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 […]

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 […]