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$AP Mob. Check out their footage of the live show and the backstage antics, complete with cameos from A-Trak, Action Bronson and more.
Few things make for more enjoyable reads than Danny Brown interviews. Pitchfork catches up with DB and talks Old, Chief Keef and lean; Complex gets his hysterically insightful take on fashion week looks from Rick Owens, Balmain and more. #STYLE.
Chicago-based rap outpost Ruby Hornet sat down with our dude GrandeMarshall for their latest cover feature. Check it out and read up on how he linked with FG, what he thinks about the “state of Philly hip hop,” his studio grind, coming up on State Prop, and more. Then go download Grande’s debut 800 for free and hear his latest joint, “Kelly Green,” on our rap compilation, Loosies. This kid’s got next. Read More
In this two part video chat with Vegas mainstay DJ Pizzo, Trizzy drops knowledge on bottle service DJing, Loosies, new Duck Sauce and Danny Brown LPs, his “lost” Steve Angello collab, and much more. Check it out! Read More
The latest edition of The Fader‘s excellent Beat Construction series (penned by none other than rapp guru Noz) features a chat with Cardo, who talks about the roots of his gangsta boogie, working with Wiz Khalifa, Pepto Bismol, and more. Check it out, and get Cardo’s debut instrumental release Everything I$ Gold, out now on FG!
Check out this video Q&A with Flosstradamus at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, where they talk about long distance production techniques and other computer-y elements of their DJ and production routines.
Check out this three-part “Hybrid Talk” Danny Brown documentary series from Vice and Adidas, featuring footage from Danny’s live shows around the country, with guest spots from Killer Mike, Childish Gambino, Nick Catchdubs and more. Read More
The video for Danny Brown’s “Grown Up” is one of our favorite FG clips of all time – and the rest of y’all seem to like it a bunch as well! Pitchfork spoke to director Greg Brunkalla and the clip’s star, child actor Dante Hoagland (aka Young Danny Brown) for their Director’s Cut interview series and got the lowdown on tooth-related special effects, filming with Harlem as a stand-in for Detroit, cursing in front of moms, and more.