Check out the purple-drank induced atmospheres and stuttering 808s of Oakland’s ‘cloud rap’ dons Main Attrakionz. Live in Texas.
Without a doubt, Oakland, California brews some of the strangest hip hop right now. Trading the stalwart boom-bap template for something, dare we say, New Age-y, the Main Attrakionz duo of Squadda B and MondreM.A.N have added another facet to the palatial canon of “cloud rap” – that fluid, genre-bending strain of post-modernist hip hop that’s all the rage about town. Since 2011, the group has seemingly released a free full-length mixtape every other month, giving their local brother Lil B stiff competition for the “most prolific” award.