After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
This Thursdsay (4/24) catch Flatbush Zombies, 100s, Nick Catchdubs, GrandeMarshall and Rubber Tracks opener Suede Jury at Music Hall Of Williamsburg for the latest Converse Rubber Tracks Live free show. Additional tickets were just released, act fast!
Freak out in the comfort of your own home to Coachella sets from FG friends and fam Chromeo, Carnage, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Duck Sauce, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg and more on the official YouTube streams! Tune in and peep the full schedule here.
We celebrated six years of Fool’s Gold-ing with another legendary anniversary celebration last month, bringing a gang of friends and fam deep into Brooklyn to rock at SRB. The one and only Juvenile shut it down in true Nolia fashion, alongside Bodega Bamz (with Flatbush Zombies and some awesome PR / DR flags), World’s Fair, Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs, Party Supplies, GrandeMarshall, High Klassified, and surprise guests YG, Chinx Drugz and Rich Da Kid. Huge! Watch the recap video above and check out some photo galleries from Le Panda, Mel D Cole, Frank151 and Village Voice (some of our favorites after the jump). And while you’re at it, relive the night with a limited-edition 6 Year Anniversary tee, featuring Nick Gazin’s hysterical flyer art and the whole lineup on the back. Read More
The annual Fool’s Gold Austin extravaganza keeps getting bigger and better! Check out what went down at our official SXSW showcase, our after-hours bash with A$AP Yams at the Illmore, the mega-label Super Party team-up with Mad Decent and Check Yo Ponytail, and more (including Danny Brown proudly accepting an mtvU Video Of The Year Woodie!) in this official recap video.
The video is out for A-Trak and friends’ psychedelic, parole-violatin’ posse cut. Must THC TV! Roll with Trizzy and friends Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P and Flosstradamus (and the spiritual essence of Juicy J) on a particularly smoked out night in NYC. A$AP Mob, World’s Fair and more come along for the ride, Shomi Patwary works the cameras, and the whole thing is appropriately turnt. Get the track and much more on our compilation Loosies, out now!
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
The wait is over! Fool’s Gold’s inaugural rap compilation Loosies is out now on iTunes, featuring 22 new tracks curated by label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The new music from FG family and friends around the country includes an insane “Piss Test” remix with Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P and Flosstradamus, tracks from our own Danny Brown, GrandeMarshall, Donnis, Party Supplies and much, much more (preview tracks over at foolsgoldrecs.com/loosies).
You can also get Loosies on a limited edition cigarette-shaped USB drive with all the individual tracks, a continuous DJ mix from A-Trak and Nick, and digital liner notes, all packaged in a snazzy collector’s box. All FG webstore orders receive an instant digital download of the compilation via email, so you can bump Loosies while you wait for Mr Postman. Read More