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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 1:04 pm

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…
Corban Goble | March 2, 2012 - 5:37 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…
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:…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 2:05 pm