In the midst of his first headline national tour, Iamsu! released a visual for "They Say" (Prod. by Cal-A), off his recently released Eyes On Me mixtape. The Bay Area rapper hit the ground running in 2015 with features and appearances on The FADER, XXL, deadspin, Hot 97, Sway In the Morning, and more, following the release of his project. "I'm at a very exciting time in my career. A challenging time, I've had some amazing high moments and some moments that made me want to give it all up, but it's a test of my drive and I'm ready to takeover," he explains. "They Say" premiered on the freshly-launched FreeBread, an innovative street wear, culture, and fashion platform that features original audio, visual, and print content.
"It's time to take people to another world with music," Iamsu! says about the "They Say" visual. "I've been listening to a lot of oldies recently, like Prince's Purple Rain and Bob Marley, the legend. I've been inspired by melody and 'They Say' was inspired by that feeling of being drunk in the club and the ride home after...the hazy orbit that you enter- that head spinning motion." His Eyes On Me mixtape, which debuted via Billboard, presents Iamsu! at his most forward-thinking stage as an artist. "I'm creatively free on this project, experimenting with different styles and different flows expanding as far as production. I think it's an exciting ride."
As one of the architects of the new Bay Area sound, Iamsu! is ready to bring his music to the national platform. "The first big misconception about me is that I'm only a feature artist or only a producer. The second misconception is that I'm not an independent rap legend" And as he raps in "They Say," "every time I hit the stage I make a movie" - make sure to catch him on his Eyes On Me Tour, tickets and dates here.