Grammy-nominated rapper Jack Harlow has announced his Crème De La Crème tour presented by Rolling Loud coming through Charlotte on September 15 and Raleigh on September 14 with Babyface Ray, and Charlotte’s Mavi. The tour supports Harlow’s debut album, Thats What They All Say, released in December of 2020.
Babyface Ray is a Detroit-based rapper who rose to prominence with his mixtape releases in the Detroit scene. He recently released his 2021 EP Unfuckwitable, featuring Kash Doll, Moneybagg Yo, and EST Gee.
“Raised with a love for music, Mavi wrote his first raps at 14 years old. As a student at West Charlotte High School he soaked in the tunes of acts like Noname, Saba, Vince Staples and Earl Sweatshirt, but struggled to find an outlet for his art in a live setting. Despite those struggles, a steady stream of releases leading up to his 2018 mixtape, No Roses, helped Mavi finally start seeing success with his music. And while he received cosigns from acclaimed acts like Pink Siifu and Earl Sweatshirt– local love seemed to be contained to his high school peers.
Mavi rose quickly through the ranks of underground hip-hop with his insightful messages of self-empowerment and mental emancipation. Let the Sun Talk opens with a spoken-word intro that delineates his goals of Black liberation. “Knowledge, wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, equality, food, clothing and shelter,” but to get that, one needs “money, guns, lands and useful knowledge.” It’s a bold proclamation for some, coupling philosophical ideas like gun ownership to pro-Blackness, but confronting these complexities is what’s made Mavi the national name he is today.” – Grant Golden, CLTure