Fader: Beat Constuction - DJ Mustard Q&A
After a brief hiatus, Beat Construction is back. And with the very talented DJ Mustard (“Rack City,” a thousand other records).
It’s appropriate that he used the word culture when describing his long term goals for the (frustratingly named) Ratchet Movement. A music-driven, party-oriented alternative to gang activity and street violence? It almost sounds like this cultural movement that happened on the other side of the country several decades ago.
1:33 pm • 20 August 2012 • 21 notes
I interviewed pioneering Memphis DJ Spanish Fly for Red Bull. Here he is pictured with the “Triggerman” architects themselves, The Showboys, during what must’ve been one of their earliest Memphis visits.
10:43 pm • 18 July 2012 • 28 notes
2 CHAINZ FADER #80 COVER STORY
2 Chainz is featured on my new album. Also I wrote an article about him.
12:39 pm • 14 June 2012 • 3,938 notes
The Wire went and dedicated an entire issue to my favorite thing in the world - BASS. In it I wrote short essays about Gucci Mane’s “Swing My Door,” Too $hort’s “Freaky Tales,” Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s The Main Ingredient and Junkyard Band’s “Sardines” as well as this unrelated suicide note about buzz and the rap internet.
12:57 pm • 6 June 2012 • 65 notes
Frank 151’s DOOM issue is available now or a little bit after now. It is shiny and contains a gangload of MF Doom research and minutiae including a brief history of the legendary CM Crew penned by yours truly. I spoke with Kurious, Lord Sear, Bobbito, MF Grimm, Benn Klingon and Kadi about the collective’s inauspicious graffiti origins and how, despite popular misconception, CM doesn’t actually stand for Constipated Monkeys. (Or at least not exclusively.)
1:09 am • 6 June 2012 • 77 notes
ATLANTA RAP CHATS
I talked to Mike Will about his productions for Gucci Mane and Future at Fader’s Beat Construction.
Eric Ducker talked to me about Goodie Mob and disappointment at Daily Swarm’s Rational Conversation.
12:10 am • 1 May 2012 • 9 notes