Stream: Chicago’s Towkio becomes the first rapper to debut album from space with 'WWW'

KC Orcutt

 // Feb 24, 2018

Chicago rapper Towkio knows how to make an impeccable first impression.

Earlier this week, the 24-year-old launched himself into space to deliver his debut album, WWW, during which he reached an altitude of nearly 100,000 feet.

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After making the barrier-breaking helium trek into space, becoming the first artist to release his music in such a fashion, the rapper released a recap video of the experience, explaining how it ties into his vision for the project.

"The project is a concept, it's the Overview Effect," Towkio shared with DJ Booth in a recent interview. "It's the looking back at the earth. It happens to astronauts when they leave the earth and they break the plane, it's an out-of-body experience. They look back and see how precious it is because your life on Earth only exists on Earth. So, all of the bullshit you deal with on a day-to-day basis, it instantly goes out the window when you leave the plane and you're looking at the earth."

The project, which boasts 13 tracks, features guest appearances from Vic Mensa, SZA, NJOMZA, Teddy Jackson and Grace Weber.

While fans begin digesting the project and getting to know the rapper through his debut album, fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper already has his mind made up, tweeting, "My man the FIRST rapper to go to space. Idc Idc Towk the GOAT now."

Take a listen to Towkio's new album, WWW, below, and be sure to check out footage from his recent history-making stunt.


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