Coveted live music competition Red Bull Soundclash returns in October for three shows featuring Babyface Ray, Larry June and more.
Fan-favorite music battle Red Bull Soundclash returns this fall. The 2022 iteration of the series heads to Detroit, San Francisco and Houston beginning in October, with competition between Babyface Ray vs. Larry June and Gary Clark Jr. vs. Paul Wall. With each artist having an opposing stage, the winner will be determined by crowd reception.
The two-part face off will first begin in Babyface Ray’s Motor City hometown at Russell Industrial Center on October 15 before heading to June’s hometown of The Bay at The Regency Ballroom on November 3, giving both rappers their own respective advantages. The two last performed during the 10-year anniversary of Philadelphia music festival Made In America.
“It’s always love for the D, but You know we gotta do it real big, very organic, for the City. Numbers. Yeehee. Good job Larry! Good job Red Bull!” June said.
Babyface Ray added, “I’m just excited to put on for the D and show the world what we all about. History in the making! It’s gonna be something special, for sure. We wanna thank Red Bull for putting us on to this.”
With both rappers signed to record label EMPIRE, founder Ghazi Shami also shared a statement on the Red Bull experience.
“EMPIRE is excited to partner with Red Bull for a super dope experience showcasing the raw talents of Larry June and Babyface Ray. They are both deeply rooted in their hometowns of San Francisco and Detroit, which are core to the DNA of their music. We can’t wait to be a part of it all.”
On November 10, Gary Clark Jr. and Paul Wall will hold a separate battle at 713 Music Hall in their home state of Texas.
Information and tickets for the shows are available now.