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Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

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Stream Daytona M.I.N.K.S. (Prod. Harry Fraud) (Stereogum Premiere)

The New York producer Harry Fraud has one of the most beautifully immersive sounds in rap: A hazy, psychedelic thump that draws on classic rock and old NY boom-bap while still sounding perfectly of-the-moment. Fraud has made tons of tracks for people like French Montana and Action Bronson, and now he’s got his own label,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Jessie Ware – “Keep On Lying (Harry Fraud Remix)”

There is a remarkable depth to Jessie Ware’s voice that makes even the most emotionally grating tracks on Tough Love sound inarguably gorgeous. Brooklyn-based producer Harry Fraud, who is best known for his work alongside major acts like Juicy J, Rick Ross, and French Montana, remixed Ware’s track “Keep On Lying” for a Red Bull… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm

King Tuff – “Danger In The Dark” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

In a couple of weeks, King Tuff will release Black Moon Spell, an album full of rip-snorting, glammed-up garage-rock tantrums, “Eyes Of The Muse” and “Black Moon Spell” among them. Tuff’s new song “Danger In The Dark” is not one of those songs. Instead, the new track is a corporate-sponsored affair, part of a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 11:47 am

Only Real – “Cadillac Girl (Harry Fraud Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Only Real is a UK songwriter who put out an EP that showcased his spacey bedroom productions and half-rapped vocals, but since then he’s been in Atlanta working on his debut album with Ben Allen (the same Ben Allen who produced Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest, and Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse). Hi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014 - 11:55 am

Sam Smith – “Nirvana (Harry Fraud Remix)”

We’re starting to see some recent rumblings about artists from Disclosure’s orbit linking up with figures from New York’s rap underground, and that can only be a good thing. Yesterday, we heard “You Stressin’,” a track that Disclosure produced for the New York rapper Bishop Nehru. Today, the great French Montana/Action Bronson producer Harry Fraud… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 9:17 am

Download Curren$y & Smoke DZA The Stage EP

For whatever reason, the days surrounding Halloween are always big ones for mixtape releases, and here’s one that won’t take up your entire Halloween. Curren$y of New Orleans and Smoke DZA of Harlem are two guys who have toured and recorded together extensively, and now they’ve joined forces on a new EP called The Stage. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Drug Lords” (Feat. Action Bronson & AG Da Coroner) Video

During last year’s SXSW, the Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren rounded up an absolutely murderous collective of internet-underground rap overlords and made an entire mixtape, the very good Respect The Fly Shit. The track “Drug Lords” has a Harry Fraud beat and guest verses from Lauren buddies Action Bronson and AG Da Coroner, and now it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Action Bronson – “Water Sports” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

Tomorrow, Action Bronson will headline Brooklyn’s fourth annual pizza party bacchanal that is the Bushwick Block Party, along with Pictureplane, Jamaican Queens, World’s Fair, and more. In anticipation, a new track, “Water Sports,” produced by his constant-collaborator Harry Fraud has “mysteriously” surfaced. If you know Bronson’s music and how the song’s title can be employed… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 26, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Harry Fraud – “Loopy” (Feat. Chinx Drugz & Smoke DZA) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago, the great New York psychedelic rap producer Harry Fraud released his collab-heavy High Tide EP for free online via Scion AV. The precise and blippy “Loopy” had verses from Harlem deadeye Smoke DZA and French Montana’s secret weapon Chinx Drugz. But neither rapper shows up in the video. Nor doe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Action Bronson – “Heel Toe” (Prod. by Harry Fraud) (Stereogum Premiere)

Action Bronson and Harry Fraud just released their collaborative EP SAAAB Stories. But well before “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” was a twinkling in our Riff Raff-loving eyes, word about this cut “Heel Toe” was around. Some time last year, the two exchanged tweets about the track, Fraud saying, “Sheesh that shit so wavy.” It wa… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 24, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Stream Action Bronson & Harry Fraud SAAAB Stories

Rapper and amateur improv comedian Action Bronson’s SAAAB Stories (VICE/Warner), his 7-track collaborative album with producer Harry Fraud, is out today. The record features the previously-released “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” and the Wiz Khalifa-featuring “The Rockers,” as well as guest appearances from Wu-Tang’s Raekwon and Bronson’s fellow Queens-native Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 11, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” Video (Feat. Riff Raff)

The great Queens rap redbeard Action Bronson is working on a full-length mixtape with the New York producer Harry Fraud, and the pair let one go earlier this year when they posted “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” online. In the track’s brand-new video, from director Jason Goldwatch, Bronson takes us to a cartoonish Queens universe and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Harry Fraud – “Yacht Lash” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Riff Raff)

Harry Fraud, the great New York producer of head-blown psychedelic boom-bap, has a new Scion-sponsored EP called High Time coming out next week, and its lineup of guests is a total murderer’s row of past Fraud collaborators, one that includes Action Bronson and French Montana. And on the track “Yacht Lash,” he’s shrewdly brought together… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2013 - 11:32 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Day In The Life” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

Later today, the Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg will release New York Renaissance, a new mixtape that’s already yielded Action Bronson’s “Compliments 2 The Chef” and World’s Fair’s “96 Knicks.” And now we get to hear the tape’s opener, “Day In The Life,” in which stone-faced teenage backpack-rap savant Joey Bada$$ goes in over a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 11:02 am

Action Bronson – “Compliments 2 The Chef” (feat. Lauriana Mae)

The Hot 97 DJ and backpacker hero Peter Rosenberg can come off a bit like a traditionalist goon at times, but he’s also been a big booster of New York’s resurgent roster of underground rap weirdos. And on his new New York Renaissance mixtape, Rosenberg has solicited at least one track from the biggest, weirdest,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Action Bronson – “Morey Boogie Boards” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

The New York rap producer Harry Fraud has spent the past couple of years building a serious name by releasing full-length collabs with a ton of different rappers and by crafting an aesthetic that walks the line between classicist NY boom-bap and head-blown psych-rock drift; his Danny Brown track “HottestMC” is an excellent recent example. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 11:25 am

Kanye, Danny Brown Dis MTV’s Hottest MCs List

Every year, MTV sends a whole bunch of A-list rappers into paroxysms of rage when it reveals its Hottest MCs In The Game list. The list hasn’t even been completely unveiled yet, but rappers are already getting heated about their placement — so much so that one Kanye West, #7 on the list, offered a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013 - 11:07 am

Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

A morning where we get a new blast of frantic free-associative shit-talk from Queens rapper Action Bronson is a good morning. On the stray Soundcloud blast “Strictly 4 My Jeeps,” Bronson tears up a stab-happy breakbeat from producer Harry Fraud. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 9:41 am
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