Kid Ink dropped his independent album, Up & Away, in 2012. He was covered in XXL Magazine as part of that year’s “Freshman Class”, while the album smashed an iTunes record by debuting in the Top 5 of the Hip-Hop Albums chart prior to release and minus any traditional promotion. Cumulative single sales from the effort exceed over 500K, while it landed at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 20K copies the first week. Piping hot from his indie success, he inked a deal with The Alumni Group/88 Classic/RCA Records in 2013, dropping the acclaimed Almost Home EP that same year. In 2014, he released his second studio album, My Own Lane, and in 2015 he released his third studio album, Full Speed, which sold 29,000 copies in the US its first week and charted number 14 on the Billboard 200. He has toured internationally, and will be on the “One Hell of a Night” tour with Chris Brown, Feddy Wap, and Omarion in the fall of 2015.