Too $hort By Jack Barnes “Hella Disrespectful” is the Too $hort‘s mixtape leading up to his highly anticipated studio album, “The Pimp Tape,” slated for release early 2018. This mixtape is Bay Area through and through, with features from G-Eazy, Mozzy, Mistah F.A.B., Philthy Rich, Lil Yee, E-40, Rayven Justice, Ezale and J. Stalin. Enjoy […]

Too $hort By Jack Barnes Pioneering godfather of West Coast hip-hop and gangsta rap Too $hort prepares for the release of his 20th (and final) studio album The Pimp Tape [EMPIRE (slated for early 2018)]. Tomorrow, Too $hort unleashes Bay Area collective, Hella Disrespectful. The mixtape sheds light on the surge of local talent being fostered in […]

Ezale By Jack Barnes Skating over smooth beats indebted to ’80s electro-R&B, East Oakland’s Ezale serves honest street tales with a healthy helping of funk. With his metronomic flow floating above bright synths and sublimely cheesy electric guitar, Ezale reflects on the precariousness of life in the hood in “All It Take,“ illustrating the difficulty […]

Ezale By Jack Barnes An eccentric, energetic emcee with a smooth delivery and a preference for ’80s-era electrofunk instrumentals, Ezale is the funkiest human on the East side of the San Francisco Bay. A California native whose music is perfectly suited to his home state’s everlasting sunshine, Ezale’s latest video proves that […]