Mixtape: Salva x HBK Gang’s “Check Yo Ponytail 2” 

HBK Gang’s Iamsu! and Sage The Gemini to Perform This Friday in LA for Check Yo Ponytail 2 Party


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 Mixtape: 

“Slow down, grab the wall. Wiggle like you tryna make your ass fall off. Hella thick I wanna smash ’em all. Speed up, gas pe-dal.” If you don’t know these words, bets are that your little sister or grandma does. Don’t believe the hype? Check for #GasPedal on Vine or YouTube. What started out as a sleeper hit, has now reached epic proportions. Rapper and producer Sage the Gemini created the song with fellow HBK member Iamsu! in October of 2012 and it slowly took over California, then The South, then the rest of the country and now people are discovering their family members dancing to the song on social media.

Sage the Gemini and Iamsu! are teaming up for a special show in LA this Friday as part of IHeartComix’ Check Yo Ponytail party series that’s taking place at the Echoplex, along with “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun Thun” creators The Finnaticz, Kool John, and Brrrang-a-Dang. And to celebrate, LA-based DJ and producer Salva created a mix for HBK Gang as an exclusive for CYP2. While Salva hustles for his dream of one day reaching pop super-producer status, this LA-favorite DJ and producer stays busy globetrotting the club and festival circuit, hosting and mixing on radio shows on BBC Radio 1 and Power 106 LA respectively, and performing as a live DJ for rappers like Pusha T, Riff Raff and others.  With his co-remix (and arguably last years biggest EDM club track) of Kanye’s “Mercy” and his slamming remix of Problem’s “Like Whaaat”  — him and his contemporaries are responsible for the next wave of Rap and R&B hits fused with electronic music.

The CPY2 mix features some of the most coveted rappers from The Bay to LA, including Iamsu!, Sage The Gemini and HBK counterparts P-Lo, Jay Ant, as well as 100s, Problem, and more…with their tracks flipped up like they’ve never been before. This mix also features a brand new Salva remix of “Gas Pedal” and other never-heard-before heard DJ edits.


1. Sage The Gemini ft. Iamsu! – Gas Pedal (Salva Remix)
2. HBK Gang – Quit Cattin
3. Rossi ft. Iamsu! – Like This (Salva’s Gijibae Edit)
4. Iamsu! – 100 Grand (Salva’s Ballin’ Edit)
5. Iamsu! ft. P-Lo & Sage The Gemini – Return of the Mac
6. Nick Catchdubs ft. Iamsu! & Jay Ant – Bizness
7. HBK Gang – Gettin It (Salva’s Paranoid Edit)
8. Sage The Gemini – Swerve
9. P-Lo – Going To Work (Hood Mix)
10. Loverance ft. Iamsu! – Up! (Salva’s TWRK Edit)
11. Roach Gigz ft. Iamsu! – It’s Lit (Salva & Hook Doin’ It Edit)
12. Sage The Gemini – Don’t You
13. Sage The Gemini – Red Nose
14. August Alsina ft. Iamsu! & Problem – Numb
15. 100s – 1999

Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/checkyoponytail/salva-check-yo-ponytail

LA show details: 
Sage the Gemini, Iamsu!, Finnaticz, Kool John, Brrrang-a-dang
Friday, October 18th
@Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
Doors at 8pm, 18+
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/372969?utm_medium=bks
SF show details:
Sage the Gemini, Iamsu!, Kool John, Jay Ant, DJ Amen, Priceless Da Roc, DJ J12, Get It Indy
Thursday, October 31st
@ Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco
All Ages, Doors at 8pm
Tickets: http://www.theregencyballroom.com/events/detail/244685

Download Gang Forever on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gang-forever/id690125959

Download Gang Forever on LiveMixtapes: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/23289/hbk-gang-gang-forever.html

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 release of Million Dollar Afro, a collaborative mixtape with Compton rapper Problem with whom he co-headlined a tour to support the release. 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. 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.

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’,”) Lovereance (“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. 


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“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/