AIRHORN! Meyhem Lauren takes center stage in the new music video for “Badmon Ting,” feat. Big Body Bes with his right hand man Action Bronson stepping behind the lens for his directorial debut. Bouncing from Jamaica Ave to the actual island, this colorful clip features Meyhem flexing his hooligan charm and always-entertaining bars (“Gucci kicks got me looking like a poinsettia” ) over catchy-as-hell dancehall boom bap from producer Farhot. Download “Badmon Ting” now and stay tuned for Piatto D’oro dropping in May!
Leaf’s uniquely stylish, powerfully sexy takeover of the rap game continues with uptempo jam “Money.” Produced by Leaf and LuiDiamonds (of ATL’s Awful crew), she follows up last month’s “Ride” single by showing off a new, profanely catchy side of her Magnet Bitch Movement. Get paid, play loud, and stay tuned for lots more new Leaf this year on Fool’s Gold. Listen to “Money” here!
Tommy Trash’s massive Fool’s Gold release Luv U Giv put a fresh spin on festival-ready jams, taking vintage electro vibes (and saxophone!) kicking and screaming into the future. Now a Who’s Who of dance trailblazers get Trashed with their own take on TT’s latest EP. Shift K3Y, NGHTMRE, DallasK, Brenmar, Wax Motif, MSCLS and Big Dope P & TT The Artist all take turns flipping Luv U Giv tracks: deep house bounce pushes up against triumphant trap riffs, peak-hour firepower gives way to late night creepers… the Luv U Giv Remixes EP is a seven-track party in its own right! Listen to the Remix EP here and watch the Luv U Giv video trilogy on YouTube.
Athletixx co-founder and LA dance trendsetter Hoodboi links with NYC’s ASTR for the soaring new track “Closer,” out today on Fool’s Gold. Premiered by A-Trak on his “Day Off Radio” Beats 1 show, “Closer” is the first new music from Hoodboi since 2015’s acclaimed Palm Reader EP. Hypermelodic riffs collide with ecstatic drum fills and knotty bass drops for Hoodboi’s most ambitious single yet. Listen to “Closer” now and peep Hoodboi’s Palm Reader and Palm Reader Remixes EP’s.
Fool’s Gold redlines into spring with Night Shift, a 17 track compilation, of new dance music from the label’s latest signings and loudest family members. Since launching in 2007, the beloved Brooklyn indie founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs has pushed hybrid sounds to the forefront of the electronic scene. But Night Shift is the sound of a brand-new model year racing off the FG lot, shinier and heavier than ever. Listen to Night Shift now!
Lifelong friends and ATL trailblazers BOSCO and Speakerfoxxx have finally joined forces in the studio for Girls In The Yard, a new project presented by Fool’s Gold. With Speakerfoxxx providing a keen DJ’s ear for curation and production, BOSCO lets loose on the mic like never before, taking her love of classic 90s house, hip-hop, R&B and more to a futuristic new level. Premiered by Complex, the raucous, confident “Beemer” (produced by Mr. 2-17) opens the tape and sets the stage, a hybrid jam that will shake your hips, blow your whistle, and throw your hands in the air… Girls In The Yard is the shuffle mode dance party of the year. Pre-order GITY now to get “Beemer” instantly!
In the most cosmic sense of the word, Rome Fortune is Atlanta’s newest star. Green-bearded and crop-topped, 6’5” in cowboy boots, he takes the stage like an eclipse and flips straighforward bars into lunar poetry. But even with such otherworldly swagger, Rome’s music connects with fans because of how powerfully (and sometimes painfully) human it really is.
Jerome Raheem Fortune is the true story of this man who fell to earth. Rome’s Beautiful Pimp mixtapes (“rap as motivational speaking, generous and all-inclusive” – Pitchfork) and collaborations with everyone from turn-up trailblazers OG Maco and ILoveMakonnen to Four Tet and Toro Y Moi were merely the prelude to JRF’s nakedly honest storytelling.
Over loose, dreamlike tracks from longtime collaborator Cubby, Rome gets extra real about his struggles: his parents, his children, and their mothers… his dreams, his demons, and the drugs that may be fueling both. Even Kaytranada produced single “Dance” is an outlier, an uptempo song about escape rather than elation. Yet nothing on Jerome Raheem Fortune is a drag; over the course of 11 potent tracks, Rome Fortune presents hip hop catharsis at its most compelling. Head towards the outer limits of rap with a guide who is intimately familiar. Listen to Jerome Raheem Fortune here.
Dance legend Fred Falke lends his French touch to Rome Fortune’s debut Fool’s Gold single, grafting a feel-good disco groove onto “Dance” and creating a glittery house anthem for the ages. Premiered on FACT, listen to Fred’s take below and pre-order #JeromeRaheemFortune out worldwide on 2/26!