For the latest installment of their “Update” column, Pitchfork caught up with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden about all things Duck Sauce: the new album Quack (out this April) and bringing Chronic-worthy skits into the world of EDM, pulling stunts with inflatable ducks, and the art of the nightclub “swim through.” Read it now, and download the Duck Tape (and Duck Droppings!) while yer at it.
Today Black Atlass announced his great new Young Bloods EP with an exclusive Billboard interview and stream of lead track “Blossom,” which you can get now on iTunes (as well as pre-order the entire EP).
In this extensive NPR interview, Danny Brown talks Old, voiceovers, and more with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Tribe Called Quest fame and Frannie Kelley, for the duo’s show Microphone Check. Download and listen to the audio Q&A or read it transcribed here. Get Oldin-stores and online everywhere!
Check out this in-depth feature on Party Supplies as part of Nah Right’s “In The Lab” series, giving insight on studio vibes, working with Action Bronson (and their upcoming Blue Chips 2) and talking about what to expect from his debut album Tough Love.
On their Loosies contribution, “Dedicated,” Freeway and producer Chad “Wes” Hamilton harken back to the golden era of the early Aughts when Roc-A-Fella reigned supreme, thanks to gritty yet soulful hip-hop like their State Property collabs (there’s a reason Peedi shouts out “Chad…Chad Wes on track!”)
In this exclusive FG interview with writer Matthew Trammell, the duo reveal how “Dedicated” came together, reminisce on the early days (and current state) of the Roc, and discuss how they’ve reconciled their own legacies. Get Loosies now on iTunes and all digital services, as well as a limited-edition USB box set.
Noisey hit up Roseland for the kickoff of the Long Live A$AP Tour a few months back with Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky and the entire A$AP Mob. Check out their footage of the live show and the backstage antics, complete with cameos from A-Trak, Action Bronson and more.