Main Attrakionz

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Main Attrakionz
Origin Oakland, California
Genres Alternative hip hop, cloud rap
Years active 2009–present
Labels Green Ova Records, Mishka, Rad Reef, Young One, Vapor Records
Associated acts Shady Blaze, Friendzone, Zachg, Jel, Julian Wass, L.W.H., Grown Folk, Tynethys, Jeffro
Members Mondre M.A.N.
Squadda B

Main Attrakionz is an American hip hop duo from Oakland, California, composed of rappers Mondre M.A.N. (Damondre Grice) and Squadda B (Charles Glover).[1][2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Grice and Glover met in the seventh grade when they were both kicked out of math class, and began recording raps together. The two have continued to collaborate and have become known as significant players in the "cloud rap" movement, which features "a splinter sound that's ethereal and often hooked around cascading synth lines and amorphous beats".[5]

On March 2, 2012, Main Attrakionz released Cloudlife, a collaborative EP with Jel and Zachg.[6] On October 22, 2012, the duo released their first album, Bossalinis & Fooliyones,[7] which was noted in Spin to have "nine-song run from 'On Tour' to 'Bury Me a Millionaire' is as impressive as anything on a rap record this year".[8] On their review of the album, Pitchfork said of the duo, "here are two guys who clearly love to rap and work hard at it, taking a style they can call their own, and presenting it in a more user-friendly way. More often than not, they make it work".[9]

On March 11, 2013, the duo collaborated with Montreal-based production duo, Grown Folk and Berlin dubstep artist, Kuedo to release the Cloud City EP, which SF Weekly noted as "probably one of their more out-there collaborations to date".[10] On June 30, 2015, the duo released 808s & Dark Grapes III, which was produced by Friendzone.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Self Made Classic Vol. I: Zombies on tha Turf (2009)
  • Main Attrakionz Hip Hop (2009)
  • Rackstylin' 101 (2010)
  • Best Duo Ever: The Greentape (2010)
  • Blood Money (2010)
  • Wardrobe Music (2010)
  • Blackberry Ku$h (2011)
  • Chandelier (2011)
  • 808s & Dark Grapes (2011)
  • 808s & Dark Grapes II (2011)
  • Chandelier Redux (2012)
  • Tag Champz Bundle (2012)
  • Best Duo Ever: The Bricktape (2013)
  • Main Attrakionz x Tynethys (2013) (with Tynethys)
  • Main Attrakionz Niggaz (2013)

EPs[edit]

  • Niggas on the Run Eatin (2012)
  • Cloudlife (2012) (with Jel and Zachg)
  • Cloud City EP (2013) (with Grown Folk)
  • Jeffro (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • "Perfect Skies" / "Chuch" (2011)
  • "Rap Paradise" (2012)
  • "Zombies on the Turf Pt. 2" (2012)
  • "Women We Chase" (2012)
  • "Green Ova to the Top" (2012) (with Shady Blaze)
  • "Do It for the Bay" (2012)
  • "Higher" (2015) (with Danham)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Spaceghostpurrp - "StonerGang Raiders" from Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 (2011)
  • Shady Blaze - "Hood Nigga" from Rappers Ain't $#!% Without a Producer (2011)
  • Sortahuman - "Stonergang" from Lysergic Bliss (2011)
  • Peaking Lights - "Marshmellow Yellow Remix" from Remixes (2011)
  • ASAP Rocky - "Leaf" from Live. Love. ASAP (2011)
  • Ryan Hemsworth - "Hyperbolic Chamber Music" (2012)
  • Lo-Fi-Fnk - "Kissing Taste (Main Attrakionz Remix)" from Kissing Taste (2012)
  • Kool A.D. - "Oooh" and "Ticky Tacky" from 51 (2012)
  • Jam City - "The Nite Life" from Classical Curves (2012)
  • Fat Tony and Tom Cruz - "Double Up" from Double Dragon (2012)
  • 100s - "Passion" from Ice Cold Perm (2012)
  • Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze - "Fallen Soldiers" from Kill or Be Killed (2012)
  • Shady Blaze - "Fucked Up" from The 5th Chapter (2013)
  • Steel Tipped Dove - "Hyperbolic Chamber Music II" (2013)
  • !!! - "Californiyeah (Patrick Ford Remix)" (2013)
  • DaVinci & Sweet Valley - "Intl Go Girl" from Ghetto Cuisine (2014)
  • Noah23 - "Tidal Wave" from Peacock Angel (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Zach (September 8, 2011). "Main Attrakionz: 808s & Dark Grapes II - Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Butler, Will (December 21, 2011). "How to Be the Main Attrakionz". East Bay Express. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Carroll, Jim (December 28, 2012). "Main Attrakionz: Bossalinis & Fooliyones Young One". The Irish Times. p. 14. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gale, Alex (October 27, 2012). "Bay Area duo Main Attrakionz reach for the sky with national debut". Billboard. 124 (38): 27. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (October 24, 2012). "Main Attrakionz Move Beyond Cloud Rap". SF Weekly. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ Goble, Corban (March 2, 2012). "Stream Main Attrakionz, Jel and Zachg cLOUDLIFE EP - Stereogum". Stereogum. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ Amidon, David (December 12, 2012). "Main Attrakionz: Bossalinis & Fooliyones". PopMatters. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (October 25, 2012). "Rap Release of the Week: Main Attrakionz's 'Bossalinis & Fooliyones'". Spin. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kelly, Zach (October 30, 2012). "Main Attrakionz: Bossalinis & Fooliyones - Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Butler, Will (March 11, 2013). "Oakland's Main Attrakionz Tread New Territory With 'Cloud City' EP". SF Weekly. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Josiah (June 29, 2015). "Main Attrakionz '808s & Dark Grapes III' (album stream)". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 

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