Tune in and turn up

Jakarta-based viral rap sensation Brian Imanuel or Rich Chigga is taking his gleefully troll-centric brand of music on the road. The 17-year-old emcee announced his inaugural U.S. tour, set to kick off at the end of April and close May 6. Though the tour is a rather short five stops, it still marks a breakthrough for Imanuel whose deadpan takes on hallmarks of hip-hop culture and penchant for early-2000s prep fashion have garnered the attention of fellow en vogue rappers like Desiigner, MadeinTYO and 21 Savage.

The “Dat Stick” rapper will kick things off at the Roxy in Los Angeles before moving on to Orange County followed by the iconic SOB’s in New York, Miami and then Middlelands Festival in Todd Mission, Texas. Thus far, his creative video collaborations with 88rising have painted a portrait of a fun-loving, emerging artist who doesn’t take himself too seriously. His upcoming tour will give fans plenty of opportunity to see if that personality translates to the stage.

For now,  Imanuel just can’t wait to breath some ‘Merican air.

Cant wait to breathe your air america.

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Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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