Asake’s debut album has arrived. Mr. Money With The Vibe, out today via YBNL Nation with with global support from EMPIRE, is a 12-track, 30-minute tour de force from the rising Afrobeats star. It includes a remix of the Nigerian singer-songwriter’s previously released hit “Sungba” featuring scene leader Burna Boy, as well as June single “Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)” and last month’s viral smash “Terminator,” which has garnered over 41 million global streams in the three weeks since its release.
The new record arrives two weeks ahead of Asake’s scheduled September 22 show at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, which will mark the onset of his first ever North American tour. He’s currently slated for seven total U.S. dates, with performances on the east coast and Gulf South to follow opening night and more appearances to be announced soon, according to a press release accompanying the arrival of the new record.
Mr. Money With The Vibe follows his February four-track EP, Ololade Asake, which featured the original version of “Sungba” and “Omo Ope,” the latter of which features Afrobeats legend (and YBNL Nation founder) Olamide. The only non-Burna Boy feature on the new record, surprisingly, is Secaucus, New Jersey’s own singer-rapper Russ, who joins Asaske on the late-album cut “Reason.”
Listen to Mr. Money With The Vibe and view Asake’s currently announced 2022 North American touring schedule below.
Asake Mr. Money With The Vibe 2022 North American tour dates (more TBA)
September 22 – Chicago – The Promontory
September 30 – Washington, DC – Weg Studios
October 1 – Atlanta (venue TBA)
October 2 – Houston – Ayva Center
October 7 – NYC – Palladium Times Square
October 8 – Dallas – Southside Ballroom
October 9 – Baltimore – Patapsco Arena