I think why I like Main Attrakionz so much has a lot to with how honest their music is. You won’t catch Squadda Bambino or Mondre M.A.N. talking in cliches about bitches and racks. They’re quick to let those who are really listening know that they’ve been just as lonely, broke, and desperate as the next man, and what’s more, they’ve stuck together through it all. With extremely regionalized tracks like “72 Bus Stop” and “Ice Nites”, it seemed unlikely that the pair would become the blog favorites that they have become. But it’s the perfectly relatable fusion of post-hyphy slap and etherial left-field sampling production that has the self-proclaimed “best duo ever” on the verge of becoming more than just a couple of lovable local oddballs.
The visuals for the first single off their upcoming Bossilinis & Fooliyones album finds Mondre and Squadda alongside impressive San Francisco up-and-comer DaVinci in a variety of recognizable Bay Area locations. The duo look just as comfortable on camera as they sound on the Harry Fraud-produced track, breaking new ground while retaining their goofy swagger. There’s that same sense that these two have come a long way together, but they’re not nearly done progressing. The last shot of the video kind of sums it up for me: the ingredients are all familiar, but they manage to take it to a new place altogether. Bossilinis & Fooliyones comes out October 23rd on Young Ones. Stream the entire album now via FADER.