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“Death by electrocution’s like life in New York, innit?” That was my favorite line from the last Run The Jewels album. When he spluttered that line, El-P got at a few essential truths about his hometown. New York is nervous and stressful and jittery, and it can kill you. But it can also make you… More »

This is a weird week for mixtapes. The big news is obviously Black Bar Mitzvah, the new Rick Ross tape, and he’d had a spot reserved in this space ever since I first saw the ridiculous image of Ross’s face inside a Star Of David. But Black Bar Mitzvah turns out to be a total… More »

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Deniro Farrar – “Burning Bills” (Feat. Lunice) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The raw, guttural North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar has put in years of work on the underground, and last year, he leapt into the major-label universe to release his Rebirth EP. The EP track “Burning Bills” has a glittery, ominous beat form the producer and former TNGHT member Lunice, and now it has an equally… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Blue Sky Black Death – “Keys” (Feat. Gucci Mane, Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso & Mack Shine)

The ambitious Seattle rap production duo Blue Sky Black Death released their sprawling album Glaciers this week, and it’s notably low on actual rap. And it’s not like that needed a corrective, since Glaciers is an absorbing and gorgeous record. But now it’s got a corrective anyway: “Keys,” a new online one-off that features the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Download Deniro Farrar The Patriarch Mixtape

The North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar has been steadily building a name for himself for a little more than a year now, and we gave Mixtape Of The Week to Kill Or Be Killed, the collaborative tape he made with Shady Blaze, last October. Today, Farrar releases his new solo tape The Patriarch, assembled over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Flosstradamus – “Look At The Sky” (Feat. Deniro Ferrar) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Flosstradamus build a grim yet delicate immersive beat for “Look At The Sky,” their collaboration with North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar. Farrar, who is a past recipient of Tom’s Mixtape Of The Week honor, takes a narrative approach to the song, rapping nonchalantly about family and personal issues, really making the Flosstradamus production the centerpiece… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 27, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Stream Blue Sky Black Death & Deniro Farrar Cliff Of Death EP

Blue Sky Black Death are a Seattle production duo who make gorgeously glassy synthscapes and who have produced three excellent full-lengths for rapper Nacho Picasso. Deniro Farrar is a North Carolina rapper who delivers his words like cudgels and who teamed up with Shady Blaze to make last year’s great Kill Or Be Killed mixtape. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze – “All I Know” (Prod. By Lunice)

Thus far today, we’ve already heard one rap banger laced by Lunice, the Canadian half of TNGHT: The Angel Haze collab “Gimme That.” And now he’s also linked with California’s fast-rapping Shady Blaze and North Carolina’s hard-drawling Deniro Farrar, the same pair who jointly put out the strong mixtape Kill Or Be Killed last month. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Download Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze Kill Or Be Killed Mixtape

Deniro Farrar is a hardnosed, tough-talking North Carolina rapper who manages to radiate despair and menace without wasting any syllables. Shady Blaze is a Main Attrakionz associate from the Bay Area, a Twista/Bone Thugs-style fast-rap specialist who goes all melodiously mile-a-minute over blissed-out cloud-rap beats. The two make an oddly effective pairing on the new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Supreme Cuts & Haleek Maul – “The Dummy” (Feat. Deniro Farrar) (Stereogum Premiere)

Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts will team up with fast-rising Barbadian rapper Haleek Maul for a mixtape later this summer, and today yields the first glimpse of that release, the Deniro Farrar-featuring “The Dummy.” It’s a warped, hard-charging cut that finds Maul at his most assertive and menacing. Some context from Supreme Cuts’ Austin Keultjes:… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 19, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Shady Blaze & Deniro Farrar – “Go To Work” (Stereogum Premiere)

We recently gave Mixtape Of The Week honors to The Grind, Hustle & Talent, the latest effort from the Main Attrakionz-affiliated Bay Area fast-rapper Shady Blaze. For his next trick, Shady is teaming up with the North Carolina MC Deniro Farrar on a new collaborative EP. You can hear their chemistry, Shady’s triple-time bursts bouncing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2012 - 10:16 am