UPDATE (2/11/20, 5:20 p.m. ET): The February 2020 MTV Push Live showcase has been cancelled. Original post below.
MTV's Push series allows rising talents to take the stage for audiences to get to know them on their journey. In 2019, this same discovery element was expanded to the MTV Push Live concert series — a partnership with Live Nation that gives bubbling artists the chance to showcase what they do best.
Now, to kick off a new year (and a new decade) in music, MTV & Live Nation Present: MTV Push Live with Island Records is due to hit the stage on February 13, 2020 featuring performances from JUFU, Kid Buu, and Kidd Kenn. Get to know them below, then grab tickets right here.
The deal: Brooklyn rapper JUFU only graduated high school in 2018, but his lopsided, chunky tune "Woahh" blew up on TikTok last year, paving the way for a breakout moment he's eager to capitalize on. You can hear it on "Who R U," a squeaky slice of pre-viral effervescence ready to explode.
The deal: This teenage Chicago online sensation's lyrics tend to flip heteronormative rap tropes on their heads. "It don't bother me [to be introduced as gay], but I feel like it's old now," Kenn told The Fader nearly a year ago. So let's focus on the music. The booming bass on his latest song, "U 2 Funny," could bore a hole to the center of the earth.
MTV Push Live hits Chelsea Music Hall on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Find tickets here.