Kevin Abstract

Kevin Abstract



Kevin Abstract (born Clifford Ian Simpson; July 16, 1996), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and director.[1] Abstract is a founding member of hip-hop group Brockhampton. Abstract released his debut album, MTV1987, in 2014, and received attention from a number of major music blogs and magazine publications. His second album, American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story, was released in November 2016.



American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story
American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story is the second studio album by American recording artist Kevin Abstract, released on November 18, 2016.
MTV1987 is the debut album by American recording artist Kevin Abstract, released on July 15, 2014.
Miserable America
Miserable America is a song by musical artist Kevin Abstract, released on November 4, 2016.
Empty is a song by musical artist Kevin Abstract, released on September 23, 2016.

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This 2012 Forum Thread From Kevin Abstract Planted the Seed for Brockhampton
  –  April 19, 2018
As would be the case half a decade later, Kevin was already working on solo material and hoped to balance his work in the group with his own music as Kevin Abstract. This thread ended up fizzling out after a few pages and, as the story goes, the group ...
Kevin Abstract Explains Why Brockhampton Signed With RCA Records
  –  April 2, 2018
videos still diy, music still made in our house ... thanks for my management for guiding us in the best possible direction yeehaw A post shared by kevin abstract (@iansimpson) on Mar 30, 2018 at 12:11pm PDT Brockhampton’s first album for RCA will ...
Coachella 2018: Tyler, the Creator, Post Malone and More
  –  April 22, 2018
If you need a pick-me-up, or want to discover some new tunes to add to your playlist, these guys do not disappoint. Led by Kevin Abstract, Brockhampton proved to be one of Coachella’s best acts. They also had a moment of cultural appreciation as one of ...
6ix9ine's Club Cinema Show Is Postponed; Listen to This Parody of His Song Instead
  –  April 20, 2018
We can perhaps even put it in the same boat as Kevin Abstract of Brockhampton, who at once proudly expresses his homosexuality while also making fun of it, appealing to young fans that one Twitter user characterized thusly: “the teens are calling ...
This 2012 Forum Thread From Kevin Abstract Planted the Seed for Brockhampton
  –  April 19, 2018
Over the last few years, young artists have been connecting and collaborating in all kinds of amazing ways that we've never seen before. One of the best examples of this is Brockhampton. As the story goes, some of the members met on a Kanye West fan ...
Watch the Kevin Abstract-directed video for “Lessons For Later” by Slow Hollows
  –  April 18, 2018
L.A. wunderkind Austin W. Anderson (fka Austin Feinstein) quickly made a name for himself as a guitarist working with Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean. His band Slow Hollows creates hazy post-punk songs that'll get you in your feelings, and, today, they ...
Watch Brockhampton's Full Performance at The Novo
  –  April 18, 2018
"I’m very sad about our performance," Kevin Abstract tweeted the next day. "We didn't start on time because somehow Bearface’s mic quit working seconds before we went on stage. While we were trying to fix the issue every minute backstage felt like an ...
Beyoncé Reigns, Rock Dies: Coachella 2018 Festival Review
  –  April 17, 2018
Backed by a flock of expert violinists, all dressed in blue masks, each member of the hip-hop collective dressed in what looked like a bullet proof vest, each lettered with a bold statement: Kevin Abstract’s read “Faggot”, “Ameer Vann’s read ...
BROCKHAMPTON Say Kanye Inspired Their Coachella Performance: Watch
  –  April 16, 2018
Their set featured a small string section, in which all the musicians wore blue face paint. Today, the group’s leader, Kevin Abstract, revealed that the orchestral addition was inspired by Kanye West. “Our Coachella performance was inspired by this ...
Jay-Z, Post Malone, Flatbush Zombies and More Command the Stage for Day Two of 2018 Coachella
  –  April 15, 2018
According to group member Kevin Abstract, their were technical difficulties behind the scenes that prevented Brockhampton from putting on the show they planned. "I’m very sad about our performance," Kevin tweeted Sunday (April 15). "We didnt start on ...
Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract says Kanye West-inspired Coachella performance ‘felt like a nightmare’
  –  April 15, 2018
Brockhampton‘s Kevin Abstract has said the group’s Coachella set “felt like a nightmare”. The California-based outfit, who call themselves “the internet’s first boy band”, made their debut appearance at the festival yesterday (April 14).
Brockhampton: 5 Things To Know About ‘The Internet’s First Boy Band’ Ahead Of Coachella
  –  April 11, 2018
“I just wanted to have my own dynasty. I wanted my own Cash Money or Roc-A-Fella. Outside of that, I also wanted my own media company,” Kevin Abstract said. “I always used to say, at the end of the day, I want Brockhampton to be like Paramount or ...
Brockhampton's RCA Deal Worth $15M: Sources
  –  April 2, 2018
Kevin Abstract, one of the band's members, called the signing a "new era" last week on Twitter, adding: "Nothing changes we still in this living room making songs making out and all of that rca just gon help us push this gay agenda." The deal, according ...
Kevin Abstract Explains Why Brockhampton Signed With RCA Records
  –  April 2, 2018
Brockhampton has signed a deal with RCA Records, bringing the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest boy band” to a major label. Following news of crew’s signing, Kevin Abstract decided to assuage any fan concerns about how this would affect the group ...
The Specific Lines from Songs that Give You The Feels
  –  March 27, 2018
Ryan Bassil Kevin Abstract – "Runner": “And boy I’ll be back when you’re lonely, if you want me to / My parents don't know what's gotten into me since I've met you” Omg this whole song sounds like sweat and sun on skin and the sweetness of a ...


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