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30 January 2010: Lil Rue - Fully Loaded

The solo project from Livewire rapper Lil Rue is out now. It is called "Fully Loaded" and includes 24 tracks with appearances from J Stalin, Ronald Mack, Lil Blood, Mayback, HD and more. Check Lil Rue on MySpace and cop the cd on RapBay. Peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


30 January 2010: Nobe - The Singles

Richmond rapper Nobe has just dropped his new project. It's an EP album called "The Singles" which is available now on iTunes. It includes 8 tracks with guest appearances from San Quinn, Zion I, Roach Gigz, King Cydal, G-Mo, Yong Rebz, Katz & G-Eazy. The whole production was handled by Nobe himself. Also be sure to download his previous release entitled "Goin Up Vol. 1" for free. Get at Nobe on MySpace. Tracklist for "The Singles": (show tracklist)


30 January 2010: Young Moeja & Goph - Sharks & Lions

Be on the lookout for a 408 area code coalition from Goph and Young Moeja dropping soon. Their duet album will be called "Sharks & Lions" and will include 16 tracks with guest appearances from Gangsta Reese, So Saucy, Oso, Mugsey, Lil M & KS. Check out Goph and Young Moeja on their MySpace pages. Have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 January 2010: Interview with E. Fields

Wow, it's the 4th interview this month and yet another good read for you. We've had an opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with the Oakland rapper E. Fields whose debut album "Handlebars" hit the store shelves in Summer 2009. He told us what was the background of the project, described the future plans of his independent label Game Related Records and talked about how he's trying to reach both younger fans and grownups with his lyrics. It is a very thought-provoking article, so be sure not to miss it. The whole interview is up in the Interviews Section, it's just a sneak peak:

[ BayUndaground.com ] : What does the music business look like from the back door? Is it hard for an upcoming artist to release an independent cd?

[ E. Fields ] : Releasing the cd is the easy part. The real work is figuring out how to get it off the shelf. Even the most talented artists and guys with really good records are finding it challenging to move units, especially with the climate in the music game being what it is right now. U gotta really be a hustler and get creative with your marketing and what not. It can be especially difficult for independent artists, who are more often than not working with limited financial recourses. [...] [ read more ]

Also be sure to read the review of "Handlebars" if you haven't had a chance yet.



28 January 2010: Young Vicious - Hustle Muzik

Shiesty Ridaz Productionz rapper Young Vicious reppin' Frisco will be out with his new solo album February 16th. "Hustle Muzik" will be 14-tracks deep and will include anthems like "One Tyme", "Get It", "Grimmy In The Bay" & "Welcome To The West Coast" with Young Gee & Tamira. You can now watch the video for "One Tyme" song below or at our Videos Section. The album will also include guest appearances from Snype, Shoddy Bo, Mistah Slick, Young Cutt, Yung Gounda, Bobby T., Yung Chosen & more. Check out Young Vicious on his MySpace page.


28 January 2010: Ed Dosia - A Negative Mindset

Newark rapper Ed Dosia and a member of 14 Caliber is almost done with his solo project called "A Negative Mindset". It should be available very soon as it's in the final stages of mixing. The tracklist is also almost set, yet it will include one more song with Ad Kapone & Zak 1. Except for them you'll hear guest appearances from such stars like San Quinn, AP.9, Spice 1, Mr. Kee & more. The production will be handled by Knuckles, Mic The Producer, Jack Diamonds, Just H, Viz Da Kid & Krayzie. Be sure to check BayUndaground.com soon for more info. Visit Ed Dosia on MySpace and peep the draft tracklist below: (show tracklist)


28 January 2010: Mistah F.A.B. - Prince Of The Coast

Be on the lookout for a new street project from north Oakland rapper Mistah F.A.B. dropping first week of February. His new album will be called "Prince Of The Coast" and will be mixed by Cali Untouchable's DJ September 7th. There's already a first track that leaked to the Internet called "How I Came Up" produced by Rob-E. "Prince Of The Coast" will be released under Atlantic / Faeva Afta Ent. & Thizz Nation labels. Check out Fabby on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: Darkroom Familia - Norcal Narcotics

The most notorious Latin group out of northern California will bring you its brand new project on March 16th. Darkroom Familia will be back with the compilation album called "Norcal Narcotics" with features from the whole DRF line-up (Duke, Crooked, K.I.D., D-Roll, Oso, Young D, Emaculate) and other Latin rappers out of their camp. The album will drop under Darkroom Studios. Check out the cover, visit DRF on MySpace and return to BayUndaground.com for more detailed information.


27 January 2010: D-Lo - Rude Boy

A young Oakland rapper D-Lo, also known as Mr. No Hoe from his street anthem "No Hoe", will be out with the official solo project on March 16th. The cd will be named "Rude Boy" and will be released by Thizz Nation & Da' T labels. You'll hear a lot of guest appearances on this one from artists like Keak Da Sneak, Messy Marv, The Jacka, Dubee, J-Diggs, Guce, Glasses Malone, Sleepy D & more. Be sure to check out the Videos Section and search for two videos for "No Hoe" - a solo and remixed version with E-40. Get at Mr. No Hoe on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: Andre Nickatina - Khan! The Me Generation

Be prepared for the new solo material from Fillmoe vet Andre Nickatina. The album called "Khan! The Me Generation" will be available March 16th under I-Khan label. The first video for a song called "1-Flight" has already leaked to the Internet. Check it out at the Videos Section. The second video for a track with Paul Wall should be done in March. Get at Andre on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: Freeze - Freon

Bay Area affiliated rapper Freeze hailing from Akron, Ohio is working on his solo endeavor entitled "Freon". The album should be available March 16th under Double F Records. It will feature a street single "They Be Like" with Lil Wayne and guest appearances from Ampichino, Freeway, Bizzy Bone, The Jacka & Young Buck. Freeze is known for his work with Regime's Ampichino, mainly for a collaboration album called "City Of G'z", whose sequel is dropping also this March. Visit Freeze on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: Young Bossi - Fishscale

Another Ampichino's fellow rapper - Young Bossi - will hit the streets with his solo joint same day as the group album from him, Ampichino & Freeze - March 16th. He called his solo project "Fishscale" and invited to the studio rappers like Ampichino, The Jacka & Yukmouth. The cd will be released under Double F Records. Take a look at the cover for "Fishscale" and hit Bossi on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: X-Raided - The Unforgiven 2.5: Assisted Suicide

If you check out News Section daily you probably know that Sacramento rapper X-Raided is working on a group album with C-Dubb, Gangsta Reese and B. Parker called "Bloc Bizniz" which is scheduled for mid March. That's not all from him, as he'll release a true collector's item - double album project entitled "The Unforgiven 2.5: Assisted Suicide" which will include all songs from "Eternally Unforgiven" and "The Unforgiven 2". Not only you'll get two of his previous releases in one, but you'll also hear it in better quality. The vocals were recorded once again with crystal clear sound and the production was mastered. This collector's item will drop on March 16th under Gangway & Block Star Records. Hit X-Raided on his MySpace page.


27 January 2010: C-Dubb - Mob Hits

It's been a while since Sacramento rapper C-Dubb signed to X-Raided's record label Bloc Star. You'll have a chance to get his two first project from this label in March. C-Dubb will be featured on X-Raided's cd called "Bloc Bizniz" and will release a greatest hits product called "Mob Hits". This will be a double album including a street anthem "Colorblind" with X-Raided. You'll also hear known tracks with guest appearances from T-Nutty, The Jacka, Juvenile, San Quinn, Keak Da Sneak, Jay Tee, Turf Talk & more. Check out C-Dubb on MySpace, cop his previous albums online at CD Baby and read the reviews of most of his cds at BayUndaground.


27 January 2010: Medical Marijuana Music - Medicine Man

Be on the lookout for a new project from Grandaddy Purp music label called "Medical Marijuana Music - Medicine Man". The album will feature tracks with E-40, J-Diggs, Total Devastation, Mike Marshall, Celly Cel, Mississippi, Tone-E, Blaxicans and more. The whole production will be handled by one of the best Bay Area beat makers - K-Lou. Check out the official website for Grandaddy Purp.


26 January 2010: Nsanity presents Northern Cali Grinders

The new album by San Jose group Nsanity is available now. It's a compilation project, however Nsanity members are featured on almost every song. The album is entitled "Northern Cali Grinders" and it includes 19 tracks with appearances from Nsanity, Big Tone, Davina, Big Oso Loc, C-Locs, Never, Young Loc, Ono Loco, Termyte & more. Check out Nsanity on MySpace, grab the album at RapBay.com and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


26 January 2010: Black C - 70's Baby

San Francisco legend and a member of RBL Posse group - Black C - will be dropping his new solo cd on April 17th. The album will be called "70's Baby" and will be released under Rightway Productions. The production will be delivered by Rome (aka Slapadelic), Rick Rock, Blunt, The Reason, Socrates, The Cheifs and Sean T. You'll hear guest appearances from Moe Da Hustla, Hermanata, Young June, Troublemaker, Simon, Devious, Martha B. & Hard Headz. Be sure to check out the Videos Section and search for Black C's latest clip called "Stay With Me" with Hermanata.

Also be on the lookout for other upcoming releases from Rightway Prod. like Hitman's solo called "Frisco Legend", Moe Da Hustla - "Grown Manish" or Hard Headz cd entitiled "Grimey Season". Visit RBL Posse on their MySpace page.


26 January 2010: Louieville Slugga - Welcome To Louieville

Last week Oakland rapper Louieville Slugga dropped his new solo cd called "Welcome To Louieville". You can now cop it online at RapBay.com and check out the tracklist which includes 20 tracks with appearances by Mac Dre, Mac Mall, Sleepdank, Boss Hogg, Malika, Children Of Sin & others. Check out Louieville Slugga on his MySpace page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


26 January 2010: Ampichino, Freeze & Young Bossi - City Of G'z Part 2

Ampichino, Freeze & Young Bossi will be back with the second part of "City Of G'z" album. Their group album will be available March 16th under Double F Records label. "City Of G'z Part 2" will include guest appearances by Yukmouth, The Regime and more. Check out the official MySpace page for City Of G'z.


26 January 2010: Ya Boy Yundee - You See What I Say

There's a new free project from Sacramento rapper Ya Boy Yundee, a member of Tre Mak's camp Point Blank Muzic. His street cd is called "You See What I Say" and includes 16 songs with guest appearances from Tre Mak, Young 5ive, Purp Reynolds, Lil Mike, Thurman Lee, Shavone C. & Tese Wood. Download Yundee's project and visit his MySpace profile. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 January 2010: Almost 500 videos!

That's right, we've got almost 500 northern Cali music videos in the system. BayUndaground.com staff would like to thank once again to all the contributors who sent us the links to the videos that weren't linked yet. If you know of a video and it is not yet posted in the Video section, please suggest it. There's a simple form to fill.
Have a look at the the brand new video from 3 Hayward representatives: Plain Big Turo and Big Lou and their track titled "Throwin Up The Stac":


25 January 2010: Interview with Cash Crop

We've just had a chat with Cash Crop - rapper out of Sonoma (707) and a CEO of Pistolgrip Productions. He's talking about his previous and upcoming projects, his label and collaborations with well known artists and producers. Be sure to check out the interview and support his music. Below you can read a small part of it and the whole thing is uploaded in the Interviews Section:

[ BayUndaground.com ] : So how did you manage to gather all these well known artists (Mr. Kee, Mistah F.A.B., Big Rich, Berner) on your first project? [...]

[ Cash Crop ] : Networking is the key. Had to reach out and ask the right cats. I knew who I wanted to work with. I've built good relationships with all my producers. Very blessed to be able to close my mouth at times and open my ears to the people who have been around for a minute [...] [ read more ]


22 January 2010: DaVinci - The Day The Turf Stood Still

San Francisco rapper DaVinci (fka J. DaVinci) will be releasing his new official solo album March 9th. He's now signed to Sweet Breads Creative Collective label and his cd called "The Day The Turf Stood Still" will be presented by them. You can already listen "It's On Me" track produced by Blunt on Sweet Breads official website. Hit DaVinci on his MySpace and check BayUndaground.com out daily for more info.


22 January 2010: X-Raided, C-Dubb, Gangsta Reese & B. Parker - Bloc Bizniz

The new Sacramento coalition from X-Raided, C-Dubb, Gangsta Reese (also known as the Full Clip member from East Side San Jose) and B. Parker will hit the streets with their joint effort on March 16th. The cd will be mainly presented by X-Raided, yet you can be sure to hear C-Dubb and Reese on most of the songs. You can already listen to the single called "Speak The Truth" on Raided's MySpace. Also visit C-Dubb, Gangsta Reese and B. Parker on their MySpace pages.


22 January 2010: Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner And A Movie

The new official solo album by one of the sickest northern Cali rappers - Brotha Lynch Hung - will be dropping March 23rd. You can now pre-order your copy at StrangeMusicInc.com. The price might seem a bit high ($18.98), but you must know that the order includes autographed cd, an exclusive t-shirt and a download link for an unreleased track from Lynch. The cd will include tracks like "I Plotted (My Next Murder)", "Meat" or "Colostomy Bag". Visit Brotha Lynch's official webiste and MySpace page.


22 January 2010: Smoov-E - Mr. Biscuits

If you're interested in getting yourself a new album by Smoov-E, which dropped on January 19th you can check out the tracklist below. His latest project called "Mr. Biscuits" features 17 songs with guest appearances from Andre Nickatina, Brotha Lynch Hung, Too Short, First Degree The DE, Reek Daddy, Count Salaz, Pat Rich & Jackpot. You can cop the album online at RapBay.com and visit Smoov-E on his MySpace page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


21 January 2010: C-Locs presents Family Biznezz

The new compilation from San Jose representative C-Locs is out here. "Family Biznezz" is already available at streets spots like Streetlight Records / U-Save Liqour or El Cajon / Jeans Plus and will be hitting Rasputins soon. The album features 20 songs with verses from C-Locs, Mike D, Drew, Big Tone, Davina, Lil Wyno, Ace Of Spits, Nsanity, Tito B, Skarface, Big Oso Loc, Mr. 21, Traficante, Lil Coner & more. Check out the tracklist below and peep C-Locs on his MySpace page: (show tracklist)


21 January 2010: Majesty Records presents Hood Status

San Francisco artist Gillatine is almost finished with the brand new compilation that will be released by his record label Majesty Records. The title is "Hood Status" and it features 20+ tracks with appearances by such well known artists as JT The Bigga Figga, C-Fresh, Turf Talk, Errelevent, 10sion, Gillatine himself and many more. The album should be available in February, we'll keep you posted on it. In the meantime, visit Majesty Records on their MySpace page and have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


21 January 2010: Sleepdank - I Love Rap Money

Crestside (Vallejo) rapper Sleepdank is out with a new solo project. It is called "I Love Rap Money" and was released under Sleepy Kat label. It's a double disc project that features all new tracks including guest appearances from Yukmouth, J-Diggs, J-Rock, Dubee, Bavgate, Crest Creepaz, Geezy & more. Check out his MySpace page. We'll try to lace you up with tracklist soon.


21 January 2010: Louieville Slugga - Welcome To Louieville

Oakland rapper Louieville Slugga and a member of Children Of Sin group is out with his solo album. It is called "Welcome To Louieville" and was released under Thizzlamic Records. The album includes tracks like "Ice Cream" with Mac Mall & Boss Hogg, "Intoxicated" and "Don't Wanna See Me". Guest appearances also include verses from Sleepdank, Children Of Sin, Malika, Shigady and more. The whole production was handled by Louieville Slugga. Check him out on the MySpace page.


21 January 2010: Street Cred Music Group presents Fumble Recovery

San Francisco rap label Street Cred will be pushing out the new compilation project this April. It will be called "Fumble Recovery" and will feature lots of Bay Area artists like E-40, Too Short, MC Hammer, J. Valentine, Keak Da Sneak, Mac Dre, Big Rich, Dem Hoodstarz, Messy Marv, Yukmouth, E-A-Ski, Clyde Carson, Mistah F.A.B., Rappin' 4-Tay, B-Legit, Kafani, San Quinn, Laroo, PSD, Turf Talk, J-Diggs, Balance, Cellski, J Stalin, Ray Luv & many more. Visit Street Cred Music Group on MySpace and check out the flyer.


21 January 2010: Evenodds - Sip Champagne (single)

San Francisco duet Evenodds has just brought you their new single called "Sip Champagne". It is produced by M.A. and will be featured on their upcoming album entitled "The Revision". Check out D.E.O. and M.A. on their official MySpace page and stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more detailed info on their new project.


20 January 2010: Dap Daniel - Theme Music

Richmond representative Dap Daniel, now also known as D.A.P., could already be heard as a member of Mr. Kee's FE and a group West Bound. After dropping a couple of local mixtapes he's finally coming out with a full length LP. His debut solo is titled "Theme Music" and will hit the streets in February. BayUndaground.com will definitely keep you updated on this release. For now have a look at his MySpace page and official page. There's also a video to the single promoting the album. This is "Car Went Boom" with appearances from Kleck and D. Ross:


20 January 2010: J. Gib & Simps Da 45 - When The Smoke Clears

Sacramento rapper J. Gib and Simps Da 45 have just released their joint collaboration on Takeova Ent. The mixtape is titled "When The Smoke Clears". It is available both for digital download and free listen at datpiff.com as well as for regular purchase at CD Baby. The cd features 17 tracks mixed by DJ Gio. Visit Takeova Entertainment on MySpace and peep the tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 January 2010: Kai Straw - Anatomy Of The I

Underground Fairfield artist Kai Straw has just released a solo album. It is titled "Anatomy Of The I" and doesn't feature any guest appearances. It is a strictly digital release for now; available for free, high quality download at kaistraw.bandcamp.com. Get ready for 13 tracks filled with both thought-provoking lyrics as well as pure entertainment. Visit Kai Straw's MySpace page and have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 January 2010: Conspiracy and Young Savi - Lil Town Savz

There's finally some buzz in the 831 area code rap scene. Monterey County representatives have teamed up to create a "Lil Town Savz" project. The artists are Conspiracy and Young Savi of Savage Pro'z Ent. You could already hear them on the "Savulation" compilation series showcasing the local talents. They are firstly planning to have it available via digital download and then press some units by the end of February. "Lil Town Savz" got support from Strong Arm and Thizz Latin. Visit Savage Pro'z and Young Savi on their MySpace pages. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more info coming up soon.


20 January 2010: Interview with Young Ant

We've got another interview waiting for you to read it. This time we had a talk with Hayward representative Young Ant who was a part of a group Unjust Hustlas. However he changed his life and became a staunch Christian. We talked about his new life, the way his attitude changed, how he views the contemporary Bay Area rap scene etc. It's a good read, don't miss it. Have a look at the teaser below. The whole interview is up in the Interviews Section:

[ BayUndaground.com ] : And you decided not to leave the rap field. West coast rap fans are used to some gangsta / mob type of content. Do you think that this genre is a good means of promoting Christian mentality?

[ Young Ant ] : Of course, both Christian and non Christians will enjoy my music. The only thing that separates gangsta/mob music from Christian music are the words, and the message. You can take my production and create a gangsta track to it if you chose to. You can also take something considered gangsta, and switch it up to something real "praizey". There's no right or wrong way to make music. We as artists need to think outside the box, do something new, and get creative. I market my product to both Christians, and non Christians. My music is for everybody. [...] [ read more ]



19 January 2010: The Jacka & Laroo - Neva Be The Same: 20 Bricks Season One

One of the most awaited Bay Area collaboration is out here! The Jacka (of the Mob Figaz) and Laroo The Hard Hitta dropped their duet album called "Neva Be The Same: 20 Bricks Season One". It includes 12 tracks with guest appearances from Cellski, Rydah J. Klyde, Fed-X, Matt Blaque & more. What's more this project also includes a 30-minute long DVD. You can buy it online at RapBay.com. Visit Jacka and Laroo on their MySpace pages. Check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


19 January 2010: Wizeguys - Guerrilla Warfare

Blanco, Lil Hyfe & Taj-He-Spitz are back with their new group album called "Guerrilla Warfare". This time the Wizeguys brought you 16 tracks with appearances from some huge Bay Area names like E-40, San Quinn, Keak Da Sneak, The Jacka, Mike Marshall, Matt Blaque & others. The cd was released under Guerrilla Entertainment. The beats were delivered by Sean T, Droop-E & DKC. Visit the official MySpace page for Guerrilla Ent. and hit GotPurp.com website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 January 2010: Darkroom Familia presents Playaz 4 Life - Major Game

One of the very first recordings from Northern California Latin group - Darkroom Familia - has just been repressed and re-released in a cd format. You can now cop the classic compilation from the early 90's called "Playaz 4 Life - Major Game". The album features 14 tracks with appearances from DRF (Duke, Crooked, Sir Dyno, D-Roll, Young Ant), but also Speedy Loc, Down-N-Dirty, JB Hype, Sire, Krooked Eye and more. Check the tracklist and visit Darkroom Familia on their MySpace page. (show tracklist)


19 January 2010: Smoov-E - Mr. Biscuits

There it is - another dose of original and unique sounds from Sebastopol artist Smoov-E. "Mr. Biscuits" includes 17 songs with tracks like "Bella", "Blue Eyed Baby" and "The Fondler". On 10th Smoov-E's solo cd you'll hear guest appearances from Too Short, Brotha Lynch Hung, Andre Nickatina & Reek Daddy. The album dropped under R.E.A.L. Records and you can get it online on RapBay.com. Check out Smoov-E on his MySpace page.


19 January 2010: Shadow - The Arrival

Shadow is one of the vets out of Antioch. He's known for his appearances on all of the "Northern Expozure" compilations and other East Co. Co. and Sav-It-Out releases. Now it's time for him to drop a solo cd. The highly anticipated solo project from Shadow will be called "The Arrival" and will drop under Sav-It-Out Records this year. It will feature Sav-It-Out and East Co. Co. camp rappers. Be sure to cop previous releases from the record label on its official website and get back to BayUndaground.com for more info coming up soon.


19 January 2010: Eddie K - Future Spit

San Francisco emcee Eddie K will be back with a new solo cd entitled "Future Spit" on February 16th. His upcoming project will include 13 songs with guest appearances from Mac Dre, Equipto, Mike Marshall, Brandon B, Spank Pops, Akil, F-Dog & more. Visit Eddie K on MySpace and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


19 January 2010: Funk Season 2

Philthy Rich, DJ Ambidekstres and Livewire camp will be releasing a new compilation called "Funk Season 2". It will feature 24 tracks with appearances from Philthy Rich, J Stalin, Stevie Joe, Lil Blood, Sleepy D, DB The General, Moses, Shady Nate & more. Philthy Rich's MySpace page says it's dropping on August 3rd, but you can already pre-order it from RapBay, so hopefully we'll see it earlier. Get at Philthy Rich on MySpace and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


19 January 2010: Mac Dre - Best Of Mac Dre Vol. 5

The fifth part of greatest hits from Thizz Father is available now. "The Best Of Mac Dre Vol. 5" is a double album, each features 14 tracks. Just as on four previous projects, you'll receive only the previously released tracks - both from Mac Dre's solos and from the ones he was featured on. The cd is available online at RapBay.com and was released under Thizz Entertainment. Visit Thizz Ent. on MySpace and have a look at the tracklist (no features though): (show tracklist)


18 January 2010: HD - Extortion Muzic

A debut album from Livewire rapper HD will be hitting the stores February 2nd. His solo cd will be called "Extortion Muzic" and will feature 24 tracks with guest appearances from . Stalin, Lil Rue, Philthy Rich, Lil Blood, Shady Nate, Jay Jonah & others. The production will be handled by Blitz Beats, Gamble, Marlee Beats & Rob Lo. Visit HD on his MySpace page and check the tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 January 2010: Cheech - Full Time Grind

There's a new solo album from a Sacramento representative Cheech titled "Full Time Grind" coming up soon. Cheech has already released a gang of albums like "Hustle Recipes", "Mobb Money" and collaborations. The new one is going to be released on February 2nd and will feature verses from The Jacka, Lee Majors, Scoob Nitty, Reek Daddy, Dubb 20 and more. Production is mostly handled by Demon with a few also done by HK, Rob Lo and Tree House Cartel. You can already buy the digital version at Amazon, iTunes and other e-stores. Peep his music on the MySpace page and have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 January 2010: Spark It Up Records - No Suckas compilations

East Palo Alto camp - Spark It Up Records - lead by Smiley is working on a new compilation series called "No Suckas". These cds will feature lots of well known names out of northern Cali Latin rap scene as well as some local artists. "No Suckas Vol. 1" is almost done and will be hitting the streets soon, probably late February. Expect to hear verses from Smiley, Locs, ADR Lavey, Mars, Ed Dosia, Big Oso Loc, Zak 1, Pistol Cee, Young Azz Cuttyboy, Lefty, Chino Montana, Big Ru, Skarekrow, J Dawg & more. The cd will be available at Rasputins and moms & pops stores as well as online on iTunes.

The volume 2 is already in works and we know it will include songs with Ed Dosia, Zak 1, XO Creep, Sleepy Santino, Lefty, Turf Grindaz, LSE, Alpha & Omega. The list of guest appearances is still open, so if you want to participate in this movement hit Smiley on his email: sparkitup.rec@gmail.com. Visit Spark It Up Records on MySpace. Tracklist for "No Suckas Vol. 1": (show tracklist)


15 January 2010: Cash Crop - Me, Myself And I

Last year rapper Cash Crop (aka B-Tee) dropped his second solo cd and re-released his debut album. Third project from Sonoma (707) representative, named "Me, Myself And I", will be hitting the streets this March. It's going to be a 100% solo cd. Also be on the lookout for a duet album from Cash Crop and Frisco artist Berner coming out in April. Go and check out Cash Crop on his MySpace and cop his previous releases online at CD Baby.


15 January 2010: Big Rhino - 4 Ever Ridin

San Jose rapper Big Rhino, known from his affiliations with Big Oso Loc, will drop his new solo cd under Smokie Loc's Evilside Recods. It will be available on May 5th in northern and central Cali stores and iTunes. Check out the tracklist below, yet it might change as it's coming from our archives, when the album was supposed to drop under Active Entertainment. Have a look at the new cover and get at Big Rhino on his MySpace page. (show tracklist)


15 January 2010: J-Dubb - Convicted Felon (single)

Oakland artist J-Dubb is back in the rap game. He was released from prison last year, after he served his sentence. Now you can listen to his new single called "Convicted Felon" on his MySpace page. J-Dubb is also working on the new full length solo album (likely titled "Still Game Related") and videos. It will probably drop under Live Image Music Group. Be sure to get back to BayUndaground.com for more news as we'll update you on J-Dubb's moves.


13 January 2010: E-40 - Revenue Retrievin' (Day Shift & Night Shift)

We've just got some fresh news on E-40's upcoming album. As we told you yesterday the "Revenue Retrievin'" will be a double album, yet both cds will be released separately on the same day: March 30th. They'll be subtitled as "Day Shift" and "Night Shift" and will both feature different covers.

The guest appearances list is also updated and it includes: Clyde Carson, Mistah F.A.B., Dem Hoodstarz, Keak Da Sneak, San Quinn, Jacka, DB'z, Laroo, Mac Shawn, Dru Down, Messy Marv, Ya Boy, Cousin Fik, Turf Talk, B-Legit, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Suga Free, Gucci Mane, J Valentine, Marty James, Stres, Bobby V & Lenny Williams. Both cds will feature 38 songs in total. Check out the covers and visit E-40's MySpace profile.



13 January 2010: The Jacka & Laroo - Neva Be The Same: 20 Bricks Season One

We're back with the tracklist for the highly anticipated duet album from The Jacka & Laroo. It will hit the stores next week - January 19th. You'll get 12 tracks including leaked slappers like "20 Bricks" or "Dip". You can find videos for both of these songs in the Videos Section. "Neva Be The Same: 20 Bricks Season One" will also feature guest appearances from Cellski, Rydah J. Klyde, Fed-X, Matt Blaque & more. What's more this project will also include a 30-minute long DVD. You can already buy it online at RapBay.com. Check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


12 January 2010: J Stalin - Prenuptial Agreement

It's official! The new solo album from Oakland beast and Livewire father J Stalin is out here. "Prenuptial Agreement" features street singles like "Rock Day" or "Last Night" - both with videos which you can find at Videos Section. There are guest appearances from rappers like Messy Marv, E-40, Too Short, Mistah F.A.B., Dubb 20, Jacka and the Livewire camp members. You can cop the cd online at RapBay.com. Visit J Stalin on MySpace and peep the tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 January 2010: Jacka - Broad Daylight

It's been a few days since the latest Jacka's album hit the streets. You can already get it in some of the locations like UnderDog Clothing in Pittsburg. It is also available online at RapBay.com. This unofficial Jacka's solo album includes 14 tracks with production from Rob Lo, One Drop Scott and others. You'll hear songs with guest appearances from Lee Majors, Keak Da Sneak, Agerman, Kafani, Shady Nate & more. Visit the official website for "Broad Daylight" label - Town Records. Check out the tracklist below and get at Jacka on his MySpace page: (show tracklist)


12 January 2010: E-40 - Revenue Retrievin'

As you probably know the highly anticipated solo album from E-40 got pushed back. "Revenue Retrievin'" was supposed to drop in the end of November last year. Unfortunately you'll have to wait till March 30th. Good news is the project will be a double album. It will drop under EMI Records and will include a street single entitled "Get Money" with Young Jeezy & B-Legit. You'll also hear guest appearances from Too Short, Bobby Valentino, Sic Wid' It Camp, Messy Marv, Jacka & more. Stay tuned for more info and peep E-40's MySpace page.


12 January 2010: Black N Chrome Gang - If U Fonkin, I'm Fonkin': The Mixalation

An Oakland group named Black N Chrome Gang has just released its debut mixtape. The members of the crew include Yay, Big Fa$e, Shisty, G-Dirty and Incredibo. The cd itself is titled "If U Fonkin, I'm Fonkin': The Mixalation" and is already available for $9.99 in RapBay store. Don't be fooled by the word "mixtape" though as it features all exclusive beats brought to you by Yay, Mr. Kooman, Jamez, Heavyweight Beats, 2 Toxic and a lot more. Get ready for 20 tracks and features from lots of Oakland underground artists. Visit their MySpace pages: group, Big Fa$e and Incredibo. Peep the tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 January 2010: Young Moeja & Goph - Sharks & Lions

408 rappers Goph (Santa Clara) and Young Moeja (San Jose) are now working on their duet album. It will be called "Sharks & Lions" and will be available around mid March. Expect to hear guest appearances from Gangsta Reese, Double G, Lil M, So Saucy, Pops, Oso, Mugsey & more. Be sure to download previous releases from Goph for free! Here's the list of his projects with links:
"The Western Promotion"
"Fucc Your Lyfe"
"Grind To Shine"
Make sure you get back at BayUndaground.com for more info on "Sharks & Lions". In the meanwhile check out Goph and Young Moeja on their MySpace pages.


11 January 2010: C-Locs presents Family Biznezz

"Family Biznezz" is a new compilation from C-Locs' M.A.E. label. It was supposed to drop last year, but it got pushed back. There's a new, official release date, which is set for January 28th. The album will feature 20 songs with verses from C-Locs, Mike D, Drew, Big Tone, Young Capone, Frank Gucci, Docta Evil, Davina, Lil Wyno, Ace Of Spits, Nsanity, Lil G, Tito B, Skarface, Big Oso Loc, Mr. 21, Kracc, Traficante, Lil Coner & more. Check out the tracklist below and visit BayUndaground.com daily as we'll inform you for sure when it drops. In the meanwhile peep C-Locs on his MySpace page. (show tracklist)


09 January 2010: Interview with Fly Street Gang

We've recently got a pleasure to talk a bit with an up-and-coming group out of Oakland. Here's an interview with Fly Street Gang, which is made of Tah MF, Young Phantom & Jay West. In the end of 2009 they released their new street album called "Flight School", which is free for download. Below you can read a short teaser, while the whole interview is up in the Interviews Section:

[ BayUndaground.com ] : Let's start off our little conversation with introducing your group - the Fly Street Gang. Who's on board and where are you from?

[ Fly Street Gang ] : Tah MF, Jay West and Fly Boy Phantom - we are all from East Oakland, but we were born in different cities.

[ BayUndaground.com ] : How did you guys end up in East Oakland?

[ Fly Street Gang ] : Tah MF and Jay West were born in East Oakland and Phantom was born in San Leandro, but moved to Oakland when he was very young. [...] [ read more ]


08 January 2010: Nsanity presents Northern Cali Grinders

The new album by San Jose group Nsanity will hit the streets January 25th. It's going to be more of a compilation project, however Nsanity members will be featured almost on every song. The title for this album is "Northern Cali Grinders" and it will include 18 tracks with appearances from Nsanity, Big Tone, Davina, Big Oso Loc, C-Locs, Never, Young Loc, Ono Loco, Termyte & more. Check out Nsanity on MySpace and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


08 January 2010: Sumthin Terrible - Do It For Tha Mobb

Sacramento group Sumthin Terrible will bring their new project on March 16th. It will be titled "Do It For Tha Mobb" and will drop under Stupid Entertainment. Sumthin Terrible are Chuck Beez (now also known as Pho Sho), Sauce, Bad Business, Stupid & Clappa. Check us out soon for more info and in the meanwhile take a look at the cover and visit Sumthin Terrible on their MySpace page.


07 January 2010: Snype - Million Dollar Hut

We're back with the tracklist for a new solo release from O-Town rapper Snype of Shiesty Ridaz Productionz. His new album called "Million Dollar Hut" will include 12 tracks with appearances from Young Vicious, Macadamion, Shoddy Boe, Hussle & Bobby T. Check out a short preview of the album and cop the cd on February 2nd. Tracklist below: (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Scripp Block Turf-Tape

Hayward representative Big Lou has just released a compilation showcasing the artists of his label Scripp Block Muzik. You will hear verses from such underground Haystack cats as Lil O, Cris-G, Big Riggz, Chuck T and more. "Scripp Block Turf-Tape" features 20 tracks where Big Lou plays the main role. The compilation is available right now in all Rasputin locations and will shortly hit such on-line spots as RapBay and iTunes. Check the artist's MySpace page and have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: The Pack - The Pack Is Back! mixtape

In the end of 2009 the Berkeley hyphy group of 4 youngsters released another project. The Pack - Lil B, Lil Uno, Young L and Stunnaman - brought you a mixtape titled "The Pack Is Back". It is a digital only release that features 18 tracks with appearances from Husalah and Jim Jones. You can download it from HERE. Have a look at the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Lil Uno - L.U.T. The Mixtape

Lil Uno of The Pack hailing from Berkeley is out with his street mixtape called "L.U.T.". It is available online at CD Baby and includes 16 songs with appearances from Ya Boy, Lil Rue, HD, Doonie, Stunnaman, Young Bob, Kafani & more. The majority of production was handled by Young L of The Pack with a few tracks done by T. Case, Sirealz and Jon Famous. Check out the tracklist and get at Lil Uno on his MySpace page. (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Mougab & Chill Scrill - The First 48

Mougab and Seaside artist Chill Scrill dropped their new mixtape called "The First 48". The whole project was written and recorded in only 48 hours. It includes 15 songs with appearances from Stonez & J-Tron. Be sure to listen or download it on DatPiff.com. Visit Mougab and Chill Scrill on their MySpace pages. Tracklist below: (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Rob Rize - Wake Yo Ass Up

East Bay rapper Rob Rize is giving his two latest projects for free. You can download or listen to the LP called "Wake Yo Ass Up" on DatPiff.com. The tracklist differs a bit from the one we've posted in May 2009, yet you can be sure to hear pure slaps with appearances from Akazie, Smigg Dirtee, Maloso, Big Lou, Bunz, X-Facta and more. The beats were delivered by Akazie, Raskal & Illaze. Also be sure to check out his project called "Digital Blueprint" available now online and stay tuned for his official solo cd he's working on - entitled "Phoenix Rizing". Visit Rob Rize on MySpace and peep the tracklist for "Wake Ur Ass Up": (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Rob Rize - Digital Blueprint

Another free album from rapper Rob Rize is here for ya'll. It's called "Digital Blueprint" and as for now it is only available on-line. Go and download this project from DatPiff.com for free. The album includes 11 tracks with beats from Aruntrax, Illaze, E4Quik and Shadowville. You'll hear guest appearances from Rukus, Akazie, Don Changolini 4000, Da Youngsta, C.V., Yung Rip & more. Peep Rob Rize on MySpace and check out the tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 January 2010: Hollow Tip presents Crime & Poverty

Be on the lookout for a new project from North Highlands legend Hollow Tip. It will be called "Crime & Poverty" and will be hitting stores March 16th. The album will drop under Mercenary Entertainement and will feature guest appearances from Yukmouth, San Quinn, Luni Coleone, A-Wax, Smigg Dirtee, Mercenaries, Mic-C, 80 West, Mr. Blap, Nikateezy, Shay Sanchez & more. You can listen to a few tracks on "Crime & Poverty" official MySpace page and also get at Hollow Tip on his own MySpace page.


05 January 2010: Yukmouth - Free At Last

East Oakland vet and a creator of Regime gang will be dropping his new project this Spring. According to Yukmouth's official MySpace page the album called "Free At Last" will be available March 13th. The album will include tracks like "Dubz Up" and "211" which are already buzzing on the Internet. Also be sure to watch the official video for "211" track which features L.E.P. & Bogus Boys. Check out the cover and stay tuned for more info coming to BayUndaground.com.


05 January 2010: Jacka - Broad Daylight

There's an official date release for a new project from The Jacka of the Mob Figaz. "Broad Daylight" will be available next week - on January 12th. It will drop under Town Records. The delay was caused mainly by the decision of making an enhanced cd including footage of Jacka, ringtones & more. The album will feature production from Rob Lo, One Drop Scott and others. We'll hear guest appearances from Lee Majors, Cellski, Kafani, Shady Nate, Young Lott, Joe Blow, B-Town Mac, Netta B & now also Keak Da Sneak. Check out Jacka on his MySpace page.


05 January 2010: Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Volume 2

It's official. The new project from Livewire member Shady Nate is out now. It's a mixtape called "The Shady Bunch Volume 2" which includes 23 tracks. You'll hear guest appearances from the whole Livewire line-up and verses from rappers like Mistah F.A.B., Dubb 20, Lee Majors, Yukmouth, Richie Rich, Guce or Zion I. Peep Shady Nate on his MySpace page. Check out the tracklist and support this album: (show tracklist)


05 January 2010: Snype - Million Dollar Hut

Oakland rapper Snype and a member of Shiesty Ridaz Production will be releasing his second solo album on February 2nd. It will be called "Million Dollar Hut" and will include guest appearances from Young Vicious, Macadamion, Shoddy Boe, Hussle & Bobby T. You can pre-order your copy at snype_510@yahoo.com and check out some songs from this release on Snype's MySpace. The album will be available at online spots like Rasputins, FriscoStreetShow and RapBay.com. Check out the sample track from "Million Dollar Hut" cd.


04 January 2010: Richie Rich - Town Bidness

Oakland veteran Richie Rich is back with a new project. It's a mixtape called "Town Bidness" and it includes 13 songs, mostly solo tracks. You'll hear guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, B-Legit & Erk The Jerk. Listen or download the whole album on DatPiff.com. Tracklist below: (show tracklist)


03 January 2010: Lil Rue - Fully Loaded

Even though Livewire Records is continuously dropping some new projects, we're still waiting for Lil Rue's solo. Finally some more information appeared. The awaited "Fully Loaded" solo will finally hit the stores on January 26th and will be presented by J Stalin himself. Get ready for more than 20 tracks with features from such people as J Stalin, Ronald Mack, Lil Blood, Mayback, HD and more Check Lil Rue on MySpace and peep the tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 January 2010: Nobe - Going Up Vol. 1

Rapper Nobe representing Richmond started year 2010 with the release of his brand new street album. It is titled "Going Up Vol. 1" and is available both for free download and for purchase as a normal release. You should also know that the majority of the album consists of exclusive tracks produced by Black Light Music, Epik The Dawn, Nobe himself, Johnny Juliano, Flash Beats and Vybe. You can download the whole cd from HERE or contact Nobe about the retails version via e-mail: nobeinfgang@gmail.com. Check the artist on his MySpace page and have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 January 2010: Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner And A Movie

Well, first of all Happy New Year to all our current and upcoming readers! It's been a long time, 2010 will be yet another milestone for us. We run this website for 7 years now and due to constant enhancements and overall progress it looks as it looks now.

It is possible that we will see Brotha Lynch Hung's new solo this year. Fans are a little skeptical, however an officially presented cover is a good sign. Highly anticipated by the horrorcore music fans "Dinner And A Movie" is supposed to be released on March 23rd. Time will tell, as of know peep the cover and watch for more information as BayUndaground.com will definitely have you posted on it.


01 January 2010: Polo - C.H.A.P.S. (Can't Have A Polo Shirt)

Even though we try to stay on top of things all the time, there's always an album that will slip. Anyway this was a pretty inconspicuous release: Oakland representative Polo of the group Hittaz On Tha Payroll finally came out with his debut cd sometime in December. Fans could already hear his mixtape and a collaboration cd with Curcinado. This debut official album is titled "C.H.A.P.S. (Can't Have A Polo Shirt)" and features guest appearances by J Stalin, Eddi Projex, Curcinado, Sly Seville and Predator. You can buy it on-line on CD Baby for $12.97. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 January 2010: Black N Chrome Gang - If U Fonkin, I'm Fonkin': The Mixalation

An Oakland group named Black N Chrome Gang will have their mixtape released on January 7th. The members of the crew include Yay, Big Fa$e, Shisty, G-Dirty and Incredibo. The cd itself is titled "If U Fonkin, I'm Fonkin': The Mixalation" and is already available for $9.99 in RapBay store. Get ready for 20 tracks and features from Hittaz On Tha Payroll and a lot of Oakland underground artists. Visit their MySpace pages: group, Big Fa$e and Incredibo. Peep the tracklist (no features mentioned): (show tracklist)