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Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire Talks About Major-Label Struggles, Selling Out For White Hipsters

In early 2012, the Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, on the strength of his underground hit “Huzzah” and his Lost In Translation mixtape, signed an unlikely deal with Universal Republic — this, even though he had the word “Muthafuckin'” in his name. EXquire only released one EP on Universal — Power & Passion, which he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire – “I Ain’t Even Fuck Rihanna”

In case you forgot Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire is from New York, here’s a one-off track that features the Brooklyn MC rhyming vigorously over a grainy, jazzy beat straight out of NYC circa 1994. It’s called “I Ain’t Even Fuck Rihanna” because eXquire got famous thanks to his skills, see. Listen below, and look out for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 13, 2014 - 2:13 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Kool A.D. – “Tight” (Feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire) Video

Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. gave us his Word O.K. mixtape, possibly the strongest of the many full-lengths he’s dropped since Das Racist broke up. “Tight,” one of the tape’s hightlights, has a tense and physical beat from Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, and it’s also got verses from New York… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

Stream Kool A.D. Word O.K.

The former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has released a shit-ton of solo material since his crew broke up a couple of years ago, but his new album Word O.K., released onto the internet on what seems like a whim last night, may be the easiest-yet entry point to his solo music (even if it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 8:58 am

eXquire – “Cherry Raindrops” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

I’ve exalted eXquire’s — he’s dropped the “Mr. Muthafuckin'” — Kismet twice on this site this year, making it #1 on my honorable mentions when we compiled our Top 25 Albums Of The 2013 So Far list and then subsequently giving it a Mixtape Of The Week nod. For all the sonically-immersive and narratively-precise material… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 24, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble (Black Noi$e Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)

The twitchy Portland/New Zealand skewed-pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra aren’t exactly the first indie-pop band you’d expect to line up remixes with guest raps, but it’s happened anyway. The Canadian rap producer Black Noi$e has taken on the band’s lithe and graceful single “So Good At Being In Trouble,” transforming it into a jumped-up synth-ra… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 11:33 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire Kismet

When I think about Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s output, more often than not, the thing that strikes me as most distinctly impressive is his lyrics. For eX, storytelling with a thesaurus-like grasp of wordplay is paramount. But we don’t necessarily use the same yardstick we did in the past in regards to vocab wizardry and the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 5, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Download Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s Kismet Mixtape

Last month, we announced the details of Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s long-awaited mixtape Kismet, and now it has finally landed on digital shelves. The collection includes “Noble Drew Ali,” as well as contributions from Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Raider Klan member Key-Nyata, and more. Download Kismet here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 4, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Fat Fool” (Prod. By The Alchemist) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire has been teasing his upcoming mixtape Kismet for a bit now. And while we’ve heard songs like “Noble Drew Ali” and seen his video “Nightfall At The Thames,” there was still no concrete information about if or when the full collection would actually come out. Finally, the project has an official release… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 23, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Nightfall At The Thames” Video

With “Nightfall At The Thames,” Mr. Muthfuckin’ eXquire creates a hybrid video for his most recent track “Noble Drew Ali” and new song “The Cauldron.” One of the best ways to get a feel for a rapper’s rhythm is hearing him or her rap without a track. The first part of the clip features eX… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 9, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Noble Drew Ali”

In a move that should delight both early-adopters and fans of profanity, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire has returned to his old, expletive-laden moniker (he says “MFN” sounded too much like “muffin”). On top of the name-revivalism, eX is gearing up to release his brand new mixtape Kismet this summer and “Noble Drew Ali” is its first… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 7, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Prince SAMO – “Flowers” (Feat. Mr. MFN eXquire, Remy Banks, & Goldie Glo) Video

Last week, we were gifted Lakutis’s “Too Ill For The Law” and its brooding clip co-crafted by visionary director Shomi Patwary. Here’s another piece of his work, “Flowers,” a collab between Prince SAMO and Remy Banks of Queens crew World’s Fair and Mr. MNF eXquire and his Peel Off cohort Goldie Glo. For this unio… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 2, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Fuck 1 Time” Video

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire filmed the video for “Fuck 1 Time,” a track from his The Man In The High Castle mixtape, on location in downtown Manhattan during the Hurricane Sandy blackout. This was a smart idea, since it lends a sense of urgency to the video and since the only lighting comes from a spazzing-out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “The Message Pt. 1 & 2″ Video

In the video for “The Message Pt. 1 & 2,” a track from his new Power & Passion EP, we see Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, along with an equally deranged buddy, going ham in the woods somewhere. And when he’s done with that, eXquire shows up in an extremely fake version of Al Jazeera, still talking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Telephuck” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

Here’s Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s debut single for Universal, a maximalist, stuttering cut called “Telephuck” that features Trap God Gucci Mane. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Telephuck”

In a recent session at Converse’s Rubber Tracks studio, the gleefully ribald Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire debuted a new track called “Telephuck,” and it’s just as messily horny as the title implies. It’s also recorded live-in-studio, which means it gives some idea of the sloppy energy of eXquire’s live show, though it definitely sacrifice… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 10:30 am

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “The Message”

A day after he dropped the (NSFW) video for “Position Of Passion,” eXquire is back with another bit of new music, a stuttering, knotty track called “The Message.” Calling your new single “The Message” is kind of like calling your new novel The Great Gatsby or something. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 30, 2012 - 11:57 am

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Position Of Passion” Video (NSFW)

Earlier this year, Brooklyn dirtbag-rap prince Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire became the least likely major-label artist since, like, Death Grips. And now that he’s planning to release both a mixtape and an EP called Power Of Passion, he’s released a video for his track “Position Of Passion,” on which he hijacks the 50 Cent chestnut of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2012 - 10:20 am

Carrie Wilds – “Stay” Video (Feat. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)

The people behind the New York clothing company Mishka have lately been releasing a ton of strong mixtapes from people like Main Attrakionz, Stalley, and Children Of The Night. Tomorrow, they’ll drop the self-titled debut mixtape from the singer Carrie Wilds. And on the first single, Wilds teams up with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire to cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2012 - 4:31 pm
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