For several years running, XXL’s “Freshman Class” cover has become a milestone in up-and-coming rappers’ careers, including those of FG artists like Kid Cudi, Donnis and Danny Brown. XXL has just opened up voting for the “10 spot” in this year’s lineup, go cast your vote for Loosies artists Action Bronson, Casey Veggies, King L, and Troy Ave (as well as extended FG fam like A$AP Ferg, IAMSU, and Mr MFN eXquire). And after you’re finished, pick up the Loosies compilation from iTunes or our limited-edition USB gift set (while they last!)
Just Blaze’s Soundcloud is the gift that keeps on giving! After teasing his upcoming FG EP with the housed up “Exhibit J,” hes back with a new Baauer collab to get the skreets excited for their tour, kicking off next week. Pitchfork got the lowdown on how it all came together.
Our dude Funkin Matt just launched a new radio show! “Every other week I make an one hour long mix which is aired on Versuz Radio in Belgium and uploaded on Soundcloud,” sez Matty. “Catch all episodes from now on to discover fresh new music and which tracks I like the best at the moment!” Episode #1 features his own “Rasp” (out now on FG as the b-side of the “I Wish” single) alongside A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s “Tuna Melt” and other fine danceables.
Damn! It’s been almost three years since Dave Nada dropped the first ever moombahton DJ mix on this here blog, and it has been awesome seeing our friend (and his friends) take the sound to so many crazy places ever since. Dave and co are back with the new Moombahton Forever compilation on T&A, featuring new Nadastrom x Gent & Jawns track “Snake Juice” (which shut it DOWN at the Electric Zoo Clubhouse) alongside fresh cuts from our buds GTA, Craze, Tittsworth, Ayres and more. Download it for free here, cop the WAVs on Beatport, and bug out to Craze’s wild DJ megamix below.
The #HOODIEBOYZ return with the hotly-anticipated sequel to their Banned mix, featuring new originals, collabs, and blends (Danny Brown “Witit” vs Flosstradamus “Twark”?!?!?!) alongside other fine trappables from Carnage, Baauer and more. Torrent it now. Hack the planet.
Check out A-Trak scratching (on Fool’s Gold Serato vinyl, no less!) alongside Clark Kent and AraabMUZIK, as they back up A$AP Rocky on his Late Night With David Lettermanperformance this past Tuesday. Read More
Like Guru said, it’s mostly the voice. This week’s batch of RAT recommendations features some of the livest larynxes (pause?) of the moment, as well as other mp3 by-products of a near crippling internet addiction. My loss is your gain! Get em all in a zip here. Read More