We brought DAY OFF back to Complexcon, with our own A-Trak and friends (including Shoreline Mafia, Leikeli47 and more), World’s Fair and Michael Christmas alongside Vince Staples and other champs. And if that weren’t enough, we also built the Fool’s Gold WORK SHOP on the convention floor, featuring our new merch and collabs, plus DJ lessons all day long from the legendary Beat Junkies. Even Redman got in on the action! Check it out, check pics here, and stay tuned for more at fgdayoff.com.
New Lows showcases the cunning lyricism and provocative braggadocio that only World’s Fair can provide. The album is a masterclass in collaboration as each member of the group feeds off the energy of one another to craft a diverse collection of musically adventurous songs that all feature World’s Fair’s quintessential New York twist. Get live to it!
Before the release of their debut album next week, World’s Fair, who were recently pegged as “one of New York’s best kept secrets” by FACT, are back today to share one more new single. “Dundas Street West” finds Nasty Nigel and Cody B. Ware joined by Freaky Franz of hardcore titans Turnstile. The track is a bass-pounding lyrical exercise that showcases the group’s ability to tackle and conquer any kind of beat and give it a quintessential New York twist. Listen up!
World’s Fair are back to share a new single. “Win4” feat. Jeff Donna, Cody B. Ware & Nasty Nigel follows the release of their first single “Elvis’ Flowers (on my grave)” and the announcement of World’s Fair’s debut album New Lows. “Win4” showcases Jeff Donna, Cody B. Ware and Nasty Nigel all flexing their lyrical prowess in an aggressive ode to New York. The album, due this spring via Fool’s Gold, finds the Queens-based rap collective growing significantly from their 2013 mixtape Bastards of the Party. Listen here!
World’s Fair are New York. Not just the location, though no one is better equipped to rep their hometown than this collective from Queens. They are the dirt, dreams and neon, the sound of hard days and endless nights… but New York has never sounded quite like this. Since their debut tape Bastards Of The Party, WF have taken their time crafting an ambitious, future-minded album worthy of the unique personalities of Remy Banks, Nasty Nigel, Cody B Ware, Prince SAMO, Jeff Donna and Lansky Jones. “Elvis’ Flowers (on my grave)” is the warning siren: chopped up vocals and frantic breakbeats from Black Noi$e and NoLife meet adrenaline-laced bars, all building to an ecstatic, break-of-dawn bass release. Play it loud, get into some trouble, and get ready for more.
Lansky Jones of World’s Fair reps for the city as only he can in the new video for “Eleven Madison Park,” a family affair (directed by Remy Banks, narrated by Michael Rappaport, cuts by Statik Selektah) to keep you vibing. Stay tuned for more from World’s Fair very soon…
We say this after every Labor Day… but this year’s Day Off was our absolute craziest yet! Thousands of party people took over 50 Kent to rock with Fool’s Gold family and friends. The day brought sets from Danny Brown, French Montana, A-Trak, Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and Ruff Ryders young’n Lil Waah. And let’s not forget the surprise guests! French Montana brought out BK’s own Bobby Shmurda, while A-Trak surprised the crowd with Remy Ma, Cam’ron, A$AP Nast, iLoveMakonnen, and Travi$ Scott, and Black Dave repped for the home team with Smoke DZA. Desus & Mero held us down on the host tip with their bodega stand up (complete with assists from Rosenberg, Miss Info, Ebro and the Hot 97 crew). It was truly one for the books…
Your Labor Day plans are locked in! DAY OFF is going down this Monday, 9/1 at 50 Kent in Williamsburg. You still have a couple hours to pick up advance $20 tickets at fgdayoff.com (they’ll be $30 at the door) to come enjoy the show. And what a show it is!!! A-Trak officially announced his set alongside headliners Danny Brown and French Montana, three very big dogs doing their thing alongside Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and some VERY special guests! It’s an all-ages extravaganza you absolutely cannot miss.
Remember the first time you moshed with A$AP Rocky? Raised a glass to Juicy J? Caught a contact from Danny Brown? Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF extravaganza is the place where party legends are made… so we’re excited to announce that we’re back for 2014, bigger than ever!
This year Fool’s Gold’s very own festival expands to ticketed venues in Brooklyn, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami, featuring a full day of the best in hip-hop and dance music from the label fam and beyond! We’re kicking things off in BK on September 1st with our most epic Labor Day lineup yet. FG hip-hop heavyweight Danny Brown, reigning NY street rap emperor French Montana, MPC maestro Araabmuzik, hard knock legends The Lox, future bass ambassadors Brenmar, Hoodboi and Shash’U, the coolest collection of new hip-hop heroes from World’s Fair to Yung Gleesh, and many, many more. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 7/15.
Check full lineups, dates and info at fgdayoff.com, and stay tuned as we announce more city details!