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 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 »
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 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 »
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.”
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.
Last 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 »
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:
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.
As the saying goes, if you don’t work you don’t eat, which is why Payroll’s work ethic allows him to eat plentifully. Pay is the type of artist to take the good with the bad and still come up on a bag. Feel me? Working along side super-producer Cadro, Payroll has found a sound that reflects his persona. Check out Payroll Giovanni’s new video “Came Up Off Work” shot by the one and only Jerry Productions.
This also seems to be the first look into Payroll and Cardo’s Big Bossin’ Vol. 2 album, which could be out before the year ends. In our opinion, the first edition is a classic and a top contender for album of the year. So praise up for them getting back at it for round two. These two are brilliant together. At the end of the clip, Pay teases a Sosa Dreamz project, which is scheduled to drop this month. Wow.