New Orleans rapper, producer, singer-songwriter, Aha Gazelle officially releases “Back In My Bag.” Teased on his SoundCloud earlier this month to hold fans over, the track is now available on all DSPs, including iTunes and Spotify. A straight-up motivational record, “Back In My Bag” is about not losing one’s self. “I almost took the bait and played the part,” Aha said, annotating the lyrics. “I almost forgot who I truly am.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Just before the weekend, Aha announced that he will be the direct opening act for Lecrae’s upcoming 24-date tour, All Things Work Together. The two also released “Whatchu Mean,” their newest single together, which premiered on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro on Sep. 20th. It has since generated over 1M collective plays. Click here for more info on All Things Work Together Tour.
Born William Gazelle Fields Jr., Aha Gazelle has demonstrated through his music, which includes Trilliam, and the sequential Trilliam 2 , that there are many dimensions to rap. Standing 6’6” tall, weighing in at 205 pounds and sporting dreadlocks, Aha is an amalgamation of authenticity, flash, savviness, artistry and Louisiana. Like his icons, Lil’ Wayne and Jay Electronica, his style is tough and confident, but Aha also comes with a strong sense of optimism, an attitude he learned while growing up and playing the drums in his father’s church in New Orleans. Entirely written and produced by himself, his music has been featured on notable Spotify playlists, including “Blessings” and “The Flow.” While attending Grambling State University, he released his first projects, FREE Barabbas and Trilliam, organically garnering over 1M collective streams and landing him a deal with Reach Records. Aha is currently preparing Trilliam 3 , the third and final installment of his mixtape series which will complete the story that has been woven throughout the trilogy. Carrying the message that one can be successful by being their authentic self, without relying on stereotypical imagery to become popular, the project is set to shine a positive light on Southern hip-hop.
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER TOUR DATES:
Oct. 4 – Memphis @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 5 – Atlanta @ Tabernacle
Oct. 7 – Kansas City @ The Truman
Oct. 8 – Tulsa @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 11 – New Orleans @ House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Houston @ Revention Music Center
Oct. 13 – San Antonio @ Aztec Theatre
Oct. 14 – Grand Prairie @ Verizon Theatre
Oct. 18 – Knoxville @ The International
Oct. 19 – Charlotte @ Fillmore
Oct. 20 – Raleigh @ The Ritz
Oct. 22 – Silver Spring @ Fillmore DC
Oct. 23 – New York @ Playstation Theatre
Oct. 24 – Philadelphia @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Hoodie Allen By Jack Barnes Check out this new album from Hoodie Allen titled “The Hype“. This project contains twelve tracks with features from Wale, Scott Hoying, State Champs and Goody Grace. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.