Last, but certainly not least - Mayfest has announced that independent recording artist Joey Bada$$ will headline the daytime portion of Dillo Day 2018.
The Brooklyn rapper, born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, co-founded Pro Era, the hip-hop collective with whom he has toured internationally and released two mixtapes. His 2015 debut studio album B4.da.$$ was the #1 rap and #1 independent album the week of its release, catapulting him into stardom. His 2017 album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ featured artists such as J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q and Styles P. Its opening week, it came out as the #1 rap and #2 independent album in the country. He has performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella and Governors Ball.
In addition to his musical exploits, Bada$$ has been featured in ad campaigns for Adidas, American Eagle, Calvin Klein and Pony, as well as the magazines Forbes, Glamour, GQ and Billboard. He has also appeared on USA’s Golden Globe-winning show Mr. Robot. For 2018, Bada$$ will continue to tour, and work with Pro Era Records as various members of the collection release their work.
"Now I feel like you can relate to my music on a more human level. It’s more about the potency of the line than about it having the most insane wordplay," @joeyBADASS talks to @ItsRamiMalek about growing with his music https://t.co/ujyrpf7ieopic.twitter.com/YPEKxCH3SI— Interview Magazine (@InterviewMag) April 4, 2018
“Coming in as the most-requested artist on our student body survey that was available to play Dillo Day, his appeal extends beyond simply being a popular rapper of the moment that will deliver a sizable name-drop upon announcement,” said Grant Pender, Mayfest Director of Concerts. “Come June 2nd, this is going to be a special set that you and your friends won't want to miss."