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Remy Banks Announces New Mixtape, “Higher”, Tours With Earl Sweatshirt & Vince Staples

The 26 year-old Queens native has always had a way with the mic. From his beginnings in his group Children of the Night to his duty as frontman of Queens super crew Worlds Fair, Remy Banks’ unique style combines golden era NYC boom bap and futuristic sounds. Born in Jamaica, Queens and raised in Forest Hills, Remy has seen both sides of the borough. His versatile style both on and off the microphone exemplify this rigid dichotomy. “Growing up, I was all over Queens. Bayside to Southside, Long Island City to Hollis, I embraced the whole borough.”

Remy started to take rapping serious at age 19, when he and his Worlds Fair cohorts first met. “We all grew up together one way or another so we started a conglomerate and gave it a name,” he said speaking of World’s Fair’s formation. With the help of Remy’s undeniable charisma and the group’s uncanny ability to rock the mic, Worlds Fair had the spotlight shining on Queens. After the success of the crew’s first project Bastards Of The Party (Fools Gold Records) as well as collaborations with Earl Sweatshirt and MellowHigh (“Cold World”), Bodega Bamz (“GLDCHN”), Domo Genesis (“Drugs Got Me Spiritual” & “More Clouds”) and others (“3FLIPS6” with A$AP Ant and Juice of Flatbush Zombies), Remy knew his time was next.

Remy’s forthcoming project “higher.” is his first solo effort since World’s Fair’s Bastards of the Party, and features Odd Future and The Internet’s Syd, D.R.A.M. and Hak of Ratking, as well as production from frequent collaborator Black Noi$e, King Krule, Odd Future’s Left Brain and Ratking’s Sporting Life, among others. Today, Remy is sharing the project’s second single as well as its cover (shot by Brock Fetch), track listing and release date. This comes in the midst of Remy touring with Earl Sweatshirt as part of the “Not Redy 2 Leave Tour” along with Vince Staples.

Tour Dates

4/16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
4/18 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
4/20 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
4/22 Silver Spring, MD – Rams Head
4/23 Washington, DC – Fillmore
4/24 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
4/25 Charlotte, NC – Amos
4/26 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
4/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
4/30 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
5/01 Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s
5/02 Orlando, FL – Firestone
5/03 Miami, FL – Grand Central
5/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
5/07 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
5/08 New Orleans, LA – Republic
5/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
5/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
5/14 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
5/15 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
5/18 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
5/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
5/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
5/22 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
5/23 San Antonio, TX – ACMH

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Written by Manny King John

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