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Mixtape Of The Week: Fiend Lil Ghetto Boy

Before I get into this Fiend tape, I want to spent a minute talking about Gucci Mane. This past week, Gucci released two new mixtapes on the same day, Trap Back 2 and EastAtlantaMemphis, the latter a collaboration with Brick Squad foot soldier Young Dolph. If you include collaborations, these are the third and fourth… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Fiend & Cookin Soul Iron Chef

Iron Chef came out a couple of weeks ago, and it hasn’t appeared in this column yet because I was initially drawn to a couple of more immediate tapes: DJ Paul’s bleary-eyed hardhead marathon For I Have Sinned and Meek Mill’s insta-blockbuster Dreamchasers 2. At this point, though, the new Fiend tape has more play… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Hear Fiend Rapping Over Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around”

Here’s a combination I didn’t see coming: Veteran New Orleans rap drawler Fiend, who released three of my favorite mixtapes last year, giving a lo-fi freestyle over Washed Out’s indelible chillwave jam “Feel It All Around” on the appropriately titled “Aqua Flow.” And it’s not like Fiend just samples the track; he straight-up raps over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Fiend Smokin’ Champagne

This is worth mentioning up front: New Orleans rapper Fiend and DJ/producer Don Cannon almost certainly mean nothing with the Mad Men-biting cover art for the new mixtape Smokin’ Champagne. More than likely, the image was just iconic and zeitgeisty enough to be worth stealing; it could’ve been Breaking Bad or, like, Terra Nova just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Fiend – “Ghost Town”

Hi, readers of Stereogum! My name is Tom Breihan, and I’m the older of the two new guys around here. A few internet eons ago, I wrote the Status Ain’t Hood blog for the Village Voice. For the past couple of years, I’ve been a staff writer at Pitchfork. And yes, that means Brandon and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2011 - 11:29 am