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20 April 2014: J Stalin - S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness

East Oakland rapper J Stalin is back with his new official album called "S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness". You can already grab a pressed, digipak release from RapBay. Hard copies include 15 tracks, while iTunes version - dropping in a few days - features 4 more cuts. You'll hear guest appearances by E-40, Berner, IAmSu!, The Jacka, Husalah, Problem, Ampichino, Joey Fatts, Livewire camp and more. Check Stalin out on, Facebook and follow him on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

20 April 2014: Pooh Hefner - 16th Letter Pt. 2

Oakland rapper Pooh Hefner is back with a new solo project called "16th Letter Pt. 2". The album is available now on iTunes and BeatPort. You'll hear 16 tracks with guest appearances by Philthy Rich, Keak Da Sneak, IAmSu!, Jim Jones, D-Lo, Juvenile, Brilliant and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

20 April 2014: E-Dubb - Dolla & A Dream

Richmond representative E-Dubb has just released his new solo project called "Dolla & A Dream" which is now available on iTunes. The album includes 16 songs with guest appearances by Mac Mall, Ray Luv, Philthy Rich, Willie Joe, Kool John, Cyrena, Kay-On, Infamous Kaboo, Chris Ray and Pinky. Follow E-Dubb on Twitter and check him out on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

20 April 2014: Courtesy 1 - Kings Canyon Ave

There's something new from Fresno representative Courtesy 1. This rapper has been featured on a couple of times with his solo mixtapes and collabo projects with TreeChoppa. We even have reviewed some of his music (read here). The latest one is titled "Kings Canyon Ave" and is now available in digital version on iTunes and Amazon, while hard copies should be pressed later. The album includes 12 songs with guest appearances by Jay Bee, Image & Remedy. Check out Courtesy 1 on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

20 April 2014: CjayQ - California / Eazy Jeff - '96 (free)

Check out a free for download release called "California" from young San Jose representative by the name of CjayQ. The album has 12 cuts including "Concentrated" and "NBNSNW" that feature videos - watch them in our Videos Section. Be also sure to check out solo release from Eazy Jeff titled "'96" that dropped earlier this year. His album is also available for free download on BandCamp. Follow CjayQ on Twitter and peep Eazy Jeff on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklists: (show tracklist)

18 April 2014: Shill Macc - Filth City Alumni

Fairfield rapper Shill Macc was mentioned on numerous times with his projects and mixtapes ("The Pusher", "Thumbin Thru Thousands", "Beautiful Scars" and many more). Shill Macc is back with a brand new one titled "Filth City Alumni". You'll hear such anthems as "Anyway" and "Brand New" that both feature videos (watch in our Videos Section), plus singles "Nothing For Free" with Sage The Gemini (buy on iTunes, CD Baby) and "Ride Like A Chevy" (buy on iTunes, CD Baby). You can purchase hard copy of "Filth City Alumni" on RapBay.

18 April 2014: Mr. Sef & J. Dandridge - MJ45 (free)

Mr. Sef has recently hooked up with Oakland rapper J. Dandridge to bring you their collabo album "MJ45". It includes 12 tracks with guest appearances by Love Rance, Rells and B.A.D., plus beats delivered by the hosts. You can download the whole thing for free from DatPiff. Follow Mr. Sef and J. Dandridge on Twitter and visit Tracklist: (show tracklist)

18 April 2014: Mr. Sef - Devil's Angel (free)

Bay Area rapper Mr. Sef debuted last month with his the first part of his "Devil's Angel" trilogy. The album features 11 cuts with guest appearances by Laroo, Mistah F.A.B., Kool John, Krypto, Willie Joe and more. Download the album for free from DatPiff or buy it on iTunes. Be sure to visit Tracklist: (show tracklist)

17 April 2014: The Double M Gang Vol. 3 (free)

Money-N-Muscle Entertainment is a home for Mr. Kee, Big Lou, TC Kapone, Rhino, Goph, Lil O, Ghost, Moeja, Spliff, Duke Shiesty, Mike Dangle and many other artists. The stable has already laced the scene with a whole catalog of their projects, including two parts of "The Double M Gang" compilations. The third one has just arrived and you can download it for free from DatPiff. You'll get a set of 19 tracks with verses handled by MME representatives. Check out the label on Tracklist: (show tracklist)

17 April 2014: ST Spittin and The World's Freshest - The Morning Show

There's a new part of "The Morning Show" - the latest series produced by Bay Area beatmaker The World's Freshest (bka DJ Fresh). This one is handled by North Oakland rapper ST Spittin and features 12 tracks with guest appearances by Sage The Gemini, SB Focus, NhT Boyz, IAmSu! and more. You can grab the album on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Sleepy D - Don't Go To Sleep

East Oakland representative Sleepy D might already be familiar to Bay Area rap fans because he had a chance to drop a few projects, including "The Tonite Show" with The World's Freshet, a solo called "Sleepy Deprivation" and "The Active Tape" with Prince Lefty & DB The General. His latest album - "Don't Go To Sleep" - has just arrived to iTunes. You'll hear 12 cuts with guest appearances by Hongry, Lil Blood, D-Lo, Lil Hongry and Nittee. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Darkroom Familia presents North Pole 2014

2013 wasn't really fertile for Latin rap legends from Darkroom Familia. As a group they have only released one project - another part of North Pole compilation series. Except for that DRF ex-member Sir Dyno dropped "Called To Reach The Masses", while Unknown released "Gwap City Hustlin" and his best of project. If you're still into Darkroom Familia music you'll be pleased to hear they are bringing "North Pole 2014" on June 17th. The album will be filled with 14 tracks featuring Duke, Crooked, Young D, K.I.D., Emaculate, Lalo, Mz. Monique, Lil Bandit, Gata Mas Firme, Spice 1, Stevie Ray, Joe Thizz, AD, DEA and more. Check out DRF on Facebook, Twitter and their official website.

15 April 2014: The Jacka, Messy Marv & Blanco - One Hunnid

The Jacka, Messy Marv & Blanco are back with their new group EP project called "One Hunnid". The album includes 7 tracks produced by Bedrock and you can get it in digital version on iTunes. You'll hear guest appearances by Mistah F.A.B., Trae Tha Truth, YG, Nipsey Hussle and Freeway. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Los Rakas - El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo

Bay Area rap fans may be familiar with Los Rakas - a reggae / hip-hop duo representing Oakland. You might have heard their unique style on Krypto's albums or other artists like Danked Out, Philthy Rich or Zion I & The Grouch. Raka Dun and Raka Rich are back with their official project titled "El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo" which is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The album is filled with 14 tracks - all recorded in Spanish. Visit Los Rakas on their official website, Facebook and Twitter page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Jay Jonah - The Definition Of Mobbin

Oakland rapper Jay Jonah and DJ Fresh have recently dropped their collabo album called "The Definition Of Mobbin". What you'll get is a set of 11 tracks produced entirely by The World Freshest and featuring Keak Da Sneak, Lil Rue, Shady Nate, Kiwi The Beast and Will The Thrill. Cop the CD from iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Reece Loc, T-Loc & E-Nut - CaliCo 2 (free)

"CaliCo 2" is another collabo project from Fresno and San Jose representatives. Reece Loc, T-Loc and E-Nut recorded 13 tracks that are all available for free download on DatPiff. Check out Reece Loc on ReverbNation and E-Nut on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts

Rich City rapper by the name of Locksmith is out with a new solo album called "A Thousand Cuts". It was released under Landmark Ent. and includes 13 tracks with guest appearances by Rebecca Nobel, Jarell Perry, Fallon, Leah Tysee, Anesha, Olamide Faison, R.A. The Rugged Man and DJ J Espinosa. You can get your copy on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

15 April 2014: D-Varg & K.Jones - The Cali Way (free)

If you read our publications you should be familiar with D-Varg and K.Jones duet, because we have already mentioned their joint work: "Cali Love" EP from 2013, "Cali Livin'" from 2012 and "California Dreamin'" from 2012. It seems like the Cali series continues, as they are back with "The Cali Way" project, which is now available in digital on BandCamp and SoundCloud. The album includes 12 tracks entirely produced by Boomchis. Except for the hosts you'll hear guest appearances by Trinity Deep, Nikki Rey, Philthy-E, Tony Song, Allen Kass and Jamillions. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

12 April 2014: DLK Enterprise upcoming projects

You should already know that San Francisco based label DLK Ent. is one of our favorite crews of the contemporary Bay Area rap scene. We have already promoted and reviewed a whole bunch of project from their catalog - check out a long list of articles about their music (read here). Only last year the label released around 8 projects. In 2014 they are not stopping their crusade, so expect to see such albums as:

- Redeyez And Telly Mac: The Gambla & A Felon (featuring Cutthroat, Boo Banga, Homewrecka, Young Boo, Young Streets, Lil Rue, K-Loc, Bay Boy, Matt Blaque & more)
- Swinla & Dirty J present New Underground: Street Album Vol. 1 (featuring Goodfelonz, San Quinn, Roach Gigz, The Jacka, C-Dubb, Napalm, 10sion, Guce, Sauce, Mugzy and more)
- Reek Daddy: DLK Collabs Vol. 2 (featuring Da' Unda' Dogg, Seff Tha Gaffla, Telly Mac, Boss Hogg, Homewrecka, Miami The Most, Messy Marv, Hollow Tip, Dubb 20, Redeyez, Young Boo, Swinla, San Quinn, Young Robbery and many more)
- Young Robbery: Hood Story

Stay tuned for more details and check out the official DLK Facebook page and website.

12 April 2014: Boss Tone - Guns & Rose

Boss Tone hails from South San Francisco and may be known to Bay Area rap fans as a member of Yukmouth's Regime. As a Dragon Gang artist he has already brought a collab album with Lee Majors. Now it is time for his own solo project titled "Guns & Rose". The album is officially dropping on April 22nd, but you can already listen to the whole thing on YouTube. What you'll hear is a set of 14 songs with guest appearances by Yukmouth, Dru Down, Lee Majors, MakFully, Fed-X, Bo Strangles, ROC, Doija V, Joe Blow and AJ HalfBreed. Check out Boss Tone on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)

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