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Beautiful Lou (Feat. Action Bronson & Riff Raff) – “Long Pinky”

The Adult Swim Singles Series has come to a close, and the last installment is now available to stream via Fader. It’s by Beautiful Lou, featuring both Action Bronson and Riff Raff. Check it out below. As Fader points out, they all collaborated on this track after a Lil B song fell through. More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Western Tink & Beautiful Lou Mobbin’ No Sobbin’

Sometime last year, around the same time I first heard his stuttering foghorn bass-tones on Kitty Pryde and Riff Raff’s “Orion’s Belt,” I jumped on Twitter to say that Beautiful Lou was better than Clams Casino. This was kind of a ridiculous thing to say; the young Texan producer Beautiful Lou doesn’t quite work i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Western Tink & Beautiful Lou – “How I’m Livin'” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, we gave Mixtape Of The Week to Sumone 2 B Young With, a compilation tape from the Austin producer Beautiful Lou, who does the washed-out cloud-rap sound as well as anyone alive. More recently, Lou linked up with a hometown friend and frequent collaborator, the young rapper Western Tink, and recorded the collaborative… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Beautiful Lou Sumone 2 B Young With

Kitty Pryde is a 19-year-old apple-cheeked Claire’s employee and giggly quasi-novelty rapper. Fred Da Godson is a classical New York hip-hop miserablist with a thousand-yard stare. Himanshu is a politicized Queens wiseacre and veteran zeitgeist-capturer. Lil B is a self-made rap Sun Ra whose continued existence in the rap universe is a puzzle that just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Beautiful Lou & Himanshu – “Running Thru The Jungle”

Texan producer Beautiful Lou hasn’t put a lot of stuff out, but what he has put out — two good examples are ASAP Rocky’s twisty “Trilla” and Kitty Pryde’s loopy Riff Raff collab “Orion’s Belt” — has been pretty impressive. So impressive, in fact, that our own Tom Breihan has made some bold statements o… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 1, 2012 - 4:09 pm