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Main Attrakionz – “Dip” Video

Main Attrakionz are a slow-drifting Bay Area rap duo that put out an excellent record called Bossalinis & Fooliyones in 2012. This year, they’re back with an even more oddly titled album — 808s And Dark Grapes III (get it??) — which we premiered a few weeks ago. Today they’ve shared a video for “Dip”… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 8, 2015 - 10:35 am

Stream Main Attrakionz 808s & Dark Grapes III (Stereogum Premiere)

In the early ’10s, the Bay Area duo Main Attrakionz helped pioneer a loose, drifting emotive rap style that turned out to have a reach way beyond the underground; a guy like past collaborator A$AP Rocky took a whole lot of his vibe from them. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the group,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Main Attrakionz – “Ain’t No Other Way” Video (Dir. Kreayshawn)

Bay Area duo Main Attrakionz helped pioneer the murky, drifting, emotive rap style that made A$AP Rocky famous, but they’ve been missing in action for a few years. Next month, they’ll return with their new album 808s & Dark Grapes 3, produced entirely by Friendzone. Kreayshawn got her start directing videos for Bay Area underground… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 10:25 am

!!! – “Californiyeah (Main Attrakionz Remix)”

Brooklyn dance mob !!! released a video for their hyperactive cut “Californiyeah” just yesterday but have followed it up immediately with a remix of the track featuring Bay Area cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz. The cut has been stretched out, finding a middle ground between the two group’s distinctive but totally polar signature speeds and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 27, 2013 - 11:36 am

Main Attrakionz – “Summa Time” Video

The pioneering Bay Area cloud-rap duo Main Attrakionz were among the first rappers to work with Clams Casino, and their forthcoming album 808s & Dark Grapes III will unite them with another hazy up-and-coming beatmakers: Friendzone, who handles all the production on the record. First single “Summa Time” makes that sound like a very, very… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 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

Dominant Legs – “Make Time For The Boy (Main Attrakionz Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bay Area acts hook up for this intriguing mashup, wherein the Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz get busy on the backdrop of Dominant Legs’ “Make Time For The Boy,” utilizing a chopped-up, sped-up vocal sample from the SF indie duo. DJ Ammbush produces. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 10:52 am

Kool A.D. – “Tacky Tacky (Feat. Main Attrakionz & Green Ova)”

Das Racist’s Kool A.D. already released one mixtape this year, the all-over-the-place and uneven The Palm Wine Drinkard. And now he’s already got another one loaded up and ready to go, and this one seems like it’ll probably be a lot more rap-focused. 51 will feature collaborations with the Coup’s Boots Riley, Trackademics, Mayhem Lauren,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 1:04 pm

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Stream Main Attrakionz, Jel and Zachg cLOUDLIFE EP

Cloud rap torchbearers Main Attrakionz recently teamed up with cLOUDDEAD cohorts Jel and Zachg, who provide low key, ambient production underneath the Oakland rappers’ laid-back flows on a new EP. That affair, a four-track EP called cLOUDLIFEand it’s out today. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 2, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Shady Blaze The Grind, Hustle & Talent

The Oakland-based, perma-stoned Green Ova rap crew doesn’t much care whether you’re listening or not, or at least that’s the impression I get. The crew, anchored by the duo Main Attrakionz, had a relatively big year in 2011: Appearing on ASAP Rocky’s LIVELOVEA$AP, working extensively with producer-of-the-moment Clams Casino, seeing their murk-rap aesthetic take over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Kool A.D. – “Ooh” Video (Feat. Main Attrakionz)

Kool A.D., the most heavily-bearded member of Das Racist, released his all-over-the-place mixtape The Palm Wine Drinkard on New Years Day. For some reason, it didn’t include “Ooh,” his cloudy-eyed collab with the zoned-out Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz. But that track is now out there, with a music video and everything. The three guy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2012 - 11:50 am

Main Attrakionz – “Brock Lesnar”

There are many reasons to like the Oakland stoner-rap duo Main Attrakionz. And if you’re a very particular type of dork, here’s one of them: They love making pro-wrestling references. They don’t go to that well as often as Action Bronson or Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, but they still do it a bunch. Their new track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Main Attrakionz – “Suffocation” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Two leaders of the new school — Main Attrakionz and Danny Brown — collaborate on “Suffocation,” a track that rides on a hazy, vibrant beat. Recently, the duo also dropped a collaboration with G-Side. Download the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 9, 2011 - 9:13 am

G-Side Drop New Video, Collaborate With Main Attrakionz

Arty but grounded internet-beloved cult-rap duos of the world unite! On the new track “AC,” the Bay Area’s Main Attrakionz link up with ST 2 Lettaz, one half of the Huntsville, Alabama group G-Side. Frequent G-Side collaborators Block Beattaz produce, and the result is a perfectly spaced-out, bottom-heavy rap track. Grab it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Download New Mixtapes From Lakutis, ModreM.A.N., And Young L

Das Racist associate Lakutis, a rapper just as clever and snark-addled as Heems and Victor, has just released his very own solo mixtape, a short affair called I’m In The Forest. On one songs, he raps over a sample of the Prodigy’s “Breathe.” On another, entitled “Ja Rule,” he sweetly croons the chorus of “Put… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Peaking Lights – “Marshmallow Yellow/Amazing & Wonderful” (Main Attrakionz Remix)”

The married Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights will soon release a new remix EP, and one of the contributions comes from the spaced-out Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz, who combine two Peaking Lights tracks, “Marshmallow Yellow” and “Amazing & Wonderful,” and add some of their trademark druggy-but-passionate verses to the track. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm