News: Iamsu! and Pink Dolphin Team Up to Release Limited Edition 8-piece Capsule Collection & Mixtape on February 15th

Physical Mixtape and Capsule Collection Only Available At Pink Dolphin’s Haight Street Flagship Location in San Francisco

02.10.2014

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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
News: 

Now that rapper/producer Iamsu! has caught everyone’s attention with his involvement with several Billboard and iTunes-charting songs, he’s adding clothing designer to his list of accomplishments. Iamsu! has teamed with revered streetwear company Pink Dolphin to design and release an 8-piece cut-and-sew capsule collection consisting of a long-sleeve tee, short-sleeve tee, zip-hoodie with removable sleeves, jogger pants, shorts, short-sleeve denim button-down shirt, camo/denim reversible bucket hat, and camo 5-panel hat. The capsule collection will only be available at Pink Dolphin’s San Francisco location (1431 Haight Street) on Saturday, February 15th from 12-4pm. Physical copies of a special, commemorative mixtape and other freebies will be handed out at the event.

Says Cena Barhaghi, Creative Director of Pink Dolphin, “Su, whom I’ve known since I ran the early days of Pink Dolphin when I ran it out of my parents’ garage, did a few tee’s with us for his $uzy 6 $peed tape and it did really well so we we decided to do a real capsule of cut-and-sew. We conceptualized the entire capsule over a two-hour phone call while he was in New York during a press run. We wanted to bring together an earthtone camo with blue stonewash denim, which is out of the normal color palette we usually utilize. Over the next six months, we went back and forth on samples and now we’re really proud to combine our resources and present this awesome project.”

Following a whirlwind year in which Iamsu! released three mixtapes that captured fans’ and critic’s’ attention alike, headlined two tours, appeared in issues of The Source, XXL Magazine, and The FADER, and appeared on projects with E-40, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and more, he’s happy to now be working towards the release of his upcoming debut album Sincerely Yours, due in April via his label, HBK Gang. He recently released the official single, “Only That Real” featuring 2 Chain and fellow HBK Gang cohort Sage the Gemini.

Iamsu! x Pink Dolphin in-store event details:

Saturday, February 15th from 12-4pm
1431 Haight Street
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/620207568053050/

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

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-only-that-real-feat-2/

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

Iamsu! 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’s “UP!,” 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 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. 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 release the first single, featuring 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini, titled “Only That Real.

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. 


Links:

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“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 Foreverhttp://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 $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/