Winning fans with his playful personality and self-produced soundscapes, Eem Triplin is one of rap music’s most promising rising stars. Taking fans along for the ride on his flex-heavy banger, the Johnstown City, PA native drops the video for “WALKED IN.” Directed by MetroBlu, the video shows behind the scenes footage from Eem’s time on tour with LUCKI – shutting down shows across the US, shooting hoops at the Lyrical Lemonade offices and making it rain a little here and there. “WALKED IN” is set to be featured on Eem’s upcoming debut EP, STILL.

“WALKED IN” continues in the wake of a series of massively successful singles. Most recently, Eem dropped the scenic video for “TELL ME IM RIGHT” and teamed up with longtime collaborator $NOT for the wistful single “LET YOU KNOW,” and its accompanying, Omar Jones-directed music video.

“TELL ME IM RIGHT,” “LET YOU KNOW,” and “WALKED IN” are the latest steps in Eem’s inevitable journey to stardom, fueled by a mixture of strong music and a knack for going viral. In 2022, Eem’s self-produced breakthrough hit “AWKWARD FREESTYLE”–sampling and co-signed by Tyler, The Creator–generated over 50 million streams across platforms, and fans intrigued by the song quickly found that Eem had a full catalog of similarly vibey highlights to choose from, including singles like “Louie V” (23+ million streams) and his latest track “JUST FRIENDS?” (27+ million streams since its early September release).

Eem has established himself as a standout live performer, killing his slots at festivals and as direct support for LUCKI’s sold out “Flawless Like Me: The Made Martian Tour.” Last Fall, Eem made his first festival performance at Rolling Loud New York, performing in front of a sparse crowd but making sure that the folks in the crowd would remember him forever (even if they forgot their own names in the process). This month, Eem made another Rolling Loud performance that illustrated how much he’s grown. He performed on the main stage at Rolling Loud California, drawing a much bigger crowd for his second performance at the hip-hop festival. Eem is currently on tour with his good friend $NOT as a supporting performer on the “Get Busy Or Die Tour,” and continues his streak of performances with his first European shows this July at festivals Rolling Loud Portugal, Rolling Loud Germany, and Clout Festival.

The Background:
Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a community of roughly 18,000 located near Pittsburgh, Eem started his career as a producer, creating and selling beats online, producing songs for artists like $NOT and T9ine, including the latter’s fan favorite tracks “BENZO” and “Revenge.” Eem’s success as a producer fueled his desire to become an artist in his own right. His career as an artist kicked into high gear when he shared “AWKWARD FREESTYLE,” a self-produced, personality-filled song that used elements of Tyler, The Creator’s 2013 song “Awkward.” The song quickly went viral, inspiring thousands of TikTok creations, generating millions of streams on all platforms, and eventually reaching the ears of Tyler himself, who gave the song his enthusiastic co-sign.

Since then, Eem scored follow-up hits like “JUST FRIENDS?” and “LOUIE V,” generated multiple viral moments at Rolling Loud Festival, and drew the attention of the Johnstown newspaper, The Tribune-Democrat, who profiled the local hero and captured his community’s excitement about his success. With millions of streams on his catalog per week, the 22-year-old Eem Triplin has a shot to become one of his generation’s biggest stars.

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