Ice Spice Reveals Debut Album Y2K Release Date and Announces World Tour

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The Grammy-nominated rapper’s world tour begins on July 4, with her highly anticipated album set to be released on Friday, July 26.

Ice Spice’s eagerly awaited debut album and world tour are set to arrive this summer.

On Wednesday, June 5, the 24-year-old “Princess Diana” rapper announced the release date for her upcoming album, Y2K, on social media. She excitedly told fans, “HIIIII >.< , Y2K ☆ THE ALBUM WILL BE DROPPING JULY 26TH !!!!”

The Grammy-nominated artist from the Bronx also revealed the album’s cover art, which was captured by the iconic photographer David LaChapelle, whom she called “the goat.”

The cover features the “Like..?” artist glancing over her shoulder in front of a concrete wall and a recreated New York City subway stairwell, with the letters “I-C-E” depicted as train lines. Nearby, a garbage can is spray-painted with “Y2K” in neon pink and green, and “Ice Spice” is written in graffiti across the cover.

In addition to her album announcement, Ice Spice revealed her world tour, beginning on July 4 in Roskilde, Denmark. This marks the rapper’s first global tour, where she will be joined by her longtime producer RIOTUSA and fellow Bronx rapper Cash Cobain for North American dates. The tour will span Europe and the UK, then move to U.S. cities including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and naturally, New York City.

Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m.

In January, during an appearance on TODAY, Ice Spice announced that she was nearly finished recording her upcoming album, Y2K, which is inspired by her January 1, 2000 birthdate. “Yes, there’s going to be an album this year,” she revealed, adding, “It’s almost finished, so I’m really excited.”

Although the “Barbie World” rapper didn’t share many details at the time, she did mention that the album will feature some collaborations.

“I have a crazy collaboration that just got locked in, like, two days ago,” she teased, playfully emphasizing the word “crazy.”

Ice Spice first hinted at Y2K back in November, posting photos on Instagram that showcased a lower back tattoo. She captioned the post, “Y2K! ?/?/24.”

Since then, the collaborator with Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj has been giving fans a taste of what to expect from her upcoming album through singles like “Think U the S— (Fart)” and “Gimme a Light.” The latter song debuted during her first Coachella performance in April.

Last month, Ice Spice spoke with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the track, admitting she felt “nervous” about releasing the RIOTUSA-produced single due to the “iconic” status of Sean Paul’s 2002 hit of the same name, which it samples.

“You know, Sean Paul is legendary, and his song ‘Gimme the Light’ is so iconic. I was really nervous about sampling it,” the rapper shared. “I thought, ‘This isn’t going to get cleared, so what’s the point?’”

Fortunately, the track did get cleared, and she expressed her gratitude, saying, “We really wanted to have a very authentic Y2K sample featured on the new album.”

According to FOX 5 New York, Ice Spice celebrated her album’s rollout last month by distributing 50,000 Ice Spice MetroCards across New York City. These were available at subway stations in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Recently, Ice Spice joined the remix of Cash Cobain’s hit song “Fisherrr” featuring Bay Swag. The trio also released a music video for the track, set in her hometown of New York City.

Following the release of her debut album, Ice Spice will appear in Spike Lee’s upcoming film, a reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 thriller “High and Low,” starring Denzel Washington.

Y2K drops on Friday, July 26. See the rapper’s full tour dates below:

  • Thu Jul 04 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival^*
  • Fri Jul 05 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival^*
  • Sun Jul 07 – Vienna, Austria – Rolling Loud Europe^
  • Thu Jul 11 – Costinesti, Romania – Beach, Please! Festival^*
  • Fri Jul 12 – London, UK – Wireless Festival^
  • Sat Jul 13 – Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld^*
  • Thu Jul 18 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival^*
  • Tue Jul 30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
  • Thu Aug 01 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
  • Fri Aug 02 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia presented by Highmark
  • Sun Aug 04 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • Tue Aug 06 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
  • Fri Aug 09 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
  • Sun Aug 11 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
  • Tue Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
  • Wed Aug 14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
  • Sat Aug 17 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
  • Mon Aug 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
  • Wed Aug 21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
  • Fri Aug 23 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • Sun Aug 25 – Dallas, TX – The Factory Deep Ellum *
  • Mon Aug 26 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
  • Wed Aug 28 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
  • Sat Aug 31 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater