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18 August 2018: Shad Viciouz aka Shadow - Based On A True Story

Antioch rapper Shadow (Shad Viciouz) is finally out with his highly anticipated debut solo album. "Based On A True Story" is available now on iTunes. The project is packed with 17 songs featuring B-Dawg, A-Wax, Lou-E-Lou, T-Loc, Lazie Locz, XO Creep, Young AZ and more. Follow Shadow on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: Mistah F.A.B. - Year 2006

August 24th is the official release date for the next Fabby Davis Jr. album called "Year 2006". Oakland rapper Mistah F.A.B. will bring back the golden years of hyphy rap, collaborating in the album with artists like E-40, Too Short, Keak Da Sneak, G-Eazy, Dubee, Clyde Carson, The Federation, Berner, IAmSu! and more. Production will be delivered by DJ Fresh & Traxamillion, also by Droop-E, Sean T, Lil Jon. Follow Mistah F.A.B. on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: Smokey Montana - Turf Grindin Vol. 1: Legal Dope

A few days ago San Francisco (Lakeview district) rapper Smokey Montana released "Turf Grindin" project. The album is available now on iTunes and Amazon. What you'll hear is a set of 18 songs featuring a whole squad of SFC rappers and other artists. Guest appearances include people like San Quinn, Keak Da Sneak, Swinla, Louie Loc, Redeyez, SB (Baby Cougnut), Telly Mac, DEO, Kr Mack, Don Greco and more. Follow Smokey Montana on Instagram and peep the track listing below: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: Benny Blanco - Strugglez Of A Gangsta

San Jose rapper Benny Blanco (aka Benny Tarantino) is out with his new project called "Strugglez Of A Gangsta". The album is made of 9 songs featuring Sky Balla, Louie Loc, Triggaboy Dee, AG Cubano, Juliano Santiago, Lil Dallas, Tone Malone and more. You can order it on iTunes and Amazon. Be sure to follow Benny Blanco on Instagram and check out his YouTube channel. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: Extreme - Dreamin Under The Influence

Hayward rapper Extreme is back with his new project called "Dreamin Under The Influence". The album is made of 21 tracks with loads of guest appearances by artists like Mistah F.A.B., San Quinn, Turf Talk, Famsyrk, Young Jab, K-Loc, Tay Cholly, Justo, Jai Swift and more. You can cop its digital version on iTunes or Amazon. Follow Extreme on Instagram and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: TriggaBoy Dee - Drugs Demons & Dracos

San Bruno representative TriggaBoy Dee is back with his latest project called "Drugs Demons & Dracos". It's made of 7 tracks - all produced by Smiley On The Beat. You can purchase its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Be also on the lookout for "The Underworld" project from TriggaBoy Dee that is dropping later. Follow the rapper on Instagram.


17 August 2018: City P - Seasons Change (Deluxe Edition)

San Francisco rapper by the name of City P is back with a deluxe edition of "Seasons Change" project, that includes 2 bonus tracks (#5, #9). The album is made of 11 songs featuring Yung Lott, Vic Da Baron, The Cheapseats, Erica, Troy LLF, Marley McNealy, Raphelle Andrews and Tati. You can order its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow City P on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: Mazerati Ricky - Rich Reallionaire

Sacramento rapper Mazerati Ricky is out with his new project called "Rich Reallionaire". The album includes 12 songs with guest performances by Philthy Rich, Pooh Hefner, Eldorado Red, Juliano Santiago, Undaflow, Shootergang and more. You can purchase a digital copy on iTunes or Amazon. Follow Mazerati Ricky on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: D. Chezzy & Mack Kashez - Mac'n Cheese

Northern California natives D. Chezzy and Mack Kashez are about to drop their collaboration album called "Mac'n Cheese" on September 7th. The project will be made of 15 songs featuring Big Boog, Trereal, Ab The Champ and Lil Leak. You can pre-order its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. What's more, D. Cheezy dropped a solo album called "Lessons Of The Game" earlier this year - you can purchase it on iTunes. Follow D. Cheezy on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2018: King Nooch - NoochaVeli 2

Suisun City (707) representative King Nooch will be back with his next solo album on September 28th. The project will be called "NoochaVeli 2" and will include 16 tracks with guest appearances by Big Dough, The Fitfh, G.R.A.M., Tokyo Swish, AseCard, Lil Slugg and DripSquad Brodey. You can already pre-order it on iTunes or Amazon. Follow King Nooch on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: The Jacka & Ampichino - Devilz Rejectz 3: American Horror Story

"Devilz Rejectz 3" is available now on iTunes and RapBay. The latest collaboration project from The Jacka and Ampichino is made of 19 songs featuring Cellski, Mistah F.A.B., J Stalin, Berner, Joe Blow, Rydah J Klyde, Dubb 20, Planet Asia, Chino Nino, Young Bossi and more. Follow Ampichino on Instagram and visit the Official Jacka Tribute Page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Big Mack & King Reegz - The G Template

"The G Template" is the title for the upcoming collaboration release from two San Francisco rappers: Big Mack and King Reegz (aka Regal). The album will include production from TC, Metropolis, King Reegz, Bobby Nite and Jay Stilla, plus guest appearances by Mo Tha Hustla (NOH Mafia), RJ Boone, L Chedda, Bearilla and more. We'll let you know once the album's release date is set. Be also on the lookout for a new solo project from King Reegz called "Sicko" dropping next year. Follow Big Mack and King Reegz on Instagram.


13 August 2018: Stevie Joe & Remy Red - After Hours

Check out the collaboration project from Oakland rapper Stevie Joe and San Leandro representative Remy Red called "After Hours". The album is made of 8 songs featuring The Jacka, K-Loc, Vital, Chippass, Vitani, A-One and more. You can order it on iTunes and Amazon. Follow Stevie Joe and Remy Red on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Yun-Gun - C.A.L.ien Muzic / California I.N.K.

Salinas representative Yun-Gun is about to drop his new solo project this month. According to Yun-Gun's Instagram "C.A.L.ien Muzic" is scheduled to drop on August 17th; Amazon aims for August 31st. The album will be made of 11 songs featuring Lady Outlaw and Warren Young.

Also, about a year ago Yun-Gun dropped his previous project that we haven't written about. It's called "California I.N.K." and is made 16 songs featuring Rydah J Klyde, Y-Dresta, Sav Sic, Bigg Spank, AK372, Stevie Ray and more. You can purchase its digital version on iTunes and a pressed copy on CD Baby.

Be sure to visit Yun-Gun's official website and follow him on Instagram. Tracklist for "California I.N.K.": (show tracklist)



13 August 2018: T-Nutty, Luni Coloeone & Get Rich - The Legendary EP

Fresno rapper by the name of Get Rich has recently dropped a collaboration EP project recorded along with two well known Sac Town representatives: T-Nutty and Luni Coleone. Their joint album is titled "Legendary" and includes 7 tracks. The project is available in pressed copies, and for free on YouTube.

Get Rich also recorded a duo album along with E-Mozzy back in 2017. Their album is titled "Trap Money & Homicides" and features 8 songs with guest verses by Stevie Joe and Littles. You can also check it out on Get Rich's YouTube channel.


13 August 2018: AOne - Ain't Nothing You Can Do About It

San Francisco, Hunter's Point representative AOne is back with his new solo project called "Ain't Nothing You Can Do About It". It's made of 15 songs featuring Joe Blow, Dubb 20, Street Knowledge, Ampichino, Remy R.E.D., K-Loc and CheezeOnDaSlap. You can grab its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow AOne on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Young Mezzy - Se7en

Fairfield rapper Young Mezzy is back with new solo project titled "Se7en". The album features 7 cuts with guest appearances by June, Derek King, Shootergang Kony, Sherwood Marty, AllBlack, Simmy, Boe Sosa and Double Letta. You can purchase its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow Young Mezzy on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Nef The Pharaoh - The Big Chang Theory

Vallejo representative Nef The Pharaoh is out with his new solo album called "The Big Chang Theory". The project is made 14 songs featuring OMB Peezy, JT The 4th, Cuban Doll, AllBlack, Yakki, DeJ Loaf, Raymond McMahon, Jay Brown and Lesia Brown. You can order your digital copy on iTunes or purchase a hard copy on RapBay. Follow Nef on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Troublez - A Palm Street Story

San Jose representative Troublez is about to drop his new solo project this Summer. His next album will be titled "A Palm Street Story" and will include guest appearances by Bizzy Bone, Mozzy, Celly Ru, Bad Azz, Dubb 20, Davina, Lil Tae and more. Check out previous releases from Troublez on iTunes and follow him on Instagram.


13 August 2018: Mazerati Ricky - Rich Reallionaire

Sacramento rapper Mazerati Ricky is about to drop his new project called "Rich Reallionaire" on August 17th. The album will include 12 songs with guest performances by Philthy Rich, Pooh Hefner, Eldorado Red, Juliano Santiago, Undaflow, Shootergang and more. Pre-order your digital copy on Amazon. Follow Mazerati Ricky on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Benny Blanco - Strugglez Of A Gangsta

San Jose rapper Benny Blanco (aka Benny Tarantino or Benny Blanco From The Bay) is dropping his new project called "Strugglez Of A Gangsta" on August 17th. The album will be made of 9 songs featuring Sky Balla, Louie Loc, Triggaboy Dee, AG Cubano, Juliano Santiago, Lil Dallas, Tone Malone and more. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Be sure to follow Benny Blanco on Instagram and check out his YouTube channel. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: L.O.T.S. - Lord Of The Sauce

A few days ago South Vallejo rapper by the name of L.O.T.S. dropped his new solo project called "Lord Of The Sauce". It's made of 13 songs featuring The Mekanix, Sir V Wood, Lil Jock, Oski, Boothatus, Spaced Out and more. You can grab its digital version on iTunes and CD Baby. Follow L.O.T.S. on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Benny & DJ Gutta Butta - Soul Snatcher

Vallejo representative by the name of Benny is out with his new project called "Soul Snatcher". The album is entirely produced by DJ Gutta Butta and includes 9 tracks with guest appearances by Nef The Pharaoh, IAmSu!, Kool John, Robbioso, Young Da, Ma Da Pilot and more. You can order its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow Benny and DJ Gutta Butta on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2018: Koran Streets - Late 20s

Berkeley / Emeryville rapper Koran Streets is back with his new solo project called "Late 20s". The album is made of 15 tracks and dropped under You.Know.I.Got.It / Steady Leanin. You can order the project in a digital version on iTunes or Amazon. Follow Koran Streets on Instagram.


09 August 2018: Sneaks - Something Different Vol. 2

831 area code representative Sneaks returns with his latest free-for-download release called "Something Different Vol. 2". The project is made of 15 tracks featuring Biz, Tro, Hoodiejones, MitchyRounds, Iamdavid, Ellah, Honey and Oso Krazy. You can check out the whole thing on DatPiff. Follow Sneaks on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2018: C-Dubb - Still Mobbin

Check out the latest - yet very short - solo release from Sacramento (Oak Park) representative C-Dubb. "Still Mobbin" is presented by San Jose's Troublez and features 4 songs with a guest performance by Little Bruce. You can grab the project in a digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow C-Dubb and Troublez on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2018: Gonzoe - Killmatic

August 18th is the release date for the next solo project from Los Angeles rapper Gonzoe. His upcoming album will be called "Killmatic" and will be made of 11 songs featuring Eazii and Jasse James. You can pre-order your digital copy on iTunes or Amazon. Follow Gonzoe on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2018: Lionz Mayne - Untamed

831 area code representative Lionz Mayne is back with his latest release called "Untamed". The project is available for free on DatPiff and features 10 tracks with guest appearances by Louie Loc, Dopey Locz, Cisko Price, Young Muliano and IAmDavid. Follow Lionz Mayne on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: Shadow - Based On A True Story

Antioch representative should be known to all East Co Co rap fans and to those of you who remember Woodie and his legacy. Shadow was featured on all Woodie's projects, including his solo albums and every part of Northern Expozure series. He was also a member of Guce's Git Paid Ent. back in the late 90's when he appeared numerous times on Guce's records like "Clear & Present Danger" and "If It Ain't Real It Ain't Official".

After tons of guest appearances Shadow is finally releasing his first official solo project. "Based On A True Story" is scheduled to drop on August 18th and will include co-star T-Loc and Lazie Locz. Additionally you'll hear guest performances by B-Dawg, XO Creep, Lou-E-Lou, A-Wax, Young AZ, Flawless, Slaine, Storm, BC, Unique, Six 8 and Samantha B. Follow Shadow on Instagram.


06 August 2018: Big Tone - Game Gifted

We've already been pleased with a new solo project from Antioch rapper Big Tone this year ("Stuck In My Wayz") and we've just found out that in the end of this month he'll drop another one. Sav-It-Out founder is aiming for August 31st for "Game Gifted". There aren't any more details so far, but we'll keep our eyes and ears open. Stay tuned and follow Big Tone on Instagram.


06 August 2018: Extreme - Dreamin Under The Influence

We wrote about this project back in 2015 when it was supposed to drop, but never did. Eventually Hayward rapper Extreme will release "Dreamin Under The Influence" this August. The album will be made of 21 tracks with loads of guest appearances by Mistah F.A.B., San Quinn, Turf Talk, Famsyrk, Young Jab, K-Loc, Tay Cholly, Justo, Jai Swift and more. Extreme is also aiming for a duet project with Reginald Reckwarner called "California Famous!". Follow Extreme on Instagram and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: Fatboy & Chico Flamez present Tha SpitFlame Fam Vol. 2

SpitFlame Fam is back with its latest release - a sequel project to the 2016 compilation. Volume 2 is made of 13 songs and includes performances from rappers like Big Jess, Chico Flamez, Eli. P, The Hoodstarz, The Jacka, Turf Talk, Ren Da Heatmonsta, Livin Proof, Hex and more. You can grab the album on iTunes and Amazon. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: M.A. Da Pilot & Greedy Boy Fred - Da Bastardz

Richmond rapper M.A. Da Pilot and Vallejo representative Greedy Boy Fred have just dropped their joint release called "Da Bastardz". The album is made of 11 tracks featuring K.Jewelz and Bijan. You can get it online on iTunes or Amazon. Follow M.A. Da Pilot and Greedy Boy Fred on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: SL - Struggle With Me

San Leandro representative by the name of SL is about to drop his new EP project very soon. "Struggle With Me" will be made of 6 songs produced by Overdose, Bear On The Beat and Yr On The Beat. Except for SL you'll hear Conspiracy, Doc 9, Lazy Boy, Top Shelf Ermy Bo, Loco C, Krazy, Chip Dollas, Lil Bandit, Lil Speedy Loc, Ice and Benny Blanco. Follow SL on Instagram and peep the track listing below: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: Omega Crosby - Beautiful Life

Modesto rapper Omega Crosby is back with his new solo project called "Beautiful Life". The album is made of 17 songs with guest appearances by Kaz Kyzah, D-Lo, Nef The Pharaoh, YBN Almighty Jay and DJ Michael Watts. You can order your digital copy on iTunes and Amazon. Follow the rapper on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 August 2018: City P - Seasons Change (Deluxe Edition)

Last year San Francisco rapper by the name of City P released a 9-track deep album called "Seasons Change". On August 17th he'll return with a deluxe edition of this project featuring 2 new tracks (#5, #9) and a new cover artwork. You can pre-order its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow City P on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2018: Louie Loco - Life Wit Louie

It's been a while since "Life Wit Louie" dropped, but we thought it's still worthwhile to write about it. San Francisco Latin rapper Louie Loco released his new solo project back in March this year. It came out under Black-N-Brown and is available at all digital spots (iTunes, Amazon and others). What is more, Louie is about to bring more stuff to the rap table this year. He's a step away from dropping a collaboration album with Daly City representative 10sion; he is also working on the second volume of "Life Wit Louie" and a joint project with Trigga Boy Dee titled "Fuckboy Kryptonite". Follow Louie Loco on Instagram.


03 August 2018: Lee Majors - Regime Mobbin: Count My Stripes

Oakland rapper Lee Majors released his latest project called "Regime Mobbin: Count My Stripes" last month. The album includes almost 40 full length songs with guest appearances by some big figures like The Jacka, Yukmouth, Dru Down, Keak Da Sneak, Hollow Tip, Messy Marv, Ap.9, Husalah, Mistah F.A.B., V-White and many more. You can purchase its digital version on iTunes or BandCamp. RapBay should have hard copies (as of now you can pre-order it). Follow Lee Majors on Instagram. (show tracklist)


03 August 2018: Armani DePaul - Psyched Out

Armani DePaul is back with his latest project called "Psyched Out". It's made of 18 songs and includes guest appearances by Slimmy B (of SOB & RBE), Lil Slugg, Trigga, Spittaboy, Cheese and OMB Peezy. Cop the album online on iTunes and Amazon. Follow Armani DePaul on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2018: Ghambit - Potstar

Watsonville (831) representative by the name of Ghambit has recently dropped his new solo project. It is titled "Potstar" and features 10 songs with guest appearances by Sincere, Cuzzin Reese, Jahni Denver, Dutch Vega, Doja Korupt, Demrick, Bo Roc and Artie2Beamers. All beats were produced by DJ Pumba. You can grab a digital version on iTunes. Follow Ghambit on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2018: Pai-D - Time I$ Money

Back in 2016 we wrote about a project called "Money Don't $leep" from Fresno rapper Pai-D. He's freshly back with his latest solo release titled "Time I$ Money" available now at digital spots like iTunes or Amazon. The album is made of 10 songs featuring Young Skeam, Ro, Logan Tymer, Hitman Beatz, Tona Da Owna and Money Wade. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2018: Benny & DJ Gutta Butta - Soul Snatcher

Vallejo representative by the name of Benny is about to drop his new project on August 10th. "Soul Snatcher" will be entirely produced by DJ Gutta Butta and will include 9 tracks with guest appearances by Nef The Pharaoh, IAmSu!, Kool John, Robbioso, Young Da, Ma Da Pilot and more. You can pre-order its digital version on iTunes and Amazon. Follow Benny and DJ Gutta Butta on Instagram. Tracklist: (show tracklist)