Hugo Joe is an ATL outlier: a first generation Nigerian repping Douglasville on the city’s outskirts, in possession of a haunted, melodic flow and inked-out arms filled with “Better Off Alone” tats. This young standout found the ying to his yang in producer MexikoDro, the Drake-approved beat phenom behind oddly glistening cuts for Playboi Carti, Yung Bans and a Who’s Who of Atlanta up-and-comers. After flexing with the underground hit “Sade,” the duo combine forces for the full Hugo Dro EP on Fool’s Gold, the perfect home for two rap iconoclasts. From the levitating bass of “Tesla” (featuring the scamboy himself, Guapdad 4000) to 808 anthems-in-the-making “Afghan” and “Debutante,” Hugo Dro is a dripped out introduction to Atlanta’s next generation of talent. Listen now.
We linked with the Saintwoods and Mural Festival crews for a DAY OFF MTL to remember! Watch the full recap featuring 88Glam, Smooky MarGielaa, High Klassified, Just Blaze and more, and check the photos here. Read More
ATL’s Hugo Joe shines on “Afghan,” his latest and waviest collab with producer MexikoDro (Playboi Carti, Rich The Kid, Yung Bans). Get their joint Hugo Dro EP on 6/29 from Fool’s Gold, and catch Hugo’s New York live debut on 8/11 for Fool’s Gold DAY OFF at Knockdown Center – advance tix at fgdayoff.com. Turn it up!
Hoodboi takes a bold leap into the unknown with “True Colors,” the final single and video from the LA producer’s upcoming Breathing Room EP. Cinematic, sci-fi inspired visuals bring “True Colors'” hypnotic, hybrid beat to life, resulting in an artistic statement that is at once futuristic and heartfelt – a unique zone where Hoodboi feels right at home. Listen up!
Michael Christmas is a larger-than-life personality, one-of-a-kind MC, and the latest original to join the Fool’s Gold family. He shows off his melodic side on “Girlfriend,” the new single (with a hilarious music video starring comic heroes Orlando Jones and Ron Funches) and first salvo from his upcoming LP. Sing along!
Catchdini kicks of his new monthly singles series with “UFO Style,” a big one for the clubs and the CHUDs. He gets even wavier with a bugout music video (happy 420 kids!) and sets the stage for more slaps to come. Follow the Spotify playlist for even more body movers & mind expanders.
Dive into the world of Madeaux’ new Burn LP (out now everywhere!) with this video megamix featuring album tracks and collabs with the likes of WILLS, Poter Elvinger, Zuse, Tommy Lee Sparta, OG Maco, Josh Pan, Fifi Ron and Holly.
We celebrated “Ride For Me” and it’s bananas music video with a premier party at House Of Vans featuring DJ sets from A-Trak, Brujas and Nasty Nigel, live skating and more. (Peep the photos here!) The night also served as the debut of the Fool’s Gold x SHUT skate deck and 3M tee, get yours at store.foolsgoldrecs.com and our BK shop, open noon-7pm daily at 147 Grand Street in Brooklyn. Read More
A-Trak’s “Ride For Me” is already one of the craziest collabs in FG history, mixing Trizzy’s skills with Falcons’ beats, Young Thug’s bars and 24Hrs’ melodies from the matrix. Throw in insane vintage ’90s skate footage from Zoo York legend Eli Morgan Gesner and “Ride For Me” goes even harder. See how it all came together from a 20+ year friendship after the jump. Read More
Hasse de Moor is your favorite DJ’s secret weapon, cranking out futuristically funky Dutch house and heavy party jams. Horny Dave is a mysterious newcomer making his debut on their gleefully dirty collab, “Work For Me.” You won’t be able to get this uptempo banger out of your head (or get it’s deliriously ridiculous music video off of your lips). Crank it!