Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ya Boy & Eastwood- I Get Money

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.3916/title.ya-boy-eastwood-i-get-money


Bay Area artists working with Socal artists is a good look.

Edit: Zshare Link...... http://www.zshare.net/audio/6040283d240290/

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Bay Area Hip Hop 2007 In Review/ 2008 Preview

What happened to the local buzz? In 2006, everyone was curious about what Bay Area artists were going to bring. In 2007 it seemed like people stopped caring. Even KMEL and KYLD gave up on local artists (94.9 pretty much gave up on rap in general). Out of the local artist signed to major labels only a few released albums....and none of them had commercial success. Still, there were some quality albums that dropped. Lets take a look back at the 2007 releases that mattered....

2007 Albums

Mistah F.A.B. "Da Baydestrian": Mistah F.A.B. released this album to keep his fans happy while they wait for his major label debut. The album came out pretty good with a nice mix of party and serious songs.
Songs to check out: Sideshow (Remix), Goin Crazy, 100 Bars

Turf Talk "West Coast Vaccine": This is one of this years best Bay Area albums with the best album cover. Rick Rock and Droop-E provided some serious slaps.
Songs to check out: Super Star, Popo's, I'm Ghetto, Groupie

Federation "It's Whateva": After their first album drop, everyone was anticipating a follow up album. However, by the time this album dropped, the anticipation was gone. The album wasn't bad, but it didn't have the same effect as the first one. It didn't help that their most popular song since the first album couldn't get cleared.
Songs to check out: Got Me Fucked Up, My Rimz, New Baby Daddy

The Pack "Based Boys": With a song that was as big as Vans, I was expecting big things for The Pack. As with the rest of the Bay this year, big things didnt happen. There are some slaps on this one though.
Songs to check out: I Look Good, Rock N Roll, Fly

Frontline "Lock & Left": This one gets the award for most slept on album. Great lyrics and great production...what more can you ask for?
Songs to check out: IMG, The Truth, It's Going Down

Too Short "Get Off The Stage": This might be Too Shorts worst solo, party because with 10 tracks, this album is....too short.
Songs to check out: Get Off The Stage, This My One, Gangstas & Strippers

P.S.D., Messy Marv & Keak Da Sneak "Da Bidness": This was originally supposed to be a PSD & Keak album, but the very popular Messy Marv was added to generate more interest. The result...some slaps but this felt more like a compilation than an album...it just doesn't flow like an album should.
Songs to check out: Reloaded, If She Knows Me She Owes Me, Burdens Of His Youth

Messy Marv & Mitchy Slick "Messy Slick": One of the few albums I spent money on this year. The song with Yukmouth is too sick.
Songs to check out: On The One, 2nd Letter, Cherish A Thug

Husalah "Hustlin' Since Da 80's": This is the first Husalah solo I listened to. A lot of his shit sounds like a freestyle...but his style is sick.
Songs to check out: Mamaco, I Fell In Love With Crime

The Jacka & Ampichino "36 Zips": Very good album. Must listen for Jacka fans. It's not as great as his last solo, but a few of the songs are up to par with it.
Songs to check out: I Try, Starz, Droptop

Black C "City Of Gods": Mobb Shit! This album is still getting a lot of spins from me.
Songs to check out: Mashi'n Till We Rich, Gangsta Shit, Ridin High, Mob Muzik

V-White "Perfect Timin": I had never listened to The Delinquents before this album, so I didn't really know what to expect. The result is an album that was put together well with some nice beats. However, there isn't really anything memorable on it and the skits were too much.
Songs to check out: Oakland, This One Go, What The Game Been Missin

Kafani "Moneys My Motivation": Kafani got picked up by Kock off the strength of his single, Fast (Like A Nascar). He'll probably go down as a one hit wonder because his album has already been forgotten.
Songs to check out: Throw Ya Hood Up, Fast (Like A Nascar), Everybody Knows My Name

Other albums were also released by Messy Marv, B-Legit, Eddi Projex & more..

My 10 Favorite Songs of 2007
(songs released on albums in 2007 only)

Messy Marv & Mitchy Slick ft. Yukmouth- On The One

Turf Talk ft. E-40- Popo's

Frontline- IMG

Zion I ft. Too Short- Dont Lose Your Head


The Jacka & Ampichino- I Try

Husalah- Mamaco

Black C ft. Mr.Walker & Moe The Hustla- Ridin High

Federation- Got Me Fucked Up

Mistah F.A.B. ft. Fabo- Goin' Crazy

Equipto & Berner ft. Cait La De & F Dog- Out On My Grind


Artists To Look Out For In 2008

E-40: He's the biggest rapper in the Bay (I'm not talking about his weight) and he's supposed to drop "Ball Street Journal" this year.

Clyde Carson: "He has a deal with Capitol, he is also affiliated with Black Wall Street. He has a smooth flow that should appeal to most." This is what I said last year as I expected him to have a big 07 but his album never dropped. Hopefully Theatre Music comes out in 08.

The Jacka: As I said before, he puts out the best music in the Bay Area. Tear Gas coming soon.

Ya Boy: His mixtapes have gained him a lot of fans...it's time for the next step. He hasn't released an actual album since 05..so I'm ready.

Keak Da Sneak: Koch pushed his album back to February...and I don't expect it to drop on schedule, but hopefully Deify has some slaps on it.

Mistah F.A.B.: He had an interesting 07...and hopefully he has an even better 08 by dropping Yellow Bus Ridah.

San Quinn: Who has been on more albums than Quinn? Nobody. His next album should be just as good as his last.

Yukmouth: Damn...as I'm writing this, I'm realizing how badly albums have been pushed back. People have been waiting for Yuk's next solo for years.

Other names to look out for: Messy Marv, J. Stalin, Balance, Big Rich



I expect 2008 to be huge compared to 2007. The rappers I listed need to drop QUALITY albums right after the other and all eyes will be on us once again.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Info On The Jacka's Next Solo- Tear Gas

I don't know how many of you are Jacka fans, but I believe he puts out the best music out of every rapper in the Bay. If you haven't heard The Jack Artist...do it. I've never heard any hip hop fan say anything bad about that album. It may not be for you if you only like party/hyphy type of shit, but if you like laid back beats with street lyrics, this album is classic.

We finally have a little bit of info on Jacka's next release, "Tear Gas". It's currently scheduled to be released on this summer (possibly June) on The Artist Records. Features are supposed to include the Mob Figaz, Freeway, Sky Balla, Devin The Dude, Clyde Carson & more.

This is the album I'm looking forward to the most along with Clyde Carson's Theatre Music.

edit: As of July 25th... this album is scheduled for a late August release.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dem Hoodstarz, Mugzi, Cellski, San Quinn, The Jacka, Keak Da Sneak, Kontac & More- Stay In School (video)

New Releases For 12/18/07

No Bay Area releases this week.


Title: Hate It Or Love It
Artist: Chingy
Label: DTP Recordings
Location: STL


Title: The Cool
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Label: Atlantic
Location: Chicago
allmusic.com rating: 3/5 (Fuck that, I'm buying this shit in stores. Hiphopdx gave it 4.5 and allhiphop gave it a 4

Hyphy Aint Dead! Turf Talk & Mistah F.A.B. ft. Dubee- The Owners

Don't remember if I mentioned this yet, but Turf Talk and Mistah F.A.B. have a project coming out called "Hyphy Ain't Dead." It was scheduled to drop Tuesday of this week, but I don't think it happened. Listen to a track off the album here.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Pack- Money Ho

I had some requests for this a while back but I could never find a link.

The Pack- Money Ho

Link jacked from http://hoodaffiliated.blogspot.com/

Yukmouth ft. Dru Down- Big Butt Bounce (video)

Warning: This video contains nudity

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/362746

Not sure how old this is or where its from...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mack Maine ft. Ya Boy- I Don't Sleep

http://www.zshare.net/audio/5572550e8bba5f/

(Sales Update) Too Short

Too Short's new album, Get Off The Stage, sold about 8,000 it's first week out. That leaves E-40 as the only Bay Area rap artist that can sell a decent amount of albums....hopefully some our young rappers can make some noise in 2008.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Releases For 12/11/07

Bay Area Releases


Title: About My Thizzness
Artist: J-Hype
Label: Hype Music
Features: Mac Dre, Dubee, San Quinn, Ridah J. Klyde, Bavgate + others.


Title: Out Here Hustlin'
Artists: Jay Tee & Young Dru
Label: 40 Ounce Ent.
Hear some tracks from this on their myspace page

Other Releases


Title: 5 * Stunna
Artist: Birdman
Label: Cash Money
Single: Pop Bottles
Location: New Orleans
allmusic.com rating: 3/5


Title: Back To The Traphouse
Artist: Gucci Mane
Label: Atlantic
Singles: Freaky Gurl (remix), I Might Be
Location: ATL


Title: The Solution
Artist: Beanie Sigel
Label: Roc-A-Fella
Single: All The Above
Location: Philly


Title: 8 Diagrams
Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Label: Motown
Location: NY
allmusic.com rating: 4/5 (rated lower by other sites)

A Bow Wow/Omarion album is also dropping, but I didn't wanna waste space on that.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ya Boy ft. Marsha of Floetry- Reunion

http://www.zshare.net/audio/5423756b5bb9f8/

B-Legit Interview From HHNLive.com

B-Legit talks about his new album, the current state of hip hop, and the current state of Bay Area hip hop.

Here what he said about the hyphy movement..

M: Where do you see the hyphy movement going now that it's been officially put on the map on a nationwide basis?

B: Technically, I don't know, on this end of the ballpark, movements come and go. Hyphy has already reached its peak, as far as I'm concerned being that the Bay Area is not one-dimensional. If you check out The Federation's new single that they did, they were the ones who made they song "Hyphy." They got the song with Snoop on the radio right now. What we don't wanna get into is "Bay Area = Hyphy." I mean, anytime you think of the Bay you think Hyphy but we're way more diverse than that, we're not one-dimensional. Hyphy is there but when hip hop first opened its gates and the majors came, they signed Too Short and Spice 1, many different acts. And they were all different styles of music, it wasn't focused on Hyphy or the labels. It was very diverse. We need to get back to being diverse. If a ship goes down, your whole team goes down.

Read the entire interview here

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Too Short- Songs From Get Off The Stage

This song is hella funny...
Get Off The Stage

The Single...
This My One ft. E-40

And another song...
Shittin' On 'Em

You should already know what to expect from a Too Short album...but with only 10 songs, I dont know if it's worth spending money on.

Monday, December 3, 2007

New Releases for 12/4/07


Title: Get Off The Stage
Artist: Too Short
Label: Jive/Zomba
Single: This My One
Location: Oakland
allmusic.com rating: 2.5/5
Tracklist:



1.Get Off The Stage


2.Broke Bitch


3.This My One - (featuring E-40)


4.S***tin' On 'Em


5.F***Y.O.U. - (featuring Mistah/Ms. Hollywood/Ginger)


6.Gangsters & Strippers


7.Dun Ditty Dum - (featuring The Pack)


8.Pull Them Panties Down - (featuring Kool Ace)


9.I Like It - (featuring Dolla Will)


10.It Ain't Over - (featuring Tanu)

I'll post a couple of these songs Tuesday or Wednesday.

Non Bay Area releases.....


Title: Gangsta Grillz: The Album
Artist: Drama + Various Artists
Label: Atlantic/WEA
Single: 5000 Ones
Location: Philly/Atlanta
allmusic.com rating: 4/5


Title: The Big Doe Rehab
Artist: Ghostface Killah
Label: Def Jam
Location: NY
allmusic.com rating: 3/5 (rated higher by most other sites)


Title: Carnival Vol 2
Artist: Wyclef Jean
Label: Sony
Single: Sweetest Girl
Location: Haiti/NY
allmusic.com rating: 4/5


Title: M.A.D.E.
Artist: Scarface
Label: Asylum/Rap-A-Lot
Single: Girl You Know
Location: Houston
allmusic.com rating: 3.5/5


Title: Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
Artist: Styles P
Label: Koch
Single: Blow Your Mind
Location: NY

Spice 1 Shot

Bay Area legend Spice 1 was shot and is in critical condition.

Read an article on the incident here

Cormega In The Bay (Video)

Cormega dropped a dvd recently that had an entire chapter on the Bay Area.

Part 1: California Weed 101 with the Jacka



Part 2: Fillmore, Cars

Thursday, November 29, 2007

First Week Album Sales for Messy Marv + Random News

Messy Marv's Draped Up and Chipped Out 2 sold 1,700 units

Too Short has a solo album coming out next tuesday, December 4th, called "Get Off The Stage." I think this is his last album on Jive. The single off the album is "This My One" ft. E-40.

Mistah F.A.B. and Turf Talk are scheduled to drop a project called "Hyphy Aint Dead" on December 18th. This is going to be a siccness release...and I have high hopes. The only siccness release I've heard was that "Messy Slick" album and that one was quality.

C-Bo is back in jail for a parole violation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Laroo ft. The Jacka- About Me video



No one makes better music in the bay than Jacka

New Releases For 11/27/07

No new Bay Area releases...

Non Bay...


Title: The Boatlift
Artist: Pitbull
Label: TVT
Singles: Sticky Icky, Secret Admirer
allmusic.com rating: 3/5
Location: Miami


Common also has a "Best Of" CD coming out

Monday, November 26, 2007

(Video) Dem Hoodstarz ft. E-40, Too Short, Big Rich, Beeda Weeda

Vote for this video at http://mtvu.com/music/freshmen
It's currently in third place outta five...so it needs your help. I think voting ends thursday or friday.



This video is hella clean

Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Eddi Projex: Songs From Now Or Never

Here's some songs off Eddi Projex's new album that came out Nov. 20th

Many of you should already know this first one...
On Like Me (Remix) ft. Too Short & Mistah F.A.B.

Eddi P's attempt at what some like to call "real hip hop"...
Thats Right

And another track featuring some Oakland veterans
Where The Hustlaz At ft. The Delinquents

Overall...I'm not really feelin this album.

C-Bo- J's On My Feet (Video)



Not exactly Bay Area...but close enough.

Watch 7 C-Bo videos here: http://allrapmusicvideos.blogspot.com/search/label/c-bo

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Suga-T Interview (E-40's Sister)

Here's the introduction to the interview from Hiphopdx.com.......

The difference between a female emcee and a male is emcee is one thing: what they hold in between their two legs. It hasn’t been scientifically proven that male or female organs make one better than the other. Beyond urban legend, in each fist there is a mic, that connects to their spinal cord, that creates a backbone for heart throbbing, passionate lyrics that will translate into genderless music that transcends through what some would consider as “society’s glass ceilings.”

Suga-T, proved in the early '90s that female emcees could hold a mic and represent the same as their male counterparts. With the support of The Click, which included brothers E-40, D-Shot and B-Legit, Suga-T proved that the storm that would make a dent in the Hip Hop industry, would need the flavor of a woman as much as it did a mans’.

Since then, songs like 1994’s "Hurricane" and "Sprinkle Me," have become Hip Hop classics and a precedent for women in the Bay Area as well as femcees all over the world, to spit, sing and embrace their positions in Hip Hop as qualified musicians.

This month, HipHopDX pays homage, while chopping it up with the totally reformed Suga-T, an unforgettable voice that helped create some of Hip Hop’s most unique tracks.

Read the interview here: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/features/id.943/title.where-the-hell-have-you-been-suga-t


Friday, November 23, 2007

Old School Video: E-40- Things'll Never Change



I'm working on a new blog that'll make it easy to find music videos by your favorite rappers without having to dig through all the BS on video sites such as youtube. On this new blog....just click the artist's name and all his videos will come up. I'm still a long way from having artists' old videos up...but for now check out the 27 E-40 videos I found.

http://allrapmusicvideos.blogspot.com/search/label/e-40

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New San Quinn: Songs From The Color Of Money

San Quinn- Ambulance

San Quinn- Is Or Is No Love

San Quinn ft. Hollywood & J. Davinci- Where You At

New B-Legit: Songs from Throwblock Muzic

B-Legit ft. Mac Dre & Taj-He-Spitz- G.A.M.E.

B-Legit- Physical

B-Legit ft. Duna & Clyde Carson- Block Movement Part 2

B-Legit ft. J. Minix- Bela Bluntz



I wasn't feelin this album after one listen...but the more I listen the more I like it.

New Releases For 11/20/07

I'll post songs from some of these albums tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Throwblock Muzic
Artist: B-Legit
Label: SMC Records
Location: Vallejo
Track List:

1. G.A.M.E. ft. Mac Dre, Taj-He-Spitz
2. Get This Money
3. Physical
4. Hands On Them Knees ft. Duna
5. Freak Show ft. E-40, Levitti, 918
6. Stickem
7. Lounge Beat
8. Where My Bitches At
9. Shinnin ft. Taj-He-Spitz, 2wiseberg Slym
10. Stunna Man
11. Bela Bluntz ft. Minix
12. D Boye
13. Sittin ft. Clyde Carson, Taj-He-Spitz
14. Where is This Going ft. Levitti
15. Lil Mama ft. Harm, Quazadelic
16. Block Movement Part 2 ft. Clyde Carson, Duna


Title: San Quinn Presents- The Color Of Money
Artists: Various
Label: SMC Records
Track List:

1. Color Of Money Intro
2. Ambulance (San Quinn)
3. Is Or Is No Love (San Quinn)
4. Got That (101)
5. Involvement (San Quinn, Ya Boy)
6. Fillmoe Shit (Nephew, D.S., Telly Mac, San Quinn)
7. Children R The Future (Lil Quinn, Divine Joy)
8. Interlude
9. You Need It, We Got It (San Quinn, Berner, Sean Paul)
10. Get Lit Wit Us (Goldy, Cosmo, San Quinn)
11. Eye 2 Eye (San Quinn)
12. Where U At (Hollywood, J. Davinci, San Quinn)
13. Bout To Shine (L7)
14. On Errything (B.I.G.(Bitch! I Go))


Title: Draped Up And Chipped Out 2
Artist: Messy Marv
Label: SMC Records
Location: SF
Track List:

1. Live From Rita Intro
2. Conversation Costs Money ft. Magnolia Chop
3. My Life Is A Movie ft. Mac Dre
4. Bagg Up ft. Sean Paul
5. Rep Yo Hood ft. Mistah F.A.B., G-Stack, J Stalin
6. How Bad You Want It ft. B-Legit
7. Lil Daddy ft. Juvenile, Skip
8. What You Hollerin ft. Guce
9. When The Plane Lands ft. PSD
10. Real Street Niggas ft. Guce
11. Dope Boyz ft. Big Rich, Dem Hoodstarz, Nio Tha Gift
12. Body Rock ft. Mike Jones
13. Tongue Ring ft. Jessica Rabbit
14. How Bout That ft. V-White, The Politician
15. Sei Luv ft. J. Valentine
16. Millionaire Gangsta

Other Bay Area Releases...

Equipto & Berner- Track Money & Pack Money (Bern One Ent)
Eddi Projex- Now Or Never (Hi-Speed Ent.)
Plus a bunch of thizz releases

As for the non Bay Area releases....


Title: Who Am I
Artist: Cormega
Label: Legal Hustle
Location: NY
Bay Area Features: The Jacka, Keak Da Sneak, Yukmouth + a few more


Title: Free At Last
Artist: Freeway
Label: Roc-A-Fella
Location: Philly
Singles: Roc-A-Fella Billionaires, Lights Get Low
allmusic.com rating: 4/5

Mike Jones also released an EP (half the songs are old)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Young Dre ft. E-40 & Nate Dogg- Can't Be Faded (Produced By J.R. Rottem)

http://www.dubcnm.com/audio/2007/november/cant_be_faded_dubcnn.m3u
(Streaming Link)

Pretty nice track...Nate Dogg can still make a hot hook.

The Jacka- Aspen

http://www.zshare.net/audio/4726565e16ec35/

I don't know how new this is or what project its supposed to be from...it's The Jacka so you know its fire.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ya Boy In The Studio With Royce Da 5'9

Ok...you guys have Mistah F.A.B. way ahead in the poll. In Fab's last diss he was talking about how SF is mad at Royce. What does Royce do? He comes out here and records with YB and shouts out Big Rich, San Quinn, Messy Marv and others.

Random Songs

Random Bay Songs

Federation ft. Marty Jones- She Go (from It's Whateva)


Bullys Wit Fullys ft. Yukmouth-Straight Up (from The Infrastructure)

Mistah F.A.B.- Call Heaven (from Son Of A Pimp)


Messy Marv- Dopegame Cocaine (from Explosive Mode III)

Songs Off Jay-Z's American Gangster

Jay-Z ft. Beanie Sigel- Ignorant Shit


Jay-Z- Fallin'

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bay Area Label News

Bay Area Based "SMC" has a big release week coming up. They're dropping projects from Messy Marv, B-Legit, and San Quinn next Tuesday. Also, they have joined forces with Killer Mike and his Atlanta based label, Grind Time Official. I've never listened to Killer Mike but I've seen his name around. I'm sure both sides will benefit from this.

In other news, looks like "Ball Or Fall Records" is in trouble. That's the label that released Numskull's highly slept on album earlier this year. I don't know the entire story behind this, but according to someone on the siccness.net forum, the CEO had to sell some assets just to get some of his money back.

Shawty Lo ft. Young Jeezy, E-40, Plies, Gorilla Zoe- They Know (Remix)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/482258371661c9/

E-40 on a track with some of the more popular ATL artists. Never heard of Shawty Lo though.

Mistah F.A.B. and Royce Da 5'9 End Beef

I saw this in the rumor section of allhiphop.com a few days ago, but that's usually not a very reliable source for news. Today I noticed that ballerstatus.com had an article about the beef being over. According to the article, Mistah F.A.B. says that the two rappers spoke and decided to end this beef because they did not want to start tension between the two cities. This is all coming from Mistah F.A.B., and Royce has not released a statement on the issue...and it would be his turn for a comeback diss...so we'll see if it's really over.

Vote In The Poll and state your opinion on who won overall. If you haven't seen the AHH.com battle and heard all the disses, look through my archive because all of it has been posted.

To read the ballerstatus.com article, go here... http://www.ballerstatus.com/article/news/2007/11/3555/

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dj King Assassin

Yesterday I posted a song by Assassin featuring Akon. If you liked that song you can listen to more of his music here.. http://liferdef.blogspot.com
That's the free download site for singles released by Assassin and other artists on his label.

The newest post on that blog has an "xmas mix" featuring Turf Talk and Mistah F.A.B. If you lazy to go over there for a link...here it is..http://www.zshare.net/audio/48583700fde7c8/

Bishop Lamont & Black Milk ft. Mistah Fab, Ya Boy & Planet Asia- 4 All My Niggas

http://www.zshare.net/audio/4861464ed3bcde/

This song is off a Bishop Lamont & Black Milk project called "Caltroit" (combination of California and Detroit). Pretty nice track.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Strong Arm Steady ft. Turf Talk, Crooked I & J Rock- One Step (remix)

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.3579/title.strong-arm-steady-f-crooked-i-jay-rock-turf-talk-one-step-rmx

I think there's a link to download this at dubcnn.com...not the greatest Turf Talk verse buts its always good to see a Bay artist on tracks with non local artists (even though Turf Talk also lived in southern Cali).

Assassin Ft. Akon- U Like My Swagga

http://www.zshare.net/audio/4503525fcb12d8/

For those who haven't heard of Assassin....he's a rapper out of San Jose who's been in the game for a long time.

Check out his myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/ASSASSIN

edit: Forgot to say that this song is about a year old.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ya Boy- Precise Gang

http://www.zshare.net/audio/48175878d2b924/

Ya Boy changed his plans and is no longer coming out with the EP that was supposed to be released this summer. Instead he's going to release a full length album sometime next year. This is the street single off that album and will also be featured on his upcoming mixtape, "Optimus Rime"

Random Songs

Requested:

Frontline- R.I.P.
http://www.zshare.net/audio/481657520fda06/

Random Older Songs:

Ya Boy ft. Messy Marv- Bigger The Drama (Off Rookie Of The Year)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/48166971584391/

B-Legit- Gotta Buy Dope From Us (Off The Hemp Museum)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/48167985fe5281/

3XKrazy- West Coast Shit (Off Stackin Chips)
http://www.zshare.net/download/481686074408fb/

Mob Figaz- Hustlin In The Rain (Off C-Bo's Mob Figaz)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/4816951521f9de/

Bullys Wit Fullys- The Movement (Off The Infrastructure)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/4817039c0e0b6d/




Friday, November 9, 2007

Suggestions?

If you think there's anything I could do to make this blog better comment here or email me at leftcoast415@gmail.com

Mistah F.A.B. Ft. Snoop Dogg- Party On

http://www.zshare.net/audio/47869523b0b329/

I got a feeling this one will grow on me a lot.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

(VIDEO) Frontline- R.I.P.

Most people seem to like Locksmith more than Left....but left could spit too.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mistah Fab- C.I.A. (Royce Diss #2)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/4744889b2e577f/

Nice diss....he put way more effort on this diss than his first one. But is it better than Royce's diss? Not really.

Monday, November 5, 2007

New Releases For 11/6/07

No interesting releases from the Bay this week...but there are a couple of major releases outta the East.


Title: B.A.R.S.: The Barry Adrian Reese Story
Artist: Cassidy
Label: RCA
Single: My Drink N' My 2 Step
Location: Philly


Title: American Gangster
Artist: Jay-Z
Label: Roc-A-Fella
Singles: Blue Magic, Roc Boys
Location: NY
allmusic.com rating: 4/5


Also dropping this week is a Nas greatest hits album..

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Royce Da 5'9 Responds to Mistah Fab's diss- Who Got Bodied, Ask About Me

http://www.zshare.net/audio/4678769cf968cc/

This one is by far superior to the diss Mistah Fab did. Fab surprised everyone at that battle...lets see if he has another one inside him.

Messy Marv Is Out Of Jail

Can't wait to hear some new Messy Marv tracks. Hopefully he managed to write some good shit since he was locked up for a good amount of time..and hopefully he manages to stay out of jail this time.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

John Brown ft. Ya Boy- Turn It Up

http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=15632

I think this John Brown guy is from some VH1 show that I never watched....the next K Fed?



Who else felt that quake tonight here in the bay? I was in class and that shit had a few people freaking out.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Releases For 10/30/07

These major labels really aren't doing too much to help Bay Area artists sell. Federation dropped an album with practically no buzz a few weeks back, and no The Pack drops their new album with practically no radio play in recent months. There are a few songs on the album that have potential to be hits too, I dont get it.


Title: Based Boys
Artists: The Pack
Label: Jive
Singles: Vans, In My Car
allmusic.com rating: 2/5 <---- Hella Bad
Track List:

1. I Look Good
2. In My Car
3. Rumble
4. My Gurl Gotta Gurl Too
5. Club Stuntin
6. Milky Way
7. Gimme Racks
8. Fly
9. Booty Bounce Bopper
10. Jell-o
11. We In The Club Like (Da Dada Da)
12. I Want To Have It All
13. Rock N Roll (Slow Jam)
14. Backseat
15. Candy - (bonus track)
16. I'm Shinin' - (bonus track)
17. Vans - (bonus track)



Title: Cyclone
Artist: Baby Bash
Label: RCA/Arista
Singles: Cyclone, What It Is
Location: Vallejo
Features: Mistah Fab, T-Pain, Pimp C, Sean Kingston, Chingo Bling + more
allmusic.com rating: 3/5
Track List:


1. Numero Uno
2. Cyclone - (with T-Pain)
3. Supa Chic
4. Just Like That
5. What Is It - (with Sean Kingston)
6. Mamacita - (with Marcos Hernandez)
7. Dip With You - (with Aundrea)
8. Spreewells Spinnin' - (with Chingo Bling/Lucky/Queenie)
9. As Days Go By (The Love Letter) - (featuring Paula Deanda)
10. Na Na - (featuring Jean)
11. Thrill Is Gone, The - (with Ryan Tedder)
12. Don't Stop - (with Keith Sweat)
13. Mean Mug - (with Pimp C/Mistah F.A.B./Da Stooie Bros.)
14. Ronnie Rey All Day...Choppin' It Up - (Interview)

Non Bay Releases....


Title: Supply and Demand
Artists: Playaz Circle
Label: Def Jam/DTP
Single: Duffle Bag Boy
Location: Georgia


Title: Walkin' Bank Roll
Artist: Project Pat
Label: Koch
Single: Don't Call Me No Mo
Location: Memphis TN
allmusic.com rating: 3/5

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

(Beef) Mistah F.A.B. and Royce Da 5'9

Ok...so Royce dropped a "freestyle" over Jay-Z's Blue Magic beat. He mentioned Mistah F.A.B.
Here's the freestyle:
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.3426/title.royce-da-59-blue-magic-freestyle

F.A.B. wasn't too happy with it..so he was on Shade 45 talking about it....arguing with callers and shit...and he announced that he is dropping a diss record against Royce.
Here's F.A.B. on the radio today...
http://www.zshare.net/audio/4424327dfd17f4/
http://www.zshare.net/audio/4424525ad065b1/
http://www.zshare.net/audio/44246854bb72a6/
(Props to "SCUDDA" from the siccness.net forum for posting the links)


Really, Royce didn't say anything much. F.A.B. is just trying to take advantage of the situation to get his buzz up...basically he's trying to pull a 50 cent (which he pretty much admits). I'm not a fan of these BS beefs.....but I'm curious to see what F.A.B. has to say. I don't expect too much from F.A.B. when it comes to a diss, but hopefully he surprises me.

Monday, October 22, 2007

New Releases for 10/23/07

Hella Bay Area albums scheduled to drop this week....many of them from thizz. I have no idea how many are actually going to make it to stores...but I dont really care cuz I'm not planning on checking out any of these.


Title: Respect My Gangsta
Artist: AP.9
Label: Hyphydration <-----WTF?
Track List:
1. Respect My Gangsta
2. Rockstar Mobbin' (Feat. Roxanne)
3. Daddy Is A Gangsta (Feat. Brean)
4. 1st Class (Feat. Shill Macc)
5. Get That Guap
6. Life On Tha Line (Feat. Shill Macc & Tony Streetz)
7. Get Away
8. Music For Tha Mobstas (Feat. Krypto)
9. Stove Top (Feat. Shill Macc)
10. Mob Wit It (Feat. Tony Streetz & Krypto)
11. Paper Chasin'
12. Pay Attention (Feat. Shill Macc, Krypto & Tony Streetz)
13. Two People
14. Semi Auto
15. Raw (Feat. Ice Nick, Dink, Krypto & Young Gasz)
16. Hustle (Feat. Shill Macc & Deltrice)

Title: The Best Of Thizz Nation Vol. 1
Artist: Various
Label: Thizz
Track List:
1. Locked Up (Bleu Davinci, J-Diggs, Pretty Black, Yukmouth & Dru Down)
2. Up Jumps (Mac Mall, Mistah F.A.B. & Shiggity)
3. Doin' It Well (Keak Da Sneak, Dubee & The Farm Boyz)
4. 2 Chain Gang (The Money Gang: Rydah J. Klyde & Johnny Cash)
5. Touched (Bavgate)
6. Yaaaddaamean (J-Diggs, Keak Da Sneak & Yukmouth)
7. The Streets (Mistah F.A.B., Mac Mall & G-Stack)
8. Thugs Don't Cry (Meez)
9. Money Motivation (PSD, Mac Mall, Johnny Cash & Little Bruce)
10. Stay Strapped (Bavgate & Turf Talk)
11. MGM Mob (Johnny Cash & The Fendi Boyz)
12. I Miss (Chop Da Hookman, Bavgate & Tuff Tha Goon & Johnny Cash)
13. Thizzle Wiggle (Kuzzo Fly & The Fendi Boyz)
14. What's Poppin? (Mac Mall & Vital)
15. Want You (J-Diggs & Bad Azz)
16. PatrĂ³n (The Money Gang: Rydah J. Klyde & Johnny Cash)
17. Ridin' It (Keak Da Sneak & The Farm Boyz)
18. Killa (J-Diggs & Yukmouth)


Title: Thizz Or Die, Vol 2.
Artist: Various
Label: Thizz
Track List:
1. D.U.I. (Little Bruce)
2. Do What Ya Gotta Do (Mistah F.A.B.)
3. West Coast (Lameeze & Young Game)
4. I'm A Fool (PSD, Remy Red & XSF)
5. Thug Wit Us (The Ghetto Starz)
6. How You Roll? (Lil Tre)
7. We Got It (Chop Da Hookman & Reek Daddy)
8. Cutthoat (Dubee, Crest Creepaz & Melo)
9. Sac On The Map (Lameeze & Kapanel)
10. Uncorrectable (Little Bruce)
11. Weed Naps (Mac Mall, Remy Red & XSF)
12. Samantha The Black Widow (Zoe Da Roasta)
13. Go Dummer (Crest Creepaz & Melo)
14. All Wit It (Gorilla Pits & Pacasso)
15. I Made It (Reek Daddy)
16. Life (Mob Figaz)



Title: Crest- Home Of The Thizz Dance
Artist: Sleep Dank
Label: Sleepy Cat Entertainment
Features: Mistah Fab, Pretty Black, Yukmouth, The Fendi Boyz, Y.B., Crest Creepaz, Tic, Unseen & More

Title: Tha Block Reporter
Artsit: B.A.
Label: Double F Records

And there are also a couple of Reek Daddy release and a Messy Marv compilation album that only has a couple Messy Marv songs.


As for the non Bay Area releases......


Title: Blue Cheese 'N' Coney Island
Artist: Bizarre
Label: Koch
Location: Detroit
allmusic.com rating: 3.5/5


Title: 51/50 Ratchet
Artist: Hurricane Chris
Label: RCA/J Records
Location: Louisiana
Singles: A Bay Bay, The Hand Clap
Bay Area Features: E-40 (A Bay Bay Remix)
allmusic.com rating: 3/5


Title: Get Back
Label: Little Brother
Label: ABB
Location: North Carolina


Also a Jermaine Dupri compilation called "Ya'll Know What It Is....The Hits" with only 10 songs...and a Smif-N-Wessun album called "The Album".

Thursday, October 18, 2007

(Review) Federation- It's Whateva

Yeah...I know...I'm late.



1) Playtime Is Over 2/5
Funny little skit at the start of the song. I don't really like the beat, or the hook. They're pretty much trying to act hard on this track.

2) 18 Dummy Skit
Hella pointless...basically an ad for the drink.

3) 18 Dummy 3/5
Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=p8OHJFQfL3Y
This song is hella old. I hated it at first but its good when you're in a certain mood. The video is pretty cool.

4) Get Naked You Beezy 4/5
Beat slaps....the hook gets annoying after a while though. This is the type of music fedeation is best at.

5) College Girl Skit
eh...

6) College Girl 3.5/5
The drums on this beat are too sick. The verses are boring cuz of the flow/voice they use. Still, this song is worthy of getting played at college parties everywhere.

7) Got Me Fucked Up 5/5
Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/43059751733b0f/
Great beat, hook, and lyrics.

8) From The Bay 3/5
Attempt at a Bay Area anthem. Ok beat and hook...not feelin the verses though.

9) My Rimz 4.5/5
I really like this one. The beat is kinda R&B style...but this isn't a bitch song. The hook gets stuck in my head. Overall very smooth song.

10) Happy I Met You ft. Snoop Dogg 2/5
Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QVwwltJOzUw
I don't like this song at all. An attempt to make a mainstream song...I'm sure some people like it though. Snoop looks funny in the video.

11) Scraper 2 A Benz ft. E-40 1/5
Worst beat ever.

12) She Go ft. Marty Jones 4/5
I don't like the singing on the hook...but the beat is perfect is great for the club.

13) New Baby Daddy 4.5/5
Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/43062065904f28/
Rick Rock did his thing...

14) We On Yo Line ft. Cashis 3.5/5
Nice beat....but people don't buy Federation albums to listen to lyrics about shooting people.

15) Black Roses 4/5
Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/43062932b1453e/
Federation steps outta the box on this one. It's different but I like it....sometimes.

16) Jail Skit
Good lead in to the next song.

17) Fly Away 4/5
I can dig it. Federation spitting something from the heart. Hook is a bit corny though.

18) When I Was Yo Man Skit
It's whateva.

19) When I Was Yo Man 3.5/5
This just doesn't fit in on this album. Nice soulful song though.

20) Bang Bang 3/5
Nice beat...Federation isn't really saying nathin though....outshined by the guests on this song.

21) Break Your Face 2/5
Annoying angry non rap song.


This album has a few good moments, but overall, it doesn't compare to their debut that dropped a few years back. It doesn't help that their most popular song of the past year or two, "I Wear My Stunna Glasses At Night," couldn't get cleared and wasn't included on the album. Rick Rock gives us some more great beats on this album (surprisingly a few crappy ones too), but the Federation tried to do a little too much on the album. Most great albums have a certain vibe throughout, but this album was all over the place. The skits also disrupted the flow. The Federation sounds most comfortable when it comes to doing party tracks, and there are a few nice ones, but if you're looking for something more you might wanna look somewhere else.

Lyrics: 2.5/5
Beats: 4/5
Subject Matter: 3/5

Overall: 3.25/5

Monday, October 15, 2007

SF Anthem (producted by Traxamillion)

"Done Deal CEO" posted this on the siccness.net forum...

"www.myspace.com/streetcredmg its Produced By Traxamillion! FIRE Quinn, B.Banga & San Quinn its the clean version w. the singing there is a street version and there will be a video if the song does what we want and we can get the sample cleared! This song is uniting the city as we speak and killin some bullshit! And we want the whole bay to support and be proud of the song it the SF Bay Area, I knocked the fuck outta FAB's "NEW OAKLAND" cuz it slapped period and everybody get tp talk about where they from, examples Im from New York, jarule, Busta's Im on My new York shit!, Welcome to Atlanta!, Noliaclap! etc etc i could go on for hours support your own and be proud you from the yay! no matter what City! And i even made it downlaodable this needs to be on everyone myspace!"

This beat and sample are so sick...
http://www.zshare.net/audio/42447263fe5f0d/

Bonus Track....On of the hardest songs outta the Bay in recent years.
Ya Boy, Messy Marv, San Quinn- Go There With Me (Remix)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/42447855b4390a/

(Video) The Pack- In My Car



Damn....they don't even rhyme half the time on this song...the video is entertaining though.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Songs Off Daz's Album Ft. E-40, Yukmouth, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah Fab

Daz Dillinger ft. Keak Da Sneak & Mistah F.A.B.- All About Da Money
http://www.zshare.net/audio/413974253bdd4c/

Daz Dillinger ft. Yukmouth & G-Dub- Guns Will Blow http://www.zshare.net/audio/4139773825edd2/

Daz Dillinger ft. E-40 & Kurupt- Gettin' Money
http://www.zshare.net/audio/41398081f6fca9/

Is anyone feelin Daz anymore? I wouldn't mind if he stopped rapping, he doesn't say anything interesting at all.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New Releases For 10/9/07

No notable Bay Area releases this week...but the Daz album has hella Bay features. I'll post some of those tracks in the next day or two.




Title: Gangsta Party
Artist: Daz Dillinger
Label: High Powered
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bay Area Features: E-40, Yukmouth, Mistah F.A.B., Spice 1, San Quinn


Title: THE CO-OP
Artist: DJ Envy & Red Cafe
Label: Koch
Location: NY

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Kafani Sales Update

Money's My Motivation only sold about 1,000 units (rounded to the nearest 100) + however many he sold at non sound scan stores. Looks like being on Koch didn't do too much for him...hopefully Keak has better luck with them.

(Review) Kafani- Money's My Motivation



1) Intro

2) Throw Ya Hood Up 4/5
Song Link:http://www.zshare.net/audio/4020390a237e7d/
Some tough talk by Kafani over a sick beat.

3) Fast (Like a Nascar) ft. Keak Da Sneak 4/5
Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1CqA082Jbf8
You all should've heard this by now...especially if you live in the Bay. It's catchy and this is the song I wanna hear when I'm cutting through traffic late night on East 80.

4) Like Ooh 3.5/5
I can't get over how southern this beat sounds... it's pretty catchy... but the beat sounds like too many other songs out.

5) Thizzin (Ft. Dj Montay) 2/5
Dude on the hook doesn't sound good, alright beat, Kafani doesn't say anything that entertaining.

6) Lean In It (Ft. Erk and Samm) 4/5
Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/40205618413647/
This beat SLAPS....kinda like the beat to "sideshow", it'll put your subs to work.

7) Fast (Like A Nascar)(Remix) Ft. Unk 4/5
Kafani has much better verses than on the original...Unk didn't really do much to help the song.

8) Side 2 Side 1/5
Weak song...deleted from my hard drive.

9) Cutie Pie (Ft. Samm) 3.5/5
Chick song....nice beat....I dunno how to rate these types of songs...but it doesn't sound bad for what it is.

10) What U Wanna Do (Ft. San Quinn) 2.5/5
Not Feelin the beat...Quinn can't save it either...

11) Hatin On Me (Ft. Kashmere and C. Holiday) 3.5/5
Real nice hook, the guy who spit the first verse did a good job, Kafani is just bragging on this song and it kills it

12) Show Your Wrist Then (Ft. Kashmere, Skywalka, and Pranksta The Kidd) 2.5/5
The beat is nothing special, the subject matter is weak, the lyrics are weak.

13) Everybody Knows My Name (Ft. Kashmere and Keak Da Sneak) 4.5/5
Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zgk2JzexgVI
This song = hyphy...it's old...but it goes.

14) Money's My Motivation 4/5
Solid song...very nice beat...Nice Hook

*Note: I think this album also comes with bonus tracks, including "hyphy ill."

If you're the type of person who values good lyrics in rap, this album might make you commit suicide. If you need an album play in your car and wake up your neighbors when you come home at 3am from the club, Money's My Motivation can do it. There are a few bangers, but most of the album is very forgettable, and with its lack of interesting subject matter, there is little replay value.

Lyrics: 2/5
Beats: 4/5
Subject Matter: 2/5

Overall: 2.75/5

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Releases For 10/2/07

For a group that had so many hits on their first album, this release doesn't seem to have very much buzz. R.I.P. hyphy?


Title: It's Whateva
Artists: Federation
Label: Warner/Reprise
Location: Fairfield/Alabama
Singles: 18 Dummy, Get Naked You Beezy, Happy I Met You
Features: E-40, Snoop Dogg, Cashis, + more
allmusic.com rating: 3.5/5
Track List:
1.Playtime Is Over
2. 18 Dummy Skit
3. 18 Dummy
4. Get Naked You Beezy
5. College Girl Skit
6. College Girl
7. Got Me Fucked Up
8. My Rimz
9. Scraper 2 A Benz
10. New Baby Daddy
11. We On Yo Line
12. Part 2 (Pro's In Here)
13. She Go
14. Happy I Met You
15. Black Roses
16. Jail Skit
17. Fly Away
18. I Only Wear Whitee Once
19. When I Was Yo Man Skit
20. When I Was Yo Man
21. Bang Bang
(My review coming soon...along with the Kafani review....i had 3 midterms last week so sorry for lagging)

Non Bay Area Releases...


Title: Back Up N Da Chevy
Artist: Boyz N Da Hood
Label: Bad Boy
Singles: Everybody Know Me
Location: ATL
allmusic.com rating: 3/5



Title: Souljaboytellem.com
Artist: Soulja Boy
Label: Interscope
Location: ATL (Born in Chicago)
Single: Crank That (Soulja Boy)
allmusic.com rating: 3.5/5

September 2007- Bay Area Hip Hop Month In Review

Highlights:
Frontline dropped a hot album
Mistah F.A.B. beat Royce Da 5'9 in a battle
Federation released a video for "Happy I Met You"
Ya Boy released a video for "Holla At Ya Boy"
Keyshia Cole is doing her thing

Lowlights:
Mainstream media seems to have given up on the Bay, Federation's album got practically no promotion.
The Pack's first single is nowhere near as catchy as Vans

Things To Look Forward To In October:
Federation is releasing "It's Whateva"
The Pack is scheduled to drop their album, "Based Boys" at the end of the month.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ya Boy has beef with Juelz Santana???

I'm not a fan of rap beef...cuz most of the time it's fake and just used for publicity. I don't know the story behind this one, but Ya Boy takes a shot at Juelz on this song with Ransom.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/3927467324a182/

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

(Review) Frontline- Lock & Left



1) Intro

2) What Do You Believe In 4/5
Left spit the truth in his first verse, nice beat, decent hook.

3) Take That 2.5/5
This beat just annoys me...except on the part where they have the hook. They're not really saying anything on the song either.

4) Now 4/5
Locksmith solo track...simple beat so that his flow/lyrics could stand out, pretty good song to showcase his talent but I don't see myself listening to it too much.

5) Lefts Girl (Skit)

6) When U Want It 3.5/5 Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=GBfbgs785b0
I'm not really a fan of this song...except for Locksmith's verse.

7)IMG 5/5 Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/38670734b3fad4/
Great song...Great Beat

8) Lefts Excuses (Skit)

9) This Is The News 4/5
Chamillionaire has two songs with a similar concept on his album, but Fronline executes it just as well. They go..or went...to Cal, you know they're gonna get political.

10) The Truth 5/5 Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/386728071facf8/
They continue with the political theme on this one...with perfect execution. Everything about this song is great.

11) U Ain't No Producer (Skit)

12) My Backpack 4.5/5 Song Link: http://www.zshare.net/audio/3867402f90c819/
Nice storytelling track....catchy hook.

13) Cassandras Anger (Skit)

14) Lock & Left 4/5
Song talking about the watered down rap game...it's a good song and all...but they talk about this topic too much on this album.

15) Game Plan 3.5/5
Song for the ladies....

16) R.I.P. 3.5/5
Title Should say it all...not enough emotion in it for this type of song.

17) Outro

18) It's Going Down 4.5/5
Most recent single, very catchy


This is easily one of the best albums to drop in 2007 (Notice I didn't say Bay Area albums, it's one of the best period). The thing that might have killed it a bit for me is that it's very short (18 tracks minus 4 skits, an intro, and an outro = 12 songs) and I had already heard five of the songs. The length of this album shouldn't be a surprise because it was originally supposed to be an EP. Still, I think this album is worth a purchase with great E-A-SKI production, real lyrics, and just overall quality.

Lyrics: 4.5/5
Beats: 4.5/5
Concepts: 4.5/5

OVERALL: 4.5/5

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

**VIDEO** Ya Boy- Holla At Ya Boy **VIDEO**

Hopefully this means the album or EP is coming soon...

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Releases For 9/25/07


Title: Just Like You
Artist: Keyshia Cole
Label: Geffen
Location: Oakland
allmusic.com rating: 4.5/5
Singles: Let It Go, Shoulda Let You Go
Features: Too Short, Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Young Dro, Anthony Hamilton, Amina, Diddy
Track List:
1. Let It Go
2. Didn't I Tell You
3. Fallin' Out
4. Give Me More
5. I Remember
6. Shoulda Let You Go
7. Heaven Sent
8. Same Thing
9. Got To Get My Heart Back
10. Was It Worth It?
11. Just Like You
12. Losing You
13. Last Night
14. Work It Out
15. Let It Go (Remix)

I'm not into R&B at all....but I could see that Keyshia has talent...and she's from the Bay, so she gets bonus points for that. This will probably be the best selling Bay Area album of the year.


Title: Lock & Left
Album: The Frontline
Label: IMG
Location: Richmond
Singles: When U Want It, Its Goin Down, Take That
Track List:
1. Intro
2. What Do You Believe In
3. Take That
4. Now
5. Lefts Girl
6. When U Want It
7. IMG
8. Lefts Excuses
9. This Is The News
10. The Truth (ft. E-A-Ski)
11. U Ain't No Producer
12. My Backpack
13. Cassandras Anger
14. Lock & Left
15. Game Plan
16. R.I.P.
17. Outro
18. It's Goin Down (Bonus Track)
(My Review Coming Soon)


Title: Money's My Motivation
Artist: Kafani
Label: Koch
Location: Oakland
Singles: Fast (Like a NASCAR), Like Ooh
Track List:
1. Intro
2. Throw Ya Hood Up
3. Fast: Like A Nascar (Feat. Keak Da Sneak)
4. Like Ooh
5. Thizzin' (Feat. DJ Montay)
6. Lean In It (Feat. Erk & Samm)
7. Fast: Like A Nascar Remix (Feat. UNK)
8. Side 2 Side
9. Cutie Pie (Feat. Samm)
10. What U Wanna Do (Feat. San Quinn)
11. Hatin' On Me (Feat. Kashmere & C. Holiday)
12. Show Your Wrist Then (Feat. Kashmere, Skywalka, Kaz Kyzah & Pranksta The Kidd)
13. Everybody Knows My Name (Feat. Kashmere & Keak Da Sneak)
14. Money's My Motivation
(My Review Coming Soon)

As for the non Bay Area Releases...


Title: Welcom To The Zoo
Artist: Gorilla Zoe
Label: Bad Boy
Singles: Hood Nigga
Location: Atl
allmusic.com rating: 3/5


Title: For The Hell Of It
Artist: Hell Rell
Label: Koch
Location: NY
allmusic.com Rating: 3/5


Title: Back Like We Left Something
Artist: UTP Playas
Label: Rap-A-Lot/Asylum
Location: New Orleans


Title: Songs For Girls
Artist: Will.I.Am
Label: Universal/Interscope
Location: LA
Singles: I Got It From My Mama
allmusic.com rating: 4/5

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

**VIDEO** Mistah Fab destroys Royce Da 5'9 in a battle 7/18/07

And it's in front of a NY crowd.
Royce didn't look like he brought his "A" game though


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Pack- In My Car (First Single??)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/3725791105da23/

According to Chico from Hoodaffiliated.blogspot.com, this is the first single from their upcoming album, "Based Boys."

Personally..I think the hook on this song is one of the most annoying hooks I've ever heard. I don't know if they could pull of a hit as big as "Vans".

Monday, September 17, 2007

Upcoming Bay Area Releases

Here are a few of the bigger local rappers whose albums have release dates...which are of course subject to change.

Kafani- Money's My Motivation SEPT. 25
Frontline- Lock & Left SEPT. 25 (maybe)
Keyshia Cole- Just Lke You SEPT. 25
Federation- It's Whateva OCT. 2
The Pack- Based Boys OCT. 30
Keak Da Sneak- Deify NOV. 6 Edit: Pushed Back To FEB 2008

Other random news....Ya Boy shot a video for "Holla at Ya Boy" which should be released sometime in the next few months. Still no release date for his EP.

New Releases For 7/18/07

Not sure if this one really dropped this week because I haven't heard anyone talk about it...


Title: 4 Ever In A Day
Artist: Equipto
Label: Million Dollar Dream
Location: SF
Tracklist:
1. 4 Ever In A Day
2. The Game Dun Hurt Me (Feat. Mike Marshall)
3. Equipto Freestyle
4. Elite 8 (Feat. Sick YG, Mic, Don Toriano, Schwinny Moe, Berner, F Dog & Akil)
5. Rap Stories Pt. 1
6. Ain't No Love
7. Too Soon (Feat. Mike Marshall)
8. Just A Little
9. If U Only Knew
10. So Famous (Feat. Mac Roo & Jimmy Roses)
11. Pimped Up (Feat. Akil)
12. All I Know
13. Saucy As They Come (Feat. Mac Roo)
14. Love Changes (Feat. DJ TD Camp On The Cuts)
15. All Night
16. The Sitdown With Equipto

No Nickatina features? WTF!....this doesn't really look like an official release though.


Title: Mob Trial 2
Artists: The Jacka, Rydah, Fed-X
Label: ?
Tracklist:
1. The Jacka, Rydah J. Klyde and Fed-Ex - Life of Crime 3:18
2. Fed-Ex - Cocaine Cowboys 3:45
3. The Jacka - Reign God 3:36
4. Rydah J. Klyde - Ghetto Rydah 3:31
5. The Jacka, Rydah J. Klyde and Fed-Ex-The Same Thing Everyday 3:38
6. The Jacka, Fed-Ex and Pretty Black - Let Me See It 4:36
7. AP.9, Husalah, The Jacka and Mike Marshall - Got To Make Her Mine 4:27
8. The Jacka - Go Hard is All I Know 3:24
9. Fed-Ex - The Awful Dodger 4:04
10. Rydah J. Klyde - What I'm Sprayin' 3:13
11. Rydah J. Klyde, Fed-Ex and RobLo - Bang Bang 3:36
12. Fed-Ex, The Jacka and Rydah J. Klyde - I'm Gonna Fly 3:30
13. Rydah J. Klyde - Taylor Made (Interview) 3:24
14. Fed-Ex - That's What We Do (Interview) 2:51
15. The Jacka - Just a Gangsta (Interview) 3:42

LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE 'MOB TRIAL 2' ALBUM HERE: http://www.thebaymusic.com/rydah-jacka-and-fed-x-mob-figaz-mob-trial-2-audio/

As far as other local releases...AP. 9 of the Mob Figaz is re-realising a couple of his albums, Headshotz and Woldwide Mob Figa.

As for the non Bay Area releases...there are a couple of major ones this week.


Title: Ultimate Victory
Artist: Chamillionaire
Label: Universal/Motown
Location: Houston
Singles: Hip Hop Police
Allmusic.com Rating: 3.5/5

I'm buying the Chamillionaire album...he makes quality songs.


Title: Adrenaline Rush 2007
Artist: Twista
Label: Atlantic
Location: Chicago
Singles: Give It Up
Allmusic.com Rating: 3.5/5