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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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Harry Fraud – “Mean” (Feat. French Montana & Action Bronson)

Harry Fraud, the spaced-out New York rap producer, has been going absolutely nuts this year, scoring actual hits and cranking out copious amounts of hazy underground boom-bap at the same damn time. And now he’s accepted Scion money to release “Mean,” his first song under his own name, roping in two of his most frequent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 10:58 am

Heems – “Cowabunga Gnarly”

Next week, Heems will release his new mixtape Wild Water Kingdom, a release from which we’ve already heard “Let It Go” and “Killing Time.” Today Heems put out another cut called “Cowabunga Gnarly,” a track that centers the rapper right in his comfort zone thanks to a bit of woozy Harry Fraud production. “My girl… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Smoke DZA – “Kenny Powers” Video

In some weird stoner-rap confluence, today the internet gets two Creative Control-directed videos of rap songs produced by beatmaker-of-the-moment Harry Fraud. There’s the video for Curren$y’s “Leaving The Dock,” a track from his Harry Fraud-produced Cigarette Boats EP, which is pretty if standard low-budget luxury-rap stuff. And then there’s the awesomely cartoonish clip for Smoke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Stalley – “Petrin Hill Peonies (Harry Fraud Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

New York producer Harry Fraud is a really in-demand dude — he was the person responsible for the beat on the Main Attrakionz single we just posted — so it’s probably no surprise that he turns Stalley’s strong Savage Journey To The American Dream cut “Petrin Hill Peonies” into an otherwordly and frenetic jam, musically… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Main Attrakionz – “Do It For The Bay” (Feat. DaVinci)

The spaced-out but prolific Bay Area rap duo Main Attrakionz will release their new album Bossalinis & Fooliyones around the time you’ll be figuring out your Halloween costume. And the album’s first single is “Do It For The Bay,” on which both Attrakionz team up with underrated San Francisco rapper DaVinci and go in over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Download Curren$y & Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats EP

The prolific, nimble New Orleans rapper Curren$y hooks up with producer-of-the-moment Harry Fraud for a quick EP jaunt, a five-track release featuring drop-ins from Smoke DZA and collaborator Styles P. As expected, it’s a smooth listen, with Curren$y packing as many rhymes into Fraud’s fertile, jazzy production as possible. Stream and download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012 - 11:21 am

Smoke DZA – “Ashtray” (Feat. Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q)

Harlem’s Smoke DZA will drop Rugby Thompson later this summer, a record that will be produced entirely by Harry Fraud and from which we’ve already heard the wrestler-referencing lead single “New Jack.” Now, here’s another cut from that release featuring like-minded rappers from a pair of distinctly different L.A. crews, Odd Future’s Domo Genesis and… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Smoke DZA – “New Jack” Video

The Harlem rapper has recruited beatmaker-of-the-moment Harry Fraud to produce his entire new album Rugby Thompson, and on first single “New Jack,” Fraud samples a bunch of old rants from the legendarily violent, balcony-diving ECW wrestler who gave the song its name. In the brand new video, New Jack himself shows up, stapling a dollar… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

Meyhem Lauren is a total bruiser of a rapper and a fixture on New York’s vital-as-fuck underground rap scene, and he’s also the man responsible for this amazing album cover. During SXSW, he got together with a bunch of friends and recorded his Respect The Fly Shit album, which, given the talents of everyone involved,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 4:22 pm
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