We've been covering their progress for a while now, so it's only fitting that we review Main Attrakionz' debut full length, Bossalinis & Fooliyones.
Squadda B and Mondre M.A.N. of Main Attrakionz have been rapping together for most of their young lives. The two dudes hail from North Oakland, California, and have always shared a love of rap, which led them to focus on producing music with a talented crew of local artists (such as Friendzone).
They've branched out of the Bay Area a little with the LP; recruiting Chicago-based producer Supreme Cuts on a couple of tracks, but they haven't forgotten their roots, with local boys The Mekanix getting in on some of the action too.
In my opinion Main Attrakionz have truly delivered with this album. Squadda B’s production style draws from regional rap styles like hyphy and mobb music in the Bay Area, as well as Memphis mixtape obfuscation and the NYC street rap of C-N-N, but somehow maintains its pop accessibility through his use of booming 808s and melodic, floating vocal clips.
The 'floatiness' is kind of what the duo are known for; having been dubbed 'cloud' rappers in the past. What I've been listening to the last couple of days is a grade A 'cloud' rap album. It's smoky and tripped out but with a solid backbone.
Bossalinis & Fooliyones features some great guest rappers too; with the likes of DaVinci, Gucci Mane, Shady Blaze and Mon$ta making appearances.
Favourite tracks include Take U There (prod. by Supreme Cuts), 24th Hour (prod. by Harry Fraud) and LFK (prod. by YS) because it should be an alias; Main Attrakionz are truly the lo-fi kings.
Listen to singles Cloud Body and Do it for the Bay (ft. DaVinci) below. Cop the album on Monday the 22nd of October.