Stream RiFF RAFF's New Album "Peach Panther"
RiFF RAFF made a name for himself with his knack for colorful wordplay and formally announced his presence on the scene with his 2014 debut album Neon Icon. On his sophomore album Peach Panther, Riff dives deeper into the trap abyss by calling on producers like Metro Boomin, DJ Spinz, and the gentleman of 808 Mafia. If you liked "Carlos Slim," you're gonna love Peach Panther.
Top 10 Compilation-Style Albums By Producers
Right now, two of the summer's most anticipated albums feature producers' names in the top-billed spot: Mike Will Made It's Ransom 2 and Clams Casino's 32 Levels. Most of the excitement hinges on the projects' star-studded guestlists (although we can't say a damn thing against Clammy Clams' three prior instrumental compilations), and as far as producer-led albums in hip hop go, that's usually been the case.
Flying Lotus Takes Shots At Future In Twitter Rant On Producer's Rights
Flying Lotus embarked on an impassioned Twitter rant attacking an industry culture that he believes exploits and underappreciates producers. Very important to know your worth," he began. "To producers. When a rapper invites u to the studio and asks u to make beats on the spot.Tell them to pay your fee on the spot, cuz fuck that."
Behind The Beat: Sonny Digital
Almost all hip hop fans are familiar with Sonny Digital’s name, whether they realize it or not. His heavily digitized “Sonny Digital” drop appears at the beginning of everything from platinum hits like iLoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday” to classic mixtape tracks from Juicy J’s extensive catalog. At just 25 years old, the quiet ubiquity of his name is a testament to his tremendous grind. ...
10 Things We Learned From Zaytoven, Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin's RBMA Chat
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York just concluded, but not before boasting a number of one-of-a-kind events in the realm of hip hop, dance music, jazz, and beyond. One of the festival's events was a roundtable discussion with three of modern music's most influential producers: Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin.
Metro Boomin, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd Among Adult Swim's 2016 Singles
Adult Swim has announced the 2016 program for its Singles Program, in which artists give out free singles over the course of the summer. This year's lineup is strong: the list of artists includes Metro Boomin, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd, Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels (for the fourth consecutive year), Earl Sweatshirt (with KNX), Mike WiLL Made-It, Thelonius Martin [with Joey Purp], and D∆WN.
Smothered & Covered: 6 Great Moments In Hip Hop X Waffle House History
There's something about Waffle House that brings out the inner beast in people. The food, combined with the ambience, is nothing short of incredible. It holds a special place in the hearts and minds of countless rappers. "This ain't IHOP," Waka Flocka rapped in his famed collaboration with Travis Porter, "Waffle House". "This the waffle house. Know how we rock, put it in her mouth."
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
Lil B & Metro Boomin Are About To "Unleash" New Music
Lil B may have alienated The Weeknd and Kevin Durant, he his still has plenty of allies.
Stream Lil Uzi Vert's New Album "Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World"
Lil Uzi Vert hinted at this project the other day on Instagram by using the album's title as his photo caption, however little did we know that there was actually a full-fledged album dropping today. The album, Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World, just hit Uzi's Soundcloud moments ago and is expected to be available on iTunes shortly.
Metro Boomin Covers FADER
Metro Boomin is as big as it gets for a producer, and at 22, he's just getting started. After working with the likes of Future, Drake, and Kanye West within the last year, Metro's star has continued to rise, and has earned him the sought-after FADER cover story he deserves.
Hudson Mohawke Says He Has 6 Alternative Versions Of Kanye West's "Father Stretch My Hands"
Hudson Mohawke has been a part of the Kanye West producer stable since Cruel Summer, and naturally his name was all over The Life Of Pablo, yet we're still learning about the album process beyond the credits. While he's not cited as a writer or producer on "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," the Scottish beatmaker revealed that he has 6 different versions of the song, though he doesn't plan on releasing them anytime soon.
SXSW Polaroids: PartyNextDoor, Metro Boomin, Flatbush Zombies, Denzel Curry & More
We're back, with more goodness from SXSW. Exclusive interviews from our trip down South will continue to roll out in the forthcoming week, but to follow up our trip recap and photo diary, we've got some special Polaroids to be 100% accurate these are actually Fuji Instaxs, but you get the idea.
Metro Boomin Releases "If Young Metro Don't Trust You..." Merch
Metro Boomin’s DJ tag turned meme “if young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you” has quickly become a ubiquitous part of the internet Zeitgeist. People have asked presidential candidates about it, and Ben Affleck used the meme to promote his new movie “Batman vs.
Watch Highlights Of Drake's Surprise Fader Fort Performance
The entire OVO Sound crew flew down from Toronto to Austin last night to crash the Fader Fort and put on a surprise label showcase. On the final night of SXSW, Fader's closing party featured performances by Jazz Cartier, Gallant, and Anderson. .Paak, before OVO came through and each of the label's acts took the stage, one by one.
T-Pain, DeJ Loaf, Metro Boomin & Missy Elliott Have Been In The Studio Together
T-Pain's Stoicville: The Phoenix album has been long in the making, but from the looks of it, the project will be worth the wait. Pain did some flexing on Twitter and Instagram yesterday, revealing that he'd just wrapped a studio session with the powerful team of Metro Boomin, DeJ Loaf, and Missy Elliott.
Metro Boomin Explains The Origin Of His "If Young Metro Don't Trust You" Tag
If you're a rap fan, there's no way you're not familiar with Metro Boomin's latest producer tag, "If Young Metro don't trust you they gon' shoot you," which has appeared both on Future and Drake's "Jumpman," and -- even more prominently -- on Kanye West's "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1". If you're a big enough Future fan, you'll know that the phrase was first uttered on Uncle Murda's "Right Now," which featured Future, but according to Metro, who discussed it with DJ Drama recently, the vocal he isolated didn't actually appear on the track.
There Was A Metro Boomin Sign At The Donald Trump Protests In Chicago
Donald Trump has been a divisive figure in the American election to say the least, and the tension around his campaign came to a head in Chicago last night. Protesters showed up to the potential republican candidate's rally at the University of Illinois hours before his appearance, having a strong presence both inside and outside the venue.
Metro Boomin Reveals He's Working On Music For Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean
Metro Boomin is riding the fast lane to hip hop ubiquity. He’s produced a number of top tracks over the past 18 months, and now has transcended into meme territory with the “if young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon shoot you” ad-lib at the beginning of The Life Of Pablo’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”
Metro Boomin Writes Letter Remembering Bankroll Fresh
News of the death of Bankroll Fresh Friday night has had the rap world in mourning this weekend, with many friends, fans, and collaborators sharing their condolences on social media following reports of the shooting outside his Atlanta studio. After sharing some thoughts on Twitter, Metro Boomin decided to elaborate on his feelings of loss on Instagram, posting a heartfelt ode to his friend.