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!'s confident and fluid rhymes shine." - Complex
Gen F featured artist - "[Iam]Su! 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
Next Wednesday, May 15th, Iamsu! and Problem will play the final date of their Million Dollar Afro Tour, at Santos Party House in New York City. The show, which will be Iamsu!'s first ever performance in NYC, will also double as the latest in VICE's The Rap Party series, and, in addition to a recent interview, Noisey is today premiering the latest video from Iamsu!, for the Wiz Khalifa-featuring cut from Su's recent $uzy 6 $peed solo tape, "Goin' Up."
The video fittingly comes on the heels of Iamsu! and Problem bringing out Wiz Khalifa as a special guest at last night's Los Angeles stop on their Million Dollar Afro Tour.
"Goin Up" is the second time in two weeks that Iamsu and Wiz Khalifa have released a video together, the prior being for the track "Bout Me," a bonus track from Khalifa's recent ONIFC album that featured Su and Problem (which was produced by P-Lo, part of Iamsu!'s production crew, The Invasion). Today's video, directed by Kreayshawn, is a straightforward but fun clip with Iamsu and Wiz Khalifa, joined by Su's HBK Gang crew, along with cameos from Roach Gigz and others, as the young rappers get loose in the California hills.
Watch the video for "Goin' Up" Ft. Wiz Khalifa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds_z1jXIJw
Check out the VICE/NOISEY premiere here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/heres-iamsu-and-wiz-khalifas-goin-up-video
Buy tickets for Noisy Presents: The Rap Party with Iamsu! & Problem: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3496744
Download $uzy 6 $peed: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19377/iamsu-uzy-6-peed.html
Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Iamsu!.
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. Now, Iamsu! is prepping a new mixtape, $uzy 6 $peed, which was released exclusively through LiveMixtapes on November 10th. The tape is presented by Bay Area streetwear company Pink Dolphin, which will release 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, and plenty more solo music planned for the coming months.