Payroll Giovanni & Cardo join Def Jam to release ‘Big Bossin Vol. 2’

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Congrats are in order to our homie Cardo, as well as FSD favorite, Payroll Giovanni, who have just inked a …

Stream OMB Peezy Humble Beginnings EP

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The 20-year-old rapper OMB Peezy comes from Sacramento by way of Alabama, and his high-pitched squeaky drawl of a voice feels like a perfect union between the Bay Area an deep-south rap aesthetics. On his new EP Humble Beginnings, he goes in over a series of gleamingly funky beats from Cardo, the tremendously exciting young … More »

G-Worthy – “Ain’t Trippin” Video

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G-Worthy is the new underground West Coast rap supergroup that features the great new LA rap hope G Perico, the slick-as-hell producer Cardo, and Jay Worthy, the rapper and producer who is also Grimes’ half-brother. We posted their track “Never Miss” a couple of weeks ago, and on Friday, they released their self-titled debut … More »

So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

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We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I, the two Stereogum staffers who refuse to live in New York, were in the city anyway, splitting a hotel room the night before we jumped on a train up to … More »

G-Worthy – “Never Miss”

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G-Worthy is a new West Coast rap group featuring G Perico (whose All Blue is one of this year’s best albums), Jay Worthy (the rapper and producer behind LNDN DRGS, who also happens to be Grimes’ half-brother), and Cardo (who has contributed beats to bangers by Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, … More »

Bump J drops his official first release “Good 2 Be Home” produced by Cardo

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Produced by Cardo

It’s been a long time coming. Eight years to be exact. And after damn near a decade, Bumpy Johnson has made his official return to the mic. We can all rejoice. No joke, I’ve been living off Bump’s leftovers from 10+ years ago, so it’s a blessing to finally have our hands on some of that new, new. Dinner Time was the last tape he dropped, but we have a new meal on the way. To keep it 100, I have almost every single song he’s every recorded. I mean, I’m sure there’s a few I don’t have, but I’ve exhausted by efforts to build the definitive and most complete Bump catalog of any fan. Today, however, the legacy continues and we can pick up where we left off.

A few weeks ago, Bump emerged with a verse on Ty Money’s acclaimed “Yes or No” track from Cinco De Money 3, but “Good 2 Be Home” is his first official release on the solo tip — not just a verse. The first new full Bump song we’ve heard since “Letter 2 My Competition” in 08/09.

When I visited Bump in the studio a few weeks ago, I was eager to hear what he’d been working on, and this is the first track he played. It gave me chills. His family was in the room, and they agreed. It means something. His words moved me and everyone in the room. I’m sure they’ll move you as well.

For the track, Bump connected with our homie, super producer Cardo, who is having one of the best years of his career in 2017. So it’s only right he reach back and show love to the Chi City O.G.

Welcome back, Bump. Here’s to more music coming soon, and a fruitful second act. As Ye once told us: “It feels good to be home, baby. It feels good to be home.”

Watch Maajei Vu’s Dope New Video, “Off & On”

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Directed by Dan Black and Stupid Neel. Produced by Cardo and Johnny Juliano.

Goddamn. Maajei Vu snapped with this one. For his latest offering, the 414 representer connected with Cardo and Johnny Juliano and the end result is five flame emojis — straight like that.

Watch the video for “Off & On” for yourself below.

Stream Che Che Got Wings EP

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Che - Che Got WingsLast year, one of our first Album Of The Week picks was Neffy Got Wings, a breezy and charismatic full-length mixtape collaboration from the frisky young Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh and the hooky, inventive Texas-based producer Cardo. And now it’s starting to look like Cardo is making a new-year tradition of these … More »

♫ Listen: Payroll Giovanni & Cardo – Big Bossin Vol.1

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The Cardo produced Big Bossin Vol.1 MC’d by Payroll Giovani & is exactly the sort of warm-feels we all need on those dark-at-noon winter days that are grey at sunrise, street-lamp lit for 20 hours a day. Classic gangster funk reigns in Big Bossin Vol.1, w3rk’d out in UV-rays of forward thinking production, while remaining old school, narrated by complimentary voice harmonizing in anti-scaled spit rhymed in an ouroboros of play-making. Payroll Giovanni & Cardo complete that vibe of Big Bossin Vol.1 with strapped up, ready to spark lyrics that entwine breathtaking beats that shatter the most expensive to paper-plate speakers. Ride a little slower. Heat up the clip. Relax in the game:

Premiere: Listen to Maajei Vu’s new single “Genuine”

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Milwaukee favorite Maajei Vu links with YeX and Cardo for “Genuine,” the latest single from Vu’s upcoming Solara Ultima EP. After hearing this joint, I need a whole project from Vu, YeX and Cardo — somebody make that happen.

Check out “Genuine” below the jump. Solara Ultima coming soon.