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For whatever reason, the days surrounding Halloween are always big ones for mixtape releases, and here's one that won't take up your entire Halloween. Curren$y of New Orleans and Smoke DZA of Harlem…   Read Story »
A couple of months ago, the great New York psychedelic rap producer Harry Fraud released his collab-heavy High Tide EP for free online via Scion AV. The precise and blippy "Loopy" had verses from…   Read Story »
Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues below, with Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Savages, Pissed Jeans, Solange, Parquet Courts, and so many other bands you may or may not care about. Only one way to know for sure!…   Read Story »
Teenage backpack-rap revivalist hasn't slowed down one second since bubbling up to national attention about a year ago, and now he's got a new single called "Underground Airplay" that pairs him up…   Read Story »
On last year's K.O.N.Y. mixtape, the well-connected Harlem rapper Smoke DZA linked with the young Brooklyn boom-bap fundamentalist Joey Bada$$ to go all dead-eyed over a mournful old J Dilla beat.…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the Harlem rapper Smoke DZA released Rugby Thompson, a strong album produced entirely by the great ascendant beatmaker Harry Fraud. And now DZA's back with another full-length,…   Read Story »
We didn't get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
You'll all be proud to learn that I managed -- just barely -- to restrain myself from naming the rap video that stars the terrifying decrepit pro-wrestling quasi-legend as this week's #1 video. This…   Read Story »