French Afrotrap Rapper MHD Embarks on North American Tour this Fall

22-year-old French rapper, leader of the Afrotrap movement and global phenomenon MHD is set to tour North America for the first time this fall. Stops include PlayStation Theater in New York on September 14, The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on September 19 and further dates in Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Quebec City. See a full list of dates below.

MHD's recently released summer hits, "Bravo" and "Afro Trap Pt. 9 (Faut les wet)," have over 4 million and 1.5 million streams to date, respectively. MHD's music mixes African instrumentation and trap beats, creating a new genre he coined as Afrotrap. His catalogue has over 160 million streams on Spotify and 500 million views on YouTube to date.

Hailing from the 19th arrondissement of Paris, MHD is Mohamed Sylla, a French artist of half Guinean and half Senegalese decent. In 2015, MHD was working delivering pizzas when he began posting videos of his original freestyles on YouTube. His videos quickly went viral, attracting the attention of artists, tastemakers and professional athletes around the globe, including Drake, Stormzy, Paul Pogba of Manchester United and more.

In April 2016, he released his self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. MHD reached #2 on the French charts and has since gone double platinum. He has played sold-out shows in Europe, Africa and the United Kingdom. His viral track, "Afro Trap Part. 8 (Never)," soundtracked adidas' ad for the adidas x Pogba Capsule Collection. In June, MHD became the first French artist nominated for "Best International Act: Europe" at the BET Awards. Further music from MHD is set for release later this year.
September 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
September 14 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
September 15 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
September 17 Quebec City, QC Imperial Bell
September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
September 20 San Francisco, CA Regency Center

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