idk. Heads Out On Mad Man Tour with A$AP Ferg Next Month!

Proclaimed “one of hip-hop’s most promising new acts” by Billboard, Maryland rapper .idk. joins A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry on the massive 31-city North American Mad Man Tour next month! Coming off the release of his critically acclaimed album IWASVERYBAD in partnership with Adult Swim, a sold-out European tour with Joey Bada$$, an explosive performance at the inaugural Rolling Loud SoCal festival in December, and recently being named one of the Best New Artists of 2017 by Pigeons and Planesyou don’t want to miss the opportunity to see .idk. live when he comes to your city! 

IWASVERYBAD is a vivid autobiography of the 25-year-old’s life exploring the narrative of .idk.‘s (which stands for “ignorantly delivering knowledge”) stormy adolescence- a journey of loss, redemption and eventual triumph- retelling the moments that led to his teenage incarceration and confronting the loss of his mother. Featuring guest appearances from Chief KeefSwizz BeatzDOOMDel The Funky HomosapienYung GleeshMother Marygold and more, IWASVERYBAD earned a spot on several major “Best of 2017” lists including Vulture‘s Best Albums of 2017 So FarGenius‘ 50 Best Albums of 2017Noisey‘s 36 Best Overlooked Albums of 2017, and DJ Booth‘s 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 who called it cinematic, wonderfully rancorous, and tear-jerking.” The visual for the project’s lead single, “Pizza Shop” feat. Yung Gleesh was named one of the 50 Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2017 by XXL. Along the way, .idk.‘s captivating storytelling style has also caught the attention of PitchforkComplexHotNewHipHop, and more. A true visionary with high hopes to enlighten his listeners, .idk. will bring his thought-provoking lyrics to life this spring on the Mad Man Tour

Watch DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg Bring “Our Streets” To MTV’s TRL For A Live Performance



Yesterday, legendary producer DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg performed their hit single “Our Streets” live on MTV’s TRL. The song is one of the first projects born from the newly re-launched Payday Records label.

After an introduction from the Black Eyed Peas, the exciting “Our Streets” performance is a throwback to park jams and block parties; Premier’s turntables are set up atop New York City trash cans with a park bench, basketball goal, and chain link fence surrounding the stage. The track can be described as a classic New York hip-hop record, combining DJ Premier’s signature soulful beats and A$AP Ferg’s raw MC sound. The track also marks Premier and Ferg’s first collaboration together, after crossing paths on numerous occasions, waiting for the best opportunity to create. Premier describes the song as a fusion of his generation’s rap scene and Ferg’s scene, and the recently released music video stays consistent with this vision, saluting that throwback New York vibe.

Throughout the 90s, Premier played an integral role in Payday bringing in artists to the label and producing a number of the label’s biggest hits including “Come Clean,” and “Supa Star.”

Watch DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg Perform ‘Our Streets’ Live on TRL