Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour

If you're anything like me, you're freaking pumped for the forthcoming Main Attrakionz album, 808s & Dark Grapes 3. If you're not, the latest track off the album, "Ain't No Other Way" should sway you. Like all tracks on the album, production was handled by Friendzone, who's also featured prominently in the Kreayshawn-directed video. Kreay took Mondre, Squadda, and Friendzone through San Francisco's Chinatown at night, and damn if it isn't all just as pretty as can be: 808s is out June 30 on Neil Young's Vapor Records. It's been a long process to finally get to a release, [...]

Main Attrakionz’ 808s and Dark Grapes III out May 12

Oakland cloud Rappers Main Attrakionz have shared "G.O. Style" from their upcoming album 808s and Dark Grapes III, which will be released May 12 on Neil Young's Vapor Records. (You read that right - Neil Young's Vapor Records!) Each song on the album is produced entirely by Friendzone, who has teamed up with Squadda and Mondre for some great work, (including my favorite track of 2012, "Women We Chase") Main Attrakionz are headed for Austin for SXSW - dates below "G.O. Style" and the video for "G.O. All I Know". Main Attrakionz SXSW Dates: 03/19 - Austin, TX [...]

Main Attrakionz headlines an eclectic night at Milk Bar

If there's one thing I dislike about our local music scene, it's the relative lack of quality hip hop shows compared to their rock and roll peers. Well, Milk Bar deserves credit for not only booking Oakland cloud rappers Main Attrakionz, but pairing them with an exciting and unique bill. Main Attrakionz deserves plenty of props, as well - not every hip-hop duo would agree to headline a night like this. Regardless, I'm really glad everyone made it happen. The show is considered a "pre-release party" for Main Attrakionz' forthcoming album 808's and Dark Grapes 3. Here's a video for [...]

Hella Local at DNA Lounge with Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, Chad Salty

Keepin' it local this weekend and looking for the party? Head to DNA Lounge on Friday, August 23 for some Hella Local beats from Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, and DJ Chad Salty, brought to you by Do415 and Noise Pop. The Hella Local party will kick off this Friday with doors opening at 8:30pm in the upstairs room at DNA Lounge. The event is free for the first 100 people through the door who RSVP'd via Do415, or you can arrive fashionably late and pay $10. East Bay production duo Friendzone recently shared the lead single off their forthcoming self-released instrumental [...]

Kitty Pryde, Main Attrakionz, Hottub playing #Y3K at DNA Lounge this Friday, 11/9/12

East Bay hip hop duo Main Attrakionz – fresh off their first proper full-length album Bossalinis & Fooliyones (out now on Young Ones Records) – will bring their local brand of cloud rap to DNA Lounge this Friday, November 9th for an internet-themed party dubbed "#Y3K". Listen to the Bossalinis & Fooliyones cut "Do it for the Bay", featuring DaVinci (who actually returned the favor by featuring the duo on his latest track "Cheeba"): MondreM.A.N and Squadda B will not be the main attraction of the night, however, as teenage Tumblr-rap sensation Kitty Pryde has been billed as the headliner. [...]

Main Attrakionz – "Do It For The Bay (feat. DaVinci)"

East Bay hip hop duo Main Attrakionz dropped the first single from their upcoming debut album, Bossalinis & Fooliyones, due October 22nd via Young Ones Records. The track "Do It For The Bay" is a chilled out cut, showcasing the avant-rap sound DIY MCs Squadda B and MondreM.A.N have pioneered along with the likes of Lil B and ASAP Rocky. A mellow, electric piano line rides on top of a simple beat produced by Harry Fraud, weird sci fi noises come in during the hook, and SF's own DaVinci supplies a guest verse on this ode to the Bay Area. [...]

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Main Attrakionz remixes Dominant Legs' "Make Time For The Boy"

Stereogum recently premiered Oakland hip-hip duo Main Attrakionz' remix of cross-Bay indie outfit Dominant Legs' "Make Time for the Boy." Squadda Bambino and MondreM.A.N. inject a healthy dose of cloud rap beats and laid-back lyricism into the track, along with a sped-up vocal sample from the original's opening line. Check it out below: Dominant Legs - "Make Time For The Boy" (Main Attrakionz Remix) Dominant Legs also just announced two shows at the end of the month. On 5/30/12, they're joining Wavves, Smith Westerns, Go Back To The Zoo, Tennis, Mr Wix and SpaceGirls at The Paradiso in Amsterdam for [...]

Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277)

Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277) Words by Ben Van Houten We haven't written a lot about hip hop for The Bay Bridged. Not for a lack of interest, mind you, but because I've never really felt like we had a real handle on emerging local stuff. Sure, we could write about how great E-40 is with our eyes closed, but do you need someone else telling you how great E-40 is? (If you do, then here's a tip: pick up all three volumes of The Block Brochure. You won't be disappointed. Seriously, it's nuts how [...]

Das Racist, Main Attrakionz headline festival at 103 Harriet on 3/30/12

103 Harriet, Mgrthemogul, & Suicide have just announced a one day, star-studded rap festival on March 30 at the SOMA dance club 103 Harriet. Headliners include Brooklyn-based Das Racist and Oakland cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz. East Bay hypo-rap producers Friendzone (who recorded the Main Attrakionz tracks "Perfect Skies" and "Chuch") are also scheduled to play a set. The Full Lineup: Das Racist Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso Main Attrakionz Western Tink & Beautiful Lou SuperVision (Pretty Lights Music) Antwon & Shadow Runners Mykki Blanco Physical Therapy Friendzone RnB Millionaires Tickets are still available for $20 here. Also [...]

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