Posted on Aug 25th, 2015
Attention LA fam! Before the DAY OFF festivities on Saturday, we’re setting up shop. Come through to FourTwoFour on Fairfax starting Wednesday for exclusive merch, collabs and more. What kinda ‘sclusives you say? We’ll be dropping details on IG all week, along with info on this Thursday’s launch party (8/26) with DJs and special guests. You can also get hard tickets for DAY OFF at the pop up (or grab online while they last!)
Posted on Jul 7th, 2015
Fool’s Gold DAY OFF is always THE party of the year… before we announce lineups for the 2015 edition, we’re giving our biggest fans a chance to cop discounted $20 earlybird tickets while they last at fgdayoff.com. Don’t sleep!
Posted on Jun 22nd, 2015
We teamed up with VFILES and MTV for VFILES LOUD!, a new program to discover the best up and coming musicians around the globe. After listening to all the submissions, we’re excited to announce that Brockhampton are the winners. This self-proclaimed “All American Boy Band” will soon be releasing a single on Fool’s Gold with a VFILES-directed video premiering on MTV, so get familiar and stay tuned for more…
Posted on Mar 16th, 2015
“Shash’U is undeniably next.” So sayeth The FADER, who just premiered “PXXXY,” the first cut off Shash’U’s upcoming PWRFNK EP. We agree! Get the song now when you pre-order PWRFNK on iTunes, and hear the whole thing on 3/31. We’ve also got a deluxe vinyl edition on deck collecting Shash’U’s Thru Da Night and PWRFNK EPs on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of Ron Wimberly’s awesome wraparound joint cover artwork.
Check Shash’U at our SXSW Showcase this Friday (3/20) and a gang of other Austin shows listed after the jump. He’s celebrating PWRFNK‘s release with a hometown show at Le Belmont in Montreal on 4/4 with Nick Catchdubs and more.
Posted on Mar 5th, 2015
Illustration by Anny Wang
Hoodboi’s amazing debut EP Palm Reader drops 3/24 on FG, but he’s sharing the technicolor title track featuring Lido right now! Complex premiered the tune along with a Q&A, and you can get it immediately when you pre-order Palm Reader on iTunes. Check Hoodboi playing with Athletixx at our SXSW showcase in Austin 3/20!
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015
Fame School are the next generation of NYC rap music. A street level collective anchored by MC/singer Telli, producer Slim, and a gang of collaborators including underground man-of-the-moment Manolo Rose, Fame School pen anthems over Scarface synths and kickdrums cranked to eviction notice levels. After going viral with Manolo’s “Run Ricky Run,” the Fame School principals reconnect on the triumphant singalong “Money Machine,” leaving no bottle un-poured in their wake… get it on iTunes now and stay tuned for more.
Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015
POW! DJ Scene and Four Color Zack combine forces for the new Slap It Down EP, out 3/10. Pre-order now on iTunes and get the title track featuring M.O.P. (!!!) premiered today by Entertainment Weekly alongside the EP cover art by Scene and FCZ’s Seattle neighbor Yung Lenox. Hoard!
Posted on Feb 26th, 2015
Cover Art by Niv Bavarsky
After dropping the singles “Bizness” with IAMSU & Jay Ant and “Wuts That” with B.I.C., Nick Catchdubs properly announces his full Smoke Machine LP (out 4/28) with bizarro NYC jam “Full House” featuring Troy Ave and Heems. (Cue bomb drop sound effects.) Says Catchdini:
“Full House” started as a beat I made on my couch. Too jiggy to live as an instrumental headphone thing, too weird to give to any artists for their own projects. So with WEIRD JIGGY as a spiritual principle, I went out and recorded an album piece by piece, stockpiling vocals (Troy & Heems were recorded – like most of these – in the side room at Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn) until I had twelve records that felt so much like “me” that they wouldn’t fit anywhere else but Smoke Machine.
Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015
Art by Pierre Thyss
The first Fool’s Gold hip‐hop release of 2015 is the uber‐melodic debut from Toledo, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst. On “I’m That Nigga,” the MC drops confident, R&B‐inspired flows over a futuristic, neck‐snapping beat from Chris McClenney (Soulection) x Rvdical The Kid. In three short minutes, tshawntrusst throws down the gauntlet as one of the new year’s most exciting new voices and continues Fool’s Gold’s streak of auspicious rap debuts from Kid Cudi to Danny Brown and beyond. Get it now on iTunes!
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of original Fool’s Gold co-founder and art director Joshua Prince, aka Dust La Rock. His singular talent and uncompromising vision set a foundation for our label as a beacon for artists. He will be missed dearly by the Fool’s Gold family and the creative community at large.