One of my favorite discoveries from The Governors Ball in Queens, NY at the end of September was the seven-piece hip-hop collective based out of Burlington, VA known as 99 Neighbors. Between the seven members, the group records, writes, and produces everything for themselves under the same roof. Their musical diversity is comparable to their diverse cultural dynamic: Black, White, Latinx, Asian, and one gender non-binary member all coming together to make music that makes them happy. They’ve been building a name for themselves for the past few years and were discovered by Pat Corcoran, after releasing their debut project, who signed them to his label Nice Work, and not long after, they inked their deal with Warner Records.
This ultimately lead to their major-label debut album, Wherever You’re Going I Hope It’s Great, out via Nice Work/Warner Records. The album was dropped at midnight on the day of their set at The Governors Ball. In an interview shortly after their set, the band relays how it felt to have this album out in the world – a culmination of shared experiences under a shared roof by a band who wanted to sound different than others in their hometown.
And now they’re on tour, sharing these experiences – the struggles and triumphs, love and support – with their fans.
The energy level at their set when I first met them was insane and if it’s any indication of what this tour holds, you don’t want to miss out! You can buy tickets and RSVP online.
Wherever you’re going, I hope it’s to a tour stop!