! released mixtape $uzy 6 $peed, which was released exclusively through LiveMixtapes on November 10th. The tape was presented by Bay Area streetwear company Pink Dolphin, which released an exclusive t-shirt and hoody for the tape. In 2013, Iamsu! releaed Million Dollar Afro, a collaborative mixtape with Compton rapper Problem with whom he co-headlined a tour to support the release and a solo mixtape, KILT 2, in conjunction with LiveMixtapes, as well as the remastered deluxe iTunes, which charted on Billboard despite being available for free two weeks prior. More recently, Iamsu! along with the rest of his HBK Gang members, which include Sage the Gemini, P-Lo, Kool John, Jay Ant, Skip, Rossi and CJ, released a posse mixtape entitled Gang Forever and headlined a tour to support it as well. 2014 will see Iamsu! releasing his official debut album in April dubbed Sincerely Yours. He’s just released the first single, featuring 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini, titled “Only That Real.”

HBK Background:
If you haven’t yet heard of the HBK Gang, it’s time to get acquainted. Producer and rapper Iamsu! is considered one more of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful young independent artists in rap with his hits with E-40 (“Function,”) Wiz Khalifa (“Bout Me,”) 2 Chainz  (“Livin’,”) Lovereance (“Up,”) and more. Producer P-Lo (of The Invasion) has the driving force behind the West Coast’s current, radio-dominating sound; he’s produced singles for Yo Gotti (“Act Right”), Wiz Khalifa (“‘Bout Me”), and more; Sage The Gemini has been equally prolific, with the above-mentioned single, “Gas Pedal” and now “Red Nose,” which was certified gold and is charting on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The rest of the crew includes members Skip, Rossi, CJ, Jay Ant, and Kool John, who were all featured on the recently released crew mixtape, Gang Forever

Links:
“Heart Break Halloween”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXibVECREbI
 

 

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