Fame School start the summer jam action early with “Bag,” mixing classic NY rap energy with modern production boom. The New York duo of Telli and Slim are no strangers to viral bangers (producing Manolo Rose’s “Run Ricky Run” and “Superflexin” feat French Montana), and have already been blasting their newest knucklehead anthem in the city’s clubs (including an extra-live performance at the Fool’s Gold Boiler Room event) and across social media, with heavy support from influential online host TaxStone. Crank your speakers, break open the fire hydrants, and shout along with Telli: “no disrespect to the plug, I’m the motherf***kin outlet!” Listen to “Bag” right here.
We hitting you with two parties to celebrate “Bag”! Turn up with Fame School + the FG Fam this Thursday night at Tropical 128. Music provided by Cipha Sounds, Get Live, Jason Smith & Teddy King. If Friday night is more your thing pop in to The Lively for a set by DJ Soul plus a very special surprise guest from the FG roster. Flyer after the jump. Read More
Our FG 8 Year Anniversary party at Club Lust in BK was legendary! DJs, rappers, dancers (oh my)… everyone brought their A-Game to the night show. Peep the recap vid above, and photo galleries from Village Voice, Thump, and Wxllxxm. Our friends Brook Bobbins and Grady Brennan were there snapping too, peep the full photo gallery on the FG Facebook and some selects after the jump. Relive the night in all its jiggling glory (whether you were there or not) with this snazzy tee featuring Josh Freydkis’ nutso flyer art and the 8 Year 8 Ball commemorative hat at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. Read More
Five cities, thousands of fans, a whole damn supergroup of artists and DJs… DAY OFF 2015 was the biggest Fool’s Gold festival trek yet! From Travi$ Scott lighting LA on fire to Skepta shutting down NYC, from 2 Chainz and Flosstradamus turning up in MIA to A-Trak scratching everywhere, the fam went in for real! Watch the full recap video above, hit fgdayoff.com for more, and stay tuned for next year’s edition (which is sure to be even crazier). Big thanks to our friends at Grand Marnier for helping make it all possible.
Next Tuesday (8/11) Fame School invade Highline Ballroom for a NYC showcase like none other, bringing together a Who’s Who of the city’s new underground talent for the inaugural “Fame School & Friends” takeover. Featuring Manolo Rose, 2 Milly, Dave East, B.I.C., Black Dave, Mike Zombie and many more, it’s a lituation like none other… don’t miss it! Get $10 advance tickets now, and turn up with Fame School and Manolo’s “Money Machine” to get you in the mood. Read More
After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
After joining forces for viral smashes “Run Ricky Run” and “Superflexin,” Fame School and Manolo Rose cement their rep as new NYC rap royalty with “Money Machine.” Director Kid Art (French Montana, Vinny Cha$e) provides the heist movie-inspired visuals, while the crew mobs out atop the city to their catchiest single yet… no nightclub is safe! Grab it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify!
Runnin thru TX with our woes! The 2015 edition of our annual FG Austin SXSW showcase brought a gang of new faces to the forefront along with the tried and true party vibes we’re known for. With A-Trak serving as master of ceremonies, we brought out Rome Fortune, Bosco, Leaf, Athletixx (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite), Brenmar feat Dougie F and UNiiQU3, TM88, Fetty Wap, Fame School feat Manolo Rose, Manman Savage, Post Malone, Chuck Inglish, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Grande Marshall, Bames… even Korea’s own Keith Ape got in on the action! Watch the recap and don’t miss out when the squad hits a town near you. Grady Brannan and Mosaic NYC were in the building on photo duties, check their full galleries on our FB (tag yo self!) and peep some favorites after the jump. Read More
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