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Get To Know: SuperDuperKyle
GTM 2018 hits the road in less than three months, so while you wait impatiently, it’s time to get to know SuperDuperKyle, formely known as KYLE!
SoCal (South California) based Kyle Harvey is everything but your average rapper. The 24-year-old has the world at his feet, having already collaborated with the likes of G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani & Miguel. His 2016 breakout hit ‘iSpy’ ft. Lil Yachty now sits just shy of 400 million streams on Spotify and you’re about to find out why!
Growing up as a kid, Kyle was really into video games and calls himself a self-confessed nerd. Kyle loved writing and performing his own songs in his early days, and used his aunties computer to record demos. In high school, he discovered rap thanks to ‘Man On The Moon’ by Kid Cudi – one of his biggest inspirations. He started growing his fan base through social media and became a millennial star after uploading his tracks to YouTube. It was only a matter of time before he blew up!
The name itself has superhero qualities written all over it. This stems from Kyle consciously taking control of his life in high school and having a sudden, cathartic feeling of being invincible, almost like a superhero full of happiness. Placing the ‘SuperDuper’ onto his name is his way of letting people know he can do or be anything he wants to be. This theme can definitely be seen throughout his songs and performances, referencing video game characters and superheroes.
Sunny-pop rap you’d sing along to with your best mates at a party on the weekend.
Similar to: Drake, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi, G-Eazy
DEBUT & BEYOND
He jumped on the scene officially with Beautiful Loser in 2013 and followed up with Smyle in 2015. His overall aim was to bring that feel-good attitude back to hip hop, with a slice of relatability for millennials like him growing up, and he succeeded. Both albums generated millions of streams online and a whole heap of press from The New York Times, Complex and he featured atop the list of Rolling Stones ‘Artists You Need To Know’. It wasn’t long before he snagged supporting tour slots with both Chance The Rapper and G-Eazy before headlining his own national tour.
In and amongst wrapping up filming for Netflix original comedy ‘The After Party’, starring him as the lead role, he released close to 10 singles in 2017 and collaborated with Ty Dolla $ign, D.R.A.M. & Miguel to name just a few! Expect a new album to be heading your way in 2018!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A SUPERDUPERKYLE PERFORMANCE?
HIGH ENERGY – You can expect to see a hectic set full of fun with Kyle’s SuperDuperCrew ft. MC SuperDuperBrick on stage, pumping up the crowd before the real party gets started!
VIDEO GAME/POP CULTURE REFERENCES – Samples, samples and more samples of some of your childhood fave videogames and movies are used throughout Kyle’s entire set. From sounds, visuals and choreographed sequences from Mario, Star Wars & more!
DANCING – It’s not just an average rap set either, there’s a ton of impressive choreography happening on stage, so get your dance moves ready people!
CROWD SURFING – If you think average crowd surfing is impressive, we hope you’re ready to see Kyle go next level with this. He finds the swell wherever he performs, bringing his surfboard to every show and legitimately crowd surfs and raps towards the end of the show! Total Kodak moment.
You can (literally) catch SuperDuperKyle crowd surfing at Groovin the Moo 2018! Get your tickets HERE.