Breakaway Music Festival announces two feverous lineups for Columbus & Grand Rapids

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Prime Social Group is back with their biggest unveil to date. Now boasting nine festivals under the Breakaway, Prime, Haunted Fest, and #Fest brands, PSG’s elevating the supreme curation the brand’s been exploring at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. This year, Breakaway Music Festival serves as an outright testament to the booking that’s taking the industry by storm.

The festival will return to Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park on August 24 & 25 and Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium on August 24–26, expanding into a three-day festival installment for the first time ever.

Columbus’ Breakaway Music Festival Columbus welcomes the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade, live electronic innovators ODESZA, the modern 4/4 master Chris Lake, OWSLA’s own bass champion Ekali, Phantoms, Kayzo, and more. Columbus will also invite some of contemporary music’s most in-demand acts including pop maverick Halsey, Khalid, and Quinn XCII.

Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids will also host ODESZA, as well as Borgeous, NGHTMRE, Migos, and many, many more.

As PSG’s booking outreach continues, Breakaway Music Festival will only continue to serve as an emblem of the brand’s coveted understanding of its young audience.

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Girl Talk & Erick The Architect – “Trouble In Paradise”

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We know Girl Talk, the Pittsburgh producer known to his parents as Greg Gillis, for his frantic, dizzying mash-up records and for the live shows that have historically always been more like massive, disorienting parties. But in recent years, Gillis has turned his attention toward rap production, crafting tracks for people like Freeway and … More »

Flatbush Zombies – “Vacation” (Feat. Joey Badass) Video

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Although they might chafe under the reductive “drug-rap” label, it’s pretty clear that Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies are into drugs. They named their debut mixtape D.R.U.G.S. and their debut album 3001: A Laced Odyssey. They’ve put out a music video exactly at 4:20 before. And since tomorrow is international stoner holiday 4/20, you’d … More »

Flatbush Zombies Aren’t Who You Think They Are

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Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko contains multitudes. On April’s first Friday at their album release concert in Rough Trade’s Brooklyn shop, he’s shirtless rapping in a gravelly voice alongside his two other crewmates — rapper-producer swingman Erick The Architect and long-bearded fast-spitter Zombie Juice. It’s a crowd that ranges from the Rawkus Records generation to Pro … More »

Flatbush Zombies Share “Vacation” (Feat. Joey Bada$$) And Short Film With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ice T, & John Leguizamo

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Flatbush Zombies’ new album, Vacation In Hell, comes out tomorrow, and today they’re are sharing a short film accompaniment to it called VACATION (The-Movie) that was directed by Phillip T. Annand. It finds the Brooklyn rap trio brainstorming ways to get famous at a diner, and they get advice from some very special guests in … More »

Flatbush Zombies announce Vacation in Hell LP, having heard it’s nice there this time of year

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Boy, I just got back from vacation but I already need another vacation, mostly on account of the unconscionable shit that Janice in accounts-receivable is flinging,” then this news post is for you! Because this news post is about the new Flatbush Zombies LP Vacation in Hell; and brother, sorry to say this, but that sounds a little bit like it describes your situation. Sorry, I know that sounds rude. By way of apology, I did the legwork of embedding the new single “Headstone” from the album right here. Please forgive me:

Okay, now that we’ve put all that behind us, let’s talk turkey bacon: Vacation in Hell is out April 6 on The Glorious Dead, and it’ll be busting out the gate with 19 tracks of psylocibin-battered new-New-York boom, bap, rattle, and clap. A follow up to the Zombie’s 2016 debut 3001: A Laced Odyssey, the LP features collaborations with Joey Bada$$, Jadakiss, Bun B, Portugal. The Man, and more. Pre-order it or something!

Oh, and, did I mention the tour? (Sorry, everything I could see started to sorta melt for a second so I lost track of what I’d typed.) That tour, though! It kicks off early April, and it takes our svelte heroes on something approximating a vacation deep into the heart of the imperialist hellscape we all know as these United States. That’s right, I can go political.

Hows about you try another new single called “U&I” on for size before joining me down in the ol’ “artwork + tracklisting + tour dates” section of this here new post? And maybe let’s see that pretty smile of yours, huh? Things are gonna be alllllright!


I bet you need ANOTHER vacation from this Vacation in Hell tracklist:

01. HELL-O
02. Chunky
03. Vacation
04. M. Bison
05. Headstone
06. Big Shrimp
07. Leather Symphony
08. Reel Girls
09. Facts
10. Ask Courtney
11. Crown
12. Proxies
13. U&I
14. The Goddess
15. Trapped
16. Best American
17. Misunderstood
18. YouAreMySunshine
19. The Glory

Vacation in the United States tour dates:

04.06.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
04.13.18 – Indio, CA – Coachella
04.21.18 – Indio, CA – Coachella
04.25.18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04.28.18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05.01.18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
05.02.18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05.03.18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05.04.18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05.05.18 – Bonner Springs, KS – Flyover Festival
05.06.18 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton
05.07.18 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
05.09.18 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
05.10.18 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
05.11.18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05.12.18 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05.13.18 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05.15.18 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
05.18.18 – New Haven, CT – Toads Place
05.19.18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
05.22.18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
05.23.18 – New York, NY – The Terminal
05.24.18 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
05.25.18 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05.26.18 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05.27.18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05.30.18 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
06.01.18 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
06.02.18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
06.03.18 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
06.06.18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
06.07.18 – Austin, TX – Elmos
06.08.18 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
06.09.18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
06.11.18 – Santa Fe, NM – The Bridge at SF Brewing
06.12.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
06.16.18 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield

Craig Mack & The Golden Age Of The Posse-Cut Remix

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It would be a terrible shame if the entire legacy of Craig Mack, who passed away last week at a way-too-young age, boiled down to the “Flava In Ya Ear” remix. For one thing, “Flava In Ya Ear” was already a massive song before Puff Daddy corralled a bunch of Mack’s peers into jumping on … More »

Flatbush Zombies – “U&I” (Feat. Dia)

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The Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies have built a fervent cult following over the years, thanks to their deeply satisfying ’90s-throwback sound, their wild live shows, and their eye-popping psychedelic videos. Next month, they’ll release the new album Vacation In Hell, and it seems like they’re poised to jump up another level with its release. More »

Flatbush Zombies – “Headstone” Video

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Flatbush Zombies have momentum on their side. Thanks to their reliably chaotic live performances and their swirling, psychedelic boom-bap sound, the Brooklyn rap trio have emerged as one of the most popular groups on the rap underground, a surefire festival favorite whose records hold together than they probably should. Last month, they announced the impending … More »

Flatbush Zombies Announce New Album Vacation In Hell

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Flatbush Zombies have announced the follow up to their 2016 official debut LP, 3001: A Laced Odyssey. A black-and-white trailer foreshadows the Brooklyn rap trio’s latest, Vacation In Hell, and also serves as the announcement for producer and member Erick “The Architect” Elliot’s upcoming solo record, Arcstrumentals 2 (out 2/16) as well as a … More »