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Larry June and Babyface Ray Set for a Music Showdown in Detroit
Red Bull announces the highly anticipated 2022 US lineup for Red Bull SoundClash that is returning this Fall to give audiences and musicians alike a once-in-a-lifetime live music experience where two artists push their artistic boundaries to compete across elaborate opposite stages, with the audience deciding the winner of each round with crowd cheers via a decibel reader.
The distinctive live set-up, inspired by Jamaican sound clashes, brings together top talent across mainstream and underground music to create regionally relevant shows that honor the artists’ local communities and heritage. Since it was first held in the Netherlands in 2006, there have been 80+ Red Bull SoundClash events worldwide featuring renowned artists like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and Erykah Badu.
New for the 2022 series, Red Bull SoundClash will feature a dual-city showdown that celebrates the rich musical bond and distinctive flair of two US cities and rap capitals – Detroit’s resurgent self-made scene and the Bay’s historic nonconformist sound. We’ll see Detroit’s Babyface Ray facing off with the Bay Area’s Larry June first in the Motor City on October 15th, and then again for an encore battle in The Golden City on November 3rd.
This special pair of touring Red Bull SoundClash shows will not only allow each artist to flex their best in front of their hometown crowd with support from a hand-picked artist crew, but will also celebrate the first time these compelling rap talents have worked in unison. Both shows will feature the first live performance of “Extra of Um” – their first-ever collaboration track that was released on Larry’s new album Spaceships on the Blade on August 19.
ABOUT RED BULL SOUNDCLASH
Red Bull SoundClash was inspired by the culture of competing sound systems originating in Kingston, Jamaica, during the 1950s and subsequently spreading around the world. The basic idea was for artists, MCs and DJs to challenge each other to create the ultimate party, whipping up the biggest crowd and walking away with the ultimate bragging rights. As clashes evolved over the years, Red Bull SoundClash was born to add wider scope to the traditionally dancehall and reggae-focused musical battle. Set over four rounds, bands and artists musically duke it out with the recipient of the biggest crowd reaction (captured on a decibel meter) to be crowned champion. For additional information and to watch past SoundClash events, visit https://redbull.com/soundclash