Video: Rossi ft. Iamsu! – “All I Want” (Prod. by De’La of Traknation)
Premiered by Complex, the HBK Gang Members Collaborate For An Infectious Track
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
HBK Gang singer Rossi and co-founder Iamsu! met through mutual friends nearly a decade ago at Contra Costa College. “When it came to actually making music together it was a seamless transition,” says Rossi. “One day I sang on some production of his while he was in Texas. He heard it and called me on the phone and asked ‘are you HBK or what?’ This was in, like, 2007 or ’08. So he kind of debo’d me into the group.”
Rossi and Iamsu! released their visual for “All I Want” via Complex, who said that Rossi “brings an extra layer of smooth to a crew that is best known for its Bay Area bounce.” The visual finds the singer delivering sweet melodies and an infectious hook while laying down slick dance moves. Iamsu! joins the party, offering to fly his lady out to the Bay and introduce her to the squad before taking her to Hollywood. “I wanna know whatchu like, whatchu into/ talk kinda slick, I got game like a pimp do,” raps Su. “All I Want” is the latest single from Rossi, who says “this is the first domino of much more content to come.”
Iamsu!, one of the main architects of the new Bay Area sound, hit the ground running in 2015. “I’m at a very exciting time in my career,” he explains. “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.” Speaking about his latest project Eyes On Me, debuted via Billboard, he 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.”
Catch Iamsu! on his Eyes On Me tour, tickets and dates here.
Watch “All I Want”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUJgRKLbZ_4
Check out the Complex premiere: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/04/rossi-new-video-premiere-all-i-want-feat-iamsu
Stream Eyes On Me: https://soundcloud.com/iamsu-4/sets/eyesonme
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.
“All I Want”: https://youtu.be/OUJgRKLbZ_4
“They Say”: https://youtu.be/yvC_Mvn5L_Q
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
Gang Forever: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/23289/hbk-gang-gang-forever.html
KILT 2 Deluxe Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kilt-ii-deluxe-edition/id667633453
KILT 2 Mixtape: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/22185/iamsu-kilt-2.html
$uzy 6 $peed: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19377/iamsu-uzy-6-peed.html
Stoopid Mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds_z1jXIJw
KILT Deluxe Edition Mixtape: http://klp.virb.com/kilt-iamsu-karmaloop-music-deluxe-editio
KILT Mixtape: http://t.opsp.in/1D4C2
The Miseducation of Iamsu!: http://t.opsp.in/17cAC
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/iamsu/