Young RJ returns with his World Tour album and a video for the title track featuring Pete Rock and Rebel Kuzco. The reflections on the ups and downs of a romantic relationship has the same sonic feel as his work with Slum Village honoring all the things he learned from his mentor J.Dilla. He previously shared “Lucky” featuring fellow Detroiter Boldy James. The rapper and producer revealed the motivation for his third studio album in a statement:
“I missed being out there with the fans performing. It felt right to title [the album ‘World Tour’]. There were so many things going on all over the world while recording, it was hard to focus… To take my mind away from the news of everything that was going on around me – capitol riots, missing family members, not being able to see them, etc.–I put all my focus into being creative… [This album] captures everything I was dealing with (good and bad) between 2020 and 2021… it was therapy for me.”
World Tour has guest appearances from Pino Palladino, Blu, Mega Ran, Eric Roberson, Pete Rock, Boldy James, Rosewood 2055, Abstract Orchestra, Kezia and Dankery Harv.