Posts Tagged ‘Green Ova’

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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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

Main Attrakionz – Ain’t No Other Way (Prod. By Friendzone)

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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808s 3 now has an official release date – June 30, 2015. Glad to see the hype around it starting to bubble a bit.

Main Attrakionz – G.O. Style Ft. Dope G, Robby Rob and Lo C4 (Prod by Friendzone)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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A new track from the upcoming 808s and Dark Grapes III, which really exists and has a real release date of May 12. This song is bigger and more anthemic than the cloud rap MAz are generally typecast with, which is not entirely surprising considering that on recent releases they have ventured into other directions. It’s also worth noting that both Mondre and Squadda has improved as rappers in recent years as well. So III is definitely going to be interesting.
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Shady Blaze – Green Ova’s Most Hated

Monday, November 4th, 2013
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New album from Shady. A diverse roster of producers are included, as is often the case with Shady’s work. They all do well, but the inclusion of DJ Burn One is of particular interest to me – the two were supposed to release a collaboration last year, which for some reason never saw the light of day. I’m not sure what went wrong, perhaps (hopefully) it was simply delayed. Judging by Burn One’s contributions here, their tape could’ve been a very good one.


VIDEO: Shady Blaze – Hard Hitta (Intro)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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First leak from Shady’s upcoming Green Ova’s Most Hated album, a curious title considering Shady seems pretty popular with Green Ova fans. The song was produced by Zero, who also directed the video.