Video: Iamsu! – “The Feel”
Iamsu Keeps it Bouncy and Tropical As He Prepares for KILT 3 Project
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
Bay Area mainstay Iamsu! heads to Honolulu for “The Feel.“ Basking in the Hawaiian sun, Iamsu! reflects on his accomplishments as being one of The Bay’s leaders in hip-hop, from heading the HBK Gang to taking his sound to the national level. “The Feel” follows Iamsu!’s self-produced “Game Time” single, which he debuted live at halftime during a Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Lakers game. Kings’ owner Vivek Ranadivé celebrated the third annual Bollywood Night at the arena and the performance was televised in India. Iamsu! is friends with and has collaborated with Vivek Ranadivé’s daughter, singer Anjali Wood.
With bangers like “The Feel” and “Famous,” which released last year and features Dej Loaf and K Camp, Kilt 3 is sure to shine as one of Iamsu!’s strongest projects to date. “Kilt 3 is the best project I’ve made,” Iamsu! says. “This year, I’m most excited about the project getting out… I’m at a very exciting time in my career. I’ve had some amazing high moments and I’m ready to take over. I’ve defined myself as an artist and it’s time to solidify my spot in music.”
Iamsu! has been teasing Kilt 3 for some time, having shared the cover art and tracklist on Instagram at the end of 2015. In addition to “Game Time,” Iamsu! shared loose single “DOGS,” produced by Trauma Tone. Last year, the producer/rapper shared his widely acclaimed Eyes On Me mixtape, which was accompanied by a national tour. With a consistent stream of hits rolled out in the past few years, fans can keep expecting more from the prolific Bay Area emcee in 2016.
Watch “The Feel”:
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 26-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.
Visit Iamsu!’s official site at www.hbkiamsu.com
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.
[Make sure these links below line up / the spacing is correct (may have to go to ‘text’) – Isabel]
“Game Time”: https://soundcloud.com/iamsu-4/game-time-produced-by-iamsu Purchase “Game Time” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/game-time-single/id1077180050
“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
“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
“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/