Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Friday November 9, 2018
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
D: 8:00 // S: 9:00 PM; Free
The emergent New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks has already garnered critical acclaim from some of Hip-Hop’s most esteemed publications.
In addition to being named one of Complex’s 10 upcoming New Orleans MCs, Banks was featured prominently in DJBooth’s list of best indie rappers
from Louisiana. Having performed at renowned festivals like Atlanta’s A3C and Austin’s SXSW,Banks has also made considerable headway in the European
market, starring in a Volkswagen ad campaign featuring his song “HomeComing” in addition to achieving notable performances in Germany and Spain.
In 2014, Banks joined celebrated MC and former XXL Freshman Mickey Factz’s 15-city Red or Blue Pill Tour as an opening act, an accomplishment which earned him the accolade of Charles Hamilton, another XXL Freshman Class MC. Thus far, Banks has also shared the stage with Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Mac Miller, and A$AP Ferg, and his live show earned the attention of RevoltTV, who crowned Banks the winner of their Local Love Tour. Additionally, he and Bay Area superstar G-Eazy teamed up on the song “My Style.”