Kevin Abstract Shares Voice Memo Explaining How His Record Deal Is Hell

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Brockhampton ringleader Kevin Abstract released his new solo album, ARIZONA BABY, last month. But in a now deleted voice memo, he said that he no longer feels comfortable releasing music, lamenting his RCA record deal. He shared the memo Friday night on his website. “I’m currently writing music, and songs and albums from … More »

Kevin Abstract Launches 10-Hour Treadmill Livestream: “THE 1-9-9-9 IS HERE”

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Kevin AbstractBrockhampton leader Kevin Abstract released his new solo album ARIZONA BABY yesterday. And today, he’s promoting it by livestreaming himself walking on a treadmill for 10 hours. As one does. More »

Stream Kevin Abstract’s New Album ARIZONA BABY

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Arizona BabyFor the past few weeks, Kevin Abstract, ringleader of the beloved “boy band” rap crew Brockhampton, has been releasing an album in EP-length chunks. First we got ARIZONA baby. Then we got Ghettobaby. And today, he’s compiling those EPs’ six songs together with “Peach” and five other new songs … More »

Kevin Abstract – “Peach” (Feat. Bearface, Joba, & Dominic Fike) Video

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Kevin-Abstract-Peach-videoWe are getting close to the end of the big Kevin Abstract experiment. A few weeks ago, Abstract, the man behind the cult-beloved “boy band” rap crew Brockhampton, cryptically teased three release dates, all of them a week apart. The last of those dates is tomorrow. On the first two release dates, Abstract released new … More »

Stream Kevin Abstract’s Ghettobaby EP

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Kevin Abstract - GhettobabyThe Brockhampton crew is known for its tireless work ethic. The group put out three full-length albums in 2017 and followed that by hitting #1 with their major-label debut, Iridescence, last year. They just never seem to lose steam — and that’s not even accounting for the work individual members of the collective … More »

Kevin Abstract – “Baby Boy” Video

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Kevin-Abstract-Baby-Boy-videoLast week, Kevin Abstract, the mind behind the insurgent and internet-beloved rap “boy band” Brockhampton, released a pretty great three-song EP called ARIZONA baby. A couple of days before he did that, he shared a video for opening track “Big Wheels,” which turned out to be our favorite songMore »

Stream Kevin Abstract’s ARIZONA baby EP

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Kevin-Abstract-ARIZONA-babyBefore the rise of Brockhampton, the California-based “boy band” rap crew who have caused so much excitement over the last few years, group leader Kevin Abstract was mostly known as a solo artist. In 2016, Abstract released his second solo album American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story. And right now, Abstract is following that one … More »

Kevin Abstract – “Big Wheels” Video

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Brockhampton released their last full-length album, Iridescence, last year. That album rose to #1 and made our Best Albums Of 2018 list. They’ve been laying low since then, aside from band leader Kevin Abstract, who has a new project on the horizon. A … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Watch Brockhampton Make Their Bugged-Out, Theatrical Return To The Tonight Show

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Brockhampton-on-The-Tonight-ShowThe last time Brockhampton visited The Tonight Show, it was four months ago, and the LA-based rap expressionists were in a very different place. They were making their first appearance without Ameer Vann, the co-founding member who’d been kicked out of the group after sex-abuse allegations. They’d scrapped an album, and the future … More »