Jimmy Napes worked on huge records with Sam Smith, Disclosure, and Mary J. Blige. Now he's ready for his close-up
Plus read an interview with the Brooklyn producer who's come a long way since "Harlem Shake."
Watch a new explosive clip for Chinx's latest banger.
The NY artist serves up a striking mix of top-of-the-charts pop intuition and artful, giddy experimentation.
Chaz Bundick talks sample sources, Beyoncé and FKA Twigs, trap trends and what's in a name.
A downbeat remix that doesn't sacrifice the sugar.
"I sample weird wild shit because I think my fans need to hear it."
Up north, somewhere between rap and R&B, four young artists forge a brave new sound.
The legendary producer drops some serious knowledge on Aretha, Ginuwine, and what today's producers can learn from the past.
Producer/beacon of light Ryan Hemsworth has a new FADER column, a tour diary of his global travels. The first one's about his first trip to Japan.
Bibby & Gates lock in over Pat Benatar to narrate their own battlefield.
Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates just released the urgent "Out the Mud."
Lil Bibby teams with Kevin Gates on the epic cut off Free Crack II.
Welcome back to Mixtape Saturday, a weekly roundup of great rap tapes around the web hosted by FADER contributor Meaghan Garvey.
Kevin Gates shares a video for "Amnesia," featuring the late Doe B, from his great new tape By Any Means.
By happy accident, Rome Fortune and Kevin Gates share two different takes on the same transcendent Dun Deal production.
Kevin Gates drops what's probably his most radio-friendly song yet, "Bet I'm On It" featuring 2 Chainz.
Kevin Gates reps Louisiana, diplomatically squashes beefs, and gets a bit cockier on "Get Up On My Level," a peek at his upcoming album.
Baton Rouge rookie of 2013 Kevin Gates releases new single "Don't Know," which takes its cues from Future's tougher mixtape cuts.