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Contributors: Harry Gould Harvey IV on Ratking

“It’s kind of all a blur.” From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 For this issue’s cover story, photographer Harry Gould Harvey IV followed Ratking around NYC for a few long days and late nights. … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2014 10:01AM IN MAGAZINE 0 Comments TAGS: , , ,
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Stream The FADER Issue 91 Playlist

The 91st issue of The FADER, our annual Photo Issue, was a study of change. How is New York changing? How isn’t it? Are Ratking classic stars or breaking new rules? And what the hell … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, The FADER 0 Comments TAGS:
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Stream: Ryan Vail, “Gone”

FADER PREMIERE Earlier this month, we premiered Ryan Vail‘s “Grow,” a grievous song from Vail and musical partner Katie Cosgrove’s forthcoming Grow EP, which details the story of a friend’s sudden death. Where “Grow” laid … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Video: ScHoolboy Q f. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”

“Studio,” the tongue-wagging Oxymoron track about ScHoolboy Q’s conflicting priorities, now has a black-and-white and very literal visual to match: shots of Q in the studio hustling to get a verse done and dreaming about … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2014 1:06AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Stream DJ Rashad’s We On 1 EP

Chicago footwork fixture DJ Rashad’s new EP We On 1 marks the inaugural release for Southern Belle Recordings, a label started by Houston producer Wheez-ie. It runs four tracks or just shy of fifteen-minutes; and … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 9:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Lil Boosie Announces First Post-Prison Album

Remember when Lil Boosie said he wrote some 1,018 songs while behind bars? Today in an interview with Complex, Baton Rouge-legend revealed that his first post-prison album is near completion and will be released on … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 8:07PM IN MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Kolley, “Real Love” (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.) MP3

Straight out of the 235-person town of Bassfield, Mississippi, Kolley grabbed a much broader audience earlier this month with “Get In Line,” the twangy first look at his debut mixtape, RNS. But this second single—the … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 6:22PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Snootie Wild f. K Camp, “Made Me” MP3

Memphis’ Snootie Wild built a buzz with last year’s “Yayo,” a flute-heavy club smash somewhere in the realm between Kevin Gates and Ca$h Out. Eventually, T.I. and Yo Gotti hopped on the remix, and now … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 6:18PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Video: Sicko Mobb, “Lamborghini Girl”

“Lamborghini Girl” was a latent favorite of mine from Sicko Mobb’s late December debut mixtape, the hypersaturated, bop-goes-pop Super Saiyan Vol. 1; more than almost anything else on the tape, it unabashedly demonstrates the duo’s … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 5:57PM IN MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Stream: BOOTS f. Beyoncé, “Dreams”

BOOTS, the somewhat illusive producer and Beyoncé producer/songwriter, has released two tracks from WinterSpringSummerFall, his debut mixtape. One of them is another to add to the ever-expanding list of songs on your iPod called “Dreams” … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 5:41PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Stream: Lotic, “It Will Never Be The Same”

Berlin-based Lotic is a producer with lots of feelings—he tweeted that his new Ellie Goulding rework is a sad remix of an already sad song, like sadness multiplied by itself. But if anything, he’s straining … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 5:39PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Stream: THESTANDARD, “Decisions”

Spooky Black has received a fair amount of attention in some circles for his jarring look and polarizing name, but his work with under-the-radar collective THESTANDARD suggests a musicality that’s more than just image. The … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 4:50PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Itemized: Supra Wrap Sneakers

Twice a month, a different FADER staff member will pick a clothing item or accessory that he or she has lately been spending a lot of time with—or would like to—and write a little love … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 3:27PM IN ITEMIZED 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Stream Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots LP + Watch the Video for “Heavy Seas of Love”

This morning, The FADER #43 cover star Damon Albarn made his new solo album, Everyday Robots, available to stream in its entirety via iTunes Radio. There’s also a brand new video for the Brian Eno-featuring … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 2:58PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Stream: Little Dragon, “Let Go”

Little Dragon just released “Let Go,” an empowered heartbreak anthem with slinky beats and some almost Kelela-like vocal melisma from lead singer Yukimi Nagano. It’s the third single from the group’s upcoming album, Nabuma Rubberband, … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 2:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Stream: Destruction Unit, “Feed The Dogs”

Arizona five-piece Destruction Unit had planned to release a split 12-inch with Milk Music and Merchandise on Record Store Day, but production delays kept it from hitting the shelves. Now we can hear “Feed The … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 2:13PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Peter Rosenberg on Nicki Minaj’s New Music: “She’s Potentially the Greatest Female MC of All Time”

Hip-hop’s “reigning purist” weighs in on Nicki’s new music “Hell no,” Nicki Minaj said today when asked whether there’d be pop songs in the vein of “Super Bass” and “Starships” for her new album, Pink … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 2:02PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Introducing The FADER’s 2014 Photo Issue: FKA Twigs and Ratking

The FADER’s 2014 Photo Issue hits newsstands on May 13th, and while you can pre-order a copy here, we’ve also made its three big features, including our cover stories on FKA Twigs and Ratking, available … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 1:58PM IN Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
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FKA Twigs: Power Play

FKA Twigs knows exactly what she wants From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 It’s only February, but the tree outside Twigs’ apartment is already blooming with clusters of tiny purple flowers. Tucked away on … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 1:50PM IN FEATURES, MAGAZINE Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Ratking: Here Is New York

Ratking’s ecstatic noise-rap feels just like home From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 When I show up at Ratking’s practice space, a graffiti-covered nook hidden deep in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, the first … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 1:48PM IN FEATURES, MAGAZINE Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,