Baton Rouge Rapper Fredo Bang Announces the “Big Ape Tour,” His First-Ever Headlining Tour

With Momentum Building Behind Big Ape and Its NLE Choppa-Featuring Lead Single “Gangsta Talk,” Fredo Prepares For a Summer Excursion, With Stops in NY, LA, ATL, and More


Critical Praise:

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.”The FADER

“New Gen Winter 2019–His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies; the success of ‘Oouuh’ proves he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.”HYPEBEAST

The Tour:

With a deep and resonant drawl capable of rapidfire spitting and heartfelt sang-raps, Fredo Bang is one of the most versatile rising stars in the New South. Taking his brand of soulful street rap on the road for the first time, Fredo Bang announces the Big Ape Tour.” His first-ever headlining tour and his first tour to move beyond his native South, the tour kicks off in Denver on June 4th, with planned stops in NYC on June 10th and Atlanta on June 24th, before finishing in Los Angeles on July 5th. With support performers to be announced, the “Big Ape Tour” is a great early chance to see a rising talent with an already-impressive array of street hits.

Gathering some of the biggest names in street rap for his coming-out party, Fredo shares Big Apehis second mixtape. A 20-track effort with production from the likes of SouthsideBen Billions, and frequent collaborator Hardbody B-Eazy, the new mixtape is buoyed by Fredo’s mastery of melody, grounded by his lived-in storytelling, and informed by a violent past and months of reflection during a 2017 jail stint. Able to shift from clipped cadences to entrancing melody and back, Fredo hit his stride in recent months, garnering millions of YouTube views on tracks like the gripping Story To Tell,” the moving Pray To God,” and especially Oouuh,” an infectious and charismatic single that earned a guest spot from Kevin Gates on the remix and racked up tens of millions of streams on all platforms. The new mixtape is home to Gangsta Talk,” a vicious flex-off with 16-year-old newcomer NLE Choppa, which piled up over 4 million YouTube views and 560k Spotify plays in less than a month of release. Featuring additional appearances from Moneybagg Yo, Tee Grizzley, YNW Melly, Mozzy, Sada Baby, Celly Ru, Yoshi, and Blvd QuickBig Ape is available everywhere via Sony RED/Bang Biz Ent.

Buy Tickets for the “Big Ape Tour”:

Buy/Stream Big Ape

Watch “Gangsta Talk” ft. NLE Choppa:

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The Background:

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Fredo Bang started to record music in 2013 when he was 15-years-old. Tragedy struck a year later with the loss of his best friend, who was a local rapper in the neighborhood. Since then, the rising star used the nickname that his best friend had given him and hit the ground running. In 2016, Fredo was jailed for attempted murder. Things looked dim. But in 2018, Fredo was released on parole after taking a 7-year sentence, and released his 2 Face Bang album, taking his city by storm. He became an overnight sensation. A series of catchy songs like “Shootas On The Roof” and “Father” amassed millions of views, but it was Fredo’s breakout song “OOUUH” that propelled him to be an artist to watch, with the record getting significant radio play and video views on BET & REVOLT. With over 130 million streams across all platforms, Fredo Bang is ready to bust out of Baton Rouge and take the industry by storm.


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Buy Tickets for the “Big Ape Tour”:

Big Ape

“Gangsta Talk” ft. NLE Choppa:

“Oouuh” ft. Kevin Gates:

“Story to Tell”:

“Pray To God”:

2 Face Bang