IamSu!, in conjunction with Karmaloop, is excited to release the deluxe edition of his recent mixtape, KILT. The tape is available for free download now, and to accompany the mixtape, Su! is also excited to release a new video from the tape, for the fan-favorite track “Over.”
IamSu! first released KILT back in May, and the tape served as the first full body of work released by the Bay Area rapper following the commercial successes of LoveRance’s “UP!” and E-40′s “Function,” both songs of which Su! played an integral role. Since release, Su!’s mainstream success has been matched with critical acclaim, with KILT hailed as SPIN’s Rap Release Of The Week – the outlet also later featured Su! as one their 5 Best New Artists for June ’12. Su! has stayed equally busy on the road in support of the tape, with a recent run of dates that served as his debut headline tour and also featured his first-ever headline show in the Bay.
Now, IamSu! has partnered with Karmaloop for a deluxe edition re-release of KILT. The new version, in addition to being re-mixed and re-mastered, includes a handful of previously unreleased tracks, as well as some fresh new artwork. “Every mixtape I drop,” explains Su!,” I always say I want to do a re-release with more tracks – but I would always wind up just releasing a new tape. This time, I’m in a position to do it the right way.”
In doing it the right way, not only does the music sound sonically better (“It sounds like an album now,” says Su!), but IamSu! was also able to partner with Karmaloop, to offer the release on a larger platform, while allowing Su! to collaborate with a favorite company of his. “I’ve always been into fashion, and since I was in high school, Karmaloop was the spot for me to shop,” he explains. “They’re a big part of the street wear culture.” For Karmaloop, the collaboration was equally exciting. “It was an easy decision to partner with Su! on this project for Karmaloop Music,” explains Karmaloop Special Projects Coordinator Chedda. “Su!’s been on my radar for some time now and his music and fashion sense are a perfect match for our Verge Culture customers.”
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