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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…
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…
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…
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 bee…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 Scio…
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…
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…
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…
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 it…
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"…
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…
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 to…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2013 - 9:41 am