Ian Simpson, known by his stage name “Kevin Abstract”, is an artist that should get used to media outlets wanting to promote his name.
Abstract tweeted earlier today expressing his excitement for getting his first bio article published in a professional print magazine. With his second album American Boyfriend releasing on iTunes November 18th, Abstract continues to show his growth so far since his debut album MTV1987 released back in 2015. From working and performing with bigger names, packing and selling out venues, getting his Twitter account verified, and appearing on multiple radio interviews, Abstract already has enough to show for himself; and now this.
Information about Abstract’s upbringing, influences in the art, and his attachment to high school are but a few examples of what to expect in the article. The piece will be published in the next edition of FADER Magazine, and is already up for early viewing on their online website.
You can read the full story here.
Tyler, the Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival takes place this weekend in Los Angeles with carnival rides, GOLF merchandise,and a line up of very familiar names to perform.
From artists like Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and many many others, fans will get a strong list of performers from beginning to end. Still, that is not the only thing Tyler has to offer at the Carnival.
A short preview of “Cherry Bomb”, Tyler’s documentary taking place during the creation of his latest studio album with the same name, will be showcased as one of the entertainment opportunities. Tyler was know to work with some legendary names like Kanye West and Pharrell during Cherry Bomb, along with a few of his fellow colleges in the industry.
Pitchfork stated that the first ten minutes of the documentary, along with the trailer, can be viewed at the Illegal Civilization’s tent during the carnival for attendees from noon to 5 pm.
You can view the trailer above, along with the showcase line up below.
TDE’s Schoolboy Q took the liberty to speak on Donald Trump’s elected presidency during one of his shows in Melbourne, Australia.
Due to the outcome after the presidential election a few days ago, Q had nothing nice to say about Trump. “You all fucking know, Donald Trump is now the punk ass President.” Schoolboy continued with his speech to claim that people’s votes didn’t count anymore. “Each state, everywhere I go, I don’t know one person that said they were voting for Trump.”
After the comments, Schoolboy continued the night with a performance of fellow California native YG’s song “F*ck Donald Trump” with the crowd of Melbourne singing along in sync.
You can watch the performance in the link attached above.