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Featuring Sam Tompkins and Victor Ray as our cover stars, as well as internal spreads from Girli, Jords, Mysie, Finn Askew, Kara Marni and Master Peace

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Kenny Hoopla & Travis Barker Throw A Party In The Streets Of LA In New Video For “Hollywood Sucks”

His newest track, “Hollywood Sucks,” has Barker’s co-sign all the way. The musicians teamed up to film the official music video for the track and it’s a raucous representation of the hard-hitting song and lyrics. In the clip, Hoopla and friends bike through Hollywood’s most-famous streets before hijacking a Starline Tours bus and rocking out with Barker in tow. With Lonewolf directing, hoopla had a star-studded team behind him on this one. 

Hoopla and Barker previously teamed up on 2020’s “ESTELLA,” a nostalgia-fueled track that recalled pop punk’s heydays and brought it up to speed with an urgency that was only fitting for the whirlwind year that was 2020.

That same year, Hoopla released his debut EP — How Will I Rest in Peace if I’m Buried by a Highway?

Despite being new to the scene, Hoopla has already solidified his spot amongst the biggest pop punk artists of today. In fact, he’s opening up for Machine Gun Kelly’s fall 2021 ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ tour — one of the most highly-anticipated tours of the year. Along with JXDN, he will open shows across a number of major US cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, and Phoenix. With both Barker and MGK’s stamp of approval on his debut EP, it’s only a matter of time before he’s headlining major stages himself. Fans can also catch Hoopla hitting the stage at a number of festivals this summer including Austin City Limits and Reading & Leeds.

If there’s one thing to know, it’s that Hoopla has proven himself to be in-ignorable in the rock music space. He was featured as VEVO DISCVR Artists To Watch 2021 and was selected to be a part of #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021. “Hollywood Sucks” marks the first track off of Kenny’s upcoming project executive produced by Barker, so fans can expect a lot more angst-fueled anthems where that came from. And while the project doesn’t have a release date just yet, fans are going to want to keep their ears to the ground.

Words by Brandy Baye

Posted On 4 October, 2022