To date, Kid Ink has sold over 5 million singles worldwide since his 2014 major label debut album, My Own Lane (Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records) entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada. The single held the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified gold and was the most added song at Urban Mainstream radio at the time of release. The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 126 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 100 million views. Fueled by the certified gold hit singles “Body Language” and “Be Real,” the LA native’s sophomore LP, Full Speed, entered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and No. 4 on the Digital Albums chart. Full Speed features guest appearances by Chris Brown, Usher, R. Kelly, Dej Loaf, Migos, Trey Songz, Tinashe and more. Producers Stargate, Cashmere Cat, DJ Mustard, Key Wane, The Featherstones, NicNac, Mark Kragen and others provide the head-nodding beats. Kid Ink recently wrapped his Full Speed headlining US, European and Brazilian tour and the Chris Brown “One Hell Of A Night” tour. Checkout 1 of our throwback interviews with Kid Ink and Christmas Day you can download his new project “Summer In The Winter” on iTunes.
Luke Christopher isn’t about to wait around for anybody. Instead of relying on singers or producers, the Los Angeles rapper can belt out a hook with the best of them, and he remains an accomplished producer and beat maker in his own right. On his two new EPs YSTRDY and TMRW for ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, his singular vision only starts to unfold, encompassing airtight rhymes, cinematic storytelling, keen wit, and a little bit of wisdom.
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, music surrounded Luke. At a young age, his father turned him on to the likes of Elton John, U2, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. However, hip-hop found him one Christmas when 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me sat under the tree. In high school, he converted the bottom bed of his bunk beds into a makeshift studio. There, he taught himself how to rap, sing, and compose beats. By his seventeenth birthday, he was ready to be properly heard, and major labels clamored for this strangely soulful and emotionally expansive style. Checkout our new interview with Luke.
Kid Ink cruises past all boundaries. The Los Angeles rapper, producer, and performer can seamlessly slip from an irresistible hook into an impeccable verse, effortlessly bobbing and weaving between the club and the streets. There’s absolutely nobody quite like the tattooed from head-to-toe impresario, and that’s the first thing you’ll notice. Grinding as a producer since the age of 16, he uncovered this creative highway by perfecting a personal style behind the board first. His production collaborations include everybody from Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sean Kingston, Nipsey Hu$$le, and more. That experience in the studio set the stage for him to become the versatile and vibrant force he is today. Now since the success from Ink’s major debut album: “My Own Lane”, his been hard at work promoting his new album “Full Speed”. Currently headlining his “Full Speed” Tour, we caught up with Kid Ink to discuss the new album, touring, and collaborating with Detroit rapper – Dej Loaf on the record “Be Real”. Watch our interview below and be sure to leave a comment ! *Kid Ink voice* “Ergghhh!”
Philadelphia – We have teamed up with our friends over at Live Nation to give away 2 pairs of tickets for Hip-Hop/Rap Recording Artist, Juicy J’s “The Hustle Continues Tour”. Kid Ink will be stopping by the TLA on Sunday, June 13th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from Juicy J with the subject: “Juicy J Philly Live”.
2) Tweet + Follow @MFWERadio | @TheBizWithD | @DDuaneOfficial on #JuicyJFierce & #TheHustleContinuesTour
Contest Ends: Friday, July 11h 12:00PM EST
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Philadelphia – We have teamed up with our friends over at AEG Live to give away 2 PAIRS for RCA Recording Artist, Kid Ink’s “Full Speed Tour”. Kid Ink will be stopping by the Trocadero Theatre on Sunday, April 19th with special guest Bricc Baby Shitro and Luke Christopher. We’ve got two winners for you to enter to win tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from Kid Ink’s “Full Speed” album with the subject: “Kid Ink Philly Live”.
2) Tweet + Follow @MFWERadio | @TheBizWithD | @DDuaneOfficial on #KidInkFierce & #FullSpeedTour
Contest Ends: Friday, April 17th 12:00PM EST
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