SEP. 15 & 16, 2017 | FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Super Duper Kyle

Super Duper Kyle

“Super Duper” Kyle Harvey makes unabashedly sunny pop-raps, whether it’s looping early Nineties one-hit wonder Jane Child into the winning “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love,” or rhyming about “Fruit Snacks and Cups of Patron.” He claims Jadakiss, Will Smith and Incubus as inspirations. He’s a Ventura, California beach kid whose childhood resembled the Nickelodeon cartoon Rocket Power, and is known to surfboard over his adoring audience at sold-out concerts. But he also raps to provide income for his mother and his three siblings. “My mom is a single mother, and she’s worked really hard to raise us. I’m in a unique situation to make a good sum of money and take that weight off her shoulders,” he says. He’s built a following by really connecting with fans: “touring, trying to see them as much as possible, talking to them before shows. On Twitter I tell them, ‘If you’re having any problems, if you need advice, let me know, I’ll follow you back, and let’s talk about this.’ I want to let my fans know that I’m there for them.” -Rolling Stone