Indonesian rapper Rich Brian’s new album, The Sailor, is out now on 88rising, exclusively distributed by 12Tone—listen here.
Featuring production from Bekon & The Donuts, 1Mind, Frank Dukes and Rich Brian himself, The Sailor is Brian’s first new work since his acclaimed debut Amen. The Sailor is Brian’s coming of age story in the public eye which has taken him from an Internet-born rapper to an Indonesia icon and hero for Asian youth around the world.
The Sailor was recorded over the last year between New York, Los Angeles and Jakarta. The album features singles ‘Yellow‘ and ‘Kids‘ which have been streamed 25 million times globally. Album highlights include summer single ‘100 Degrees‘, ‘Where Does The Time Go‘ — which features 88rising label-mate Joji — and ‘Rapapapa‘ — which includes a spoken word verse from the legendary Wu-Tang Clanfounder RZA. The Sailor was executive produced by Brian, Bekon & The Donuts, and 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro.
“The Sailor is a symbol of being an explorer.” Brian says. “Of exploring uncharted territory and just going through life, curious. It’s my own story as well as the story of all immigrants that brave new worlds for a chance at something better.”
“Brian is a powerful example of the bridges we can build when we share our ideas across cultures and borders in order to make something powerful that can inspire a new generation to create fearlessly!” say Bekon & The Donuts. “In only three days, we created around 80 ideas with Brian, a true artist.”
Rich Brian is 19-year-old Brian Imanuel, born in Jakarta, Indonesia. After sharing a string of singles featuring guests such as 21 Savage, Offset and Playboi Carti, Brian’s debut album, Amen, was released to widespread critical acclaim in 2018. Brian has since gone on to sell out shows across North America, Europe and Asia, and festivals around the world including Bonnaroo and Rolling Loud. Brian currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is touring Australia this next month.
RICH BRIAN THE SAILOR AUS TOUR 2019
Thurs 29 Aug – Metro City, Perth
Fri 30 Aug – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sat 31 Aug- Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed 4 Sept – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Fri 6 Sept – Town Hall, Auckland
On sale now via Live Nation.
RICH BRIAN—THE SAILOR
1. The Sailor
2. Rapapapa (featuring RZA)
3. Yellow (featuring Bekon)
5. Drive Safe
8. No Worries
9. 100 Degrees
10. Slow Down Turbo
12. Where Does The Time Go (featuring Joji)