Cash RFC is a NYC graf institution. Over the years he has also become a prolific street photographer, capturing the city and its denizens in all of their harsh, unretouched glory. His Artist Series show at our store/gallery in Brooklyn combines both sides of Cash’s creative outlets, showcasing portraits of tags alongside the homeless and overlooked, with an uncanny eye for the heart in both. Come through for the opening on Thursday, 3/20 at 536 Metropolitan from 7-9pm. Refreshments will be served and limited edition shirts and photo prints will be available for purchase.
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!
Giraffage’s massive No Reason EP gets the deluxe wax treatment in the form of a new, multi-colored 12″ pressing (no two are alike!) housed in a beautiful spot varnish jacket. Not to be outdone, we’ve also dropped a physical version of A-Trak’s anthemic “Push” on pristine white vinyl, backed by remixes from DallasK, GANZ and our very own Shash’U. Get your copies of these limited pressings while they last at store.foolsgoldrecs.com, our retail shop at 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, and at fine music retailers worldwide (if your store doesn’t carry these yet, call ‘em and let ‘em know!) Read More
Leaf is stunting as only she can in the new music video for “Slick,” a heavy jam from her Magnet Bitch EP on Fool’s Gold. Download now at foolsgoldrecs.com/leaf and check her at our official SXSW showcase on 3/20.
The FG fam is making our annual party pilgrimage down to Austin this month for the official Fool’s Gold SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 20th at Gypsy Lounge. Remember when you saw Kid Cudi at our first showcase? Flosstradamus? Danny Brown?!? This year, the cross-country coalition of awesome includes fresh signings from ATL (futuristic superstars Rome Fortune and Bosco, new rap heroes TM88 and ManMan Savage), LA (beat crew Athletixx and rap diva Leaf) and NYC (underground upstarts Fame School & Manolo Rose), alongside FG mainstays Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and Shash’U, surprise friends and fam like Jersey crooner (and Yeezus favorite!) Fetty Wap, and many more, with A-Trak himself holding it down as master of ceremonies all night long. The event is free with SXSW badge or wristband, and limited $10 public tickets will be available at the door. Peep the full lineup after the jump, along with a video recap of last year’s showcase to remind you just how we get down… Read More
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.
On last year’s FG single “Money Time,” Sammy Bananas introduced the neo-diva vocals of Antony & Cleopatra to the world. They’ve just now reconnected in the form of “Sirens,” a chill house cut out now on iTunes. Stay tuned for more heat from all three!
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!
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.
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy. Decay never sounded so sweet… get it now on iTunes!