Nick Catchdubs – “Full House” (Feat. Troy Ave & Heems)

New Jersey’s Nick Catchdubs might’ve started out as a DJ, but he’s also a music-blog OG, and game recognize game. Back in the early ’00s, Catchdubs’ eponymous website had a lot to do with indie dorks figuring out how great rap and dance music could be. Since then, it’s been fun to watch Catchdubs’ rise, becoming a FADER staffer who wrote a ton of cover stories, helping Wale put together his breakout mixtapes, and then co-founding Fools’ Gold Records with A-Trak. Catchdubs has been remixing and producing for a long time, and he’s just now announcing his debut album Smoke Machine. The album will feature collaborations with people like Iamsu!, Jay Ant, and B.I.C. First single “Full House” is a big, galumphing dance-rap jam that features verses from the 50 Cent-esque Brooklyn goon Troy Ave and from former Das Racist Heems, who, it should be noted, casually snatches the track away from Troy. Listen below.


(via Pitchfork)

Smoke Machine is out 4/28 on Fool’s Gold.