Harry Fraud is the only producer in 2017 who has laid a beat for both Sean Price ("The 3 Lyrical Ps") and Playboi Carti ("Location"). What unites the sounds of these very different instrumentals — and what no doubt has contributed to the longevity of the N.Y.C. producer's career — is the sense that Fraud is chasing a classic in his own unique way.
Today, The FADER is premiering "Know About," Harry Fraud's new track featuring Rick Ross. It's the first song from Fraud's upcoming collection The Coast. If you remember Ross's Teflon Don era fondly, "Know About" has something for you and then some: classic Bawse bars over a twinkling beat that sounds like a Ferrari designed in Renaissance France might look.
"The Coast is my gift to people who have been supporting me throughout the year," Harry Fraud told The FADER in an email. "At the same time I wanted to put a group of talented artists together that would otherwise never be on the same project. I'm a producer that prides myself on being able to shift my sound towards the artists I'm working with, while still my leaving my fingerprints. 'Know About' is a record that was created from start to finish at Ross's home studio. I feel like it displays both of us at our best, boss talk over hard hitting drums and a haunting soundscape."
The Coast, which drops later this month, is full of big collaborations: French Montana, Playboi Carti, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa, Prodigy, Skepta, Lil Yachty, and more. Listen to "Know About" below followed by the full tracklist for The Coast.