You’ll probably end up hearing a lot about Higher Brothers in 2018, the four kids out of Chengdu, China, who grew out of their local rap scene to garner praise from some of trap’s biggest names, rack up millions of YouTube plays, and score major endorsement deals. They make brash, unfussy trap music, mostly jumping back and forth between English and Sichuanese. Late last year, they collaborated with Ski Mask the Slump God—who was born 8,500 miles away in Florida—on a track called “Flo Rida,” a half-deranged song that uses Evian as a status symbol. Today it’s been given a suitably strange video, directed by James Mao. We’d explain it, but around the part where Higher Brothers start throwing money around an inflatable unicorn on a green-screened apocalyptic beach, we realized that was impossible. So, watch it at the top of the page.
Higher Brothers also released a four-track EP called Journey to the West earlier today, which you can listen to here. And they're coming to the US for a tour of the same name in February. Take a look at those dates below.
Feb 02 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Nightclub (EARLY ALL AGES SHOW)
Feb 02 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Nightclub (LATE 19+ SHOW)
Feb 03 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Feb 07 - San Francisco - The Warfield
Feb 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall
Feb 13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
Feb 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Feb 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
Feb 19 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
Feb 20 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Feb 21 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Feb 23 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Feb 25 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
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