Stream Payroll Giovanni 4-1P

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Payroll-Giovanni-4-1POne of the strongest, most underrated rap albums of the year thus far is Big Bossin, Vol. 2, the full-length team-up between Detroit street-rap veteran Payroll Giovanni and all-star producer Cardo. That LP is practically a concept album; it’s nothing but Payroll Giovanni riding smooth, throwbacky West Coast-style beats. But Payroll, who came … More »

Watch Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s new video for “5’s and 6’s”

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Directed by Jerry Production One of my personal favorites from Pay & Cardo’s remarkable Big Bossin Vol. 2 gets the …

FSD & Def Jam Records Present ‘Big Bossin Vol. 2’ Listening Party & Q+A – February 23rd @ Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art

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FSD and  the good people at Def Jam Records team up with Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art to present …

Watch ‘Big Bossin’ the short-film from Payroll Giovanni & Cardo

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Directed by Kid Art Ayyy, this is crazy. Payroll and Cardo took it to another level with this one. You’re …

Stream Payroll Giovanni & Cardo Big Bossin’ Vol. 2

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Two years ago, Payroll Giovanni, the Detroit street-rap veteran and lead member of the local crew Doughboyz Cashout, teamed up with the Texan rap producer Cardo for the collaborative mixtape Big Bossin’, Vol. 1. The tape, which became an internet cult favorite almost immediately, didn’t sound like Detroit or Texas rap. Instead, it … More »

Stream Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s ‘Big Bossin’ Vol. 2′

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On Wall Street, when a company goes public it’s a big deal. Well, Payroll Giovanni and Cardo got Wings have …

Fredo Santana’s Story Was Darker Than We Knew

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There’s a small, select group of rappers who first got famous for being namechecked on other rappers’ songs; think 50 Cent saying that he’s going to tell us what Banks told him. Even on that small list, though, Fredo Santana stands out. The first that most of us heard of Fredo was also the first … More »

Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

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It’s one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It’s entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and granular detail, exactly why his childhood was so fucked-up. That’s what the Houston rapper Maxo Kream does on his 2017 single “Grannies.” On “Grannies,” Maxo raps about a period … More »

Payroll Giovanni talks Def Jam deal, Big Bossin 2 with Cardo, Doughboy Roc’s death and much more

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Interview by Taylor Greer We here at Fake Shore Drive have been huge advocates for Payroll Giovanni getting the recognition …

Payroll Giovanni & Cardo connect with E-40 for “Mail Long”

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I’m very very excited for Payroll and Cardo’s long-awaited sequel to Big Bossin to drop on January 26th, via Def …