Danny Brown, Detroit’s son, is a product of his hometown, just as Big forever wore Brooklyn like a badge…
So says The Fader in their current issue, an all-Notorious BIG tribute that manages to cover all aspects of Christopher Wallace’s icon-dom, from his Bad Boy history to the indelible specter he still casts over modern day rap. You can now read the full Danny Brown profile on the Fader blog – but if you get the chance, be sure to pick up the physical issue on a newsstand near you. It looks damn sharp!
Check Danny Brown performing “Radio Head” (shout out to Samiyam!) live at The Fader’s private “Icon Issue” release party in NYC this past Tuesday. Danny’s featured in the new issue (Biggie cover, pick it up now it at a newsstand near you) and his DJ for the night, Nick Catchdubs, contributed a guest Vinyl Archaeology column to boot. For more from the party, peep Mel D Cole and Dorothy Hong’s photo galleries.
After weeks and weeks of blood, sweat and InDesign, the Fool’s Gold chapter of Frank151 is out! You can snag physical copies soon at parties and select retail spots around the world (and via subscription, of course). But since the internet streets can’t wait, you can peep a downloadable PDF and flippable web mag version of the entire issue right here. What’s inside you ask? Read More
It’s always been a family affair ’round these parts, and now the mags are getting in on the action: check out Interview’s Q&A with the Brothers Macklovitch (and brother-from-another P-Thugg) when A-Trak and Chromeo were hanging at SXSW, and then preview the A-Trak / Dave1 fashion spread in the new issue of Complex, hitting stands now. Suits!
If you’ve been following our Twitter, you know we’ve been working on an all-Fool’s Gold issue of Frank151 for the past few months. Well, we’re proud to say it’s 100% donezo – not to mention awesome – and as we gleefully await its arrival from the printing plant, we’re going to be dropping some teasers on the Frank site, like this video of Nick Catchdubs in their offices talking about what kind of treats the mag has in store. Stay tuned…
This week’s year-end wrapup edition of Washington City Paper features our friend Dave Nada in a front page story about moombahton, the caliente 110bpm subgenre he coined several months back. Check it out and be sure to download Dave’s Foolcast mix from this past March (as mentioned in the article) and grab his awesome, tempo flipping “boombahton” mix of LA Riots’ “Bombah.”