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Philaflava: Take It Personal (Passing The Torch)

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
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Episode 7 might sound more like Drink Champs cuz we were highly intoxicated while recording this, but the music, like always, is on point Phife. We don’t necessarily have a theme this show, but we do focus on MC’s making dope music these days. It’s our passing of the torch episode, so-to-speak. We got joints from Your Old Droog, Nick Grant, Apathy, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano and Milano Constantine to name a few. And it wouldn’t feel right dropping this show on March 9th without paying homage to Biggie, so keep it locked as we try to entertain you once again on Take It Personal.

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Stream: Main Attrakionz – 808s & Dark Grapes III

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Preview stream before the album officially drops tomorrow. If you need some convincing, read Meagan Garvey’s glowing review of the album over at Pitchfork.
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Ras G – Ras G – Black Daffi`s Revenge Feat. Jeremiah Jae / Walk With Me Feat. KhaiLL Sadiq

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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‘Black Daffi`s Revenge’ (above) is from Ras G’s Raw Fruit Vol. 4. It makes me realize that I don’t check for Jeremiah Jae nearly enough.
‘Walk With Me’ (below) is from the previous volume in the Raw Fruit series, not sure who KhaiLL Sadiq is but he fits the vibe well.


VIDEO: Main Attrakionz – Shoot the Dice Ft. Shady Blaze

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Another new one from the upcoming 808s & Dark Grapes 3, this one featuring their perennial fifth Beatle Shady Blaze.
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SHAMELESS PLUG: Before the album touches down, check out the compilation of my favorite Main Attrakionz loosies that I put together a short while ago. It’s called LSD OG and has tons of great rare tracks from 2010-2012. GO HERE TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD IT.

Ezale – I Ain’t Trippin Off Nothin

Friday, June 12th, 2015
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New Ezale // minimal funk slap // summer

COMPILATION: Main Attrakionz – L​.​S​.​D. O​.​G. (Loosies in the Sky with the Diamonds Of God)

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Main Attrakionz logged at least 50 releases between 2009-2012, if you count both group and solo projects. The number goes up to about 80 if you count collaborations and related Green Ova material. If you extend the date period to 2015, their upcoming 808s and Dark Grapes III album might just be somewhere around their 100th. That’s a whole shitload of music, and incredibly that’s actually not all of it. There were also innumerable loosies.

A lot of these random unattached tracks came out between late 2010 and 2012, arguably the peak period for the group in terms of both quality and popularity. Some were purposeful high-profile collaborations with other noteworthy rising rappers and producers of the era, the rest were likely just fortuitous byproducts of hyperactive creativity. A whole lot of them were really really good. Unfortunately, because the internet moves at such a rapid pace, many were quickly forgotten.

I’ve always thought it was a shame to just let all these gems fade away from memory. So with the anticipation of the new album in mind, I’ve decided to compile my favorite loosies from that time. Enjoy!

Cover by Jah Turner