Yung Lean (Auckland)
Presented by: Robin Fernando, in association with ASTRAL PEOPLE & Handsome Tours
- Date: Sep 28th, 2016
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Restrictions: 18+
Robin Fernando, in association with ASTRAL PEOPLE & Handsome Tours, present YUNG LEAN.
Wednesday 28 September 2016 at Studio The Venue Limited in Auckland.
Tickets onsale at 4:20pm on Tuesday 28 June
He’s been described as a “prodigious Swedish rap phenomenon”, a “hip-hop sensation” and “the artist Justin Bieber wishes he could be”.
He is Yung Lean! And he’s making a whistle-stop visit to New Zealand shores for a one-off show at the Studio in Auckland on September 28.
The young Swedish rapper first made his mark in 2013 with the release of the mixtape UNKNOWN DEATH 2002. Yung Lean and his Sad Boys crew pioneered rap’s freeform transformation and his early tracks turned the then teenager into a viral sensation, clocking up millions of views with their satirical lyrics and iconic early 2000s aesthetic.
The up-and-comer went on to forge paths across the hip-hop landscape with his 2014 debut studio album UNKNOWN MEMORY and released his sophomore offering WARLORD to critical acclaim earlier this year.
Here’s what the critics say about the Stockholm native who has developed a cult-like following around the globe:
“Through his unapologetic meme-ability and DIY aesthetic, Lean has managed to make himself a cult-like figure, and judging from his continued success, he's here to stay.” - Pigeons and Planes
“It’s a refreshing outlook that reinforces Lean’s continued separation from the more formulaic facets of hip-hop, ensuring that his unique outsider story is one that you can still very much delve into.” – NME
As Yung Lean’s star continues to soar, he has firmly established his place in hip-hop as the next generation of boundary pushers. And with a reputation for delivering unforgettable, raucous live performances, his one-off Auckland show promises to be the kind of gig even the most discerning of hip-hop fans will most certainly not want to miss.
Yung Lean plays the Studio on K Road in Auckland on Wednesday, September 28.