The smooth bass lines and even flow of the track’s vibe is offset with Xiuhtezcatl’s woke and provocative lyrics. Jaden Smith undeniable lyrical prowess adds a stunning layer both sonically and lyrically. Jaden reflects back on the project and comments, “X Is One of my favorite artist of this generation and I’m honored to work with him every chance I get.”
Read and listen to the Complex exclusive premiere of “Boombox Warfare” here: https://www.complex.com/music/2019/02/xiuhtezcatl-jaden-smith-boombox-warfare. “Boombox Warfare” drops today on all streaming platforms and here[http://smarturl.it/boomboxwarfare]. “Boombox Warfare” comes out on the heels of Xiuhtezcatl’s debut full length album Break Free. Critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike, the new album has garnered support from tastemakers like Rolling Stone, Remezcla, I-D, Complex to name a few.
A progressive hip-hop artist at his core, Xiuhtezcatl splashed into the public eye as an activist speaking out on critical issues including climate change and Indigenous rights. His performance at and support of the Standing Rock movement made national headlines as Rolling Stone took note and named him one of the 25 under 25 Changing the World. He has become a voice for his generation, highlighted by his work with the Earth Guardians and his passion for youth empowerment. His work as an advocate for the youth and environment includes an address at the UNGA, TED Talks, interview by Bill Maher and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Currently, he is one of the faces and a spokesperson for Shepard Fairey’s + Amplifier’s #WeTheFuture campaign, and suing the U.S. government for violating our constitutional rights by perpetuating the climate crisis in the trial of the century – Juliana vs. the United States. His first book We Rise was published early last year.
Xiuhtezcatl will be touring with his band and performing fan favorites alongside new material. Audiences can expect to see live drums, strings, synth bass and Isa, his sister, on vocals. Live shows are high energy, guaranteed to leave audiences turned up and hyped! Check out the tour dates listed below or track them here.