The Homies Recruit Jack Harlow, Cole Bennett, D’Angelo Russell And More For Celebrity Kickball Game In L’Ville
The Homies prepare for their annual Celebrity Kickball Tournament in Louisville.
The music of Louisville collective The Homies thrives on an infectious communal energy, radiating a love of creating art and standing up for their hometown. On August 10th, The Homies (Ace Pro, 2forwOyNE, Shloob & Quiiso) continue an annual tradition, bringing back their Celebrity Kickball Tournament to raise money for two Louisville-based community organizations: Norton’s Children’s Hospital and AMPED. Hosted by Private Garden, the creative collective founded by The Homies and Jack Harlow, the anticipated celebrity kickball tournament (presented by Planet Fitness) returns to Jim Patterson Stadium, the home of Louisville Cardinals baseball, on August 10th, 2022 from 6:00-9:30pm. Buy tickets HERE.
The event will be hosted by Taylor Rooks, and will feature four teams competing for kickball supremacy. The Homies, Jack Harlow, and Cole Bennett highlight the Private Garden team, comprised of Louisville native artists and others. Promising a new frontier for one of the NCAA’s firecest rivalries, the tourney fields the Louisville Legends, team of former Louisville Cardinals (like former NFL WRs Deion Branch and Harry Douglas, former NCAA standout Peyton Siva), also featuring Minnesota Timberwolves star and L’ville native D’Angelo Russell, who will square off against the Kentucky Legends, including former University of Kentucky ballers like Brandon Knight, Willie Cauley-Stein, and more. The prohibitive favorite, however, is likely the Planet Fitness team, comprised of many members of the LouCity FC MLS squad, as well as other Louisvillains like former NFL DE Frostee Rucker and Miss Kentucky Lizzy Neutz. View an expanded roster of participants below, with more names potentially to come.
The Homies Celebrity Kickball Tournament arrives as The Homies prepare for the release of It’s A Lot Going On, their next studio album. The album is home to recent single “Thirsty,” which combines elements of two late ’00s rap cuts–using a sped-up sample of Drake’s “Houstatlantavegas” and vocals of Missy Elliott’s “Ching-A-Ling”–into a cohesive and incredibly catchy whole, and “Shake,” which dropped earlier this summer with a Hype Williams-inspired video. Entirely created by the four Homies themselves, Ace Pro, Shloob, 2forwOyNE, and Quiiso, It’s A Lot Going On drops on August 19th.
With much more music on deck, an including the upcoming It’s A Lot Goin’ On, and an unshakeable passion for their craft, The Homies are ready to follow in the footsteps of their friend Jack Harlow from the Louisville underground to the rap mainstream. Sit back, and watch their rise.
Buy tickets for The Homies’ Celebrity Kickball Tournament HERE.
Celebrity Kickball Participants (not final):
- Private Garden Team: Jack Harlow, The Homies (Quiiso, Shloob, Ace Pro, 2forwOyNE)
- Louisville Legends Team: D’Angelo Russell, Deion Branch, Harry Douglas, Kelan Martin, Nolan Smith, Chris Redman, Eric Wood, Peyton Siva, and more
- Kentucky Legends Team: Tyler Ulis, Brandon Knight, Willie Cauley-Stein, Isaiah Briscoe, Malik Monk, Derek Anderson, Hamidou Diallo, and more
- Planet Fitness Team: LouCity players Sean Totsch, Wes Charpie, Paolo DelPiccolo, Niall McCabe, Oscar Jimenez, Brian Ownby; Emina Ekic (Racing Louisville), Frostee Rucker, and Miss Kentucky Lizzy Neutz
The Homies, comprised of multi-talented individuals with a unique sound and perspective, are a budding Hip-Hop group based out of Louisville, KY. Part of the Private Garden collective, a group of Kentucky creatives co-created by Grammy Nominated artist Jack Harlow, The Homies consists of Quiiso, Shloob, Ace Pro, and 2forwOyNE. The group prides themselves for being a creative force, producing all their music in-house, as well as their creative direction.
Formed in Louisville out of a shared passion for music and creativity, The Homies have earned high-profile co-signs, earning praise from iconic DJs DJ Drama and Don Cannon, and opening on tour for artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Bryson Tiller, and Waka Flocka Flame. The Homies scored a cult hit with “Leaf Wraps,” a Jack Harlow-featuring single that scored over 5 million streams on Spotify, and later appeared on their 2018 debut album Umbrellas. They followed up Umbrellas with last year’s Honest Living, home to the single “White Lies” (3.7 million Spotify streams). With the follow-up to Honest Living on the way, The Homies showed off their live chops at Louisville’s own Forecastle Festival in May, and they recently finished a tour performing several dates across Australia.