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On the Road Fresh | Dave East Brings ‘Kairi Chanel’ to Vinyl [Atlanta]

Not literally, no. Not his baby, but Harlem rapper Dave East came down south a few days ago with his latest project Kairi Chanel on his heart. He was ready to hit the stage and give fans the live version. Fly lil’ freestyle at the end too. We won. MFD documented. Indulge.

Fresh Music | Jack Papers ‘Casualty89 — You Was Right’

Atlanta-based rapper/producer Jack Papers of Berkley Park has been quiet as of late because he’s been working. So, chill.

Recently he let us hear his latest freestyle, ‘Casualty88’ and it’s more than enough to whet the palate for whatever comes next. Trash-talking and confident flow abound, Jack spits just enough in under two minutes flat. Listen for yourself.

Fresh Music | MFD X DJ Bently ‘Cruise Control Vol. 3’ [Mixtape]

Rounding off 2016, MFD and DJ Bently got together one last time (until 2017, that is) to give the people a little something new to listen to while running holiday errands.

A couple of folks (Matt De LeReaux and Twon Don) you may recognize from the MFD archives, for their past work but a number of those artists included are brand new to our ears — and hopefully you can find the same flyness in them that we did on our first listen. Peep the tracklist below and hit ‘play’ on Cruise Control Vol. 3, above.

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Shine | YFN Lucci Feeds the A-Town Streets for Thanksgiving 2016

Always a pleasure to see those I watched on their come up, take a breather at home and do a lil’ something for the people. Congrats on the #1 urban record nationwide Lucci!

If you’re in Atlanta, another turkey drive goes down today on the Southside. Peep the flyer below. Continue reading

Exclusive | Swagu Style House Talks ‘Shazam’ & Signing to Cee-Lo

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No one knows exactly why hip-hop groups have diminished from the spotlight in recent years. Some blame the waning influence of record labels from the start of the millennium — there isn’t the support of “a building” behind group acts and the pressure of spearheading an indie movement can be too much on some folks. Others point out that ego is the main reason artists (who are also longtime friends) would prefer not to join forces and have to share the spotlight. Either way it goes, the three young men that make up Swagu Style House are primed to win — as a team. Continue reading

Exclusive | Big Sant Explains ‘SleEP’

You really ought to have given Big Sant‘s most recent project, SleEP, a listen by now. The Mississippi native is a star (outside of frequently collaborating with longtime friend Big KRIT).

Despite having had a rough personal year in 2015, the bug returned last spring and Sant is back in effect, ready to touch mics, spit something clever and leave fans in amazement. Same as always.

Three songs deep, SleEP is just enough to whet the palate.

Catch the exclusive breakdown of Sant’s latest above. And listen to the project below.

Fresh Music | MFD x DJ Bently ‘Cruise Control Vol. 2’

Okay. We let Cruise Control Vol. 2 breathe for five whole days. If you haven’t heard it yet, trust, you’re in for a good one.

In keeping with our desire to always bring you guys the untapped and overlooked talent, there are a number of tracks here that are sure to be new to you. And this time we hit pretty much every corner of the continental U.S. — except for SYPH, he’s from Canada, bringing that mellowed out hip-hop/R&B feel (alongside Tory Lanez on “Pull Up”) from the Far North.

Everyone else, from Houston’s Wintertime to Detroit’s Sino, has earned their spot easily on the new CC. DJ Bently keeps it flowing in the best way and we’re hoping you guys get into it before the summer’s out for real. Enjoy.

Fresh Music | J-Blev ‘Spotlight’

Shouts to J-Blev. Been a minute since we posted something from his ever-growing catalogue but the Florida native recently shot this one over to MFD and it was an instant love affair. “Catch me under the spotlight / So everyone can see it / That you can have the world if you believe it…”

I guess if MFD had a theme song, this would be it. Produced by Mossberg. Press ‘play’ and partake.

Fresh Music | MFD X DJ Bently ‘Cruise Control Vol. 1’ [Mixtape]

On Friday afternoon (May 20), me and DJ Bently dropped our first collaborative effort and my first mixtape everCruise Control Vol. 1. Felt really natural too. I’m like, ‘Shoulda did this years ago.’ Ha!

Bently did a great job polishing and arranging the choices I sent him. The whole purpose of the project was to gather all of my current faves in one place. Almost like putting the MFD brand as a whole, on a mixtape. Some of the names you guys will recognize from being featured here on the site (first!), others you may have heard of but maybe you aren’t familiar with their tracks.

Planning on dropping another really soon so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, chill to this one…

Stay Fresh | God Bless the Fresh ‘Real Friends [6-Panel Halo]’ Caps

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God Bless the Fresh, for real. We love when startups know their lane — the brand instantly connects with the consumers and there’s a genuine story behind it all.

In 2012, KnarlyDB almost lost his life after a severe asthma attack,  but here we are four years later — and he’s brought a longtime goal to fruition.

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With a fire in his heart for fashion and desire to transform his experience into a legacy, the Ohio born hustler teamed up with Cali-bred footwear editor & commentator Jazerai Lord in 2015, taking the business of blessing the fresh to the next level. 

Inspired by experience and powered by God, the two aim to use the avenue of fashion and creative expression to remind people to move authentically & stay blessed, whether they are trappin’ out the bando or on Wall St. 

These ‘dad hats’ are everywhere this year but these from GBTF are super clever, a wink at Ye with one eye and Jennifer Aniston with the other.

Just because we believe in you guys and your quest to stay fresh, hit their site and enter MADFRESH under the code field for 10% off!

Get on ’em before the summer’s up…