2 Chainz, Tierra Whack & Princess Nokia Will Headline Free Genius IQ/BBQ In Brooklyn


Rapper 2 Chainz got married in Miami to his longtime girlfriend—with a tuxedoed Lil Wayne and a white tiger in attendance—last weekend, but he isn’t taking too much time off for the honeymoon. 2 Chainz will be in NYC early next month to headline the free 2018 Genius IQ/BBQ in Brooklyn.

The second annual Genius fest will take place on Saturday, September 8th at the Genius HQ (92 3rd Street) in Gowanus. In addition to 2 Chainz, Princess Nokia, Tierra Whack, A.CHAL, Jack Harlow, Melii and Ted Park are all performing. There are also DJ sets from Odalys, Riobamba, Stonie Blue and DJ Saige.

Pusha-T performing at the inaugural Genius BBQ last year (Ryan Muir)

In case you’re not super familiar with some of those artists, we highly recommend checking out Tierra Whack first thing. If you’re looking for a really good way to spend 15 minutes today, we can’t recommend her debut album, Whack World, enough. It’s 15 whimsical, wildly creative songs that slide between indie pop, rap, and R&B, all packed into 15 head-spinning minutes. And it comes with a full visual accompaniment you can watch below. You’re unlikely to hear better songs about eating fruit salad or mourning a dead dog this decade.