By Jack Barnes Known for his viciously real lyrics and his hypnotic and aggressive flow, J. Stalin represents the duality of street life in the Bay Area. Teaming with frequent collaborator Dj.Fresh, Stalin shares the bright and energetic “Livewire Party,” his latest video. Boasting a severely hyphy instrumental from Oakland production legends The Mekanix, Stalin […]
By Jack Barnes A hero in the West Oakland streets, artist and entrepreneur J. Stalin is an expert conceptual thinker, consistently finding creative ways to illustrate his life on the street. Teaming up with a fellow Bay Area icon, taste-making DJ and producer DJ Fresh, Stalin announces Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2, an upcoming […]
J. STALIN By Jack Barnes Always repping for his West Oakland neighborhood, J. Stalin is known for his slick sense of street lyricism over slap-heavy beats – and that is exactly what he delivers on his new album Tears Of Joy 2. Stalin follows up his album release with the official visual […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes Veteran Oakland rapper J Stalin releases a continuation of his album Tears of Joy, which was his most personal, introspective album to date. Album features Mozzy, P-Lo, Too $hort, IAMSU!, OMB Peezy, T-Rell and more. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Rayven Justice By Jack Barnes Oakland rapper/singer/actor Rayven Justice continues his successful solo career (part of The Justice Brothers) with new mixtape “Wavy Justice” which features Too $hort, J Stalin, Lil Yee, G. Baby and more. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Keak Da Sneak By Jack Barnes A progenitor of hyphy and a hero in the Oakland streets, Keak Da Sneak is the hip-hop voice of the Bay Area. In “Ima Keep It Goin’,” Keak’s new video, the veteran spotlights one of the signature elements of East Bay street culture: the sideshow. A neighborhood […]
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 […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes A mob music master with a slick sense of street lyricism, J. Stalin is West Oakland’s favorite son. A respected businessman and a prolific rapper, J. Stalin exemplifies the Bay Area hustle. Riding roughshod over a slap-heavy mob instrumental, J. Stalin gives a glimpse into his life on “Reality,” his […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes Veteran Oakland rapper J Stalin returns with brand new album, Gas Nation 2, which features Mistah F.A.B., Joseph Kay, Lil Blood, Philthy Rich, Berner and more. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Keak Da Sneak By Jack Barnes The progenitor of the hyphy movement, Keak Da Sneak’s rasp is one of the most distinctive and beloved voices in Bay Area Hip-Hop. Teaming with frequent collaborator E-40 for a supremely funky slapper, Keak shares “Ima Keep It Goin’,” his latest single. Eleven years ago, 40 and Keak collaborated on “Tell Me […]
J Stalin By Jack Barnes New music video from J Stalin for the record called “Still In It“. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes Storied Bay Area based producer DJ Fresh continues his historic “The Tonite Show” joint album series with none other than Oakland hip hop staple and Livewire records mainstay J Stalin! Features include Chippass, Celly Ru, Fashawn and more! Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
J Stalin By Jack Barnes Bay Area independent hip hop staple J. Stalin is an artist signed to Livewire Records, home to artists such as Mozzy, Philthy Rich, and more. Over the course of his storried career, J Stalin has collaborated with artists such as G Eazy, The Jacka, E-40, Mozzy, Iamsu, […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes A mob music mainstay from West Oakland, J. Stalin brings the Bay with him where ever he goes. Over one of the most pristine examples of mob music production heard in a minute, Stalin brings it to Los Angeles where he meets up with Compton Av […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes Praised by Passion of the Weiss as a “ceaseless stream of mutated hyphy,” J. Stalin is one of the most reliable purveyors of funky street music in the Bay Area. In 2006, Stalin connected with The Jacka for “Party Jumpin‘,” a laid-back dancefloor jam and a […]
J. Stalin By Jack Barnes A raspy-voiced slick-talking veteran of Bay Area rap, J. Stalin is a reliable provider of hot street rap. Mobbing in big-rimmed muscle cars with Nef The Pharaoh and Lil Blood, Stalin takes some time to enjoy himself in the video for “Get Me Some,” enthusiastically dancing to the funky, Mekanix-produced beat. Enjoy […]