Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ya Boy & Eastwood- I Get Money

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

Edit: Zshare Link......

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 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's time for the next step. He hasn't released an actual album since 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: 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 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 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

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

Warning: This video contains nudity

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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

(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 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 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

B-Legit Interview From

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 rating: 2.5/5

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 rating: 4/5

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

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

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