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.
Behind The Beat: Harry Fraud
Harry Fraud has stayed in the same part of Brooklyn his entire life. “I ran around Gowanus when it was word of mouth the mob was dumpin’ bodies here,” he says with a hint of sarcasm. Fraud’s studio is situated in a relatively industrial patch of a neighborhood that has seen a real estate boom in recent years.
Stream Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud’s New Project “He Has Risen”
Remember back on February 5 when we were bombarded with a ton of new projects from Wiz Khalifa, Majid Jordan, Boosie Badazz, Young Thug, Dizzy Wright, and Future? Well today is similar to that, and we’ve already received new projects from Kendrick Lamar, Bas, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz to name a few. Now adding his name to that list is the Kushed God, Smoke DZA and his new Harry Fraud-produced project He Has Risen.
Stream Harry Fraud's "Rogues Playlist Vol. 1" Feat. Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Puff Daddy & More
Whether you realized it or not, Harry Fraud had another big year, and now that we're into 2016, he's giving you one last reminder of what he accomplished over the last 12 months. Rogues Playlist Vol. 1 collects the beatmakers production credits from throughout 2015, organizing them into one tidy SoundCloud playlist. Among the many notable names on the tracklist are Puff Daddy, French Montana, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Wiz Khalifa, Domo Genesis, Smoke DZA, Wale, and RiFF RAFF.
Top Tracks: October 19 - October 25
10. Lil Wayne - Pour Up This Weezy leak continues to amass more hype, even though we can't find it anywhere on the web -- back into Birdman's vault, I suppose. Now in its fourth week, the lean-inspired zero-fucks-given anthem managed to grab the final spot in the top 10. Weezy would be wise to have "Pour Up" as his next single, though that's easier said than done.
Manolo Rose Says He Has Songs With Harry Fraud & Hit-Boy In Store
Fresh off the release of his debut mixtape Concrete Rose, Manolo Rose stopped by the office to speak on the project and what else he has in store this year. At this point, it's become pretty common knowledge that the rapper is the creator of Troy Ave's hit "All About The Money," however he's slowly transitioned into a star of his own with hits like "Run Ricky Run," and most recently "Super Flexin."
Underrated Audio: May 3 - May 9
Underrated Audio is back on our mission to supply you with exciting new music you may have missed upon initial browsing, from artists who haven't quite broken the mainstream. The talent is there, the quality uncut.
Review: Curren$y "Pilot Talk III"
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much. For his third Pilot Talk album, Curren$y didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he definitely refined it. His vision is clearer now more than ever: funny rhymes + some swaggy braggadocio + luxurious production = success. It also equates to a pleasant listen each time.
Stream Harry Fraud's "Blue/Green" EP
By now, you're probably familiar with la musica de Harry Fraud. Over the past few years, The Brooklyn producer has crafted atmospheric bangers for guys like Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and The Weeknd, and has put out joint full-lengths with Action Bronson, Curren$y, and French Montana.
French Montana Preps "Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer" With Harry Fraud
Before we get French Montana's mixtape-turned-sophomore album, Mac & Cheese 4, we'll be getting a little "appetizer." The rapper said in October that his Mac & Cheese album had a tentative release date of December 16th, bu
Childish Gambino Talks About His Collaboration With Riff Raff On "Neon Icon"
Childish Gambino blessed Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival stage this past weekend, and following his set he spoke to our host Ashlee Ray about his performance inside the Beats By Dre press tent, his collaboration with Riff Raff which lives on Neon Icon, being independent and more.
Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
Smoke DZA fans have seen the Harlem rapper’s growth from his last few projects. He went from hard-hitting straight-laced lyrics in George Kush Da Button to a street storyteller in Rugby Thompson. Back with the long awaited and highly anticipated Dream.ZONE.Achieve, DZA sets out to prove that he has a lot more to talk about than just marijuana.
Awkword Reveals Art, Tracklist & Features For "World View" Compilation, Feat. Joell Ortiz, Harry Fraud, KRS-One & More
For those unfamiliar, Awkword is an emerging rapper/activist/sociologist from New York City. For the past five years, he's been creating a "100% for-charity global hip-hop" compilation titled World View, which features the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Chino XL, KRS-One, Slug (of Atmosphere), Jadakiss, The Kid Daytona, ILL BILL, Vast Aire, Pace Won (of the Outsidaz), Rickie Jacobs and Beretta 9 (of Killarmy), with production from Harry Fraud, Domingo, Numonics, ATG, Steel Tipped Dove, Fafu and more.
Album Stream: Eddie B & Harry Fraud's "Paper, Piff & Polo"
Eddie B has teamed up with Harry Fraud once again, with a brand new full length called Paper, Piff & Polo. The album features guest appearances from the likes of Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Termanology, Smoke DZA, Mistah F.A.B. and more. Stream the project in full below, and grab it on iTunes here.
Full Stream Of Action Bronson & Harry Fraud's "Saaab Stories" EP
Action Bronson and Harry Fraud delivered the long-awaited Saaab Stories collaborative project today, although just an EP-version of it, with seven tracks. The project was released via iTunes and Spotify, with the latter providing a full EP stream of Saaab Stories. You can stream the seven tracks, which find features from Prodigy, Raekwon, Wiz Khalifa and more, below.
Action Bronson Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Saaab Stories"
It's been over a year since Action Bronson first announced plans for a joint project with producer and frequent collaborator Harry Fraud.
Action Bronson Says "Saab Stories" With Harry Fraud Is Dropping In June [Update: Action Reveals Date]
Action Bronson has promised his joint mixtape with Harry Fraud, Saab Stories, for quite some time now (about a year, in fact). Now the New York native is almost ready to deliver, updating fans on the project's release via Twitter today.
Lyrics Of The Week: May 3-9
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
Harry Fraud Reveals Tracklist, Features & Release Date For "High Tide" EP
Harry Fraud is putting out his fourth free project in under a year.
Action Bronson Updates On "Saab Stories" With Harry Fraud & Debut LP
Action Bronson has worked with producer Harry Fraud often, and the two create such a great sound together that they've linked up for a joint project, Saab Stories. While the project was announced awhile ago, we haven't been updated on its status since then. Today, we get word on when to expect it, in a new interview with Action Bronson.