American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story
The running joke about Brockhampton was best articulated in a tweet from the comedian Jaboukie Young-White last year:. To me this designation reads as both unmistakably queer and multi-disciplinary. Essentially, the more interesting people are around, the better. But Brockhampton are the youthful inheritors of these legacies, a ragtag group of rappers, producers, and graphic artists who work and sometimes live together. Abstract and the rest of the group are down for the mixing of mediums, down to mix the personal and the professional—and when it comes to art-making, down for collaboration without limits. My arrival had interrupted the conversation he was having with Jeremy O. Harris, a brilliant young playwright fresh from the Yale School of Drama. Over the course of the conversation, it becomes clear that Kevin Abstract is preoccupied, artistically, with the idea of home. His group is literally named after the street he grew up on in Corpus Christi. He is not shy about the fact that his sexuality, his ambition, and his inability or unwillingness to conform to the culture of Texas have left him feeling alienated from the idea of home and, by extension, family.
Have you been doing a lot of press? KA — Yeah, a lot of the press I did, I did right before the album came out, so I get to finally see those things come out. People like me, and most of my fan base. Arcade Fire, some of them are from there.
Clifford Ian Simpson  born July 16, , well known by his stage name Kevin Abstract , is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and director,  and is a founding member of Brockhampton. Abstract released his debut album, MTV , in , and received attention from a number of major music blogs and magazine publications. Abstract was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. At the beginning of , Abstract began working on his debut album with his in-house record producer, Romil. As of November , it has been removed from most major download and streaming services. On January 15, , Abstract informed fans via his Twitter page that his second record was to be titled Death of a Supermodel and that it would be released later in the year. Abstract has announced that he is now working on a different album, They Shoot Horses, a part of the Death of a Supermodel trilogy. In March , Abstract joined alternative band The Neighbourhood on a week-long tour through England, opening up shows in Portsmouth, Birmingham, Manchester, and London. The final show of the tour was live streamed via the Periscope app, in which he also teased his new album They Shoot Horses , expected to be released in He also provided confirmation that his next single would be called Empty.