SonReal announces ‘The Name’ EP

SonReal's new EP, 'The Name' will be released August 12 under Capitol Records.

Rapper, singer, songwriter, and visual maverick SonReal will release The Name EP on August 12th via Capitol Records/ Black Box. SonReal co-wrote each track on the EP and “Can I Get A Witness”. Built on bright melody and shimmying beats, “Can I Get a Witness” finds SonReal teaming up with heavyweight producers including Rush and RedOne (Nicki Minaj, Eminem) while the song reveals SonReal’s intricate flow and a sharp sense of songcraft.

SonReal hit the road this month with his Capitol Records labelmate Jon Bellion for a nationwide cross-country tour. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates. SonReal is also inviting lucky fans onto his tour bus before each show to hear tracks from The Name EP before the official August release.

Known for his comedic larger-than-life videos, SonReal upholds this tradition with the clip for “Can I Get A Witness,” with a concept inspired by the song’s lyrics in which the rapper explains how some of his old fans are accusing him of changing his musical style. Rocking in a court room, he presents a wild lyrical case as the jury sits astonished. A cadre of characters from his previous internet smashes “Everywhere We Go,” “Whoa Nilly,” and “For The Town” make cameos on the witness stand. The video was directed by Peter Huang, who directed the previously mentioned clips.

The Name EP Track List
Can I Get A Witness
No Warm Up
All I Got
Hot Air Balloon

SonReal’s tour dates with Jon Bellion:
06/20 Boston, MA Royale
06/21 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
06/22 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
06/24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
06/25 Nashville, TN Exit In
06/26 Atlanta, GA The Loft
06/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
06/29 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
07/01 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
07/05 Tucson, AZ The Rock
07/06 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
07/08 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
07/09 San Diego, CA House of Blues
07/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
07/13 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
07/14 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
07/18 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
07/19 Denver, CO Gothic
07/21 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
07/22 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
07/23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
07/24 Detroit, MI Saint Andrews Hall
07/26 Toronto, ON The Hoxton
07/27 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
07/29 New York, NY Webster Hall
07/30 New York, NY Webster Hall