by Mike Ramos
on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM
Listen to Mondre M.A.N.'s "Cloud," produced by Seattle's Keyboard Kid. The track was released yesterday on M A N, a nice little EP featuring half of "best duo ever" Main Attrakionz spitting over beats by their usual all-star cast of Internet producers. Stream the whole thing on Bandcamp. 2011 is almost over and I'm pretty sure Main Attrakionz are my favorite musical discovery of the year.
Read Ian Cohen from Pitchfork's scathing pan of actor/comedian Donald Glover's rap alter-ego Childish Gambino's commercial debut Camp. I didn't think this was a big deal after reading it, but as rap blogger So Many Shrimp points out, there was a 12-page thread on Kanye West's forum about the review a mere 45 minutes after it was posted. Twitter is half up-in-arms and half nodding in agreement.
Download the slightly disturbing stan forum Odd Future Talk's Unreleased Vol. 3, which includes three previously unheard songs from the collective's M.I.A. best rapper Earl Sweatshirt. He was still going by Sly when they were recorded, and he sounds about 13 on one of them, but they're a good reminder of why so many kids are quick to chant about freeing him. "Rebellious Shit" is probably the strongest one.
Check out Juicy J's collaboration with current rap-buzz king A$AP Rocky and SpaceghostPurrp from his Blue Dream and Lean mixtape released this week. It's pretty underwhelming, but cool to hear weirdos from both the old and new school on the same track. Plus, the chorus features Juicy J boasting about "takin' naps."
Since Charles already posted the sick new Shabazz Palaces video I was going to also mention, why not watch Childish Gambino's horrorcore-knockoff video for "Bonfire," the first single from Camp, and decide for yourself whether you are into this sort of Human Centipede-referencing punchline rap.