MEECHY DARKO RELEASES LONG AWAITED SOLO DEBUT GOTHIC LUXURY OUT NOW VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
FEATURING FREDDIE GIBBS, A-TRAK, BUSTA RHYMES,
DENZEL CURRY, BLACK THOUGHT AND MORE
SHARES FIRST EPISODE OF EVERYBODY EATS
FEAT. DENZEL CURRY & DOT DA GENIUS
US TOUR DATES KICK OFF IN NOVEMBER
WITH TORONTO SHOW ON NOVEMBER 28
"“On God” begins with a grandiose flourish but settles into a groove that’s still propulsive, but also subtle and unsettling in its own ways. Meechy Darko and Freddie Gibbs trade sprawling, heavy, and brutally honest verses on the five-minute track, while A-Trak arrives at the end to show off his signature scratching skills."
- Rolling Stone
"Meechy Darko has everything it takes to be a star, and his vivid imagery laid out with his deep voice that takes on countless mutations make his forthcoming
solo debut Gothic Luxury a must-listen." - Paste Magazine
"a gritty new single" - Billboard on Get Lit or Die Tryin’
"Over a suitably menacing backdrop, Meechy ruminates on America’s seemingly endless campaign of terror of Black American citizens, from derailing the Black Panther movement of the 1960s to the media framing Blaming
people as inherently violent." - Uproxx on Kill Us All (K.U.A.)
"a firm reminder of his irreplicable presence in hip-hop. Laced with a subtle sample from 50 Cent's "Hustler's Ambitions," Meechy Darko comes through with a smooth yet high-energy banger that sets the tone for what's to come off of Gothic Luxury"
- Hot New Hip Hop on Get Lit or Die Tryin’
Toronto, ON – August 26, 2022 – Today, Meechy Darko has released his long awaited debut, Gothic Luxury, via Loma Vista Recordings. Focus track Lost Souls, comes on the heels of previous singles On GOD, Get Lit or Die Tryin’ and Kill Us All (K.U.A.), and comes paired with the first episode of EVERYBODY EATS, a roundtable discussion between Meechy Darko, Denzel Curry, and executive producer Dot Da Genius. This first instalment of the three-course series explores Meech and Denzel's family ties, the making of Lost Souls (originally intended for Denzel’s own album Melt My Eyez See Your Future), Meech and Dot Da Genius’ first encounter, how Denzel earned a production credit on Gothic Luxury, and more. Along with the album release, Meechy Darko has announced a massive run of US tour dates to kick off this November, with a stop in Toronto on November 28.
Listen to and buy Gothic Luxury here and check out previously singles, On GOD (featuring Freddie Gibbs and A-Trak), Get Lit Or Die Tryin' and Kill Us All (K.U.A.).
For Meechy, who is one third of Brooklyn’s critically acclaimed hip hop group Flatbush Zombies, stepping out of his comfort zone to create this extremely personal debut was a fait accompli decided for him by external forces, after the killing of his father in early 2020 at the hands of the Miami police. Working with Dot Da Genius shook up his usual creative process resulting in an album that includes drawn-out piano intros and laid-back funk melding with dark mini-symphonies. There’s a through line of brutal honesty and catharsis that continues to find Meechy Darko among the rawest and most candid rappers in the game.
This November, Meechy Darko will embark on a massive headlining tour of the States. Tickets available here.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Nov 10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Nov 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 16 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 18 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Nov 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Nov 20 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Nov 22 - Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Nov 23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 26 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
Nov 28 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Nov 29 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
Dec 1- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Dec 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Dec 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
Dec 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Dec 7 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Dec 9 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Dec 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Dec 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Dec 13 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Dec 14 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observator