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Drew Millard

royal

Video: Royal Headache, “Girls”

Royal Headache’s video for the song “Girls” feels like it teleported straight from some off-kilter version of the ’70s where people rode normal-sized skateboards around instead of glacial longboards. The video features pretty, young people … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2012 4:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,
very best

The Very Best, “Yoshua Alikuti” (Nadastrom Remix) MP3

Check out Nadastrom’s propulsive remix of “Yoshua Alikuti,” a track from The Very Best’s upcoming album MTMTMK. The remix takes the original a step back, looping and manipulating Esau Mwamwaya’s vocals to render them a … read more »

POSTED May 10, 2012 9:59AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
browndilla

Video: Danny Brown, “Jay Dee’s Revenge” (Prod. J Dilla)

Recent FADER #78 cover star Danny Brown goes in over some unearthed J Dilla production, and the results are just as great as you’d expect. “Jay Dee’s Revenge,” the first single from the upcoming, posthumous … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2012 5:48PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
summer-jam

Hot 97 Announces 2012 Summer Jam Lineup

NYC hip-hop institution Hot 97 has announced the lineup for its 2012 Summer Jam. Performers include Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana, Young Jeezy and DJ Khaled. Recent FADER … read more »

POSTED May 3, 2012 5:58PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
absoul

Video: Ab-Soul f. Alori Joh and JaVonte, “Empathy”

The dark, sensual vibes in the newest music video from Ab-Soul skew fairly strongly towards the “Hippy” part of the “Black Hippy” moniker, Soul totally nailing the off-kilter warble so endemic of the rapper-turned-loverman. He … read more »

POSTED May 2, 2012 6:04PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
kool copy

Kool A.D. f. MondreM.A.N., Trackademicks and Dope G, “Town Business” MP3

What’s simultaneously so cool and maddeningly frustrating about Das Racist’s Kool A.D. is how simply effortless everything he does seems. Consider his verse on Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s “The Last Huzzah,” when he compares himself to … read more »

POSTED April 20, 2012 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,
meekmill

Video: Meek Mill, “Faded Too Long”

Meek Mill, the first mate of the H.M.S. Maybach Music Group , just released his video for “Faded Too Long,” his take on Drake’s “The Ride.” However you slice it, the song’s beat (produced by … read more »

POSTED April 11, 2012 4:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , ,
Fader Fort | SXSW 2012

Tha Dogg Pound f. 2 Chainz, “Where She Like” MP3

2 Chainz lets some of his magic rub off on Tha Dogg Pound for Where She Like,” from their upcoming D.P.G.OLOGY mixtape, due out on 4/20. Marvel at how listening to 2 Chainz rap never … read more »

POSTED April 5, 2012 5:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
battles

Stream Gang Gang Dance and Hudson Mohawke’s Remixes of Battles

It’s been a weird odyssey for Battles, whose music started out very much in the “math rock” camp, with last year’s stellar Gary Newman-featuring, mostly vocals-having Gloss Drop landing somewhere just this side of danceable. … read more »

POSTED April 4, 2012 6:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,
smokedza

Download Smoke DZA’s Cuz I Felt Like It EP

One of the things that is great about Smoke DZA is that he seems genuinely inspired by other rappers. This enthusiastic statement from DZA accompanied the release of his new, impromptu EP. I was on … read more »

POSTED April 4, 2012 4:24PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,