YouTube sensation Bangs plots one-off NZ show

A scene from Bangs' viral hit Take You To Da Movies. Photo/YouTube
A scene from Bangs' viral hit Take You To Da Movies. Photo/YouTube

A viral internet hit has turned into a viable hip-hop career for Bangs, who is promising to perform in New Zealand next week.

The Sudanese-born, Australian-based rapper, whose unlikely hit Take You To Da Movies has had more than nine million views on YouTube, says he'll be performing a one-off show in Auckland next week.

He's yet to say where he's performing, which day the show's on, or how much tickets cost - but he did say he'd be "going to movies when I hit New Zealand".

Bangs - whose other YouTube songs include Follow Me On Instagram and Meet Me On Facebook - put a call out for New Zealand promoters to "hit me up asap" on Twitter on Sunday.

He later tweeted that he'd found a venue in Auckland and would be performing a one-off show next week, with only door sales available. He later said that his flights had been booked.

Bangs has turned his unorthodox rapping style and internet success into a mildly successful career, releasing two albums through with HSM Entertainment and starring in a Honda advertisement.

Read Bangs' tweets about his New Zealand show:







Watch the video for Bangs' Take You To Da Movies:

- nzherald.co.nz

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