At only 22-years-old, MHD has invented his own genre of music (Afro Trap), gone 2x platinum on his 2016 debut album, and played at the largest music festival in France. He’ll soon add one more thing to his impressive list of accomplishments: touring the US.
In September, he brings his Afro Trap universe this side of the Atlantic, into concert halls in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Since 2015, Mohammed Sylla (alias MHD) has been riding a wave of success. His hit “La Puissance” (or Afro Trap Part.7) has accumulated over 100 million views on YouTube, and “A Kele Nta” has over 60 million hits and rising. His most recent mid-June release “Bravo” has been rising on music charts since its debut. The young artist takes his inspiration from his Guinean and Senegalese heritage.
France is the second largest hip-hop market and one of the largest rap markets in the world, yet most Americans are unfamiliar with French purveyors of hip-hop and rap (beyond M.C. Solaar and Stromae, the latter of whom is, in fact, Belgian). Consider MHD your first taste of the French rap scene (ahem, Afro Trap scene) . Once your hear MHD’s laid back African melodies interlaced with thumping bass, you might never return to American rap.
Complete List of US Tour Dates
Wednesday, September 13 @ 9pm in Allston, MA
Brighton Music Hall – 158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Thursday, September 14 @ 8pm in New York, NY
PlayStation Theatre – 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Friday, September 15 @ 7pm in Washington D.C.
U Street Music Hall – 1115 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 2001
Tuesday, September 19 @ 8pm in Los Angeles
Fonda Theatre – 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 20 @ 8pm in San Francisco
The Regency Ballroom – 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco