Brent Faiyaz Shuts Down Major Label Deals In Favour Of Staying Independent

Along with his new partnership with UnitedMasters, Faiyaz announced today that he’ll be heading out on tour through the latter half of 2023.

BYHayley Hynes
Brent Faiyaz Shuts Down Major Label Deals In Favour Of Staying Independent

It's been quiet on Brent Faiyaz's front since he delivered WASTELAND back in 2022. Thankfully, the R&B crooner came back to Instagram on Monday (May 1) with some major news, which he's only been able to top in the time since. Not only does he have a collaboration with Marshmello dropping as his first single of the year on Friday (May 5), but he's also heading out on tour later this summer and for most of the fall. The F*ck The World It's A Wasteland tour will kick off on July 16th, followed by stops in North American cities like Chicago, Toronto, Miami, Houston, Oakland, and Los Angeles before he heads overseas to the United Kingdom for more fun.

While in Europe, Faiyaz is set to hit up Glasgow, London, Stockholm Copenhagen, Berlin, Milan, and Barcelona, among other beautiful cities before closing things out with a final concert in Paris on November 19th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 AM PDT, while presale will take place on Thursday (May 4). While fans of the "ALL MINE" artist wait in the online queue to purchase their passes, they'll at least be able to stream his upcoming "Fell In Love" single.

Brent Faiyaz Announces 2023 Tour Dates

Brent shared a teaser of the highly anticipated song earlier this week, along with a video that sees him seemingly putting the charm on a love interest. "You ain't fall in love with me," he sings. "You fell in love with the man I could be." As always, the 27-year-old proved that he knows his demographic all too well and that plenty of women who have a habit of seeing potential, rather than what's right in front of them, will certainly be un their feelings over this one.

Along with all of those announcements, it was also revealed by Variety that the Maryland native has turned down several major label record deals in favour of remaining independent. He'll be partnering with UnitedMasters for the time being, who hope to "further amplify his creative vision and support his entrepreneurial ambitions" through their work together. Check out Brent Faiyaz and Marshmello's "Fell In Love" single teaser below, and tap back in with HNHH this weekend to stream it along with our other new release recommendations.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.