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Bubble Up! Artist Spotlight: Alfred Banks

Alfred Banks is one of New Orleans' best kept secrets. A star in his own right, nothing can keep him from his vice, which is music. The emergent New Orleans rapper has garnered critical acclaim from some of rap’s most esteemed publications. In addition to being named one of Complex Magazine's 10 Hot New Orleans Rapper, Banks has been featured prominently on HipHopDx, Okayplayer & much more.

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Having performed at renowned festivals like A3C and New Orleans’ Buku & Voodoo Fest, Banks has also made headway in Europe, starring in a Volkswagen ad campaign featuring his song “HomeComing” in addition to achieving performances in Germany at the Reeperbahn Festival. Banks' Latest Album, The Beautiful, is Inspired by his brother’s struggle with mental illness and his eventual suicide. This Serves as his most successful project to date with a Debut at #12 on iTunes’ “Rap/HipHop” Charts & #79 on BillBoard’s “HeatSeeker” Charts. Recently, Alfred’s Song “UnderDogCentral” can be heard in the Netflix Movie “Burning Sands”, which was Executively Produced by Common. 

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It's no surprise that Banks is where he is in his music. He has the dedication, drive, and sound that the culture loves and can't get enough of. Alfred also has new msuci dropping via City Gear on our "Bubble Up!" summer Playlist so definitely be on the look out for when it drops! Check out more of his content at & Follow him on Instagram/Twitter: @UnderDogCentral. In the meantime, peep his fire song "Kicks" to tide you over until our playlist drops!