Kid Ink rocks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ stage with Travis Barker

Platinum selling artist Kid Ink is taking over his native Los Angeles this week! Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records artist tore down the stage for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor concert series on Tuesday, May 6th performing his single “Main Chick” and platinum selling single “Show Me.” Ink brought some special guests along for the ride and was accompanied on stage by drummer Travis Barker and singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger.

While still on his sold out “My Own Lane” North American tour, Ink will be one of the featured performers on this year’s Wango Tango Concert presented by Los Angeles’ KIIS 102.7 FM Saturday, May 10th at the Stub Center in Carson, CA and hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Kid Ink joins the ranks of fellow hitmakers with a line-up that includes Shakira, Maroon 5, B.o.B. and more. Friday May 9th, Kid Ink will step up to the mound at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch for the Dodgers vs. Giants.

Released January 7th, 2014, Kid Ink’s major label debut My Own Lane entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. USA Today calls Ink “…one of rap’s hottest up-and-comers…,” while LA Weekly states “if you haven’t heard of Kid Ink, you’re quickly becoming the minority.” In addition to Chris Brown on the platinum selling single “Show Me,” My Own Lane features notable guest appearances by A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Wale, August Alsina, King Los, Meek Mill, French Montana and Elle Varner. The album also showcases an onslaught of head-nodding production by DJ Mustard, Danja, The Runners, DZL and more.

Tour Dates

May 20th Miami, FL Grand Central
May 21st Tampa, FL Ritz Yibor
May 22nd Orlando, FL Plaza Live
May 23rd Birmingham, AL Iron City
May 24th Dallas, TX House of Blues
May 25th Houston, TX House of Blues
May 27th Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theater
May 31st Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.