A-Trak News

Behind The Beat: AraabMuzik
Behind The Beat: AraabMuzik Jul 14, 2016 at 07:07pm
2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of AraabMuzik’s first production credit. We chopped it up with the Man With The Fastest Hands about his production style and why he’s “basically the Michael Jordan of what I do.” ...
Fool's Gold Day Off Lineup Includes Migos, Juelz Santana & Lil Yachty
Fool's Gold Day Off Lineup Includes Migos, Juelz Santana & Lil Yachty Jun 9, 2016 at 02:41pm
Fool's Gold Day Off will return for its seventh year at the end of summer, taking over a spot in Brooklyn with a few of the rapper and DJ friends. Today Fool's Gold has announced the lineup for the New York edition of the festival, which has branched out to include stops in L.A. and Miami. The New York event goes down on August 20, with Miami following suit on September 17 and then finally L.A. on September 25th. The lineup includes Migos, Juelz Santana, A-Trak, Lil Yachty, Dave East, Nick Catchdubs, Leaf and more.
Behind The Beat: Lex Luger
Behind The Beat: Lex Luger May 18, 2016 at 02:46pm
Though he built much of his reputation in Atlanta, Lex Luger hails from Suffolk, Virginia and now resides in the neighboring town of Chesapeake. His career took off shortly after he got serious about music. He dropped out of high school after 10th grade to devote all his time to churning out menacing trap beats. “Nothing but time to practice all day,” he says of learning his craft in a town without a mall or a movie theater. Little did he know that he’d be one of the most recognizable producers in hip-hop by the time he was 19.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out May 16, 2016 at 04:42pm
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.
Fool's Gold Announces 2015 Day Off Lineups
Fool's Gold Announces 2015 Day Off Lineups Jul 14, 2015 at 02:11pm
Every year, Fool's Gold makes sure that summer goes out with a bang by putting on multiple "Days Off" around the country, featuring a revolving cast of big names (we had a blast at last year's NYC date). Today, the label has announced the lineups for this year's set of shows, taking place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin.
Rome Fortune's Debut Album Will Feature A-Trak, Slipknot & Toro Y Moi
Rome Fortune's Debut Album Will Feature A-Trak, Slipknot & Toro Y Moi Apr 15, 2015 at 05:58pm
Right now, Rome Fortune is known for his excellent mixtapes. Last year, he released Beautiful Pimp, Drive, Thighs & Lies (with Dun Deal), and Small VVorld. This year, he's already got YEP, with OG Maco, and lolU, with CEEJ of Two-9. That's a crazy output, and we're finally ready for his debut album.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 4 - April 10)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 4 - April 10) Apr 10, 2015 at 11:10am
This time last week, we had no idea that Tyler, The Creator and Young Thug would be giving us new projects by the end of April, but I guess that's how things work now. Tyler announced his by returning to Twitter for the first time this year, and Thug shared his with some instantly-viral artwork.
A-Trak Talks Working With Young Thug & Metro Boomin For Low Pros, Signing Rome Fortune
A-Trak Talks Working With Young Thug & Metro Boomin For Low Pros, Signing Rome Fortune Apr 6, 2015 at 03:35pm
If you've been following A-Trak over the last couple of years, you'll know that he has a lot on his plate these days. Last year saw him releasing collaborative efforts as Duck Sauce, and Low Pros, as well as plenty of promises for things to come. We caught up with the producer and Fool's Gold founder at SXSW to discuss his collaborations with some of Atlanta's finest, as well as his plans for this year. 
SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
SXSW 2015 Photo Diary Mar 24, 2015 at 06:10pm
If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here. 
A-Trak, Black Milk & More Remember J Dilla On His Birthday
A-Trak, Black Milk & More Remember J Dilla On His Birthday Feb 7, 2015 at 11:07am
James Dewitt Yancey, AKA Jay Dee, AKA J Dilla would have turned 41 today. One of the most influential producers of modern hip-hop and soul, he was a musical genius, inspiring artists in all genres of music with his ability to make the most perfect beats. 
Fool's Gold Co-Founder Dust La Rock Passes Away
Fool's Gold Co-Founder Dust La Rock Passes Away Feb 3, 2015 at 02:58pm
Fool's Gold lost one of their co-founders today, as A-Trak confirmed with an Instagram post. Joshua Prince aka Dust La Rock, was a co-founder of the independent label alongside A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. He also acted as their art director. He was responsible for designing many covers for the label, including ones for Kid Cudi, Danny Brown and more.
Stream Wale & A-Trak's "Festivus" Mixtape
Stream Wale & A-Trak's "Festivus" Mixtape Dec 23, 2014 at 04:44pm
DC native, MMG emcee Wale releases his latest project, Festivus with assistance from A-Trak. The Seinfeld influenced project is a holdover for Wale's upcoming album, The Album About Nothing, which now has a scheduled release date of March 31st. Festivus includes features from Chance the Rapper, Ab-Soul, ASAP Ferg, Pusha T, and Fat Trel, among others. Production includes frequent Wale collaborators Tone P, and Best Kept Secret. 
Wale Announces "Festivus" Mixtape With A-Trak
Wale Announces "Festivus" Mixtape With A-Trak Dec 18, 2014 at 04:08pm
Let the "Seinfeld"-themed Wale content keep coming! The rapper, who rose to fame with his Mixtape About Nothing, has spent this year prepping his Album About Nothing, listing his favorite "Seinfeld" episodes and drinking coffee with Jerry Seinfeld along the way. Now, he's announced another release inspired by the show.
A-Trak On Young Thug: "He's The Real Deal"
A-Trak On Young Thug: "He's The Real Deal" May 24, 2014 at 10:26pm
As of late, the rap world's been buzzing with opinions about the most alien of the ATLiens, Young Thug. Some have been slow to warm to his offbeat, unorthodox approach to rapping, but others, like recent collaborator A-Trak, see him as a luminary in the rap game.
Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death Apr 27, 2014 at 12:56pm
Though DJ Rashad was a more well-known figure in the dance music world, he had his fair share of friends and admirers in the hip-hop sphere. Yesterday, the 35-year-old DJ was found dead in his apartment, with narcotics and drug paraphernalia allegedly found near his body. Many rappers and producers, including Rashad's onetime tour-mate Chance The Rapper, took to Twitter to remember the music legend. Read tweets from Chance, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, A-Trak, Lee Bannon, Jeremiah Jae and Sasha Go Hard below.