MP3: HBK Gang (Iamsu!) – “Go Crazy”

The FADER Premieres Lead Single From Upcoming Mixtape Gang Forever; Track Features Iamsu!, Skip, Dave Steezy, P-Lo, Jay Ant

08.09.2013

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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

The Song:

Quiet as it may be kept, the HBK Gang is one of the most dominant rising crews in hip-hop. And though many know HBK merely as a collective led by burgeoning star Iamsu!, who’s been busy racking up national attention spurred by his triple-threat writing/producing/rapping performance on LoveRance‘s Billboard chart-topping “UP!,” the other HBK members have been simultaneously buzzing with their own successes, respectfully. Producer P-Lo (of The Invasion) produced Yo Gotti‘s Young Jeezy-featuring single “Act Right,” currently #20 at Urban Radio and rising, and also produced Wiz Khalifa‘s ONFIC bonus cut “Bout Me” (a track that also featured Iamsu!). Meanwhile, Sage The Gemini has also delivered hit after hit and currently has two singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart with “Gas Pedal,” which features Iamsu!, sits at #46 on the Hot 100 chart, and has and spurred an endless number of dance videos on YouTube and Vine viewable by using the #gaspedal hashtag, and the solo track “Red Nose,” currently at #59 on the Hot 100 chart with over 6 million YouTube views.

While Iamsu!, Sage The Gemini, and P-Lo have garnered the bulk of the national attention, what truly defines HBK is their strength in numbers; because while the crew has often achieved success apart from each other, the plan is, and always has been, to come back together — and this new tape, Gang Forever, is a perfect example. Gang Forever, due out this Monday, August 12th exclusively via LiveMixtapes, is the first full-length offering from the crew, featuring every single member of HBK — Iamsu!, Sage The Gemini, P-Lo, Kool John, Skip, Rossi, CJ, and Jay Ant — and, together, the collection of childhood friends and frequent collaborators have churned out a mixtape that’s diverse, boundary-pushing, and embodies the HBK Gang spirit of making music that’s simply fun.

A perfect example is the tape’s first official single, “Go Crazy.” The track, produced by Jay Ant, features Iamsu!, Skip & Dave Steezy, with P-Lo on the hook. The song, premiered by The FADER, came together during a late-night collaborative studio session. “During one of the sessions around 5am with 12 of us in the room,” recalls Iamsu!, “P-Lo, Jay Ant, and Kuya just started yelling each other and then at everyone else. Jay Ant jumped up, plugged in his flash drive and just said, ‘Next level mobbin!” and we started going crazy! Real shit.’”

The single and mixtape releases are leading up to Iamsu!’s headline tour, the HBK Forever Tour, featuring Kool John and Jay Ant. The tour starts in Portland, Oregon, on August 23rd and hits stops across the West Coast before wrapping up in Reno, Nevada, on September 22nd.

Listen to “Go Crazy” here: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/go-crazy-iamsu-skip-p-lo-feat

The FADER premiered the song: http://www.thefader.com/2013/08/09/stream-iamsu-skip-dave-steezy-and-p-lo-go-crazy/

Purchase tickets here: http://hbkgang.com/

Tour Dates: 

Fri. Aug-23            Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre w/ E-40

Sat. Aug-24            Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

Mon. Aug-26         Seattle, WA @ Nemos

Tues. Aug-27         Spokane, WA @ The Center

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Thu.Aug-29          Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Fri. Aug-30           Denver, CO @ Cervantes

Sat. Aug-31            Ft. Collins, CO @ Hodis

Mon. Sep-02         Albuqerque, NM @ Launchpad 1H

Tues. Sep-03         Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room

Wed. Sep-04         Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre w/ Chief Keef

Thu. Sep-05          Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red

Fri. Sep-06            San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub

Sat. Sep-07            San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew

Sun. Sep-08          San Bernadino, CA @ Rock The Bells

Thu. Sep-12          Bakersfield, CA @ B-Ryders

Sat. Sep-14            Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

Sun. Sep-15           San Francisco, CA @ Rock The Bells

Wed. Sep-18         Fresno, CA @ Strummers

Thu. Sep-19          Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

Fri. Sep-20           Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst 201H

Sat. Sep-21            Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

Sun. Sep-22          Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Iamsu!.

Iamsu! Background:

2012 was nothing short of a breakout year for Iamsu!. The 22-year-old popped up with a triple-threat performance on LoveRance’s ”UP!,” which Su! produced, penned the hook for, and guested on with a scene-stealing verse. The song peaked at number one 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 E-40′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 Khalifa“Bout 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. Iamsu! is back to work already in 2013, with the recent release of Million Dollar Afro, a collaborative mixtape with Compton rapper Problem. The two West Coast rappers co-headlined their own Million Dollar Afro Tour to support the mixtape. Most recently Iamsu!  released his new solo mixtape, KILT 2, in conjunction with LiveMixtapes, which is available now, as well as the remastered deluxe edition, which is available via iTunes.


Links:

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“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 $peedhttp://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

“Over”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNgN4jxIAo

“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/