Over the past few years, producer Harry Fraud has established himself as one of the most buzzed about beatsmiths, cutting tracks with the likes of French Montana and Action Bronson. Now, after the success of Montana’s Lords of the Underground-sampling “Shot Caller,” NPR sat down with the budding producer to discuss his craft and his love for the golden era of ’90s Hip Hop.

Read NPR’s “‘Shot Caller’: Producer Harry Fraud On Bringing New York Rap Back”

Last year, storied emcee/producer chronicled his retirement from Hip Hop music in the critically-acclaimed biography Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure. Now, in a recent interview with the Boston Phoenix, the rapper-turned-author/college professor discusses his decision to leave the music game and how his life has changed since he hung the mic.

Read the Boston Phoenix’s “Interview: J-Zone’s post-hip-hop life”

Complex has been celebrating its ten year anniversary this year, and now, the music/fashion magazine is giving their take on the past decade in music. The publication has come through with a list of the best 100 albums of the Complex era, featuring the likes of the Clipse, Madvillain, Scarface and more. Did your favorite album make the list? Head over to Complex to find out. 

Check out Complex’s “The Best 100 Albums of the Complex Decade”

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