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.
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.
From Abbey B.’s perspective:
I love this track’s beat; the simple piano keys and the beat sound super dope together. This is the kinda song I would put on a playlist at a kickback, rather than a song I listen to when I’m in my feelings and need something/someone to relate to. I could see my friends and I dancing to the catchy chorus, with its low, lazy sound. ‘Prime Time’ isn’t a song that I relate to strongly, but I still appreciate Wopo’s sound and his clever rhymes, and it made me look into some of his other tracks.
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.
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.
On Friday afternoon (May 20), me and DJ Bently dropped our first collaborative effort and my first mixtape ever — Cruise 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…
Nino Blaq of the Street Money conglomerate has finally dropped his ‘T.R.U.T.H.’ project, showcasing his knack for calling on day-to-day experiences and pairing those with references to West African kings and the like.
The Internets would say that Nino is ‘woke,’ but perhaps the dopest thing here is that the Street Money soldier recognizes that the medicine goes down a little easier with some sugar. Continue reading
Listen. I ain’t typically the one for the dreamy, in-the-clouds R&B that’s so popular these days, but I do like this one from Def Jam signee Jahkoy. ‘Odd Future’ is totally relatable — back and forthing with boo, everything that comes with figuring out relationships.
‘It just doesn’t feel the same anymore, it’s all on me… There’s no one to blame anymore…’ Continue reading
The Spillage Village kids are out here in Atlanta building something super-sturdy on the humble.
From Earthgang to J.I.D., the entire team is partial to the hardest in production and catchy, yet wildly inappropriate one-liners. As J calls it here: it’s ‘The Spill Vill Revo-f*ckin’-lution.’ Jeez.
The revolution continues with ‘Robotics,’ produced by Air Kalo. J.I.D. is in his element here, flowing easily — almost absentmindedly — while tying it all together with tone changes, [seemingly] involuntary gasps and short tales of loose women and ballcappin’ men screaming that they’re ‘ready to die.’
From J.I.D.’s SoundCloud:
This record serves as the first release from Spillage Village’s (@Earthganghbt, @Jidsv, @jordxnmusic, @planethollywood) upcoming project “Bears Like This Too Much.” This project will be released later this spring and will feature music from the whole collective. Fans can expect J.I.D to release a full project later this summer.
Which one o’ y’all made Matt De LeReaux mad?
On ‘Bad,’ the multifaceted artist showcases his pipes as well as his bars and he’s had enough of those doubting. There’s an interesting sound to this production, almost industrial, but the actual melody De LeReaux croons is light, airy and Aaliyah-esque. Press ‘play.’