Mixtape: Iamsu! – Eyes On Me + Tour
Iamsu! Drops His Most Mature Effort to Date With His Latest Mixtape, Premiered by Billboard
Critical Praise for Iamsu!:
Best New Artist – SPIN
“Iamsu! is gifted with melody and also emotion” – The New York Times
“…[Iamsu! is] not just an underground rap star, but an artist with emotional range” – Rolling Stone
“[Iamsu!] is making some of the catchiest and most pleasant music in all of rap right now.” – Stereogum
“Iamsu!’s confident and fluid rhymes shine.” – Complex
“[Iamsu!] asserts himself as a hip-hop tour de force with fluid, confident rhymes.” – The FADER
“…a standout in the Bay’s young, emerging pool of talent.” – HipHopDX
“[Iamsu!] is very easy to like, and…he flashes an intensity to match.” – Pitchfork
“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
Iamsu! hit the ground running in 2015. After a huge but turbulent year in 2014, Iamsu! is an artist reinvigorated. “I’m at a very exciting time in my career. A challenging time, I’ve had some amazing high moments and some moments that made me want to give it all up, but it’s a test of my drive and I’m ready to takeover,” says Iamsu!. On his new mixtape Eyes On Me, which debuted via Billboard, Iamsu! is a man possessed. His newest effort proves his rhymes tighter, concepts more developed, and overall musicianship refined.
On Eyes On Me, Iamsu! revels in his newfound artistic clarity. When asked about the album Iamsu! says, “I’m creatively free on this project experimenting with different styles different flows expanding as far as production. I think its an exciting ride.” Eyes On Me is darker, more mellow, and more urgent than any release we’ve seen from him. Songs like “They Say” and “Cartier” sound like they could have been made just as easily on Mars than in the Bay. Iamsu! has evolved into an artist that is bigger than the new Bay sound he ushered into the public consciousness a few years ago.
In The Fader‘s premiere of “Nothing Less” produced by DJ Mustard, Iamsu! explained, “The song is about progression. It sounds like being on the 90th floor in a high-rise building as you’re about to step into a meeting…I want to give kids bigger things to aspire to. I talk about owning companies and employing people, I want to be a boss and an artist like Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, or Master P.” The song is an aspirational anthem for one of the Bay’s most inventive characters and current architects. Iamsu! continues the mixtape’s progression with “Hella Good” featuring Tyga and premiered via Stereogum. On “Hella Good” Iamsu! takes the producer reins and crafts a grimy and sinister banger. The hook is hypnotic and sees both Iamsu! and Tyga creating a song that is infectious enough to be the breakout anthem of the spring.
In March, Iamsu! begins the Eyes On Me tour, tickets and dates here.
Stream Eyes On Me: https://soundcloud.com/iamsu-4/sets/eyesonme
Read the Billboard premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6480341/iamsu-eyes-on-me-listen
Tour dates here: http://www.hbkiamsu.com/
The proud Richmond rapper Iamsu! has made it clear that his musical capabilities extend far beyond his beloved Bay Area. Apart from his thorough MC skills, the 25-year-old has also proved himself to be a talented producer. Furthermore, Iamsu! is a part of the popular hip hop collective, The Heartbreak Gang (aka HBK Gang), that he co-founded in 2008.
Since the start of his career, Iamsu! has sold over 100,000 albums and singles. His debut album, Sincerely Yours, was hailed one of the top hip hop albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Iamsu! has been featured on a number of successful singles including Sage the Geminiʼs “Gas Pedal,” LoveRanceʼs “Up,” and other notable tracks with Wiz Khalifa, Problem, Tyga, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard, French Montana, Too $hort, E-40, and 2 Chainz. Due to his early successes and the continued hype around his talent, Iamsu! earned himself a spot on Wiz Khalifaʼs 22-city “Under the Influence of Music Tour” in the summer of 2014 alongside Young Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Sage the Gemini, DJ Drama and Rich Homie Quan. Wide recognition as a Bay Area powerhouse also brought Iamsu! to support G-Eazy on his “From the Bay to the Universe” tour at the end of 2014. The impressive following that has continued to back his talent has gained the young rapper performances on various national TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Arsenio Hall Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman. This remarkable recognition has allowed Iamsu! to be featured in multiple music, fashion, and editorial outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Fader, EBONY, Complex and many more. It is without doubt that the young rapper is ready to continue to make his impact on music and the culture surrounding it.
HBK Gang 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'”), LoveRance (“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.
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Eyes On Me: https://soundcloud.com/iamsu-4/sets/eyesonme
“Hella Good”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsu-4/iamsu-hella-good-feat-tyga-prod-by-iamsu
“T.W.D.Y. Behind the Scenes”: https://www.youtube.
“Stop Signs”: https://www.youtube.
“Love My Squad”: https://www.youtube.
“Only That Real”: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-only-that-real-feat-2/
“Never Goin’ Broke”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paGPMjyp-nI
“Quit Cattin'”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAFXo5JYVok
“Hipster Girls”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8emZMYkkwk
“Go Crazy” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KP9yxahwKA
Gang Forever: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/23289/hbk-gang-gang-forever.html
“Go Crazy”: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/go-crazy-iamsu-skip-p-lo-feat
“STU Freestyle”: http://youtu.be/3In8mkFo6Ug
KILT 2 Deluxe Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kilt-ii-deluxe-edition/id667633453
“The Realest” Ft. Problem: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/the-realest-feat-problem
“Father God”: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/iamsu-honors-his-faith-in-father-god-premiere-20130702
“Rep That Gang” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxFESLrT4A
KILT 2 Mixtape: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/22185/iamsu-kilt-2.html
“Rep That Gang”: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-rep-that-gang-from-kilt
“100 Grand” Video: http://www.trillhd.com/video/3242/iamsu-feat-juvenile-problem-kool-john-100-grand-remix
“Goin Up” Ft. Wiz Khalifa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds_z1jXIJw
“Losin” Ft. CJ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiaNsDc4mNQ
“Don’t Stop”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci_1Iy7ITC4
“Mobbin” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAnWhrjt0iE
330 Ritch Recap Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKWjTNnzEfs
“On My Mind”: http://noisey.vice.com/music-video-premieres/iamsu-on-my-mind-official-video
$uzy 6 $peed: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19377/iamsu-uzy-6-peed.html
“Don’t Stop”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci_1Iy7ITC4
“Mobbin’” MP3: http://www.soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/mobbin
Stoopid Mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds_z1jXIJw
KILT Deluxe Edition Mixtape: http://klp.virb.com/kilt-iamsu-karmaloop-music-deluxe-editio
“2 Milli”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRd-p_dkjY
KILT Mixtape: http://t.opsp.in/1D4C2
“Cancelled Plans”: http://tinyurl.com/cancelledplans
“HBKJoe Beat” Ft. P-Lo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbRIpDcxOjY
The Miseducation of Iamsu!: http://t.opsp.in/17cAC
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/iamsu/