Late last year Harry Fraud lit up Scion AV with his single “Mean,“ featuring French Montana and Action Bronson. Now one of the killing it-est producers in hip-hop right now has returned with the free High Tide EP for Scion AV.
Fraud is from Brooklyn but recently relocated to Florida to live that beach lifestyle. He’s also known as a versatile beatmaker, responsible for everything from French Montana’s “Shot Caller” to Action Bronson and Riff Raff’s team-up “Bird on a Wire.” With this background it makes sense that High Tide is such a sonically and geographically diverse piece. It goes without saying that it bumps, too.
Starting things off is “Rising,” a quick blast featuring Kansas City cult hero Tech N9ne that does its part to redeem the legacy of rap rock. Up next are young ones Smoke DZA and Chinx Drugz who rip ”Loopy,” a dark electro track, quicker than a New York minute. On “Tell Em Bout,” Mistah FAB from Oakland and Troy Ave from Brooklyn make the cross-country connection on a suitably trippy beat. Next up is “Mean,” Montana and Bronson’s easy roller that’s perfect for your next ride in a space cadillac. The ride of High Tide ends at its most adventurous point with “Yacht Lash.” The song features mind-bending and surreal verses from Earl Sweatshirt and Riff Raff, two of contemporary hip-hop’s most notorious lyricists all while Fraud’s beat lurches and skitters unpredictably.
Download Scion AV Presents: Harry Fraud — High Tide for free.
Listen to Harry Fraud – Loopy ft. Smoke DZA & Chinx Drugs
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