Kendrick Is Eager to Get Back to the Stage

There is a new Kendrick Lamar album out, and a tour is on the way. The “Damn” album is already climbing up the charts, and it appears to be a very interesting line up for his tour. Lamar is going on tour with Travis Scott, and that seems to be one of the most interesting things about this tour. It is the conversation piece that people are picking up on because Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar do not have the same style. These two do not even have the same fan base. That makes it very interesting to see what will be the outcome of this North American tour that starts and ends in summer.

Kendrick Lamar has become very excited about the tour that he is starting up. He has made his way to the stage as a person that has crossover appeal. This gives him the ability to branch out and tour in places that lots of rappers may not have considered before. It is obvious that he would tour in places like Los Angeles and Oakland because he is from California. There is also a large hip hop fan in Detroit and Chicago so these places are not all that off the mark for a hip hop artist when it comes to touring.

What may separate Lamar from the rest of the hip-hop world is that he is also someone that could tour in a city like Denver. Colorado has never been known to have a huge hip hop base, but Kendrick Lamar has fans outside of the urban community. He is taking his tour to Houston and Atlanta, and this again seems very common for hip hop artists. Kendrick, however, is also taking this same tour to Toronto and Vancouver. It was also going to hit Seattle. Those are places where one would not particularly think that there is a large hip hop fan base, but Kendrick Lamar is confident of the fans that he has here because he has been to these places before with previous albums.

The new album has received great reviews, and fans are eager to see Kendrick this time around when he comes to their City. Kendrick Lamar will tour for most of the summer months.

Kendrick Lamar Becomes the Unexpected Crossover Artist

Kendrick Lamar is coming back very strong with a new album. This is the album that has become the hottest album of the year, and fans are hyped about this new sound.

In order to really appreciate this new album one has to look at the evolution of Kendrick Lamar. He is a hip hop artist from Compton that released a gritty debut album that would reflect his life in the projects of California. This album gained a lot of attention that would take him outside of the hip hop community. There were fans like Taylor Swift that would gravitate towards to Kendrick Lamar sound.

By the time that he decided to release a second album there was talk of a sophomore jinx and this talk would propel Kendrick to work even harder. He released a critically acclaimed second album that would get even more attention from Taylor Swift and her fans.

For the return of Kendrick Lamar and 2017 there would be a move back to the gritty hardcore sound of the debut album. This would be a shift that was unexpected after Kendrick had gained so many mainstream followers. He is an artist that unintentionally became a crossover artist just because of the connections that he gained in the industry with Taylor Swift and Adam Levine.

He has appeared on tracks for both of these artists, and that gives him a voice on pop radio. That is why it is easy for fans outside of hip hop community to still embrace what he has to say. That is the obvious reason that he has become so successful with the new album in such a short amount of time. He is comparable to Drake in the sense that he is able to gain airplay on pop radio without a lot of promotion. He doesn’t have to woo this crowd in any type of way in order to get their attention.

It is evident that Kendrick has this type of crossover appeal because his tour dates are unlike anything else that one was see in hip hop. The same man that is planning to have a concert in Oakland for hip-hop crowd is planning to see a hip hop audience in Denver during the summer

Fall Out Boy Drops New Single, Album News!

Alright, you don’t have to be an old man to have been there to watch Fall Out Boy blow up but it is getting to that point. Fall Out Boy started as a pop punk/emo outfit from Chicago with their freshman release — “Take This To Your Grave”. Flash forward more than a decade and now the pop punkers have turned into pop rock Gods. Fall Out Boy is well known for blending styles into a clever, tight, and radio friendly sound and that isn’t going to change. On April 27th we saw Fall Out Boy release their most ambitious single yet: “Young and Menace”

If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the song you should go ahead. Alright, we waited. What did you think? Fall Out Boy has always changed their sound between albums but we aren’t sure that the change has ever been this dramatic. “Save Rock and Roll” and “American Beauty/American Psycho” were the first two albums released after Fall Out Boy’s hiatus. These records were anthemic, quirky, and decidedly dark for a pop group but it was all at least a little bit familiar. “Young and Menace” is the first single to be released from their next album: M A N I A and it is incredibly hard to nail down.

The song begins with traditional Fall Out Boy flair: muted verses filled with lyrical wordplay. Before you know it, however, there is a bass drop and then a screed chorus that has been pitch shifted to match the dreams of even the most fervent EDM fans. The chorus is literally impossible to sing but it is still catchy, loud, and passionate. All of this music is played over the top of a music video pulled straight from the film/book “Where the Wild Things Are”. Yeah, things got pretty weird.

No matter where you stand on Fall Out Boy or their brand, you have to admit that this is a huge shift for the group. With the single being dropped, the album being titled, and a tour being announced — the world is about to get a huge dosage of the Chicago-bred group. The biggest question, and one you’ll have to ask yourself, is this: can Fall Out Boy stir up a mania for their new record?