i don’t have a lot to say right now besides: HOLY FUCKIN SHIT. our friend fat tony just got his new LP premiered by mothafuckin’ NPR. this album is going to be really good, and drops in 8 days on june 11th via young one records. go buy it. fat tony’s spent the last 5 years giving you free music, so don’t be weak.
fat tony – smart ass black boy [full album stream]
we’re getting closer and closer to the release of fat tony’s new album, smart ass black boy, which drops june 11th via young one records. the syrupy tom cruz production is a bit different from the bouncy “hood party, ” but cruz and tony manage to make a great pairing as usual, and this time, bringing the pack’s stunnaman along for the ride.
if you’re in brooklyn, tony has a release party planned for that ass, and more information can be found here. until then, download this one and get to creepin’.
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happy end of april, friends. we’re gonna go ahead and throw up our april mix in april, so don’t be caught off guard by our punctuality. we usually try to keep these short, and around 12 songs, but we could only wittle it down to 18. just be glad it wasn’t 26 or something. anyway, check the tracklisting and download away!
1. City & Colour – Thirst
2. Cocaine 80s – Congratulations feat. Common
3. De La Soul – Get A way (The Spirit of the Wu)
4. Disclosure – You & Me feat. Eliza Doolittle
5. Empire of the Sun – Alive
6. Fat Tony – I Shine
7. Gorilla Warfare Tactics – drugDILLA
8. The Hold Steady – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
9. J. Cole – Cole Summer
10. Jimmy Eat World – Stop Whispering (Radiohead Cover)
11. Lee-Lonn – Girls Love Beyonce (Remix)
12. London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
13. The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap
14. Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue
15. Pusha T – Numbers on the Boards
16. Queens of the Stone Age – My God is the Sun
17. Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks
18. TNGHT – Acrylics
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if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. fat tony and long time and damn-near permanent collaborator tom cruz are a hell of a team. with a new album, smart ass black boy,
coming out in a shade under two months on june 11th, fat tony aims high with his new single in “i shine,” stuntin’ on the knowledge frontier. i’ll let you take a listen (and download!) below.
VICE got the dibs on our homie fat tony’s new single, “hood party,” which features bay area’s kool a.d. (of das racist) and def jux’s despot. this is a 3-coast collaboration on a grimey, tom cruz-produced beat that’ll set your spring break off proper. fat tony’s currently prepping his new LP, smart ass black boy, due out june 11th.
the double dragon duo is back again with a new music video from their 2012 collaborative mixtape project. keeping in line with the glitchy video game theme of the project is the new video for “young girl,” putting forth some MIA-esque videos while single 10ille handles guest duties in a haze of swirls and video game bits.
if you missed it for some reason, download the mixtape.
Another day in late December, and another year-end list. I gotta say, this was a pretty weak year for mixtapes and free EPs (which were also included on this list). And maybe it’s my fault in the fact that I didn’t try hard enough to seek ‘em out, but what I did seek out is here on this list. Hit the jump for the countdown, as well as the download links!
Previous Year-End Lists: The Best Music Videos of 2012
It’s that time of the year again, where we put together a variety of year-end lists. This year, I’m going to kick it off with the visual overload, and my 25 favorite music videos of 2012. The list is in no particular order (other than alphabetical) and as it goes with most lists, I’m sure I left some off. Feel free to embed your favorite video in the comments!
Hit the jump for my choices, and stay tuned for more lists!
this is a great look for our town. uncle bun, scareface, fat tony, uzoy, the niceguys, doughbeezy, rob quest, and much more in this clip – as they take you through a quick oral history of our wonderful city. check out this neat write up by brando (of day and a dream) for rocks off.
pausing for a minute on the double dragon campaign is fat tony, who kicked off the road to his sophomore lp, smart ass black boy. and while the album won’t grace our ipods until the spring of 2013, he wanted to put things into motion a little early. “BKNY” is the first taste of the project, tapping long time collaborator tom cruz behind the boards for the ode to brooklyn.
video is cameo heavy, calling on kool AD (das racist), mr. muthafuckin exquire and nick catchdubs to name a few.
the double dragon team is still going strong, and this video is a silly affair turned murder mystery, in the same weird ass vein as the “nigga you aint fat” clip he released last year. and if you haven’t already, be sure to download double dragon, cause it’s a mixtape full of fun shit that’s free.
edit: well shit, we get “doubled up” on videos here, as that namesake, which features the main attrakionz, gets visuals too. watch girls beatin’ each others asses below the jump.
after releasing one of this year’s best mixtapes in double dragon, the pairing of fat tony and producer tom cruz has come back around again. this time, they’ve released a whopping 40-song, hour long mixtape in check yo ponytail. read the tracklisting here and download below.
photo credit: Damon Loble
it’s the end of the month, so let’s recap, shall we? here are a handful of songs we liked in august this year, and we think you will too. download while ya can.
1. Benjamin Gibbard – Teardrop Windows
2. The Chariot – In
3. Com Truise – Chemical Legs
4. Common – No Sell Out
5. The Game – Celebration (featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Lil Wayne & Wiz Khalifa)
6. Hollywood Floss – Ridin’ Feelin’ Good (featuring Fat Tony and Speak)
7. How to Dress Well – Again
8. JJ DOOM – Guv’Nor
9. Kendrick Lamar – Westside, Right on Time (featuring Young Jeezy)
10. Schoolboy Q – Party
11. The Soft Moon – Die Life
12. The Niceguys – Inglorious Basterds (II. VI. V)
13. The XX – Chained
14. Yeasayer – Longevity
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and i was like, “hell yeah.” two of my friends link up for a track together, collaborating for the first time since floss produced a few songs for fat tony back in the day. “ridin’ feelin’ good” is exactly that – a feel good track with a beat that knocks and some good ol’ fashioned bars.
hold it, whoady. the swt tandem in double dragon (fat tony & tom cruz) are currently out on the road, taking their eponymously (if that’s a word) self-titled collaborative tape to cities across the country. after having stopped in houston a few nights ago (i couldn’t make it, and that feels bad), the group has released their main attrakionz-assisted single in “double up.” the visual takes on the lo-fi, glitchy aesthetic the pair have embraced with the new mixtape, and we have absolutely no problem with that.