|“||I think what we’re doing hasn’t really ever been done before because on one end, we’re a boy band, and on the other end, we’re like this media company/ad agency. I’ve never really seen anything truly like it. We don’t really have a blueprint.||”|
BROCKHAMPTON is an American boy band that was formed by leader Ian Simpson, also known as Kevin Abstract, and originally based out of San Marcos, Texas and has since relocated to Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 2014 partially on KanyeToThe, a fan forum for rapper Kanye West. The group is currently managed by Christian and Kelly Clancy, who are both best known for representing the Los Angeles collective "Odd Future" and rapper Tyler, The Creator.
Originally known as "AliveSinceForever", the group formed after founder Kevin Abstract made a post on KanyeToThe called "Anybody wanna make a band?". At that time, the lineup consisted of Kevin, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon, Sage, Leon and Rodney Tenor (then known as Mic Kurb). ASF released one EP together in 2013 before Kevin announced his departure from the group in 2014, and the group subsequently disbanded. The members then rebranded as BROCKHAMPTON in 2015.
With the Rebrand, BROCKHAMPTON recruited additional members, both through KanyeToThe and other capacities. The group soon released their debut single "BET I", which was later removed from all streaming platforms. Two more singles, "Hero" and "Dirt" were released before BROCKHAMPTON released their debut mixtape ALL-AMERICAN TRASH in 2016.
In the beginning of 2017, the group released a stand-alone single, "CANNON". Later in the year, they started to release the singles "FACE", "STAR", "GOLD" and "HEAT" leading to their debut studio album SATURATION. The music videos for all of these songs were shot in BROCKHAMPTON's neighborhood in Los Angeles. A stand-alone single, "LAMB", was released on June 8th, 2017 before SATURATION's release on June 9th, 2017. The group also starred in a television series titled "AMERICAN BOYBAND" on ViceLand based around Kevin Abstract's Death Of A Supermodel Tour in July.
Through August, BROCKHAMPTON released singles, "GUMMY", "SWAMP", "JUNKY" and "SWEET". On August 25th, 2017, "SATURATION II" was released as the second part of the three part SATURATION series. Stand-alone single "FOLLOW" was also released late August along with the announcement that the SATURATION series was a trilogy and there would be a third album.
SATURATION III's lead single, "BOOGIE" was released on December 12th, 2017. The same day, BROCKHAMPTON's movie to accompany the SATURATION series, Billy Star, was released. Two days later, BROCKHAMPTON announced their then-titled fourth studio album Team Effort, along with the release of a second single, "STAINS". The next day, SATURATION III was released. The following day, SATURATION III was released to the best reviews of the series.
- Kevin Abstract
- Matt Champion
- Merlyn Wood
- Dom McLennon
- Romil Hemnani
- Jabari Manwa
- Kiko Merley
- Ashlan Grey
- Robert Ontenient
- Jon Nunes
- ALL-AMERICAN TRASH (2016)
- ↑ http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=51240.0
- ↑ https://officialasf.bandcamp.com/
- ↑ https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/9kb3av/meet-brockhampton-the-internets-first-boyband
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlCFNmqaS3Y
- ↑ https://twitter.com/brckhmptn/status/976022509987381248
- ↑ https://twitter.com/brckhmptn/status/976177818991132672