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This is a weird week for mixtapes. The big news is obviously Black Bar Mitzvah, the new Rick Ross tape, and he’d had a spot reserved in this space ever since I first saw the ridiculous image of Ross’s face inside a Star Of David. But Black Bar Mitzvah turns out to be a total… 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 »

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Shady Blaze – “Rest In Peace R.J.”

The Oakland rapper Shady Blaze, a frequent Main Attrakionz collaborator and two-time Mixtape Of The Week honoree, suffered an unspeakable loss when his son…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2013 - 8:48 am

Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze – “All I Know” (Prod. By Lunice)

Thus far today, we've already heard one rap banger laced by Lunice, the Canadian half of TNGHT: The Angel Haze collab "Gimme That." And now…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Download Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze Kill Or Be Killed Mixtape

Deniro Farrar is a hardnosed, tough-talking North Carolina rapper who manages to radiate despair and menace without wasting any syllables. Shady Blaze is a Main…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Shady Blaze & Deniro Farrar – “Go To Work” (Stereogum Premiere)

We recently gave Mixtape Of The Week honors to The Grind, Hustle & Talent, the latest effort from the Main Attrakionz-affiliated Bay Area fast-rapper Shady…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2012 - 10:16 am