MP3: Main Attrakionz – “Dip”
Premiered by HotNewHipHop, the Oakland Cloud Rap Originators Release Latest Single Off Forthcoming 808s & Dark Grapes III Album
Oakland duo Main Attrakionz recently announced their return from a several year hiatus with an official release date for their long-awaited 808s & Dark Grapes III album, which will be released on June 30th via Neil Young‘s Vapor Records. On their latest single, “Dip,” the cloud rap pioneers MondreMAN and Squadda B channel their inner Freak Nasty with eccentric, weeded out rhymes. With several layers of percussion rattling throughout the song, producer duo Friendzone utilize glittery, video game-esque keys, making for a delicate but disjointed beat. “Dip” premiered via HotNewHipHop, who said “It’s yet another feel-good anthem in their repertoire, and should provide some much-needed chill in the next few months.”
Last month, the eccentric pair released their Kreayshawn-directed video single “Ain’t No Other Way” via The FADER, giving fans a smooth first offering from their forthcoming project. 808s & Dark Grapes III follows a stream of solo and collaborative releases in 2011, including I Smoke Because I Don’t Care About Death, The Shady Bambino Project, Dope Since ’91, and their most definitive statement to-date, 808s and Dark Grapes II, which received critical praise from Pitchfork, Complex, SPIN, Fact Magazine, and more. Squadda B and MondreM.A.N. have been rapping together for most of their lives, cultivating a passionate sound that is all their own, combining opaque atmospherics and lived-in reality rhymes. After nearly three years without releases, the duo is ready to bring their refreshed sound back to audiences. 808s & Dark Grapes III is slated to release this summer on June 30.
Listen to “Dip”: https://soundcloud.com/808sanddarkgrapes3/dip
Check out the HotNewHipHop premiere: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/main-attrakionz-dip-prod-by-friendzone-new-song.1964832.html
Main Attrakionz Background:
Hailing from North Oakland, California, Squadda B and MondreM.A.N. of Main Attrakionz have been rapping together for most of their young lives. Early on, a shared love of rap music led them to put school on the back-burner and focus on producing music with a talented crew of local artists. Over the ensuing 7+ years, (and with an added assist from the world wide web and social media) Main Attrakionz have cultivated a unique and passionate sound, combining opaque atmospherics and lived-in reality rhymes, that stands as one of the most interesting and refreshing in the crowded and fractured world of today’s rap underground.
A relentless stream of solo and collaborative releases in 2011, including I Smoke Because I Don’t Care About Death, The Shady Bambino Project, Dope Since ’91, and their most definitive statement to-date, 808s and Dark Grapes II, have turned heads not only among those with an Internet connection and an interest in rap music, but have landed them acclaim from publications such as Pitchfork, The New York Times, Complex Magazine, The Fader, SPIN, and Fact Magazine.
“Ain’t No Other Way”: https://youtu.be/1xo3jrjK7U4