Since dropping off his project at the end of March, I'm A Piece of Shit, Awful Records' head honcho Father has remained pretty lowkey.
Why Don't U
Father Feat. iLoveMakonnen & Abra
Father’s songs exude casual promiscuity, and even though most of his songs revolve around his interactions with women, they rarely feel stale. He can repackage similar ideas in new ways, very much like Pusha T does with his coke raps. “Why Don’t U” is another track in this vein, centered around a female’s pining requests for love. The Awful Records rapper grabs Abra for the chorus and ILoveMakonnen for a featured first verse.
It G Ma (josh pan opus remix)
josh pan Feat. Keith Ape, Dumbfoundead, Waka Flocka, A$AP Ferg, Anderson .Paak & Father
Keith Ape’s viral track “It G Ma” and its remix with Father, Dumbfoundead, Waka Flocka and A$AP Ferg are pretty much old news these days. It’s getting one last resuscitation though, thanks to OWSLA (Skrillex’s label) signee josh pan.
Slow Dance 2
Father continues to roll out new music in support of his upcoming album I'm A Piece Of Shit.
Father has started off 2016 by dropping tracks like he was making it rain bread crumbs for the ducks. Early this morning, he shared his third track in the first week of the year, a joint called "She Know." Drawing inspiration from "I Know What Boys Like," a song by recent Awful Records signee Tommy Genesis, Father delivers one of his best lyrical performances to date. Every line is memorable, from "overmedicated, highly educated" to "quick to bust a bitch like a blunderbuss."
In State Outta State
Father & Archibald Slim Feat. Ethereal
Father & his Awful Records brethren Archibald Slim are plotting their joint album Dionysus, slated to arrive sometime in 2016. Last night they liberated a new track from the album called "In State Outta State." Father is known for the straightforward, strangely hypnotic quality of his voice, and here he shows off some impressive multisyllabic rhymes on the hook. This chilled out, flabby electric piano is well-suited for his singular style, as it is for Archibald Slim and their labelmate Ethereal.
Best Of Me (Mya Cover)
It's hard to imagine what Father covering a classic Mya song would sound like, and that's probably because a faithful interpretation of the track isn't really a vocal possibility for the Atlanta rapper. As consolation, the Awful Records leader turns the record into a creeping, semi-spoken word, ambient muse. Applying his very matter-of-fact rap style to the verses, he calls new attention to the lyrics of the record.
Fuck Up The Sheraton
Father's Who's Gonna Get Fucked First is his most accomplished effort yet, and while he could have easily taken the rest of the year off and cruised off of its success, the Awful Records rapper has continued his output -- consistently releasing one-off singles on a regular basis.
All Black Hummer
Father Feat. iLoveMakonnen, Archibald Slim & Ethereal
Father just dropped his Papicodone EP on Soundcloud (coming soon to iTunes), and along with a couple records we've already been spinning over the last few weeks, he's included some brand new songs, including the Awful Records crew track, "All Black Hummer".
Father Feat. Archibald Slim
Father's out on the road on his "Cry $$$" tour, but he's still managing to keep up Awful Records' prolific streak. Today, he shared a new one called "Problematic" that features Archibald Slim.
IT G MA (Remix)
Keith Ape Feat. A$AP Ferg, Father, Dumbfoundead & Waka Flocka
Keith Ape released Korea's answer to OG Maco's "U Guessed It" earlier in the year, and now the record has earned an all-star remix, bringing the song overseas with contributions from A$AP Ferg, Father, Waka Flocka, and Dumbfoundead. Seeing as it's not too far off from what's coming out of Atlanta right now, everyone sounds pretty damn comfortable on the record, making for a pretty successful crew track, where each artist brings something special to the table.
Fake AF (Remix)
Father Feat. Playboi Carti
If you've been following Father for a minute, you should be well-versed in his Young Hot Ebony project. Track 1 was a ditty called "Fake AF," and its now been reworked with a new verse from Playboy Carti (of "Broke Boi" fame).
Please Stop Making Fake Versace
Father's currently out in Texas playing some dates with Maxo Kream, and while on the road, he decided to leak out a couple of new tracks.
KeithCharles Spacebar Feat. Father & RichPoSlim
Just over a week ago, everyone in Awful Records' extensive roster turned 4/20 into #AwfulHoliday, sharing a ton of tracks out of the blue, including the party-starting posse cut "Fuck Shit." Today, resident producer and accomplished solo artists KeithCharles Spacebar drops his long-in-the-works solo outing We'
RichPoSlim Feat. Father, Archibald Slim & Stalin Majesty
In addition to 4/20, today marks the holiday dubbed #AwfulHoliday by the members of Awful Records. In celebration, nearly every member of the expansive collective dropped new material. We've already posted new jams by Abra and Father, and now here's a posse cut from Fat, RichPoSlim, Archibald Slim and Stalin Majesty called "Fuck Shit."
Father Feat. KeithCharles Spacebar
The great people of Awful Records have declared today an #AwfulHoliday, and are all sharing new music on the day known to most Americans as 4/20. We already heard Father assist Abra on the sultry "U Ain't Got To Lie," and now he's unveiled a new solo track that features KeithCharles Spacebar.
U Ain't Got To Lie
Abra Feat. Father
Awful Records continues to make noise out of Atlanta, and, today, we get to hear from lesser-known member, and the only lady in the crew, Abra. "U Ain't Got to Lie" is the lead single off, Jacuzzi, Abra's upcoming joint EP with Awful's Head Honcho Father, hot off the release of Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?
Young Hot Ebony (Remix)
Father Feat. iLoveMakonnen & RichPoSlim
Last year, Father's album Young Hot Ebony supplied ten raunchy, snap music and booty bass-influenced jams highlighted by the iLoveMakonnen and Key!-assisted hit, "Look At Wrist." Today, Makonnen and Father's Awful Records cohort RichPoSlim hop on a remix of the project's title track. With Makonnen calling himself the "red dragon" and RichPoSlim slipping in a killer mini verse in the song's fourth quarter, the song is most definitely improved by their unique presences. Quotable Lyrics
OOH He Hot
Boogz Boogetz Feat. Father
Boogz Boogetz is quickly becoming one of the more chameleonic presences in hip-hop this year. In the past two months or so, he's collaborated with Fat Trel, Vado and Smoke DZA, and each time, he seems remarkably able to adapt his style to fit each of those rappers' standard sound. That same assertion holds true for "OOH He Hot," a new collab with Awful Records' Father that very similar to many tracks on the great Young Hot Ebony.
Father Feat. Archibald Slim
Awful Records has been at the centre of a lot of the breakout artists coming out of Atlanta this year, but the biggest splashes were actually made by affiliates of the crew, rather than core members. iLoveMakonnen of course, found himself signed to Drake's OVO imprint shortly after gaining a regional buzz, and OG Maco paired with Migos' QC The Label after "U Guessed It" blew up.