Bad Bunny and Aventura team up for “Volví”

Bad Bunny and Aventura team up for “Volví”
The long-awaited collaborative single has finally hit.

By Jordan Darville

August 03, 2021

Before Romeo Santos became the “King of Bachata” and a FADER cover star, he was a member of a group from the Dominican Republic called Aventura. They went on hiatus in 2011, reunited in 2019 for a song on Santos’ album Utopia, and today are back with the brand new single “Volví” featuring Latin trap titan (and fellow cover star) Bad Bunny. The music video takes place at a wedding reception (remember those?) where the song’s sexy bachata-rap is a perfect mood-setter. Check it out above.

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Busy Signal shares new video “Bruk Dung Di Bed”

Busy Signal shares new video “Bruk Dung Di Bed”
The track appears on the dancehall star’s Tri-Circle Riddim EP.

By Sajae Elder

July 20, 2021

Dancehall star Busy Signal shared the visuals for his latest video “Bruk Dung Di Bed,” the first from his latest EP, Tri-Circle Riddim. Produced by Junior Brown, the bouncy record blends a booming bassline and staccato percussion with playful synths. The release comes after a steady flow of one-off singles from Busy including “Gwan Whine” and “Bubble It” from earlier this year.

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In the Dameon Gayle-directed clip, Busy is surrounded by a bevy of beauties in a penthouse. “This track is just highlighting the girls who are vibrant, energetic, and entertaining,” he told FADER via email about the song and video.

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Isaiah Rashad shares The House Is Burning release date, cover art

Isaiah Rashad shares The House Is Burning release date, cover art
His new project is out July 30.

By Jordan Darville

July 07, 2021

Isaiah Rashad. Photo by Erica Hernandez for The FADER.

 

It’s been five years since Isaiah Rashad shared his debut studio project The Sun’s Tirade, and his follow-up album The House Is Burning was first announced in the California rapper’s recent FADER cover story. Today, Rashad revealed the project’s release date — July 30 — as well as the cover art. Rashad’s label confirmed the news with a trailer for the new album. See all the tweets below:

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— sun (@isaiahrashad) July 7, 2021

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July 30th

— sun (@isaiahrashad) July 7, 2021

. @isaiahrashad NEW ALBUM #TheHouseIsBurning AVAILABLE 07.30.21 🏚🔥#TDEhttps://t.co/E9xT5JwLW2 pic.twitter.com/5xEoBIC0ql

— TOP DAWG ENT (@TopDawgEnt) July 7, 2021

The House Is Burning has been preceded by the songs “Lay Wit Ya,” “200/Warning,” and “Headshots (4r Da Locals).”

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Isaiah Rashad shares “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” video

Isaiah Rashad shares “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” video
The House Is Burning is coming soon.

By Jordan Darville

June 23, 2021

In his FADER cover story, Isaiah Rashad opened up about his experiences in a rehab facility out of Orange County. The video for his recent single “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” opens in a support group called Agony Anonymous with Rashad as one of the participants. With subsequent imagery leaning heavily on evocations of gaping, endless pits, the visuals are a moving and sensitive depiction of the traumas that can feed an addiction. Watch above.

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David Byrne is the next guest on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson

David Byrne is the next guest on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson
Read The FADER’s 2009 cover story on David Byrne ahead of his career-spanning conversation with Mark Ronson on next week’s podcast.

By David Renshaw

May 21, 2021

The third episode of The FADER Uncovered, a new podcast series in which host Mark Ronson talks with the world’s most impactful musicians, is coming on Monday, May 24. This time around Mark is joined by David Byrne for a conversation looking back on his classic albums, both as a solo artist and as part of Talking Heads, teaching Mark How Music Works with his must-read book, the journey from arthouse to arenas, plus the ambitious staging of his Amerian Utopia live show on Broadway.

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Before the interview goes live, check out David Byrne’s’s FADER cover story from 2009. Follow The FADER by clicking on the cover photo, taken by Jason Nocito, below.

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Follow and subscribe to The FADER Uncovered here, check out this week’s episode with Rico Nasty here, and check back for new episodes every Monday.

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Rico Nasty is the next guest on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson

Rico Nasty is the next guest on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson
Read The FADER’s 2018 cover story on Rico Nasty ahead of her career-spanning conversation with Mark Ronson on next week’s podcast.

By Alex Robert Ross

May 14, 2021

The second episode of The FADER Uncovered, a new podcast series in which host Mark Ronson talks with the world’s most impactful musicians, is coming on Monday, May 17. This time around Mark is joined by Rico Nasty for a conversation about the highs and lows of her life on tour, merging rap and rock in new ways, and how she learned to trust herself as she rose to global fame.

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Before the interview goes live, check out Rico Nasty’s FADER cover story from 2018. Follow The FADER by clicking on the cover photo, taken by Katie McCurdy, below.

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Follow and subscribe to The FADER Uncovered here, check out this week’s episode with Questlove here, and check back for new episodes every Monday.

Isaiah Rashad shares new song “Lay Wit Ya”

Isaiah Rashad shares new song “Lay Wit Ya”
The TDE rapper’s first new song in over a year features Duke Deuce.

By David Renshaw

May 07, 2021

Spencer Sease

Isaiah Rashad, FADER cover star and member of TDE alongside Kendrick Lamar and SZA, has returned with new music. “Lay Wit Ya” features Duke Deuce and comes with a stylish black and white video. Check it out below.

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“Lay Wit Ya” follows the news that Rashad will release new album The House Is Burning in June. It is the rapper’s first album since 2016 debut The Sun’s Tirade.

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Speaking about the album in his FADER cover story, Rashad said his aim was to make something enjoyable following a period of personal trauma. “I just wanted this shit to sound fun,” he said. “If I’m sad, people don’t need to be able to tell. And this is probably my most depressing album.”

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Sufjan Stevens shares new song “Lamentation II”

Sufjan Stevens shares new song “Lamentation II”
Five-volume album Convocations drops on May 6.

By Sajae Elder

April 12, 2021

After sharing the single “Meditation V” last week, Sufjan Stevens has shared his latest release “Lamentation II,” on Monday. Set to appear on his upcoming, five-volume album Convocations, last week also saw the release of the first volume Meditations, while a second volume, Lamentations, is set to drop on Friday.

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Each volume, including the remaining three Revelations, Celebrations, and Incantations, represents a different stage of mourning. The entire project is a tribute to Stevens’ late father who passed away last fall. The full project will be available on May 6, with a vinyl edition due in August.

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The project will serve as the official follow-up to Stevens’ 2020 album, The Ascension. Listen to “Lamentation II” above.

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Revisit Stevens’ 2020 FADER profile here.

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Siena Liggins shares backseat anthem “No Valet”

Siena Liggins shares backseat anthem “No Valet”
The track serves as the second single from Liggins’ upcoming album, Ms. Out Tonight.

By Sajae Elder

March 04, 2021

Atlanta-based pop artist Siena Liggins shared her video “No Valet” on Thursday, the second single from her upcoming debut album Ms. Out Tonight.

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The track serves as the follow-up to “Dirty Girl” alongside Yung Baby Tate, seeing the singer take viewers from the dancefloor to the backseat of a car in the club parking lot. The quirky clip finds Liggins adorned and surrounded by sparkly glitz, cowboy hats, and disco balls, playfully performing with a full band.

“‘No Valet’ is steamy, downtempo braggadocio disguised as a backseat car anthem for whatever happens after the after-party,” Siena explained to FADER about the song. “I was listening to a lot of old songs produced by Timbaland before [producer] Nydge laid down this really sexy bassline that put me in the mood for something steamy and dreamy at the same time…. It’s the confidence I get after the function is over and the groove I need when I’m talking my shit.”

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Ms. Out Tonight drops on April 27.

Watch the video above.

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Japanese Breakfast returns with new song “Be Sweet” and third album details

Japanese Breakfast returns with new song “Be Sweet” and third album details
Michelle Zauner will release Jubilee in June.

By David Renshaw

March 02, 2021

Peter Ash

Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Michelle Zauner, pays tribute to cult sci-fi show The X-Files in the video for new song “Be Sweet.” The track is the first to be taken from Japanese Breakfast’s forthcoming album Jubilee, due June 4 via Dead Oceans. Check out the video below.

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Speaking about “Be Sweet” in a press release, former FADER cover star Zauner said: “After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow up to be about joy. For me, a third record should feel bombastic and so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one. I wrote ‘Be Sweet’ with Jack Tatum from Wild Nothing a few years ago. I’ve been holding onto it for so long and am so excited to finally put it out there.”

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Jubilee will be the third Japanese Breakfast album and the first since 2017’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Zauner’s debut album Psychopomp was released in 2016. Last year Zauner formed Bumper with Ryan Galloway and released the pop songs 2020 EP.

Jubilee tracklist:

“Paprika”
“Be Sweet”
“Kokomo, IN”
“Slide Tackle”
“Posing in Bondage”
“Sit”
“Savage Good Boy”
“In Hell”
“Tactics”
“Posing for Cars”

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In addition to releasing Jubilee in June, Zauner will also publish her first book this year. Crying In H Mart, a memoir based on Zauner’s 2018 New Yorker essay of the same name, arrives in April.

Watch YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s new video “Murder Business”

Watch YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s new video “Murder Business”
The single is set to appear on his upcoming project, Top.

By Sajae Elder

August 26, 2020

With the release of his album Top coming next month, Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again shared the visuals for his latest single “Murder Business” on Wednesday. The short, Rich Porter-directed clip sees the rapper and his crew in various locations, and comes after the release of previous singles “All In,” “Sticks With Me,” and “Kacey Talk,” all set to appear on Top.

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The upcoming album would serve as a follow-up to his Billboard chart-topping project, 38 Baby 2, which dropped back in April. Following its release, the rapper announced a brief hiatus from releasing new music, which he’s long since ended. “After Friday I’ll never release a song/album again until I’m in a better situation,” he tweeted at the time. On Tuesday, the rapper shared a trailer for the upcoming project.

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Watch “Murder Business” above.

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Revisit his FADER cover story here.

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Mick Jenkins – Black Sheep Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Young Mozart with more keys
Black sheep with a gang of wolves before me, they think we homies
But keep hearts and shoulders colder than Loki
I be no Thor, just bring ’em more of this halitosis
Got everybody asking, “Is it hot in here?”
I ain’t no polka dot man, I ain’t trying to find no spot in here
I ain’t no guinea pig
Just know that he drop hot lines that’s all in my lineage
The process is linen the wrinkles definitive
So what all the hate for? Her premise is primitive
Her promise is tentative, better pay attention
So polish the penmanship, I been late to mention the fact that it’s free
This is for all the niggas bastard as me
Food for your soul, Harold’s chicken, Statik Selektah battered the beat
Assault and battery on your mind, can’t you see how this world be?
It won’t be to long before you need a battery pack, but I’m better than that
A freshman on varsity nigga where yo Letterman at?
Ginger ale on the rocks where yo gentleman at?

[Bridge]
Boy, my pinky in the air
I just crush a lot, I ain’t never been a player
Niggas throwing shade, they could holla at me later
You might catch a fade, give a f**k about a—FADER

[Verse 2]
And I do it for the love
Praying that my peoples get to see the one above show me love
And know that I’m speaking the truth, I never had no problem being transparent
Remember I was younger wishing that I had my friends’ parents
Back when they lied to us better, I’m on this water now
Funny how these other niggas thirsty but they watered down
They oughta drown, watching niggas run for the boat when the rain drops
How many lies can you tell yourself before the pain stops?
Out here harvesting the same crop
Woe is me
I’m out here sowing seeds, blowing trees, writing all this poetry
Every freaking night peep the Jodeci
‘Till the people quoting me
Or at least peep the potency
And profess a nigga artistry openly
Black sheep, but I know you see the GOAT in me

[Outro]
Clark: What do you think can be done to change, to use your term, the moral fiber of America?

Baldwin: I think that one has got to find some way of putting the present administration of this country on the spot. One has got to force, somehow, from Washington, a moral commitment, not to the Negro people, but to the life of this country. It doesn’t matter any longer– and I’m speaking for myself, for Jimmy Baldwin, and I think I’m speaking for a great many other Negroes too– it doesn’t matter any longer what you do to me. You can put me in jail, you can kill me; by the time I was 17, you’d done everything that you could do to me. The problem now is: how are you going to save yourselves?

[Produced by Statik Selektah]

Kevin Abstract – American Problem Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Could you (Could you) try (Ooh, now, now, now)
To remember what you said tonight
Do you remember how high we was? (Ooh, boy)
If I, if I don’t want to say sorry (If I don’t want to)
Then nigga, I won’t (Aye-ya-ya-ya-ya)
Motherfuck a high road (Aye-ya-ya-ya-ya)
As it closes

[Verse 1]
Who touchin’ now, who touchin’ now, who touchin’ my bag?
You’re hurtin’ me bad, I ain’t seen the glass, it’s the summer
I ain’t going bad, better believe in that, had to creep in fast
Think I’m finna burn it, burn it to the ground, bruh

[Chorus]
I drink, I smoke, I drink, I smoke, I drink until I sleep
(You gotta pass the thing over her)
I know, I know, I know, I know, this shit gon’ catch up to me
(Yeah, yeah, yeah shawty, I)
I drink, I smoke, I drink, I smoke, I drink until I sleep
(You gotta pass the thing over her)
I know, I know, I know, I know, red wine gon’ catch up to me
(West Side, red, red wine)

[Verse 2]
I can’t sleep next to no one
Who don’t look like, who don’t look like you
And all my girlfriends, they tell me
“Well you would’ve been better if you picked someone who was just like you”
(Who touchin’ now, who touchin’ now, who touchin’ my mind?)

[Interlude]
You gotta pass the thing over her
Yeah, yeah, yeah shawty, I
(Microphone check, check, one, two)
You gotta pass the thing over her
(Microphone check, check, one, two)
Yeah, shawty, West Side, yeah, West Side, shawty
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Verse 3]
I’m stuck in the van with a mask on
Think about taking my life, but the plan’s wrong
Think about finding a way to make the sand go, gone
I need another song to sing along to
Ninth grade, Tyler was the illest shit I ever heard
Going to his concerts, no mask, singing every word
I think it’s kinda crazy how my life panned out
I think it sucks that you and I ain’t work out
I used to sleep on Jon’s couch, saying I’ll be out this bitch sooner than later
17, I said I was gon’ make some shit that was gon’ be bigger than the FADER
I wanna be Paramount
I wanna move far away and buy my parents a house
I was obsessed with a blouse, I just liked the way it looked
I thought a brother was cute
He was older than his dawg, I was breaking the rules
I was a flaming faggot, that’s what the principal called me
Not to my face, but I felt when I was stuck in his office
I’m just a, I’m just another American problem, my nigga
Uh, uh, yeah, uh
Another American problem

Tory Lanez – March 2nd

[Verse]
Second cycle, the kid is movin’ like Billy Idol
With some past due W’s that I’m still entitled
City love me I treat it like it’s a bridal
Tux black as the strap I’m using to hit the rival
Last album was great but I know this one is greater
I made it this far as a great tastemaker without a spread from Complex and them covers that come in from FADER
I’m at tables with mans you love it
Fuck it, I made it from buckets
Slept in the rugged seats of a Civic
To walking through the city and niggas screaming I did it
I spit this shit from way back for ’em
This for niggas that told me
"I’ll come back" but never came back for ’em
Loyal to them so I wait back for ’em like they my niggas
Knowin’ they isn’t, these niggas so insufficient
When we was both dealing, I used to throw in the pigeon
I guess, that mean nothing when niggas start coexisting
I done lost some good girls and niggas that I would cope with
Been backstabbed by niggas I used to smoke with
As far as rap I’m not the one to toe-to-toe with or go at it blow for blow with the silly shit no for no with
Money on the line, its money all on my mind
Calculating this vision, I sum it up for the grind
I promise when I got it I’d fuck it up for the times
Put 20k on the tab and buss it up every time, you get me?
In a Bentley smokin’ on a fat 20, jealous niggas don’t offend me, Dior dripped in the Fendi
I do it for the family OGs that never sent me on mission when I was down to put clip in and leave it empty and work
I ain’t trippin’ ’bout who got at me and dissed
I’m blessed, when I think about who shot at me and missed
I came from real situations
Niggas got clapped for little insinuations, time and impatience
Been grindin’, finding my way in so much bros like the Wayans
Sometime it weigh me down whenever they try weigh in
In the day out, in the day in, shooters on say when
Niggas got clapped before the day end
The city I come from, taught me that there’s nothing to run from
It taught me get my money in lump sums
So ’til that day, still at war, I’m still at pay
Never change boy, we still that way
It’s young Fargo

Tory Lanez – March 2nd Lyrics

[Verse]
Second cycle, the kid is movin’ like Billy Idol
With some past due W’s that I’m still entitled
City love me I treat it like it’s a bridal
Tux black as the strap I’m using to hit the rival
Last album was great, but I know this one is greater
I made it this far as a great tastemaker without a spread from Complex and them covers that come in from FADER
I’m at tables with mans you love it
Fuck it, I made it from buckets
Slept in the rugged seats of a Civic
To walking in the city and niggas screaming I did it
I spit this shit from way back for ’em
This for niggas that told me, “I’ll come back” but never came back for ’em
Loyal to them so I wait back for ’em like they my niggas
Knowin’ they isn’t, these niggas so insufficient
When we was both dealing, I used to throw in the pigeon
I guess, that mean nothing when niggas start coexisting
I done lost some good girls and niggas that I would cope with
Been backstabbed by niggas I used to smoke with
As far as rap I’m not the one to toe-to-toe with or go at it blow for blow with the silly shit no for no with
Money on the line, its money all on my mind
Calculating this vision, I sum it up for the grind
I promise when I got it I’d fuck it up for the times
Put 20k on the tab and buss it up every time, you get me?
In a Bentley smokin’ on a fat 20, jealous niggas don’t offend me, Dior dripped in the Fendi
I do it for the family OGs that never sent me on mission when I was down to put clip in and leave it empty and work
I ain’t trippin’ ’bout who got at me and dissed
I’m blessed, when I think about who shot at me and missed
I came from real situations
Niggas got clapped for little insinuations, time and impatience
Been grindin’, finding my way in so much bros like the Wayans
Sometime it weigh me down whenever they try weigh in
In the day out, in the day in, shooters on say when
Niggas got clapped before the day end
The city I come from, taught me that there’s nothing to run from
It taught me get my money in lump sums
So ’til that day, still at war, I’m still at pay
Never change boy, we still that way
It’s young Fargo