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The Underachievers – The Mahdi

Smooth vibes here from New York’s The Underachievers. Noisey have premiered the video to their latest, ‘The Mahdi’, from their forthcoming mixtape ‘Indigoism’ out 1st February, and it’s a groove with a conscience.

Affiliated with Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, they’re ones to watch. Not even because they’re going to be big, they’re just mint.

If you want to REALLY feel like you’re missing out, The Underacheivers also crop up in this Noisey vid about the launch of The LongLiveA$AP Tour:

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Danny Brown – Grown Up (oOoOO Remix)

Danny Brown and oOoOO are both on the list of our favourite recent artists (as Christmas gets ever closer, lists are featuring more in our thinking) and it was a real treat to hear they’ve collided. We can even countenance yet another remix of Danny’s freebie single ‘Grown Up‘ when it’s oOoOO twiddling the knobs.
After the poppier leanings of Chris Dexter’s (oOoOO’s multi-letter name) recent EP ‘Our Love Is Hurting Us‘, this returns to his rougher witch house roots. His gloomy, kick drum atmospherics set the scene, bringing out the best in Danny’s gruff flow.
You can download it a gratis here and we think that doing so, on balance, is a good idea.
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Main Attrakionz – Do it for the Bay ft. DaVinci

When we waxed lyrical about the soulful strains of Main Attrakionz last year, little did we know (1) it’d take them until now to get a full debut album and (2) they’d still be leading the charge of a new breed of rappers, crewing with ASAP RockyDanny Brown and the like to push hip hop forward.

Their upcoming release, ‘Bossalinis & Fooliyones’ (released October 22nd by Young One Records) put us right on both counts. All signs are that it’ll be a step ahead of their numerous mixtapes, employing the skills of “hot” producers like Harry Fraud and Supreme Cuts to good effect. The lead tune from the album, ‘Do it for the Bay ft. DaVinci’, now has a jazzy video to enjoy and get excited with:

Like all good cloud rap, this is high quality, substantive mood music. Bravo, MondreM.A.N and Squadda B, bravo.

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