When the hip-hop boy band, Brockhampton announced its indefinite hiatus on December 21st, 2018, the collective seemed to have disappeared off the earth’s face after their final performances. Fans and music lovers worldwide were devastated, wondering what could have caused one of the most popular and successful groups to call it quits in recent memory. Some people blamed infighting and creative differences for the split, while others believed mental health issues might have been at play.
No one knew what was happening within the group, but all signs pointed toward a breakup after the show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. It’s been over two years since Brockhampton’s last album, and the group has not indicated that they plan on making new music anytime soon. This has led many to believe that Brockhampton is no more. So, what happened? Did Brockhampton stop making music, or are they just taking a long break?
Signs Point to a Breakup
When Brockhampton announced their hiatus, they did not give a specific reason for the split. In an interview with Pitchfork, group leader Kevin Abstract said that the hiatus was due to “artistic differences and just regular disagreements.” This vague explanation led many to believe that there was more going on behind the scenes than the group let on.
In the months leading up to the announcement, there were several hints that all was not well within Brockhampton. In October of 2018, group member Ameer Vann was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Vann denied these allegations but was still kicked out of the group and Brockhampton’s upcoming shows. This caused a lot of tension within the group, which could have influenced the group’s decision to take a break.
Since going on an indefinite hiatus, the self-proclaimed boy band has been relatively quiet. They have not given any interviews or made any public appearances. The only group members who have broken their silence are Kevin Abstract and Bearface. They gave an official statement on Twitter about the hiatus shortly after it was announced. Besides that, Brockhampton has remained tight-lipped about its current status and other tour dates.
This silence has led many to believe that Brockhampton is no longer making music. Without any new information from the group, it is hard to say what is happening behind the scenes. However, the lack of activity from Brockhampton makes it seem unlikely that they will be releasing new music anytime soon.
Other Reasons For The Hiatus
While Brockhampton may no longer make music, other explanations exist for the group’s long hiatus. The members of Brockhampton may be taking a much-needed break after years of non-stop work.
Since forming in 2015, Brockhampton has released three albums, two mixtapes, and numerous singles. They have also toured extensively, performing all over the world. This constant grind can be exhausting, and it is not surprising that the group would want to take a break from it all.
It is also possible that Brockhampton is working on new music but keeping it under wraps until they are ready to release it. This would explain why the group has been so quiet over the past few months. If Brockhampton is working on new music, they may make a comeback shortly.
Only time will tell what Brockhampton is up to. Until then, fans can only speculate about the group’s future.
Does Brockhampton Still Have A Record Label?
Brockhampton is currently signed to RCA Records, though it is unclear if this is still the case. In the months leading up to the hiatus announcement, there were rumors that Brockhampton was planning on leaving RCA. This could be one of the reasons why the group went on hiatus, as they may have wanted to take a break before signing with a new label.
As of now, Brockhampton has not shed new light on their record label situation. They may still be signed to RCA but keep quiet about it until they are ready to release new music. Until then, fans will have to wait and see what happens with Brockhampton’s record label deal.
What Other Activities Are The Members Doing?
The members of Brockhampton have kept busy since the group went on hiatus. Kevin Abstract has been working on new music and has released several singles. He has also been working on a TV show called “American Boyband,” which is set to air on Viceland.
Bearface has also been working on new music and released a single called “2Pac.” Additionally, he has been working on a solo album set to be released soon.
Jaden Smith, another member of Brockhampton, has been working on new music as well. He released a song called “Ghost” in October 2018 and is rumored to be working on an album.
Romil Hemnani, a member of Brockhampton, has been working on a solo album. Additionally, he has been producing for other artists such as JPEGMAFIA and Clairo.
What Next For Brockhampton?
It is still unclear what the future holds for Brockhampton. The group has not indicated what they plan on doing next on other forthcoming tour dates. They may get back together and release new music at some point, but it is also possible that they have disbanded permanently. Only time will tell what Brockhampton’s next move will be.
In the meantime, fans can still enjoy the group’s past studio albums. Brockhampton has released three albums and multiple mixtapes, all available online. These releases will have to tide fans over until the hip-hop band decides to make new music or announce their next move.
It is still unclear what the future holds for Brockhampton. The group has not indicated what they plan on doing next. They may get back together and release new music at some point, but it is also possible that they have disbanded permanently. Only time will tell what Brockhampton’s next move will be.
In the meantime, fans can still enjoy the group’s past music. Brockhampton has released three albums and multiple mixtapes, all available online. These releases will have to tide fans over until Brockhampton decides to make new music or announce their next move.