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31 August 2011: YGS & Lil Rue - 10 Toes Down

Oakland rapper and the CEO of Constant Movements Entertainment by the name of YGS (Young Gunna Stunna) has already brought you this year his duet project with Jae Mac. He has also hooked up with Lil Rue to record a joint album called "10 Toes Down". All we know for know is it will be released on October 11th. For more info visit us daily and peep Lil Rue's official website.


31 August 2011: Smoovie Baby - Genius vs Insanity II (free)

San Francisco rapper Smoovie Baby has just brought you his new mixtape album for free download. The project is called "Genius vs Insanity II" and includes tracks with production from Smoovie himself, JustinKase, The Invasion and more. You'll also hear verses by Mistah F.A.B., Damey, Bobby Brackins, IAmSu, LoveRance and more. Peep Smoovie Baby on his official website.


31 August 2011: Gigio - Good Hard Times EP (free)

Fairfield emcee Gigio (of Grund Sunz) hooked up with LA producer Doe Doe to release an EP project called "Good Hard Times". It's available in digitals for free download on Gigio's BandCamp website. You'll get 5 solo cuts. Here's the tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 August 2011: Stevebo - Cherry Pie: Sumthin To Smoke To: The Mixtape (free)

Stevebo (of Josie Bois) is a San Jose rapper who has just brought you his mixtape for free download. The album is called "Cherry Pie: Sumthin To Smoke To" and includes 11 tracks with guest appearances from Eezo, Spliffesa, E-Nutt, Cali Kid, Yung Monc, JV, Smurf, Beat Goods and more. Peep Stevebo on ReverbNation and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


31 August 2011: Big Lou & Lil-O - Stack Or Starve

BayUndaground.com has been thoroughly following musical endeavors released by Scripp Block Muzik record label and its CEO Big Lou. Let's summarize what they released in 2010:
Various Artists - Scripp Block Turf-Tape (read the review)
Rob Baysicc, Stewie Chope'ez & Big Lou - No Recess Pt. 2: Class In Session (read the review)
Big Lou, Lil-O & Big Riggz - Life's A Gamble (read the review)

Big Lou is obviously not planning to retire as he's currently working on a collaboration duo project with the fellow artist Lil-O. Their joint album will be titled "Stack Or Starve" and will be released later this year. We will definitely keep you updated on it. Big Lou is also networking with San Jose artist TC Kapone - details coming up soon. In the meantime be sure to check out the brand new video to the the solo track "Real Thingz":


31 August 2011: Mac Eazy - Macamaticz

We have already written a news article about this album more than a year ago, but it's finally here. Sacramento up and coming Latin artist Mac Eazy has recently released his debut album "Macamaticz". Expect to hear many Norte rap related guest appearances that include Lil Coner, Tito B, Big Oso Loc, Crooked, K.I.D., Chino Montana, Thugzy, Young Loc and more. Unfortunately we cannot lace you with a tracklist, but you can cop the solo in local Dimples Records. Visit Mac Eazy at his Facebook profile.


31 August 2011: Various Artists - Fremont Stand Up Vol. 1

Kill All Idols and Sign II Mine Ent. present "Fremont Stand Up Vol. 1" compilation. The man behind the whole enterprise is named Dope and he brought together a big set of 21 tracks by various artists representing Fremont in the 510 area code. You probably haven't heard of any of them, nevertheless you're going to get verses by Csteroc, Biggie The Kid, Loon The Goon, Bill Blunt, Shady Nate and many many more. A couple of tracks were produced by well known Bay Area composers like Traxamillion, Rick Rock or DJ Fresh. The comp is available for free download at Dope's BandCamp page. Have a look at the tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 August 2011: LA 2 Da Bay: Beaches And Bridges

The new compilation album with performances by representatives of both sides of California called "LA 2 Da Bay: Beaches And Bridges" is available now on RapBay. The project will take you on a trip to Southern and Northern part of the state, so you'll hear verses by Mac Dre, Suga Free, The Jacka, Kokane, Messy Marv, Goldie Locc, Keak Da Sneak, Laroo, Killa Tay, Shady Nate, Turf Talk, Lil Rue, Mistah F.A.B., T-Nutty, Marvaless and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 August 2011: Skuba & Slim - Turned Up

Bay Area rapper Skuba hooked up with Atlanta, GA artist Slim of 112 to drop a short album called "Turned Up" which includes 7 cuts and 1 clean version of the title song. The project dropped yesterday and is available now on iTunes. Except for the hosting duet you'll hear a single guest appearance by SFC emcee Boo Banga. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 August 2011: Duke N Crooked - Tales From The Darkside

Darkroom Familia fans should be looking out for a brand new album by its two veteran members: Duke and Crooked. Their first official duet project will be called "Tales From The Darkside" and will be released on October 18th under Darkroom Studios. You'll get a set of 14 tracks with production by Jason Porter, Duke, Crooked and Dub, plus guest appearances by K.I.D., D-Roll, Young D and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com as we'll definitely keep you posted on this one.


29 August 2011: D-Lo - Hes Back!

We've already heard collaboration material from D-Lo and DJ Fresh on 2009's "Tonite Show" project. Now you'll get another dose of their joint music on D-Lo's solo project called "Hes Back" which is coming out on October 18th. The whole production will be prepared by DJ Fresh. More info coming soon to BayUndaground.com. Stay tuned and peep D-Lo on Facebook.


29 August 2011: HD - Fresh: The Album

DJ Fresh is also working with another Oakland rapper - HD of Bearfaced Gang - on the solo cd called simply "Fresh: The Album". The project will be available under Flesh In The Flesh label on October 18th. More details will soon be announced on BayUndaground.com.


29 August 2011: California Bear Gang - The Takeover

California Bear Gang is a duet from Sacramento made of King Tut 2 and Rob Roy. They're coming out with an official album called "The Takeover" under Brotha Lynch Hung's Madesicc Muzik label and Go 2 Werk. It will drop on September 20th and will feature 21 titles with guest appearances from Brotha Lynch Hung, San Quinn, Smigg Dirtee, Marvaless, Tallcann G, Joezy Wells, Mean Doe Green and more. Check out California Bear Gang on ReverbNation and Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 August 2011: Big Dan - All Or None: The American Burden

Oakland representative and a member of Brwn Bflo by the name of Big Dan is coming out with a solo album called "All Or None: The American Burden" on October 18th. As of now we know it will feature guest appearances by Chingo Bling and Los Rakas. For more info about Big Dan hit his official website and Facebook fan page. Details will be announced soon on BayUndaground.com.


29 August 2011: The Jacka - Retrail

Million Dollar Dream label will be releasing its new series of remixes with an exclusive production by Nick Peace. The first part will drop on October 18th and will be handled by The Jacka. The album will be called "Retrail" and will include a set of 14 tracks with previously heard lyrics and brand new beats. Stay tuned for more info coming soon to BayUndaground.com.


27 August 2011: Lil Rue - Beaches & Bridges Vol. 2: Bo Music

Oakland representative by the name of Lil Rue is coming out with a new project called "Beaches & Bridges Vol. 2: Bo Music" which is scheduled to drop on September 30th. You'll get 13 tracks with guest appearances from J Stalin, HD, Mayback, J. Folks, Nutso Fly, Macc Will and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Dave Jones aka D.E.A. - Cadillac Music

Central California representative by the name of D.E.A. has already appeared this year on BayUndaground's wall. We wrote about his collaboration album with rapper Superior 1 called "Better Late Than Never" that dropped in March. Now D.E.A. is back as Dave Jones to bring you his another solo endeavor titled "Cadillac Music". The cd should be available on September 11th under Breathe Records, at first in digital version, yet the limited number of hard copies should be pressed too. You'll get a set of 15 songs with only appearances by Big Tone and Nikhole. Be sure to visit rapper's Facebook fan page, ReverbNation page, DatPiff profile and the official label's website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Lil Evil - Street Godz

Even though the official release date for the upcoming solo album by Hayward rapper Lil Evil is August 30th you can already order his cd from RapBay. "Street Godz" features a set of 20 songs with a whole line-up of guest appearances by The Jacka, Joe Blow, The Dragons, Berner, Junebug, Blockzilla, Aftahsum, Drew The Duke, Young Steve & many more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Lil Rue & J. Folks - Loud Pack Vol. 1

Oakland rapper Lil Rue is also aiming for a duet album with an artist J. Folks. Their joint work will be called "Load Pack Vol. 1" and will be released on September 20th and mixed by DJ Racks. Stay tuned for more info coming to BayUndaground.com. In the meantime peep Lil Rue on his official website.


27 August 2011: Pody Mouf - Prepare For The Paycut

Last year you could get a debut solo album by West Side San Jose artist signed to Young Dru's Fortune Over Fame label. Pody Mouf is the name and he's aiming for a sophomore released called "Prepare For The Paycut" which is dropping early September online and on the streets. Stay tuned for more details to be announced.


27 August 2011: Young Gully - Hustla Movement 4 (free)

If you're into O-Town scene you should definitely check out the latest installment of Yong Gully's mixtape series. The "Hustla Movement 4" is presented by Thizzler.com and includes 19 songs with original production by DJ Fresh, Nate Nyce, Exclusive and more. Guest appearances mainly underground artists like Young D, AB, Lil Chris, Taye and Jynx. Download the whole cd for free. (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Cali Sav Slaps Vol.1

Yesterday we wrote about a brand new homeboy compilation called "Cali Sav Slaps Vol. 1" which is officially dropping under Cali Sav Clothing company on August 30th. The cd will include 19 tracks with verses by homeboy stars like Big Oso Loc, Mr. Kee, Louie Loc, Nsanity and other well known figures like E-40, Yukmouth, Turf Talk, Matt Blaque, plus Savzilla, A-Money, Purp Reynolds, Cucizy, June Bug and more. The album includes a street single "Cali Sav Anthem" which you can watch and hear below:



Unfortunately it features a bunch of recycled tracks. Anyway, you can already cop the cd from RapBay. Peep Cali Sav on Facebook and visit its official website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Rayven Justice - Something About Rayven (free)

Oakland rapper Rayven Justice has just brought you his new solo album called "Something About Rayven". You can download the whole album for free and enjoy a set of 16 tracks. The cd includes guest appearances by Trina, Pleasure P, J. Valentine, Kafani, Skywalker, Neiman Star and Johnae'. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 August 2011: Birch Boy Barie - Under Rated & Most Hated (free)

Birch Boy Barie is an up-and-coming rapper from Oakland who has just brought his new solo album for free download. The album is called "Under Rated & Most Hated" and was entirely produced by Royce The Producer. Tracklist (no features mentioned): (show tracklist)


25 August 2011: Trey C & Playa Rae - I.L.A.M. EP

It's less than 2 weeks before new Monstaville project hits the table. The "I.L.A.M." EP by Trey C and Playa Rae will include a street single "Numbers" that has just been filmed - watch it now below:



Except for that you'll hear 5 other tarcks with beats provided by Rey Resurreccion, Allrounda Productions, KZR Beatz and Marco Blyze. You can already pre-order your copy of the album from 408Inc Store for only $3.99. Visit MonstaVille Music's website and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


25 August 2011: Killa Keise - Im Wit Tha Shit Music Volume 1

Be on the lookout for a new mixtape project by Lakeview, San Francisco representative by the name of Killa Keise. His upcoming album is titled "Im Wit Tha Shit Music Volume 1" and will drop on September 6th. You'll get guest appearances from Guce, Messy Marv, Balance, Big Rich, Stevie Joe, Berner, Beeda Weeda, Jadakiss, Styles-P, Arrangatang Gang and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


25 August 2011: Cali Sav Slaps Vol.1

Check out a brand new homeboy compilation called "Cali Sav Slaps Vol. 1" that will be officially released by Cali Sav Clothing company on August 30th. The cd includes 17 tracks with verses by homeboy stars like Big Oso Loc, Mr. Kee, Louie Loc, Nsanity and other well known figures like E-40, Yukmouth, Turf Talk, Matt Blaque, plus Savzilla, A-Money, Purp Reynolds, Cucizy, June Bug and more. Peep Cali Sav on Facebook and visit its official website.


25 August 2011: Shoboat - Rush Hour

Cleveland representative by the name of Shoboat should already be familiar to Bay Area rap fans, as he was featured on numerous projects by northern California artists. Now he's back with his new solo endeavor called "Rush Hour" that is presented by Berner and was released under Bern One Entertainment. The album dropped officially on August 23rd and you can get its digital version on iTunes or CD Baby, hard copies on RapBay. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by Berner, Ampichino, Messy Marv, The Jacka, Joe Blow, Beeda Weeda, Lee Majors, Young Bossi, Freeze and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 August 2011: Bloom - I Thought You Knew (free)

Bloom is a Stockton representative who's more into hip-hop game. He's just brought you his free-for-download solo album called "I Thought You Knew" which you can get straight from Heavy Crown Records website. The project includes 15 songs with production handled by Beat Head, Chase Moore and Lockdown. Except for Bloom you'll hear guest appearances by Casual, Adrew Perez, Be The Lion, Thom Stockon, Icarus Jones, Soul Simple, Pismo and cuts by TSP DJ's and Edaconda. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 August 2011: DaVinci - Feast Or Famine (free)

Rapper J. DaVinci is now already a recognizable Fillmoe figure as he's brought a few well acclaimed projects from which most were featured on BayUndaground. We even had a chance to review "Butter and Gunz" and last year's "The Day The Turf Stood Still". Today DaVinci brings you his latest endeavor called "Feast Or Famine" which is an 8-song deep solo cd available in digital for free download. The album includes original production from Ammbush, Cozmo, G Koop, Al Jieh, Champagne Clique, Ear Hustler, Veterano, Big D & Merk S. Villain and guest appearances by Nio Tha Gift, Roach Gigz, Young Gully, C Plus, Rae Rosero, Tenille, Ginger and DJ Platurn. Be sure to peep DaVinci on Sweetbreads website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 August 2011: Courtesy 1 - The Takeover Mixtape

You should already be familiar with a Fresno Mexican rapper Courtesy1 who brought a couple of street releases out of which a few have even been reviewed by our staff, including this year's "The Ray Clemenza Mixtape" (read the reviews). Now he's back at it again with another mixtape joint called "The Takeover Mixtape". It includes 22 tracks with a few guest appearances by TreeChoppa, Drew Da Legend, J Rocc, Foe-Kast, GD, Nathan & Details. You can get a digital version of the cd on CD Baby. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 August 2011: J Dub - Cruisin' California (free)

You might have already heard about Vallejo group named B.A.Y. and Rapshack Records. They have released (at least) two official projects and a bunch of promotional albums, one was even reviewed by BayUndaground.com staff: B.A.Y. - Grind: Intent 2 Sell (read the review). Its member J Dub has also brought a duet album with rapper Junco G this year and now he's back with another free for download solo project called "Cruisin' California". The album includes 16 songs with all original beats from Rob-E, JusinKase, J Dub himself, Soulboy and Sinima. Be sure to peep J Dub on his official website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 August 2011: Messy Marv presents Goon Vitamins Volume 2

Fillmoe rapper Messy Marv has already brought you this year a compilation album called "Goon Vitamins Vol. 1" which dropped in May. Well, there's already a sequel to it which is available on RapBay. You'll get 14 tracks with performances by J Stalin, Philthy Rich, Balance, Eddi Projex, Killa Squad, D-Lo, Mr. Kee and more. The tracklist is probably uncompleted, as some of the songs should have more than 1 artist: (show tracklist)


23 August 2011: E-A-Ski featuring Ice Cube - Please

It's been a while since we posted E-A-Ski's come-back video in our Videos section, however we just came to know that there is an official single release for the track "Please", plus it features its own cover. It is available for purchase at iTunes right now. The joint "Please" features Ice Cube and is available in three versions. There are two videos available as well. There is also an additional E-A-Ski's solo titled "If Looks Could Kill". Watch the visual below:



Here's the official tracklist for this single: (show tracklist)


22 August 2011: Interview with Drew The Duke

We're back with another fresh interview we've just done with Hayward representative by the name of Drew The Duke. He's the chief executive officer of Palmtree Entertainment and the man behind "Blocksterz & Mobsterz" compilation that has just been released. Andrew told us about his label, his debut solo cd and how he stepped his game up. Read the article in our Interviews Section.


20 August 2011: Trey C & Playa Rae - I.L.A.M. EP

We're back with the tracklist and producers list for the upcoming duet EP album from Playa Rae and Trey C called "I.L.A.M.". The project will be released both in digitals and hard copies on September 6th under 408Inc and Empire Distribution. You'll get 6 pure songs by Playa Rae and Trey C only (no features) with beats provided by Rey Resurreccion, Allrounda Productions, KZR Beatz and Marco Blyze. Visit MonstaVille Music website and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


20 August 2011: Shill Macc - Thumbin Thru Thousands (free)

After a few reschedules the new mixtape album by Fairfield representative Shill Macc is finally dropping. "Thumbin Thru Thousands" will be released on August 30th and will include guest appearances by Rydah J. Klyde, Mac Reese, Matt Blaque, Ice Meez, J Tripper, Killa L, Rich Stikem and more. The whole mixtape will be available for free download, but should also arrive to RapBay and iTunes. Stay tuned.


20 August 2011: 80s Babiez - Product Of The Eightys

The Oakland 80s Babiez group was founded in 2005 and consists of Mista A.O., Ike Dola, Pezzo Perez, G.Will, J Rida & Mayhem. In the beginning of this month this crew dropped its new album called "Product Of The Eightys" which is available both in hard copies and in digitals on iTunes. To get a hard copy contact these guys via their Facebook profile. The cd includes 16 songs with verses by the group members and other rappers like Liquor Sto, Hermanata, Justo, Big Sav and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 August 2011: Blocksterz & Mobsterz Compilation Volume One

Northern California rap fans should be familiar with Hayward representatives like Lil Evil, Drew The Duke, Lil Tone or Chino, especially when you follow our articles. BayUndaground.com has even had a chance to review three albums from Palmtree and Muddy labels (read the articles). Right now Palmtree Entertainment is out with the compilation album called "Blocksterz & Mobsterz" that is available today on iTunes. Hard copies should be pressed too. It includes 14 tracks with verses from local artists like Drew The Duke, Lil Evil, Chino, Lil Tone, Rip, Smiff N Wesson and more. You'll also hear performance by K-Loc, The Dragons and J Stalin. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 August 2011: iB Lyfe Compilation

We've written about this project sometime ago and we admit we've slept on it quite much. Truth is the compilation album called "iB Lyfe" from A-Wax's Illburn Records dropped a few months ago. It's available in digital version only at online spots like iTunes or Amazon. You'll get a set of 21 full length songs with verses by A-Wax, 6FO, Dior, Gonzoe, Chynk Show, Baby Bandit, Da' Unda' Dogg, Black-C, Taydatay, Josh Franks and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 August 2011: Rey Resurreccion - Old Rust New Bang! (free)

San Jose representative by the name of Rey Resurreccion is back again with another project. He has already dropped "Limitless" in 2009 and "Sleeping Giants" in 2010. This year he's out with a free for download release called "Old Rust New Bang!" that includes 9 songs produced by Rey himself, Chexmex and The Bangerz. Except for the host you'll hear features by DaVinci, Stik Gilatine, Nump and Mic Danja. Peep Rey on his official website and BandCamp page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 August 2011: Trackademics - Fresh Coastin (free)

Trackademicks is an Alameda rapper and a member of The Honor Roll Crew. He has just brought you his new project called "Fresh Coastin" for free download. It includes 8 tracks with guest appearances by 1-O.A.K., The HNRL, MaxMore, Whiz, Freddie Gibbs, Phonte & Polyester The Saint. All the songs were produced by Trackademics himself. Visit the official Honor Roll Crew website to download the album and peep their Facebook profile. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2011: Conspiracy & Slim Gutta - Forever Hood

Monterey County, 831 area code representative Conspiracy hooked up with a rapper Slim Gutta to drop "Forever Hood" project which is out now. As of now you can get it from Kunaki online store, yet it should arrive to street stores within a couple of days and iTunes should have it in 2 weeks. The album features appearances by Big Oso Loc, Salineros, Louie Loc, Young Savi, Lil Sneaks and Young T, however it is mainly Conspiracy and Slim Gutta throughout the whole album. Visit the artist on Facebook and have a look at the first version of tracklist below: (show tracklist)


17 August 2011: Savage-C & Shiesty - Weed, Pills & Hennessy

A few days ago BayUndaground.com told you about the new collabo album from Savage-C & Shiesty called "Weed, Pills & Hennessy". You'll hear 14 cuts with guest appearances by Ad Kapone, Mista Cane, K Dinero & Mike Calkins. You can finally grab the cd from online spots like iTunes, Amazon and the official Savage-C's website. Get at Savage-C and Shiesty on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2011: E. Klips Da Hustla - All Blood No Water

Sacramento rapper E.Klips Da Hustla is out with another solo release. It's called "All Blood No Water" and is now available on CD Baby only in digitals. You'll mainly hear E.Klips with only one feature by Lace Leno. The production was handled by E.Klips himself, Big Hollis & Diamond! We'll let you know if the hard copies are pressed. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2011: E-Moe - Worldwide Pandemic: Mixtape Vol. 6

Mixtape game is nothing new to the Sacramento rapper and producer E-Moe, because he has already managed to release 5 promotional albums. Right now he's aiming for another one which is going to be called "Worldwide Pandemic: Mixtape Vol. 6" and will be out on September 11th. It will be both available in digitals for free download as well as in hard copies on the streets. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details.


17 August 2011: Young Jawz - Shark Bait

San Diego representative Young Jawz hooked up with I-Rocc and Money Hungry Records to drop his third solo album. It's called "Shark Bait" and features rappers like I-Rocc, Yukmouth, Smigg Dirtee, J-Boog, Mack Twon, Bad Karma, MIC, Marka and more. You can get the cd now in digital shape from CD Baby. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 August 2011: Cameron Shipp - The Hardest Shit You Never Heard (free)

Check out the new release from an East Oakland underground rapper Cameron Shipp that has just brought you his mixtape called "The Hardest Shit You Never Heard" that you can download for free. The project includes all original production from Cameron Shipp himself and features verses by J.O.B., Doe Boy The Official, N.E.F., H.U.B., Snuzzen, Gutta G, Maniak Mone and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 August 2011: Blast Holiday - Ice City: The Coldest Winter Ever

Be on the lookout for a brand new project from Oakland rapper Blast Holiday aka The Cold Gunna that will be titled "Ice City: The Coldest Winter Ever". The album will be presented by Mistah F.A.B. and DJ Rah2K and will feature Mistah F.A.B., HD, Lil Rue, Young Teej and ABC Issue. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced soon.


16 August 2011: Da Blocknocs - Guard Ya Face (free)

Check out a brand new release by Oakland duo Da Blocknocs (Liajh & Killa Fresh) called "Guard Ya Face" that is available for free download. The project includes 20 songs with original production from Myke Beez, Rell Owenz, Feezy, YP, Brian Breh, Zae Progress & DJ Rrec. Except for Da Blocknocs you'll hear guest appearances by NHT Boyz, Dru Scott, Chips Black and Arsema. Peep the group on
Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 August 2011: Lil Rue & DJ Fresh - Tonite Show

BayUndaground.com has already told you about the latest Tonite Show project handled by the Oakland rapper Lil Rue, however today is the official release date so for those who didn't notice: DJ Fresh & Lil Rue are out with "The Tonite Show". It is available online at RapBay, Amazon or CD Universe. The album includes 14 tracks with production delivered by DJ Fresh and Mike Rimzo. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 August 2011: Hollow Tip & Kurt Kain - Ship'n & Handalin'

Today is also the official release date for the duet album by Hollow Tip & Kurt Kain. Their joint project is called "Ship'n & Handalin'" and is available on RapBay. It was released under Mercenary Entertainment and includes 20 songs with guest appearances by Dubee, Mic-C, 80 West, Mac Mike, Snoop & Greg Christ. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 August 2011: L. Hammond - Silence Of The Lames (free)

L. Hammond is a Northwest rapper based in Seattle. He's been recording music for some time now and he has already released a bunch of mixtapes. He's now affiliated with Faded & Famous Music and has just dropped another free project titled "Silence Of The Lames". It features 16 tracks and performances by such local artists as K Young, M-Status and Moises. Feel free to download it from artist's Bandcamp page. We heard that hard copies should also be available soon. To learn more about L. Hammond go and visit his ReverbNation profile and youtube channel. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 August 2011: J Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Oakland rapper J Stalin is working on his new official solo album called "Memoirs Of A Curb Server". It is scheduled do drop on September 1st and will include a few beats from DJ Fresh. We also know it will include a street anthem titled "Sober" with J. Valentine. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


15 August 2011: G-Macc - The Stephen King Era: The Opera

BayUndaground.com has already told you about the upcoming double release from South Sacramento rapper G-Macc called "The Opera" / "Angels And Demons". Well, both of the albums were supposed to drop on September 20th and some sources on the Internet claim that they are even available on iTunes, but we can't confirm it. What we know for sure is that the "The Opera" (full title: "The Stephen King Era: The Opera") will include 22 titles with guest appearances by Brotha Lynch Hung, COS, First Degree The D.E., Sav Sicc, Calico-101, NoLove, X-Raided, Smigg Dirtee and more. Check out the new cover to your right and the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


15 August 2011: Nobe - Going Up Volume 2 (free)

Richmond representative Nobe is back with a sequel project to the 2010 "Going Up" cd. The volume 2 is available for free download, while hard copies should be pressed soon. You'll hear 18 cuts with a production from Nobe himself and other beat makers, plus guest appearances by Hopsin, Shark and Inf Gang members. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


13 August 2011: San Quinn & Tuf Luv - A Hustlers Hope

BayUndaground.com brings you exclusive info on the upcoming duet album by two San Francisco rappers: San Quinn and Tuf Luv. Their joint endeavor will be called "A Hustlers Hope" and will be released on November 1st under Done Deal and 772 Records. The project is already being promoted with a video for a track called "Like Me" (produced by Steven King) that you can watch below:



It will also feature a street anthem "Drunk In San Francisco" with B-Legit and other guest appearances by Big Rich, Taydatay, Jamillions, Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) and more. Stay tuned to us as we'll definitely keep you posted on this one.


13 August 2011: Philthy Rich - Loyalty B4 Royalty 3

In 2009 he brought you the first part of "Loyalty B4 Royalty". In 2010 there was volume two. Today we can tell you that Philthy Rich from Oakland is about to strike again with a double release called "Loyalty B4 Royalty 3". It will drop as two separate cds: one called "Just For The Bitches", another one will be "Just For The Niggas". What is more, both of the albums will be available for free download in September. This double release will include guest appearances by Stevie Joe, J Stalin, Messy Marv, Hoodstarz, Balance, Clyde Carson, Kaz Kyzah, Laroo, Bailey, Goldie, Mistah F.A.B., Kafani, J Dubb, Joe Blow, Keak Da Sneak, Roach Gigz, Lil Rue, Lil Blood and many many more. Stay tuned for more information to be announced here at BayUndaground.com.



13 August 2011: Cognito - Spoiled Milk

Last year rapper Cognito released an official solo album called "Automatic" under Tech N9ne's Strange Music label. Right now this Fairfield representative is working on another solo long play titled "Spoiled Milk" that will drop under Anarchy Nation record label and will hit the stores on October 25th. The album will be promoted with the title track featuring Doey Rock. You can also watch a teaser video for this project at Anarchy Nation Music website. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


13 August 2011: J Meast - He Could Go All The Way (free)

J Meast is an Oakland rapper that has just brought you a mixtape called "He Could Go All The Way" which is available for free download on DatPiff. The project includes 16 songs with exclusive beats from Jacob Gray, Mellisa Cook, 17 Hertz & Dirty Block. You'll also hear some big figures like Too Short, Philthy Rich, Dem Hoodstarz, Mistah F.A.B., Eddi Projex and other lesser known emcees. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 August 2011: Csupreme aka C-Sicc - Death To My Adversaries

The upcoming solo album by Daly City representative Csupreme aka C-Sicc was about to drop 4 days ago, yet the release date of "Death To My Adversaries" was rescheduled. All we know for now is that it will be released by Sean T and his Get Gone Records. It will feature guest appearances from people representing Georgia as well as the Bay Area. Therefore expect to hear such artists as Andre Nickatina, Sean T, 10sion, Say Crisiss, but also Atlanta residents like Pop Bang, D.E.E. Jay 360 and more. What is more C-Sicc is also aiming for another project to be released later this year under Goldtoes' Black-N-Brown label. We'll keep you posted on the progress, as of now peep C-Sicc's Facebook and ReverbNation pages.


12 August 2011: Savage-C & Shiesty - Weed, Pills & Hennessy

San Mateo rapper Savage-C is working real hard this year. So far he dropped a solo album called "The Garbage Pail Kid" (read our review) and a duet album with Mista Cane. Now he's back with another duo with Shiesty titled "Weed, Pills & Hennessy". The album is already back from press and you can grab your copy straight from the artists, who can be contacted via Facebook: Savage-C and Shiesty. The cd will arrive to Amazon in 4 days and it should also be up on SavageC.com. You'll hear 14 cuts with guest appearances by Ad Kapone, Mista Cane, K Dinero & Mike Calkins. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 August 2011: C-Locs presents Tha Carlitos Wayz

A well known San Jose representative by the name of C-Locs is out with a new compilation album called "Tha Carlitos Ways". It's a digital only release and it's available via iTunes. You'll get 16 cuts with verses by C-Locs, Mike D, Lil Wyno, Dreamer, Never, Doc Holiday, Keek Dogg, Lil Bandit, Mr. Nacho, Cisko, Sharky, Mandito Brown, J Mex, Docta Evil, Treetop, Kool-Ayd, Zito, Bishop Rockswell and more. Unfortunately there are at least 3 recycled tracks from Minority Militia's "Criminal Network" and Troublez' "Allstarz" compilations as well as a solo cd by Doc Holiday. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 August 2011: Mr. Kee - The Cuban Unibomber

San Francisco Latin vet Mr. Kee brought his official LP called "The Great Paper Chase" last year. Our staff had even reviewed this album (read the article). Right now the rapper has just brought a free solo album to the table called "Cuban Unibomber". Download the whole project now. Hard copies will be sold in the streets and online via Rasputin and 408Inc in a couple of days. What is more, the retail pressed cds will include bonus tracks. Also be on the lookout for an official single called "Hello Kitee" with Baby Bash dropping on September 6th on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 August 2011: Hollow Tip & Kurt Kain - Ship'n & Handalin'

Even though the official release date for the duet album by Hollow Tip & Kurt Kain
is August 16th you can already cop it from RapBay. Their joint endeavor is titled "Ship'n & Handalin'" and dropped under Mercenary Entertainment. Expect to hear 20 songs with guest appearances by Dubee, Mic-C, 80 West, Mac Mike, Snoop & Greg Christ. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 August 2011: Lil Rue & DJ Fresh - Tonite Show

You've probably heard of the upcoming Lil Rue's collaboration project with DJ Fresh, as the album's cover was published a few years ago; if I'm not mistaken. The official release date for the project is August 16th but you can already buy it on RapBay. The "Tonite Show" with Oakland's rapper Lil Rue includes 14 tracks (and some bonus material) with production delivered by DJ Fresh and Mike Rimzo. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 August 2011: Kuzzo Fly - Bay Kountry (free)

Be sure to download the whole new solo project by Richmond rapper Kuzzo Fly that is presented by Yukmouth. The album is called "Bay Kountry" and includes production by Lex Lugar. You'll get 7 new tracks, 3 snippet cuts and a bonus song with Yukmouth. Download the cd from MegaUpload or MediaFire. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 August 2011: Klutch - Let Off The Klutch

North Highlands rapper Klutch has just dropped his debut solo album under Thugzy's label Gritty Minded Recordz. Right now it's available only in digitals on CD Baby, but you should expect hard copies to arrive soon too. Except for Klutch you'll hear Hollow Tip, Thugzy, Goose, Rickey J. & Titus. Peep Gritty Minded's official website to learn more about it. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 August 2011: Marty JayR - Make The Night Last (free)

Vallejo representative by the name of Marty JayR has just laced you with a short project called "Make The Last Night" that includes 6 songs with original production from Indecent The Slapmaster, Happy P, Ricky D and Baby Tune. You'll also hear Indecent on the title track. Be sure to download the album for free from DatPiff. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2011: Equipto - Ilyich

A well known San Francisco rapper Equipto is back with another solo endeavor called "Ilyich" which is now available in digitals on iTunes. What you'll receive is a set of 20 tracks with guest appearances by San Quinn, Mike Marshall, Spank Pops, Tabb Doe, Shag Nasty, Mint Rocky & more. Visit the official Equipto's Facebook fan page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2011: Furious - Movie Life

Furious is a San Francisco rap artist that has just brought you his new EP release called "Movie Life". The album is now available only on iTunes and includes 8 cuts with guest appearances by Matt Blaque, J. Valentine, Jamillions, Cait La Dee & Dwayne. It features street anthems like "Tonight", "Good Enough" and the title song that even has a nice video that you can watch in our Videos section. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2011: Waxx - Blind Fire EP (free)

This year only Berkeley rapper Waxx has already brought you two free releases. Right now he's back with another one - an EP project called "Blind Fire". It's available in digitals only and you can download it now for free as well. The album includes 8 songs with two guest appearances by The Cataracs and The Money. Be sure to visit Waxx's official website to get all of his cds for free. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2011: Young L - As I Float: The Great John Nash (free)

Rapper Young L (of The Pack) is lately known for his solo recordings, which many fans would call strange, odd, unique... so it's not a surprise he dropped a mixtape album using vocals and sounds from a known alternative/electronic music female artist by the name of Imogen Heap. The project is called "As I Float: The Great John Nash" and features 14 titles. You can download the whole cd for free. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 August 2011: Interview with The Dragons and Gorillapits

BayUndaground.com is back with a double strike of interviews! Today we bring you a joint chat with San Leandro's monster squad made of The Dragons (XSF & Remy Red) and Gorillapits (K-Loc, Tone Bone, Kra-Z-K). The whole crew talked about their beginnings in the music business, discography, collaborations with Thizz label and Demolition Men and hot upcoming cds, including "The Monstasquad" from The Dragons and Gorilla Pits, plus the "Dragon Dynasty" from The Dragons and Yukmouth. Read the whole interview in the Interviews Section.


08 August 2011: Troublez - I'm Loving Nothing

San Jose rapper by the name of Troublez should already be known to our readers as we've already managed to interview him twice (both interviews are available at our Interviews section), reviewed 4 of his projects (read the articles) and promoted his previous releases in the News section. Right now Troublez is working on his new solo album called "I'm Loving Nothing" that is about to drop in September. We already know it will feature an official single called "The Only Life We Knew" with Boogie Womack which is already available on iTunes. The project will also include guest appearances by MC Eiht, San Quinn, Davina, Lil Coner, Haywood, J Stunt, Kayna, Mellisa, Untalon, Super Dave, Keith Dixon and more. The whole album will be produced by Sean Ross. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


08 August 2011: E Gwapa - I Getz Gwapa Vol. One (free)

San Francisco rapper E Gwapa dropped his new mixtape album called "I Getz Gwapa Vol. 1" not that long ago. It is available for free download at DatPiff.com, MixtapeFactory.com, ThatCrack.com, HotNewHipHop.com and many other online spots. The album includes 21 tracks with a few exclusive beats by E4, 616 and Johnny Juliano. Guest appearances include verses by Dlo Da Madd Scientist, Koolaid, Brezzy Money and Romantic. Also be sure to look out for E Gwapa's new single called "Gettin Gwap" that drops today. Peep E Gwapa on Facebook and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


08 August 2011: Pat Rich & Xplicit - Rosetown Blues

Santa Rosa rapper Pat Rich should already be familiar to Bay Area fans because of his solo album called "Gorillafornia" from 2006. Now the artist is back with a duet cd with another Santa Rosa emcee Xplicit. Their joint project is titled "Rosetown Blues" and is now available both in hard copies and digitals at CD Baby. You'll get a set of 14 cuts with features by Jackpot, Jack Tracks and J. Huff. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 August 2011: Interview with Cin'atra

Yep, another great interview in effect. We announced last time that there are more to come and here we are - a brand new conversation with Cin'atra who is a Seattle representative. In fact it's our first interview with an out-of-Cali artist and we are glad that we can expand. It's a very good read, plus it ends with vodka (see for yourself), so I highly encourage you to read it it in our Interviews section.


06 August 2011: Klutch - Let Off The Klutch

North Highands rapper Klutch is a step away from releasing his debut solo album under Thugzy's label Gritty Minded Recordz. It should officially be out on August 9th both in digital and hard copies. Except for Klutch you'll hear Hollow Tip, Thugzy, Goose, Rickey J. & Titus. Peep Gritty Minded's official website to learn more about it. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


06 August 2011: Freeze - The Street Pharaoh

Akron, Ohio rapper Freeze is aiming for the mixtape project called "The Street Pharaoh" to be released on September 13th. The album will include guest appearances by Yukmouth, Ampichino, Young Bossi, Ren Fetti and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details coming soon.


06 August 2011: A.Mo - Road 2 Success (free)

A.Mo is an underground rapper coming out from West Oakland and a member of NHT Boyz. He's just dropped his third cd called "Raod 2 Success" which is available for free download on DatPiff. You'll hear 13 cuts with guest appearances by Blocknoc Liajh, EezDaKidd, SupaSoak Kidrock & Chips Black. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Trey C & Playa Rae - I.L.A.M. EP

Last month we've had a great chance to review "Facetime" project by Playa Rae, Trey C & Tha Critic and conduct a thorough interview with Rae himself. We've just found out that Playa Rae and Trey C are working on their joint EP release that is scheduled to drop on September 6th under 408Inc and Empire Distribution. The album will be called "I.L.A.M." which stands for Independent Like A M#fuka. The project will be released both in digitals and hard copies. It will include a video for "Numbers" song that will be on the album. Stay tuned for the tracklist that will be announced very soon. In the meantime visit MonstaVille Music website.


04 August 2011: Soldier Hard - Road To Recovery

BayUndaground.com is back with a draft version of the tracklist for the upcoming Soldier Hard's solo album called "Road To Recovery". What we know for sure is it will feature 14 tracks, yet not necessarily in the order below. There might be slight changes, but expect to hear a lot of solo material, mostly referring to military life. Guest appearances will include verses from Sonu, HK, Dego, Sabo, Stephen Hobbs, J-Duece, Arez, Sgt Dunson and Anna. The album will be available on a 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center - September 11th. Visit Soldier Hard's official website and Facebook fan page. Tracklist (not final): (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Fury Figeroa - The Shock Value

Salinas representative Fury, now better known as Fury Figeroa, has laced you with his solo release called "Method 2 Tha Madness" last year (read the review). Once this Summer is over you should get another dose of ferocious music on his mixtape project named "The Shock Value" that is scheduled to drop mid September for free download. It will include 18 songs with guest appearances by T-Nutty, SB, Indecent, Marvaless, AK, Ross Rock and more. There will be some hard copies pressed too, so stay tuned to us for more details to come soon.


04 August 2011: J. Gib - Still On The Grizzly 2

Sacramento rapper J. Gib has just brought you his newest project to the table. It is called "Still On The Grizzly 2" and is available in digitals on iTunes or CD Baby. You could already hear J. Gib on the still fresh compilation by CaliGold Entertainment called "Welcome To Cali Gold" that dropped in June. The solo joint by J. Gib was also released under this label and includes 14 tracks with guest appearances by Balance, Bailey, Bueno, Lace Leno, Doey Rock, Rawsmoov, Hype Cuz and Profedik. Check out J. Gib on Facebook and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Street Fame - A Drank & A Sak

Hunter's Point rapper by the name of Street Fame is back at it again. He's featured on BayUndaground.com not for the first time as we've written about his EP release called "One Man Gang" in 2009. In two days - August 6th - he'll drop another solo joint under Tacced Out label titled "A Drank & A Sak". It will include 14 songs with guest appearances by Major, Trigga, Popp & The Collecta. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Mr. Tower - Hella Raps (free)

Oakland representative Mr. Tower has just dropped new mixtape project called "Hella Raps" that is available in digitals for free download at his BandCamp website. What you'll get is a set of 16 cuts with guest appearances from Ice Meez, P. Coat and J.Sizzle. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Mr. Tower & DJ Fresh - The Tonite Show Part 2

Be on the lookout for a sequel album from Oakland duo DJ Fresh and Mr. Tower of The Whole Shabang producer's team. DJ Fresh on beats, Mr. Towers on vocals - all that on "The Tonite Show Part 2" that will arrive to the table on September 6th. You can already listen to 3 tracks from the album on BandCamp website. Stay tuned.


04 August 2011: Mad Drop & Young Take - Trap Stars

There's a brand new duet album called "Trap Stars" by two San Jose rappers Mad Drop and Young Take. It is available in hard copies and digital version on CD Baby and DigStation. Their project includes 13 cuts with guest appearances by Mr. Kee, Ivan, Matt Blaque, P Skrilla, E-Nut, Mayhem, Animocity, Comakazie and more. Peep the tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Micgenious - American Dream

Micgenious (aka Ben Craft) is an underground rapper from Central Coast who was born in Walnut Creek and raised in Richmond. He has just released a solo album called "American Dream" that is available in both digital and hard copies on CD Baby. The project dropped under High Rollers Entertainment and includes 12 songs with guest appearances by Dominator, Queno, Baby-G, Kayla Marie, Sara Jackson & Ernest Fred. Visit Micgenious on his website and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


04 August 2011: Interview with Johnny West

This is a pretty good time as far as interviews are concerned. We have recently published the ones with Playa Rae and Evenodds. August barely started and you'd better know that we have a couple more under our belt that should be posted within a couple of days.

The first one is with Johnny West, an underground, up-and-coming artist from the Bay Area, currently residing in San Francisco. You most probably haven't heard of him, but thanks to this pretty in-depth interview you can get a brief idea if he records music that will suit your tastes. You can peep the whole article in the Interviews section. More coming soon!


03 August 2011: Mr. Kee - The Cuban Unibomber

San Francisco Latin vet Mr. Kee brought his official LP called "The Great Paper Chase" last year. Our staff had even reviewed this album (read the article). Right now the rapper is a couple of days away from dropping a brand new release titled "Cuban Unibomber" that will be available for free download at The Sermonds Domain; should be up by this Friday - August 5th. Good news for all cd collectors as hard copies will be pressed and sold online via Rasputin and 408Inc. What is more, the retail pressed cds will include bonus tracks. Also be on the lookout for an official single called "Hello Kitee" with Baby Bash dropping on September 6th on iTunes. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more info.


03 August 2011: William H - Street Approved

A couple of months ago Modesto rapper William H dropped a solo album called "Street Approved". Truth is the project was officially released on August 1st - with a slightly different cover and hard copies. Speaking of which - 50 of them are given away via Wiliiam's Facebook profile, so get at him if you want one. "Street Approved" includes 13 songs with guest appearances by The Jacka, Philthy Rich, Livin Proof, Scoot Dogg, David Verity, Fabian, Wicket Point and Petey Sweety. Visit William on ReverbNation and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Ampichino & Young Bossi - Cop Heavy Gang

Akron, Ohio representative Ampichino is a truly hard working man. In a last few years only he has released solo albums, two group cds with Freeze and Young Bossi and duet projects with The Jacka, Berner and Shoboat. Now he's back at it again to bring you another duo connection between him and Young Bossi. Their joint album will be called "Cop Heavy Gang" and will hit the stores on September 20th under Double F Records. We'll keep you posted on details.


03 August 2011: HK - From The Flo To The Sto

The new mixtape album by 925 area code representative HK called "From The Flo To The Sto" is available now on CD Baby both in digitals and hard copies for the same low price of $5. The project is also available in all Rasputins records and Undadog Records, while other online spots like for instance iTunes or Amazon should have it any mimnute. The mixtape includes 19 tracks with guest appearances by Young Chariz, AR Star, No Gotti, Prince JR & Lu peez. Peep HK on his ReverbNation page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Blocksterz & Mobsterz Compilation Volume One

Northern California rap fans should be familiar with Hayward representatives like Lil Evil, Drew The Duke, Lil Tone or Chino, especially when you follow our articles. BayUndaground.com has even had a chance to review three albums from Palmtree and Muddy labels (read the articles). Right now Palmtree Entertainment is aiming for the compilation album called "Blocksterz & Mobsterz" that will be released soon. It will include 14 tracks with verses from local artists like Drew The Duke, Lil Evil, Chino, Lil Tone, Rip, Smiff N Wesson and more. You'll also hear performance by K-Loc, The Dragons and J Stalin. We'll keep you posted on this release. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Hongry Hussein - Seek And Destroy

Richmond artist Hongry, that you could hear on Nio Tha Gift's albums, is finally out with a solo endeavor called "Seek And Destroy". The cd was released under Rudeboy Mafia & SNF Entertainment and is now available both in digital version (18 songs) on BigHongry.com for $5 or in hard copies (24 songs) for $7.99 on RapBay. Guest appearances include performances by Nio Tha Gift, Young Gully, Sleepy D, Stunnaman, Gaitta, G-Wett, Rude Boy Mafia, Aug and Julian Damone. The production was handled by DJ Fresh, Dex Beats, Sonic Sounds, Ericksen, Budgie, Squint Lo & Tre Styles. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Guce - Thank You For Being Patient (free)

It is said that San Francisco giant Guce is locked up again. As a result his official, long awaited album "Guce Leeroy" is still being pushed back, yet we should see it by this month - City Hall's bulletin claims the official release date is August 16th. Before the LP hits the streets you can check out a new mixtape promo album called "Thank You For Being Patient" that is available for free download on DatPiff. The cd includes 19 cuts with guest appearances by Philthy Rich, V-White, The Politician, Beeda Weeda, Killa Keise, Peanut, G-Money, Waka Flocka, OJ Da Juiceman, Short Dawg, Candy Hill, Yung Naz, Logic & J-Ali. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: P Child - Metaphorically Speaking (free)

P Child is a new rapper out of Pinole in the 510 area code. So far you could hear him on solo projects by Big Rich or Erk Tha Jerk and Evaclear's compilation "Made From Scratch". He has also been in DJ Amen's Bay Area Freshmen 10. Finally, the rapper is out with his own material - an EP cd called "Metaphorically Speaking" that is available for free download. The album includes 9 tracks with guest appearances by Cousin Fik, Moe Green, Loaded, Roger, Radio Raheem and J-Fela. This year you'll also get a full length official cd from P Child called "Child's Play". Peep his Facebook profile and check out the tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Cool Nutz - The Cook Up (free)

All Bay Area rap fans should already be familiar with Portland, Oregon veteran by the name of Cool Nutz as he's been collaborating with many northern California musicians. If you're into his art you should be pleased with a brand new album called "The Cook Up" which is available in digitals for free download. The project includes 18 songs with original production from Hi-Q, Tope, DJ Quik, Terminill, Trox, Lawz Spoken, Nonstop, Deezo & UnderRated. Vocal guest appearances include performances by Bosko, Maniac Lok, Kenny Mack, Potluck, Mikey Vegaz and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Shoboat - Rush Hour

Cleveland representative by the name of Shoboat should already be familiar to Bay Area rap fans, as he was featured on numerous projects by northern California artists. Now he's back with his new solo endeavor called "Rush Hour" that will be presented by Berner and released under Bern One Entertainment. The album will officially drop on August 23rd, yet it is already available on RapBay. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by Berner, Ampichino, Messy Marv, The Jacka, Joe Blow, Beeda Weeda, Lee Majors, Young Bossi, Freeze and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Turf Tales Vol. 2 (free)

If you're still hungry for more music by rapper Shoboat you can download "Turf Tales Vol. 2" project for free which is a compilation mixtape hosted by him. It features 22 tracks with songs by Shoboat himself, Berner, Yukmouth, Ampichino, J Stalin, D-Boi, Beeda Weeda, Philthy Rich, Rich Tycoon and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: N-Pire Da Great - Everybody Hates Nash (free)

A brand new solo album by Sacramento representative N-Pire Da Great called "Everybody Hates Nash" is available now for free download. It features 15 tracks with a few guest appearances by Bueno, Chase Moore, Floe Montana and Mark Noxx. Peep rapper's BandCamp profile to listen to his previous releases. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Chili-Bo - Greatest Hood Hitz

Chili-Bo is an Oakland rapper and the CEO of Drink-A-Lot Records. His new album called "Greatest Hood Hitz" has just hit the table and is now available in digitals on CD Baby and iTunes. You'll get 17 songs with guest appearances by Gorilla Pits, Poorman Dre, Dutch Da Mac, Mr. Faulty, Motone and Drink-A-Lot Gang. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Sane - Early Features Mixtape

East Oakland underground rapper by the name of Sane should already be known to you as BayUndaground.com promoted two of his previous releases: "The Mobulation" from 2010 and "Tha Lost Trackz" from 2009. Now he's back with a collection of songs that were recorded between 2005 and 2009. 17 tracks were included on the album called "Early Features Mixtape" where you'll hear Sane in assistance with Teezy, A.R., Big Lou, Rob Baysicc, Lil Chris Da Sav and more. The cd dropped under Dis-O-Bay Ent. in digitals and is now available for $4.99 on CD Baby. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Pac The Beast - Far From Perfect

Sacramento rapper Pac The Beast has just dropped his new solo album called "Far From Perfect". It's available on CD Baby in digital shape for $7. You'll get a set of 10 cuts with features by J Jona, K. Woods, Krazy I, Erica Ambrin, Rapp Dailey, LSC, E. Futur and Jonathan Jones. Peep Pac The Beast on ReverbNation and check out the tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Zak1 & M Dot Brando - Real. Life. Soprano Vol. 2

You should already be familiar with a Redwood City rapper Zak1 that is responsible for such projects as "Shortstoppn'" (read the review) or a duet cd with V-Boy called "B-Boyz 2 D-Boyz" (read the review). If you managed to read our interview conducted with Zak in 2010 you might know that he's working on a second installment of "Real. Life. Soprano" mixtape. Volume 2 will be an another collabo album - this time Zak1 hooked up with San Francisco native M Dot Brando, who has recently dropped a mixtape entitled "On My Way" (read the review). Watch a brand new video to the track "We Still Real":



The upcoming "Real. Life. Soprano Vol. 2" is basically done and just waiting to be wrapped up. It's gonna be hosted by DJ VIP and will be available in both digitals and in hard copies. As of now no release date is set, so stay tuned for more information.


03 August 2011: David Rocha fka Sir Dyno - He Died So I Can Live

All northern Cali fans must have heard of Sir Dyno, now ex-Darkroom Familia member, a completely new man, who distances from his criminal past and focuses on the spiritual side of life. You can read more about him in an extensive interview we conducted with David Rocha (that's his real name) in 2010.

David Rocha has been absent on the music scene since 2003. Now, after 8 years he's back with a short EP titled "He Died So I Can Live". It's clearly a Christian type of album, just have a look at the cover to your right. This solo features only 4 tracks, no features are mentioned. You can purchase it at Parakletos on-line store. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 August 2011: Westwayz Compilation 5

Let's get back to Westwayz series. This year you could grab the most recent installment - volume 4. BayUndaground.com has even reviewed three recent parts. Salvatore, the main man behind all these projects, is aiming for yet another one to come out this September. Volume 5 will be a fully instrumental project, just like the third one. Most probably the whole production will be handled by Salvatore himself. So far it is labeled as "special iTunes release". We'll let you know if hard copies are going to be pressed as well, so stay with us. Look for previous parts at www.Westwayz.com.


03 August 2011: Sixx Figgaz - Tornado Tape

Sixx Figgaz, North Highlands representative, just won't stop lacing you with even more various releases. This time he'll bring you a mixtape that is promoting the upcoming full-length solo. "Tornado Tape" will come out through Hillsdale Records this September. You will receive 14 tracks with only two guest appearances by Ice B and A.T. The whole thing will most probably be available for free download, but we'll confirm it. Learn more about Sixx Figgaz at his official website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)