Protoje plans to perform all around the U.S. this summer. The singer will start the Ancient Future Tour July 6 in Boston and wrap it up a month later on the west coast after stopping in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, L.A., and a number of other cities.
Along with his live dates, the singer shared the “Ova (Freestyle)” video, which finds him flowing gracefully over a beat that evokes ’90s boom-bap. In an email to The FADER, Protoje described the visual as a “fun modern retake on a classic live freestyle that only existed in a short YouTube clip.”
“This retake features many faces of the next generation of Jamaica’s musicians,” he added. “Hopefully you’ll get familiar with them all.” That group include Royal Blu, Runkus, Blvk H3ro, The Grei Show, and Lila Ike.
Yannick Reid directed the video, handled a camera (along with Nickii Kane), and edited the footage as well. Watch above, and check out the full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 6 at Protoje.com.