Kid Ink Talks "My Own Lane" Tour & His 5-Year Plan
Kid Ink is bigger than ever, and he's definitely seeing the effects of his growing popularity on his "My Own Lane" tour, which he's currently in the middle of. HNHH had a chance to catch up with the rapper in New York, where he told us about his approach to touring, his new fanbase, and where he's sees himself in the next 5 years.
Review: Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
Kid Ink may have suddenly rose to popularity with the 2012 catchy hit “Time of Your Life” but the California rapper has been at it longer than that. Releasing his first mixtape in 2010, Kid Ink, real name Brian Collins, gained a slew of fans with his laid-back style and blend of singing and rapping.
Kid Ink To Tour Europe With Vee The Rula, Bricc Baby & Pia Mia
The success of Kid Ink's third album, Full Speed, released in February, has earned the L.A. rapper a 28-city headlining European tour. The tour starts in 11 days, on October 13, in Dublin. Kid Ink will be joined by Vee Tha Rula and Bricc Baby throughout the tour. The three Alumni brethren recently collaborated on "Forbes," featuring Shy Glizzy.
Stream Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
Led by the Kid Ink-featuring single "Baby's In Love," Jamie Foxx has been rolling out his new album for the better part of 2015, also sharing collaborations with Chris Brown and Wale along the way. Today marks Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses' official release date, so thusly, we've got a stream of Foxx's latest for you. Check out the full tracklist below, stream via Spotify below that, and purchase it on iTunes.
BTS Photos For Kid Ink's "Main Chick" Video Shoot
Kid Ink's "Main Chick" single continues to hit radio airwaves just about everywhere, and while that's happening the rapper has been busy working on a music video for the cut. "Main Chick" features both Tyga and Chris Brown, however, with Breezy currently locked up we're unsure on whether or not he'll be making an appearance in this music video. Nonetheless, T-Raww was definitely on the set, as you can see in the photos above. The video shoot went down in Ink's native L.A. and was shot by Alexandre Moors. We can expect the full video to arrive some time in May.
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Kid Ink is kicking off his "My Own Lane" tour next week, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on April 2nd. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King Los and Bizzy Crook live in concert!
Photos & Recap From Kid Ink's "Full Speed" Listening Session
Last night, industry heavy-hitters, tastemakers and writers packed into a room in NYC's Jungle City Studios to get a sneak peek at Kid Ink's upcoming album Full Speed, due out February 3rd via RCA. Shaheem Reid hosted, and star producer Vinylz made a surprise appearance. HNHH was there to take some pics and get the scoop on the sophomore project. Check out our snaps in the gallery above.
Kid Ink Announces European Tour Dates
Kid Ink is in the middle of his highly successful "My Own Lane" tour, and it appears it won't be ending anytime soon. The rapper has just announced a new leg of the tour, which will take him through Europe through the late summer to early fall. The tour will kick off August 31st in Amsterdam, before making its way through Germany, France, Belgium, and the UK, finishing off October 20th in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" Album Stream
The day has arrived for Kid Ink's debut album My Own Lane to hit shelves and the world wide web. We've heard several album cuts leading up to the release, including the stand-out Pusha T-featured "Murda," and most recently, "We Just Came To Party" with August Alsina.
Samples Of The Week: March 13
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey." This week, see who Kid Ink, Jay Z, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH.
Bizzy Crook Talks His Musical Origins, Eminem's Influence And Overcoming Depression
Miami, Florida emcee Bizzy Crook is currently accompanying Kid Ink and King Los on the "My Own Lane Tour," and our very own Damon Campbell recently caught up with him for an exclusive interview at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during which they discussed his origins, Eminem's influence, his battle with depression and more. Read excerpts from their conversation and watch the whole thing below, as well as Crook's recent video for "No Limit," which has been co-signed by Master P himself.
Ticket Giveaway: Kid Ink's NYC Show On 4/20
What are your plans for 4/20? If you haven't figured that out yet, you should probably try and win a pair of free tickets to Kid Ink's Irving Plaza show on every weed smoker's favorite holiday. The West Coast rapper will be making his way to NYC on April 20th, for a second year in a row. He'll be performing in NYC as part of his "Full Speed" tour, with special guest Black Dave. We'll be giving away one pair of tickets to five lucky winners.
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Kid Ink continues his "My Own Lane" tour, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King Los and Bizzy Crook live in concert!
First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
The first week sales projections are in for Kid Ink’s major label debut My Own Lane, which was released this past Tuesday via RCA Records. According to HDD, Kid Ink's debut album is projected to move anywhere from 40-45K copies in its first week. If that stands, and it should, it will be good enough to land Ink a top 3 spot on Billboard 200.
Exclusive Photos: BTS Of Kid Ink's "Show Me" Featuring Chris Brown
Kid Ink's new "Show Me" single is rapidly climbing both the Billboard and radio charts, and an official visual featuring and directed by Chris Brown will be dropping next week. Check out the gallery above for an exclusive first look at the making of the video (courtesy of Born Original), and cop the single on iTunes. It'll be included on Ink's major label debut My Own Lane, which is scheduled to drop on January 7th.
Kid Ink Talks Upcoming Album, Says It's Arriving In December
Recently we were able to chop it up with Kid Ink, who dropped off a huge banger of a single today, "Show Me" with Chris Brown. The single will no doubt put him on radios across the country, which will drum up anticipation for the release of his debut album on his RCA label.
Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
This week the charts remained relatively calm, with no hip-hop new-comers to speak of yet. However, Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his new Beach House EP, so we'll have to see how well that does sales-wise next week. This past week was Kid Ink's second week on the Billboard 200, and while he wasn't able to maintain a spot within the top 20 of the Billboard 200, he was pretty close, dropping to #21 after a #3 debut. Although Ink is signed to RCA, this is his debut effort and while he's pushing towards the mainstream, he hasn't quite broken down the barrier yet.
Joey Bada$$, Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg & More Explain Which Rap Trends They Would Like To See Die
HNHH served as sponsors for the Festival Village stage at this year's Summer Jam XX, and as a result we got to hang out with some of the artists and ask them questions.
Exclusive BTS: Dizzy Wright's "Fashion" Video With Kid Ink & Honey Cocaine
Dizzy Wright is fresh off releasing his new mixtape, The Golden Age, and is now giving one of the highlights from the tape the visual treatment. HNHH is proud to work with Dizzy, Honey Cocaine, and Kid Ink on the video for "Fashion," which will premiere on the site in the near future.
Charts Don't Lie: January 19
This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k. Ink sold a respectable 50k, which isn't too shabby for an artist who is not quite mainstream yet, although it's only a matter of time until he gets there.