BROCKHAMPTON calls it quits with ‘indefinite hiatus’

Innovative, genre-bending rap group splits up with head-scratching announcement.

Since their emergence in 2017 with their breakout SATURATION album trilogy, BROCKHAMPTON has been one of the most unique, consistent and forward-thinking acts in hip-hop. The boyband includes a litany of vocalists, in-house producers and stellar rappers each with an intriguing, distinct sound.

It seems, though, that the Texas-bred bunch has reached the end of their line. On the morning of Jan. 14, the official BROCKHAMPTON Twitter account released an announcement that states they’ve cancelled their upcoming tour for their recent ROADRUNNER album, and that their April Coachella performance will be their final show as a group.

Additionally, the announcement says that they “will be taking an indefinite hiatus as a group,” likely symboling the completion of the BROCKHAMPTON era.

What leads many fans to this conclusion is that their frontman, Kevin Abstract, had announced in March 2021 that the group would put out two more albums in 2021 and that they would be their final projects as a group.

BH would soon drop ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE a month later, with eye-opening features from Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, JPEGMAFIA and more. However, Abstract would tweet later in the year that the second album had been delayed to 2022.

But, with this latest announcement, it seems their seventh and final album has been derailed. However, Kevin Abstract looks to continue pursuing a solo career, looking to release his fourth studio album at some point this year.

In 2021, Abstract dropped two stellar singles, presumably part of the solo album process, in “SLUGGER” with $NOT and slowthai and “SIERRA NIGHTS” with Ryan Beatty, frequent BROCKHAMPTON collaborator.

Other BH members aside from Abstract likely also look to pursue solo careers in the aftermath of their break-up, such as MERLYN releasing his own single recently.

If you have not yet, check out BROCKHAMPTON’s last album below!

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