Recap: HBK Gang Attract Over A Thousand Fans for HBK Day

Iamsu! Unveiled His Limited-Edition Pink Dolphin Capsule Collection, Handed Out Camo EP, and Threw a Secret Show


Iamsu! Pink Dolphin In-Store
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
HBK Day: 

Last weekend Iamsu! and his HBK Gang brethren threw a series of events to celebrate HBK Day, including an in-store event to launch his limited-edition capsule collection release with Pink Dolphin, followed by a free secret show that night. Last Saturday, over a thousand fans rushed to Pink Dolphin’s flagship store in San Francisco, waiting in a line that wrapped around the block, to meet Iamsu! and get first dibs on the release of his 8-piece capsule collection.

Fans also received an exclusive CD and a wristband granting free entry to a secret show at Brick & Mortar Music Hall later that night. The CD, Su’s Camo EP, includes several previously unreleased songs in addition to “I Love My Squad,” which was featured on  the L.A. Leakers’ latest mixtape and his latest single “Only That Real,” featuring 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini, which the trio recently shot a video for. The energy at the Pink Dolphin store translated to a high-octane concert, as the jam-packed audience waved their hands and rapped along with Iamsu, Sage the Gemini, P-Lo, Skipper, Kool John, CJ, Rossi, and Jay Ant throughout the HBK Gang’s performance.

Iamsu! is gearing up for the release of his upcoming debut album Sincerely Yours and will soon begin his Only That Real Tour, stopping by for a few shows at SXSW 2014. Tour dates here:

Watch the HBK Day recap:

Stream the Camo EP

Camo EP tracklist:
01. “I Love My Squad”
02. “The Weather” (feat. Sage the Gemini)
03. “Plan B” (feat. Dizzy Wright)
04. “So Long”
05. “Only That Real” (feat. 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini)

Buy “Only That Real” on iTunes:

Sage the Gemini, Iamsu!, 2 Chainz

Read The FADER’s extensive feature on HBK Gang here:

Listen to the accompanying FADER mix by HBK Gang here:

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 released 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. 


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“Only That Real”:
“Never Goin’ Broke”:
“Quit Cattin'”:
“Hipster Girls”:
“Go Crazy” Video:
Gang Forever
“Go Crazy”:
“STU Freestyle”:
KILT 2 Deluxe Edition:
“The Realest” Ft. Problem:
“Father God”:
“Rep That Gang” Video:
KILT 2 Mixtape:
“Rep That Gang”:
“100 Grand” Video:
“Goin Up” Ft. Wiz Khalifa:
“Losin” Ft. CJ:
“Don’t Stop”:
“Mobbin” Video:
330 Ritch Recap Video:
“On My Mind”:
$uzy 6 $peed
“Don’t Stop”:
“Mobbin’” MP3:
Stoopid Mixtape:
KILT Deluxe Edition Mixtape:
“2 Milli”:
KILT Mixtape:
“Cancelled Plans”:
“HBKJoe Beat” Ft. P-Lo:
The Miseducation of Iamsu!

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