Rock the Bells artist and Bay Area Native, IAMSU! sat down with XXL Magazine and spoke about releasing most recent mixtape, Kilt 2 and his reaction to being added to this year’s Rock the Bells lineup!
“Rock the Bells hasn’t really settled all the way in, but I’m juiced! Yeah! Ah, man. It’s just like…it’s hella humbling. I just appreciate them for reaching out. It’s crazy. I don’t really get nervous no more before shows. I be excited. My first show [I was nervous]. It was at this little veteran’s owned, small place, and I had to get on top of this little speaker to perform. I couldn’t sleep the night before, I couldn’t eat, I was just turning! I was just praying to God, ‘If I could go to sleep just for a second until it happens,’ and I was just shittin’ bricks. I was so nervous. So nervous. But after I did it, and after I seen people liked my music and they liked my energy, then after that I was like, ‘People are coming to see me.’ Like, it’s my show so, we gonna go out there and have fun. My mom always told me, ‘Just pray, try to relax, and drink some water, and just…it’ll be okay.”
We’re so hyped to have IAMSU! on this year’s lineup, he’s one of the most exciting rappers working right now who dips his toes in any style you can throw at him. Ya’ll have to catch his set at Rock the Bells, buy your tickets here!