6LACK Postpones European Tour to Focus on Fatherhood & Music

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6LACK performs on Day 1 of the Osheaga Music and Art Festival  at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Aug. 4, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

From working with hip-hop's biggest names to earning a platinum plaque for "PRBLMS," 6lLACK has had a year most rising artists wish to emulate. Despite his successful year, the rapper announced on Twitter on Wednesday (Nov. 8) that he's postponing his upcoming European tour to focus more on his family and his music. 

6LACK typed up a long letter to his fans and began to reflect on his rise from "homelessness to never home. from broke to can't stay out the Gucci store." The "PRBLMS" crooner said sometimes he feels "complete" and other times he feel like something is missing. 

"Honestly, I've spent a crazy amount of time recording on and off tour and damn near made over 100 new songs for this next project but I have missed out on my favorite component of my process," he wrote. "I missed the picking through every line, every song, every sound and then analyzing through my life and my mistakes. But also more importantly during this time, I've missed being the father I always wanted to be to my daughter."

He adds that while his daughter has only been alive for 8 months, he only has "about 2 months of pieced together memories of us together," which he says is a major factor in his decision to postpone his European tour.

"I never want to disappoint you guys in the long run, so I've made the decision that right now the music needs to be finished and I want to actually feel what it's like to be a dad," he continued. "I think that's what this next album is for: being more reflective of my current life. The last project was a summary of my past, this one is an update on my present."

6LACK concludes his message by assuring fans he isn't stepping away for good and revealed that new music and his upcoming album is imminent. 

Read 6LACK's full letter below. 


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