Hip hop fans breathed a massive sigh of relief after Freddie Gibbs was exonerated of sexual assault charges at the end of September. Now, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming of Gibbs' ultra-consistent dispatches from the streets of Gary. This afternoon, he liberated "All Day," a collaboration with Harry Fraud and his first proper song release since January.
Chinx Feat. French Montana & Mavado
With the recent release of Chinx's second posthumous album Legends Never Die, the world was blessed with a whole arsenal of new music in the memory of the late Queens MC. Today we bring you "Legendary," a cut off the LP featuring fellow-Coke Boy French Montana & the one and only Mavado (fresh off closing DJ Khaled's Major Key).
Scorpion Death Drop
Project Pat, A$AP Twelvyy, Smoke DZA & Trae Tha Truth
Radio DJ and personality Emilio Sparks and John Sparkz, head of mixing and mastering at Harry Fraud's SRF SCHL, have fused their love of hip-hop with their passion for professional wrestling by curating a new project, Parts Unknown, featuring some of their favorite rappers and producers. The producers flip some of the sport's most iconic entrance songs, and the emcees deliver bars worthy of the larger-than-life wrestlers in question.
I Can't Go Back
Curren$y Feat. Juvenile
As if Curren$y hadn't given fans more than enough work -- averaging a project per month this year -- he's now back with a fellow NOLA warrior, Juvenile, with whom he last collaborated on 2013's "Bitch Get Up." Their new one, "I Can't go Back," is another gem, especially as it's given a lush, sample-driven instrumental from Spitta's New York plug, La Musica de Harry Fraud. Though we never imagined Juvenile rapping over a Fraud beat, what a treat it is.
OG Maco Feat. Rellajamu
The success of OG Maco's raw vocal delivery often depends on the beat over which he is rapping. In this sense, "Status" is one of the best Maco songs in recent memory as Behind the Beat star Harry Fraud lays down a gem: a wispy, nostalgic beat reminiscent of the production on Action Bronson's "Easy Rider." That Ennio Morricone spaghetti Western vibe. This dude Rellajamu is pretty nice as well.
It’s been a minute since we last heard from San Francisco rapper Nacho Picasso, but thankfully that all changes here today. After teasing us on twitter for the past 24 hours, the Bay Area rapper decides to keep his word and release his new Harry Fraud-produced record tonight called “Anime Bae.”
OG Maco recently got off a tour of Europe in support of his dope Lord of Rage project, and last night he dropped two new hits. This is “So Simple,” and the other is “As A Man 2.” Based on the cover art, it seems like they’re going to appear on a project titled 7FRVR together.
A$AP Twelvyy Feat. A$AP Ant
ASAP Ferg and Marty Baller gave us "I Don't Care" this Wavy Wednesday, but ASAP Twelvyy and ASAP Ant also have a new track for the occasion. "Again" finds the consistently impressive Harry Fraud behind the boards, supplying an instrumental that is both paranoid and confident, and full of unpredictable drum patterns that allow Twelvvy and Ant to play around with the dynamics of their vocal contributions.
Guns And Butter
Cormega & Gunplay
Cormega & Gunplay may appear like an unlikely duo to collaborate, but their shared experiences surviving in the streets brings them together for "Guns & Butter," a rumination on street life and the justice system produced by Harry Fraud.
Smoke DZA's fourth studio album He Has Risen is scheduled to drop March 4. Harry Fraud appears to be handling the bulk of the production for the project. He produced "Morals," which features DZA's West Coast stoner counterpart Snoop Dogg, and he produced "100K," a new single released today in an HNHH premiere.
Wave Gods Intro
French Montana Feat. Chris Brown
In case you missed the big news, French Montana will follow in his bro Future's footsteps this Friday when he premieres his new mixtape Wave Gods on DJ Khaled's "We The Best" radio. Secure Your Bag alert!!
Smoke DZA Feat. Snoop Dogg
Smoke DZA and Snoop Dogg was bound to happen. There’s just too much weed smoking synergy. Smoke is gearing up to release his 4th studio album He Has Risen on March 4, and this is the first single from the project.
A$AP Mob has been busy lately.
It's a new year, and Smoke DZA is bringing it in right -- by taking on a beat from the ever-impressive Harry Fraud. "The Corsican" is more of the producer's signature haze, which DZA greets with some pointed rhymes, enuncuating his each and every word that allows his punchlines to hit a little harder.
Million Diamonds Freestyle
To help soundtrack tonight's parties, Harry Fraud dropped off a playlist on soundcloud titled "Rogues Vol. 1." It contains some of Fraud's most esteemed work, as well as a couple of unreleased gems, including a special "Million Dollars" freestyle with frequent collaborator French Montana.
Meyhem Lauren Feat. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Big Body Bes
Meyhem Lauren is on the road to riches. The Queens emcee is plotting the release of Piatta D'Oro, his upcoming project coming sometime in 2016 via Fool's Gold Records. Before the whole thing drops, he drops “Bonus Round,” which features Action Bronson, Roc Marciano and Big Body Bes. Production comes courtesy of the young legend in the making Harry Fraud, a guy you can always count on for some weird beats.
Wiz keeps coming -- and in unpredictable fashion. He recently dropped off two cold club crushers, "King of Everything" and "Most of Us," with Pittsburgh team ID Labs, and now he's back with a melodic smoking song, "Just Because," produced by Harry Fraud. Anytime Wiz and Fraud team up, such as with "The Play," released in May -- it's automatic fire.
Here's a new single from Joey Bada$$, "Aim High," courtesy of Scion AV. Though we tend to be wary of branded promotions like this, we can usually trust Scion, and with the help of Jozif Badmon, they've definitely delivered. "Aim High" comes with production from Harry Fraud and Alchemist. Hope y'all got your lighters handy.
Yesterday, Wiz Khalifa linked us to a brand new song, "The Play," via a summery video that showed him hanging with his dogs (both a French Bulldog and Ty Dolla $ign) and feeding ducks at the park with his son. Today, we get the audio for the Harry Fraud-produced cut that samples a choice track by indie pop songstress Bat For Lashes.
Surf School dropped some new music today with the no-longer-Kid Daytona hopping on some heat from producer Harry Fraud. It's been a minue since we got the last Daytona x Fraud collaboration with "Walk Around", so we're sure fans will welcome this new release. Daytona gets to bragging that his whole crew is poppin over the heavy bass cut. Can you get with it?