LIL BIBBY to Join TREA THE TRUTH for 'I Am King' Tour, 4/18
Breakout Chicago Hip-Hop phenom LIL BIBBY is set to embark on his first tour, joining Houston mainstay Trae The Truth on the "I Am King" Tour starting April 18. The tour kicks off in Austin, TX and will bring Bibby to audiences across Texas and Louisiana before wrapping in Houston on April 26. Tickets for the "I Am King" Tour are available at scoremoreshows.com.
LIL BIBBY was thrust into the limelight in 2013, after multi-platinum recording artist Drake proclaimed himself a fan and shared one of Bibby's very first recordings, "Kill S**t," with millions of rap fans via Instagram. By the time he released his first solo mixtape, "FREE CRACK," in November, Bibby's buzz had already grown to epic proportions, drawing the attention and support of media outlets like The Fader, XXL, Vice, Sway In the Morning (Sirius XM), and Hot 97. Even his collaborators on "Free Crack" are a testament to Bibby's already established position as Hip-Hop's next superstar. The DJ Scream hosted mixtape features production by renowned beatsmiths Hit-Boy, Young Chop and The Honorable C.N.O.T.E.
Perhaps what has drawn LIL BIBBY the most attention is his voice, both literally and figuratively. Described by XXL Magazine as "having a voice beyond his years," the 19-year-old Chicago native has presented a much different side of his city's talent than the youngsters who have popularized the "Drill movement" in the last few years. In a review of "Free Crack" as its mixtape of the week, Stereogum.com praised Bibby for having pulled off the "neat trick" of "sounding both of his time and completely outside of it. With his technical ease, his stylistic fluidity, and his willingness to head into real-talk territory, Bibby arrives here fully-formed as a versatile, forceful presence.
LIL BIBBY has spent the last few months on a whirlwind media and promo run in support of "Free Crack." Lil Bibby currently working on a new EP, THE BOOK, which promises to be filled with the same brutal honesty fans have already come to expect. "That's the only way I know how to make music," he admits. "I can't just talk about money, drugs or killing. I like to talk about what's really going on, or what I'm going through that day. I want to paint the real picture of Chicago," he adds. "A lot of people go off what they see on TV or hear in rap, and I don't think some rappers really tell that story fluently. I want to be the one to tell it like it is."
I AM KING TOUR DATES
Saturday, April 19 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
Thursday, April 24 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater
Friday, April 25 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
Saturday, April 26 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
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