Boundary-smashing Baltimore rapper Jpegmafia is one step closer to his truest self on “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot,” his first solo single in over a year that debuts today (Aug. 13) via EQT Recordings, exclusively on Billboard.
Along with his first release since his 2018 sophomore album Veteran comes an accompanying visual and the announcement of his headlining Jpegmafia Type Tour, starting in October.
The visual, directed by Andrew Mcglennon, captures the clashing styles and unpredictably ethereal twists of the new tune, but it didn’t come without its challenges for the enigmatic artist.
“I hiked five fucking hours for this shoot. Five. Fucking. Hours. If anybody doesn’t like it, then fuck you. I hiked five hours. I don’t care,” Jpegmafia tells Billboard. “It’s beautiful, it’s elegant, and it doesn’t have to force you into keeping your attention. I just wanted something that was able to be suspenseful without forcing it.”
He adds, “This video is just me existing. I wanted you to be moved by what’s going on.”
Watch the visual for “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot” below and check after the jump for newly announced fall dates on his Jpegmafia Type Tour or on his website here.
Jpegmafia Tour Dates:
Oct. 14 — Scottsdale, AZ @ Pubrock?
Oct. 15 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram?
Oct. 16 — Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
Oct. 18 — Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 19 — Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Oct. 20 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos?
Oct. 24 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct. 25 — Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Oct. 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 29 — Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct. 30 — Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room
Oct. 31 — Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
Nov. 02 — San Diego, CA @ Dia De Los Deftones?
Nov. 04 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov. 05 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov. 08 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov. 09 — Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
Nov. 11 — Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar