Full stream of Flushing Queens Action Bronson Harry Fraud produced track “Strictly For My Jeeps”. Harry Fraud brings back that old school with some of his sampling on this one using some of the samples as Cypress HillsHow I Could Just Kill A Man beat.
New track from Action Bronson called Compliments 2 The Chef featuring Lauriana Mae and production by Harry Fraud. The track is off of Rosenbergs “New York Renaissance” Mixtape which is set drop on Thursday courtesy of Ecko Unlimited.
First leak off Harry Fraud’s @HarryFraud Adrift on Friday mixtape called ‘Morey Boogie Boards’ which has bars from Action Bronson @ActionBronson. The project consist of unreleased tracks from Action Bronson, Mac Miller, French Montana, Chevy Woods and Chinx Drugz.
Smoke DZA latest video for “Kenny Powers.” Directed by Creative Control. Next month, the rapper goes out on tour with Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire and Flatbush Zombies. See a full schedule of dates for that Tour below.
Rugby Thompson is a collaboration between Smoke DZA, the fiercest member of Curren$y’s Jet Life crew (and the guy who exhorts, “riiiiiight” at the start of his verses), and Harry Fraud, beatmaker of the moment (the Lords of the Underground-flipping hit “Shot Caller” for French Montana), conjurer of euphoric bangers (Action Bronson & Riff Raff’s “Bird On a Wire”), and the guy whose producer drop is the never-gets-old “la musica de Harry Fraud.” Here, Harlem’s Smoke DZA moves away from his usual novelistic weed and women tales towards something more noirish and well, New York — the thug fable “Playground Legend,” Scorsese-ian tough talk on “Fuck Your Mother.” It’s all very appropriate for a project inspired by Boardwalk Empire main character Nucky Thompson. On “Ashtray,” in which Fraud puffs-up and screws down a 2 Chainz sample, the Jet Life right-hand man teams up with other second-in-command hip-hop crew members, Domo Genesis of Odd Future, and Black Hippy’s ScHoolboy Q. Other guests include Curren$y (of course), Action Bronson (who guests on the wrestling metaphor-filled “Turnbuckle Music”), and fellow New York worker-bee oddballs like Meyhem Lauren, Sean Price, and Thirstin Howl III. It’s like a joyous, grimy gathering of the underrated! Often, DZA sinks into the atmosphere of his production, and though there’s nothing wrong with that (see: last year’s delightfully chillaxed Rolling Stoned), he steps up here, resulting in his best project yet. Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud’s Rugby Thompson is available this coming Tuesday, but you can hear it now, exclusively at SPIN.
Brooklyn/Harlem team Smoke DZA and producer Harry Fraud created all the songs on DZA’s new album, Rugby Thompson, from scratch, eschewing back-and-forth emails for actual studio time together, presumably spent bullshitting, brainstorming and coughing up major tokes. DZA adores weed throughout Rugby Thompson, which you can preorder now from the recording arm of 4/20-friendly magazine High Times, but the record’s not stuck on the stoner’s dorm room couch. Jumping from airy barbecue horns, classical uptown playground storytelling and occasional pulsing with the stadium guitars, it’s full of youthul, scrappy energy. On the latest track, “Ashtray,” Fraud weaves a bragging line from 2 Chainz’ ubiquitous “Spend It” into a gnarly, crawling beat, with foggy keys cut by delicate skittering drums, fat claps and deep-stomach growls. Joined by previous collaborator Domo Geneis and fellow bucket hat enthusiast Schoolboy Q, DZA sounds like he’s chanting the chorus with his face scrunched into a wacky knot. Rugby Thompson comes out June 19th.