Fatboi Sharif x noface: The Hybrid

Another visual glimpse inside the minds of Fatboi Sharif and noface, as they unveil the latest video from Preaching in Havana. The Hybrid once again pairs Sharif’s warped flows – complete with a suitably disturbing bunny mask – and noface’s slightly unnerving production – driven by frantic piano keys – to create a further minute of sonic intrigue. Preaching in Havana is out now via PTP.

Fatboi Sharif x noface: Preaching In Havana

When the same mind that brought us the beautifully twisted, Gandhi Loves Children, releases a new album we think we should know what to expect. But part of Fatboi Sharif’s allure is that you never know what is coming next and hedging your bets is the best course of action. So with the arrival of Preaching In Havana, Sharif delivers another mind-bending collection of songs that adhere to some of his familiar themes, while also offering up fresh reasons to fuck with him.
This time round, Sharif has teamed up with noface who handles full production on the album. The pairing is a masterly one, with noface cooking up just the right blend of creepy interest and vaguely disturbing sounds (and noise) to pair with Sharif’s command on the mic. Unhinged is the feeling at points, but in fact this is an MC who is very much in control and understands that to be memorable, you need to evoke something different and special in the minds of your listeners.
The album plays out like a dark stream of consciousness, thanks again to noface’s production, while the features remain as on point as every other element of the album’s creation, with Lungs and Phiik proving the ideal co-conspirators.
Preaching In Havana is out today on the expertly curated PTP label and you can indulge yourself with a preview below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp.

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Fatboi Sharif x noface: Static Vision

This is the time of year when things get darker, both literally and figuratively. With the nights drawing in earlier and Halloween looming on the horizon, it is the perfect time for new music from one of the eerier voices in rap, as Fatboi Sharif brings us his latest offering. This time the New Jersey MC is uniting with noface, for the left field embracing, Preaching in Havana. I wrote recently that you can listen to every song Sharif has ever made and you still won’t be ready for what’s coming next, and you will understand why when the full project arrives shortly. For now though, get a taste of the curious thanks to the release of this new video for Static Vision. Preaching in Havana is out in full on 27 October via PTP.

Steel Tipped Dove: Call Me When You’re Outside (Stream)

After well and truly getting the world excited with a teaser from his album, yesterday marked the full release for Steel Tipped Dove. Having amassed a list of features to make the average underground rap fan weep tears of joy, Dove went on to craft a selection of beats that each marry perfectly with their guest stars. As well as the previously shared, NFT, featuring The Koreatown Oddity and billy woods, there are also cuts with SKECH185, Fatboi Sharif, SHIRT, ELUCID, KeiyaA, Fat Tony, Pink Siifu and Fielded, as well as a few more with woods. You can experience a taste of the joys available below and then head to Bandcamp to show your support.

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Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams Present… 400 Pound Porno Cyborg

For those of us who reside on this side of the Atlantic, it can be frustrating when we see gig after gig being advertised, knowing that we will most likely never reach any of them. Which is why videos like this bring me so much joy. Not that long ago, Fatboi Sharif took his infectious brand of rap to the streets, with a live performance in the middle of Washington Square Park in New York. The set features a number of gems from his collaboration with Roper Williams, which has quite rightly earned the duo the acclaim they deserve. The film is also peppered with clips that highlight how entertaining Sharif is beyond the confines his music; a showman in every sense. The deluxe edition of Gandhi Loves Children is available now via POW Recordings.

Jason Griff & Alaska: Human Zoo (Stream)

Pleased to see the arrival of the new album from Jason Griff and Alaska, as they take us inside the Human Zoo. Being a cynical man (realist?) with a penchant for the dystopian, this album is right up my street. It also helps that Alaska is still rapping his ass off, however many years it is after I first heard him on the mic, and Griff keeps that same energy maintained throughout his production with ease. A nice selection of features too, including Fatboi Sharif, Scorcese and Love, Ulysses. Listen below, then head to Bandcamp to cop a physical and/or a throw pillow.

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Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams: Tragic

Fatboi Sharif and Roper Williams return with another provocative video from their album, Gandhi Loves Children. This time it’s the opening cut on the album and features Sharif working his way through various tragedies and cataclysmic events, from aviation disasters to school shootings, like a twisted rap version of We Didn’t Start the Fire. The deluxe edition of GLC is out now via POW Recordings.

Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams: Gandhi Loves Children (Deluxe)

The warped world we were ushered into by Fatboi Sharif and Roper Williams, just got that little bit more twisted, thanks to the arrival of the deluxe edition of Gandhi Loves Children. The expanded version boasts three brand new tracks, which successfully maintain the deranged delirium many of us were whipped into after our earlier introduction. These include the new closer, Angels & Demons, which counterpoints Williams’ soulful loop with Sharif’s distorted vocals, and the drug-laced dirge of Prescription. The deluxe edition is out now via POW Recordings and is available from all the usual streaming spots.

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Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams ft. YL: Fly Pelican

Fatboi Sharif and Roper Williams prove that variety really is the spice of life, as they deliver their next video, which stands out as a veritable summer jam when compared to the demonic growl of Stigmata. Soulful loops and street corner raps, plus a nice feature YL – what more could you ask for? Fly Pelican is taken from the duo’s album, Gandhi Loves Children, which is getting a deluxe release on 1 July via POW Recordings.