MHD’S “AFRO TRAP PT. 9 (FAUT LES WET)” VIDEO PREMIERES ON THE FADER

22-YEAR-OLD RAPPER, LEADER OF AFROTRAP MOVEMENT AND GLOBAL PHENOMENON EMBARKS ON FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL

“MHD, a rapper from Paris, is pioneering a new genre of hip-hop, Afro Trap, blending trap music from the southern US with Afrobeat music, reflecting his Senegalese and Guinean heritage.” –BBC News

“The French prince of Afro-Trap” –Vice / ID

MHD’s video for his global hit, “Afro Trap Pt. 9 (Faut les wet),” premieres today on The FADER— watch and share here. Of the video, The FADER says, “In his nine-part Afro Trap series, the 22-year-old Parisian integrates tightly-wound southern hip-hop with the eclectic rhythms of afro-pop, with DIY-feeling videos that jubilantly celebrate diasporic life in the French capital.” The track has over two million streams to date.

MHD is a 22-year-old French rapper, leader of the Afrotrap movement and global phenomenon. He is set to tour North America for the first time this fall, including stops at PlayStation Theater in New York on September 14, The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on September 19 and further dates in Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Quebec City. See a full list of dates below.

“Afro Trap Pt. 9 (Faut les wet)” follows MHD’s previously released hit, “Bravo,” which has over five million streams to date. MHD’s music mixes African instrumentation and trap beats, creating a new genre he coined as Afrotrap. His catalogue has over 160 million streams on Spotify and 500 million views on YouTube.

Hailing from the 19th arrondissement of Paris, MHD is Mohamed Sylla, a French artist of half Guinean and half Senegalese decent. In 2015, MHD was working delivering pizzas when he began posting videos of his original freestyles on YouTube. His videos quickly went viral, attracting the attention of artists, tastemakers and professional athletes around the globe, including Drake, Stormzy, Paul Pogba of Manchester United and more.

In April 2016, he released his self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. MHD reached #2 on the French charts and has since gone double platinum. He has played sold-out shows in Europe, Africa and the United Kingdom. His viral track, “Afro Trap Part. 8 (Never),” soundtracked adidas’ ad for the adidas x Pogba Capsule Collection. In June, MHD became the first French artist nominated for “Best International Act: Europe” at the BET Awards. Further music from MHD is set for release later this year.

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MHD LIVE

September 13 /// Boston, MA /// Brighton Music Hall
September 14 /// New York, NY /// PlayStation Theater
September 15 /// Washington, D.C. /// U Street Music Hall
September 17 /// Quebec City, QC /// Imperial Bell
September 19 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre
September 20 /// San Francisco, CA /// Regency Center