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Ice Spice Confirms Y2K LP + Tour

On July 26, Ice Spice will drop ‘Y2K,’ her very first full length followed by her first ever world tour.

Taking to her Instagram account, the now 24-years old superstar rapper showed off the ‘Y2K’ cover with the caption “HIIIII ‘Y2K’ THE ALBUM WILL BE DROPPING JULY 26TH!!!!” 

Confirming her July and August, North American and European trek, the musician (born Isis Naija Gaston) also revealed she will be joined by Cash Cobain on the road.

In the past, Ice Spice stated that her mother was the main inspiration for her debut LP, and added that she embodies “the ‘Y2K’ aesthetic in its truest form”. During her appearance on The Zane Lowe Show, the artist said “Thankfully, I had my mom, so growing up I’d see her really embody the Y2K aesthetic in its truest form.” It’s duck nails, it’s a tramp stamp. It’s brown lip liner no matter where you go. So thankfully I had her as my inspo growing up. And of course just like the internet, you feel me? Just like anyone else.”

Admitting that she was “really nervous” about sampling Sean Paul’s 2002 classic ‘Gimme the Light’ in her track ‘Gimme A Light’, which appears on her upcoming record, Ice Spice said “I was really nervous because we really wanted to have a very authentic Y2K sample in there, and Sean Paul, he’s legendary.” “And that song alone, his ‘Gimme the Light’, is so iconic that I was so nervous to sample it, because I’m like, ‘This isn’t going to get cleared, so what’s the point?'”

Ice Spice’s ‘Y2K! World Tour’ dates incliude:

4 July – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

5 July – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival

7 July – Vienna, Austria – Rolling Loud Europe

11 July – Costinesti, Romania – Beach, Please! Festival

12 July – London, UK – Wireless Festival

13 July – Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld

18 July – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival

30 July – Washington, DC – The Anthem

1 August – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

2 August – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia presented by Highmark

4 August – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

6 August – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17

9 August – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

11 August – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

13 August – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

14 August – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

17 August – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

19 August – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

21 August – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

23 August – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

25 August – Dallas, TX –The Factory Deep Ellum

26 August – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

28 August – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

31 August – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Akein O. Brown