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31 July 2012: Sky Balla - Tha Life I Chose

Fillmoe, SFC rapper by the name of Sky Balla is recently behind bars, yet it's not holding him from releasing a brand new solo album. Be on the lookout for "Tha Life I Chose" project dropping on September 4th. The cd will include 24 cuts with beats delivered by Cozmo, Track Addict, Focus, J-Money, Young Yonny, Matheo, Priceless and more. Except for Sky Balla you'll hear guest appearances by San Quinn, Big Rich, The Game, Ya Boy, J-Diggs, Dubee, Fabolous, Harm, Spyda D, Enoc, 2Eleven, Belly and Freck Billionaire. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: Joe Blow - Blow Out: The Mixtape (free)

Oakland rapper by the name of Joe Blow has already pleased his fans with two street releases this year: "International Blow: The Lost Files" and "Real Recognize Real". Right now he's back with yet another promo joint titled "Blow Out: The Mixtape" which is available for free download on PerfectionIsPerfected.com. The album includes 18 songs with guest appearances by The Jacka, Husalah, Neph and Main Attraktionz. Get at Joe Blow on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: The Minds Of Psychos, Killers And Gangsters

Le Grand homeboy / horrorcore representative by the name of Smiley (aka Sykotik) has just dropped his latest compilation called "The Minds Of Psychos, Killers And Gangsters". Right now you can get the album straight from the artist ($12 via PayPal - 5150musick@gmail.com). The cd includes 16 tracks including "Ride Together" with a solid line-up of homeboy artists like Big Tone, Tito B, Big Oso Loc, Akazie, Big Rhino, Mr. G and many more. Except for them you'll hear verses by Smiley himself, Skarekrow, Goph, Brothaz Grimm, Mr. Kee, Young Moeja, Lil Toro, Dosia Demon, Lefty, Rob Rize and more. Be sure to peep the interview we've conducted with Smiley and our reviews of Smiley's previous releases: "Talez From The Morgue" and "The Horror Show". Tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: Da Tykoon - It's Minor 2 A Major

San Francisco rapper Da Tykoon has just brought you his latest solo release called "It's Minor 2 A Major" which is now available in digitals on CD Baby. The album includes (similarly to his few previous cds) less than 10 cuts. Except for the host you'll hear verses from D.E.O. of Evenodds, Homewrecka, Nikateezy, Liqour Sto, B-Style, Jodie Jo, Don P, Msz Lisa Lisa and Visual Eyez. Be sure to check out the interview we conducted with Da Tykoon back in March this year. Check out also rapper's whole music catalog available on iSlap e-spot and peep his Facebook page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: Young Chariz - True Story (free)

Filipino native Young Chariz is back with yet another digital project called "True Story" that is available now. You can either download the whole 16-song deep album or listen to it - both for free. Be sure to check out our review of Charizma's "It's Curtains" official album from 2011. Also visit rapper's Facebook profile. "True Story" tracklist below: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: Yung Puppz - Under Rated N Most Hated

Yung Puppz, Salinas, 831 area code representative is back at it again. In 2010 he debuted with "Bloc Monster" that got reviewed by us (read here), he also came out with two compilations of the series "Master Of Puppets". 2011 brought his sophomore solo "Death Around The Corner", while this July he prepared for you the brand new solo endeavor "Under Rated N Most Hated". It includes 12 tracks with features by numerous homeboy rap representatives like Big Oso Loc, Conspiracy, Lil Coner, Big Rome, B Loc and more. Cop the album at iTunes and visit Puppz on his Facebook page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: Lee Majors & Matt Blaque - What Mobstaz Do...

A duet release from Oakland rapper Lee Majors and Bay Area RnB well known figure Matt Blaque titled "What Mobstaz Do..." is out today. You can get its digital version on iTunes or Amazon. The project includes 15 songs with guest appearances by The Jacka, Cellski, Joe Blow, Freeway, Dru Down, Berner, The Game, Rahmean, Dean Green & Sir Reese Alot. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: D-Shot - Ghetto

V-Town rapper D-Shot of The Click has recently brought you his brand new solo endeavor called "Ghetto". It is now available online in digital version on iTunes and Amazon. The cd includes 21 cuts with guest appearances by E-40, C-Bo, B-Legit, The Jacka, Matt Blaque, Stresmatic, J Minixx, Work Dirty and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


31 July 2012: D-Money - The Strange

Stockton horrorcore representative by the name of D-Money is out with his another solo release. The album is titled "The Strange" and includes 23 tracks with only a few guest appearances by E-Moe and D-Dubb. You can cop the cd on Amazon or CD Baby in digital version. Check out D-Money on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 July 2012: Rockemical - Tha Life

Rockemical is one of those artists who travel a lot. He's been born and raised in Texas, then also stayed in Washington, Oklahoma, but now resides in Casa Grande, Arizona. He's got 3 projects under his belt - a 2003 duet album "Paid Dues" recorded together with Alia$ (as a group Dualz), a debut solo endeavor "Grand New" from 2007 and a mixtape "Grande Grindin & Gettin Money" from 2009. He's just launched his promo campaign for a new full-length solo album titled "Tha Life". There are already 2 clean videos for singles promoting it. Watch "We Da Shit" in our Videos section and "The Best Around" below:



What we know so far is that it will mostly feature beats by the Seattle producer Duckski, but also DJ Fes 1 and Dsigner Music. It is going to be available both in digitals as well as in pressed form. Stay tuned, because we'll definitely keep you updated on Rokcemical's progress. You can learn more about the artists on his official website rockemical.com, ReverbNation or BandCamp. If you're looking for his previous cds, they are still available at CD Baby.


29 July 2012: Badd Blood - 7'z Up

Badd Blood duet (Mr. Loco & Penn St8) is aiming to bring you its third release titled "7'z Up" which is scheduled to drop on August 3rd. The album will include 18 songs with guest appearances by Goldie Gold, Doon Koon, D.L.E.MM.A, Mac Reese, C-Siccness, Kastro and more. Get at Mr. Loco on Facebook and be sure to read our interview we conducted with him back in 2010. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: The A.R: Street Album

The Jacka, Dubb 20, Joe Blow & Street Knowledge are out with a group / compilation album titled "The A.R: Street Album". It is available under The Artist Records at online spots like RapBay, iTunes or Amazon - both in digital version and pressed copies. Except for hosts you'll hear verses by Fed-X, Freeway, Husalah, Rydah J. Klyde, Cellski & Lee Majors over a 20 brand new songs. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: Merciless - Deja Vu Vol. 2

Bay Area rap fans should be familiar with Vallejo Latin representative by the name of Merciless - a member of Funky Aztecs group. He's been in the game for a long time, yet it's been a minute since we heard from him. Now he's back with a brand new release called "Deja Vu Vol.2" which dropped 3 days ago and you can get in in digital version on iTunes, Amazon or ReverbNation. The project includes 17 cuts with appearances by E-40, Baby Bash, Jay Tee, SPM, Happy Perez, Funky Aztecs, Big Gemini, Max Minelli and more. Get at Merc on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: Chris Lockett & Philthy Rich - 11-5900

Two Oakland rappers - Chris Lockett and Philthy Rich - hooked up to bring you their joint mixtape project called "11-5900". The album will be released this Summer and will be mixed by DJ Racks. You'll get a set of 15 songs with production by Dem Boyz, AK-47, Marlee B, Area 51, Danny From Sobrante, Du Damage, Big Zeke & SK and guest appearances by Stevie Joe, Danny From Sobrante, V-White, Big Zeke, Matt Blaque, Beeda Weeda and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: Trinity Deep - Night Vision (free)

Bay Area group Trinity Deep (D-Varg, Neillmatic & Nik-Nak) may be already known to our readers, because we've promoted two of their previously released singles ("Top Down" and "Summer Got A Hold Of Me"). If you didn't have a chance to listen to their music, now you can get both of these songs as well as 4 others on a short EP release called "Night Vision" that is available now for free download. The album includes beats by Rob-E, Nik-Nak and Traxx, as well as guest appearances by San Quinn, Matt Blaque and K. Jones. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: Equipto - No Filter (free)

A well known San Francisco rap / hip-hop representative by the name of Equipto is aiming to bring you his brand new mixtape project titled "No Filter". It will be a free for download release scheduled to drop on September 1st. The album will be mixed by DJ Troubleman. More details coming soon to BayUndaground. In the meantime peep Equipto on Facebook.


27 July 2012: D-Shot - Ghetto

We're back with a full tracklist for the upcoming album from V-Town rapper D-Shot of The Click. His "Ghetto" album will hit the streets on July 30th and will include 21 cuts with guest appearances by E-40, C-Bo, B-Legit, The Jacka, Matt Blaque, Stresmatic, J Minixx, Work Dirty and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


27 July 2012: Ben Davis - Forever Heavy Sidin In The "V"

Over a year ago we told you about the upcoming release from Visalia (559) representative Ben Davis who passed away in May 2010. Finally you have a chance to grab a 16-song deep collection of his never released tracks. The album called "Forever Heavy Sidin In The "V"" is available now on CD Baby - only in digital version. You'll hear guest appearances by many local homeboy rappers like Baby Boy Ene, Smokey, Mr. G, Kriminal, Sonny Boy Lokzter, Peeps, Travieso G, Doc-9, Cisko and many more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


26 July 2012: IAmSu! - KILT (Karmaloop Edition) (free)

Not that long ago Richmond rapper by the name of IAmSu! brought you "KILT" mixtape that is still available for free download on DatPiff. Today you can also download its upgraded version (Karmaloop Edition) which includes a couple of bonus cuts. The album includes 22 songs with all original production by IAmSu! himself, P-Lo, Sho Nuff, Kuya Beats, Jay Ant, Starting Six, Chief & Trackademicks. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by Erk Tha Jerk, Berner, E-40, Clyde Carson, Jay Ant, P-Lo and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 July 2012: Lee Majors & Matt Blaque - What Mobstaz Do...

Be on the lookout for an upcoming duet release from Oakland rapper Lee Majors and Bay Area RnB well known figure Matt Blaque. Their joint effort will be titled "What Mobstaz Do..." and will hit the stores on July 31st. The cd will include 15 songs with guest appearances by The Jacka, Cellski, Joe Blow, Freeway, Dru Down, Berner, The Game, Rahmean, Dean Green & Sir Reese Alot. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 July 2012: Savage-C & Shiesty - The President & The Pope

San Mateo rapper Savage-C hooked up with Pacifica representative Shiesty to bring you their sophomore duet project titled "The President & The Pope". The cd will hit the streets in August and will be available via SavageC.com, where you can already pre-order your copy. You'll get a set of 16 cuts with appearances by Ad Kapone, Mista Cane and K Dinero. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 July 2012: Cloey Dnt Love - self titled

Oakland female artist by the name of Cloey Dnt Love is out with her brand new self titled release. The album is available now on iTunes and BandCamp. It includes 12 songs with guest appearances by San Quinn, Mistah F.A.B., Krypto & Krissy and production by DJ Twelvz. Be sure to check out Cloey's website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 July 2012: D. Bledsoe - Spill'd Milk (free)

Richmond rapper D. Bledsoe is back with a new street project called "Spill'd Milk" which has just dropped under Red Planet Music Group. The album is available for free digital download on DatPiff and includes 15 tracks with guest appearances by Erk Tha Jerk, Jimmie Reign, Vell4Short, Lucki Sta, Dions Lane and Rae Rosero. Peep the rapper on his Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 July 2012: Big Chill - The Art Gallery (free)

Modesto representative by the name of Big Chill is back with a brand new release called "The Art Gallery". It's a free for download project that was produced by Chill himself (except for "City Lights" by Tony Lo and "When U On Top" by Indecent The Slapmaster). Be sure to check out our review of "Chill Pill" - one of rapper's previous cds. Get at Big Chill on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


23 July 2012: Mint Rock - What's Goin On

San Francisco rapper Mint Rock of Bored Stiff has recently brought you his new solo album called "What's Goin On". It is now available in digital version on Amazon. The project includes 14 tracks with guest appearances by Equipto, Mike Marshall, F-Dog, Tabb Doe and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 July 2012: Big Shawn presents Bored Synonymous

Another release from San Francisco hip-hop camp Bored Stiff. Big Shawn presents you "Bored Synonymous" which is available now in digital version on BandCamp. The album includes 12 tracks with verses from Big Shawn, Equipto, White Mic, Z-Man, Jules, Priz and others. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 July 2012: Sixx Figgaz - Pure Dope

If you follow our news section regularly, you have probably already noticed that a North Highlands representative named Sixx Figgaz drops numerous cds each year. In 2012 he brought official solos "Breaking News" as well as "Cold Dope Winter" and now's the time for another one - "Pure Dope". The upcoming solo endeavor is scheduled for August 14 and will feature 18 tracks with guest performances by Young Chitty, Trugga Man, Purp Reynolds, Big Sash and O.D.G. You can find more info on Sixx Figgaz on his official website SixxFiggaz.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


21 July 2012: The A.R: Street Album

The Jacka, Dubb 20, Joe Blow & Street Knowledge are coming out with a group / compilation album titled "The A.R: Street Album". It will drop in 3 days - July 24th under The Artist Records. You can already pre-order your hard copy or digital version on Amazon. Except for hosts you'll hear verses by Fed-X, Freeway, Husalah, Rydah J. Klyde, Cellski & Lee Majors. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


21 July 2012: Yung X - X Man

West Pittsburg representative by the name of Yung X (of The Dudez Of The Century) has recently brought you his brand new street album titled "X Man" which is available now on iTunes. The project includes 16 cuts with guest appearances by Goldie Gold, Ike Dola, T-Boog, Keeloz, Symba, and more. Get at Yung X on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


21 July 2012: P-Lo - MBMGC (free)

Rapper P-Lo of HBK crew hails from Pinole (510) and has just brought you his new street project called "MBMGC" which you can download for free. The album includes 14 cuts with a few exclusives produced by IAmSu! and Kuya Beats. Get at P-Lo on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Soldier Hard - Therapy Session

Northern California military rap representative by the name of Soldier Hard is out with his brand new official solo album called "Therapy Session". It is available online in hard copies and mp3 version on SoldierHard.com, BandCamp, Amazon or CD Baby. The cd includes 15 tracks with guest appearances by Matai, Stephen Hobbs, HK, Sonu, Sabo, J-Deuce, Arez, Panda, Adam Jr, Kuzzn Bank, BQ, Dego, MC Mafia, Bugsy, FDotta, Big Ern & Baltimore Bishop. Be sure to read our reviews of Soldier Hard's previous projects and the interview we conducted with him back in 2010. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Hollow Tip - Block Royalty

Hollow Tip is back with a double strike of brand new music. "Block Royalty" and "The Block Exchange" are two separate albums that dropped today. You can cop them both on RapBay. "Block Royalty" includes 18 cuts with guest appearances by San Quinn, Smigg Dirtee, Mic-C, Matt Blaque, Tre Mak, Young Gully, Kurt Kain, Sassy and Rich KO. Get at Hollow Tip on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Hollow Tip - The Block Exchange

The second brand new release from Hollow Tip which dropped today is titled "The Block Exchange". You can also cop it online on RapBay. The cd includes 17 cuts with guest appearances by Luni Coleone, Smigg Dirtee, Mic-C, Young Gully, Tre Mak and others. Get at Hollow Tip on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Darkroom Familia - Until There Is No Enemy

Good news for all cd collectors - you can now cop Darkroom Familia's latest release titled "Until There Is No Enemy" also in hard copies. Its digital version was available for sometime now on iTunes. Physical version is sold on Amazon. Except for the DRF members like Duke, Crooked, D-Roll, Oso or Young D you'll hear verses by Young Sav, Lalo, Mz. Monique, Silent Machetez, Crayze, Emaculate and Jason Porter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: S.B. & Krypto - Covering Grounds 2

Over two years ago Lakeview representative S.B. (of UNLV) hooked up with Vallejo rapper Krypto to bring your their joint project called "Covering Grounds". Their sophomore duet album titled "Covering Grounds 2" is out today. You can purchase it online on Amazon or iTunes - both in hard copies and digital version. The project dropped under Sacred Muzic label, whose newest artist - Axion Jaxion - is featured on 10 songs. Except for him you'll hear verses by Mitchy Slick, Ampichino, Danked Out & Los Rakas and production by Nima Fadavi, The Prezidents, Tony Toons, Freddy Machete, Stix In The Mix, Kamilson, Rob Lo and Mondo. Get at S.B. on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: J-Diggs & Poodeezy - Iz Big Busines

A brand new collabo album from Vallejo rapper J-Diggs and San Diego representative by the name of Poodeezy of Deigo Braves is out today. Their joint cd is titled "Iz Big Business" and is available online on RapBay and Amazon. You'll hear guest appearances by The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B., D-Lo, I-Rocc, Husalah, Keak Da Sneak and more. The production was handled by The Batkave, DJ Rek & Haze Banga.


19 July 2012: Luck - The Rolls Royce Project

Stockton rapper by the name of Luck is out today with an official solo album called "The Rolls Royce Project". The cd features 14 tracks with guest appearances by The Jacka, Knowledge Bone, John Riley, B.Houston, Yung Stax, Ncredable and more. The production was handled by Ncredable, King Dave, Lil Bro, Mozaik Muzik, Tony Scott, Ill Muzik & Brave Star. You can purchase the cd online at Amazon. Visit rapper's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Young Ant - Animated

Stockton rapper Young Ant (do not mistake him with Hayward representative by the same name of Unjust Hustlas group) brought his debut solo album called "Animated" back in May this year. So far it was available in digital shape only, however Ant is planning to drop its pressed version on October 16th under C-Note label. You can buy "Animated" in mp3's on Amazon and iTunes. We'll let you know once it's out pressed. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


19 July 2012: Haywood The Go Man - 2AM

East Oakland rapper Haywood The Go Man is aiming to bring you his new solo album by the end of July. The project will be called "2AM" and will drop under Collective Music Group. The whole production will be delivered by Sean Ross. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by J Stunt, Dre Weez, Young Pratt, Eddie Brock, J'Tigue, Keyana, Masta Steele, IQP & Krunkphy. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 July 2012: Hip Hop Playlist for Sunday Poker Tournaments

Dear readers, this is an article a little different from our usual news feed. It is aimed not only to rap / hip-hop fans, but also to poker players. If you are into online-poker tournaments, feel free to check out Hip-Hop playlists for Sunday Poker Tournaments at PokerJunkie.com. "To be successful in the large Sunday online-poker tournaments, you need to change gears in the different stages of the tournament. These Hip Hop playlists make you change at the right time."


18 July 2012: Dane Dee - Motion (free)

Oakland / Vallejo representative by the name of Dane Dee has recently brought you his new, free-for-download album called "Motion". It is now available in digital version on DatPiff and includes 17 songs with guest appearances by Nio Tha Gift, Ray Guevara, Higs 510, Vinnie Maze and Kiddamillieon. Peep Dane's Facebook profile and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


18 July 2012: Hieroglyphics - Summer Tour 2012: The Mixtape (free)

Oakland well known hip-hop camp by the name of Hieroglyphics is back with yet another release. It is available now in a few different offers: you can download it for free or buy versions with sticker, keychain or t-shirt. Check out details on BandCamp. "Summer Tour 2012: The Mixtape" includes 16 cuts with verses from Casual, Opio, Equipto, Pep Love, Souls Of Mischief, Mike Marshall, A-Plus and more. The beats were delivered by Billion Coast, Scandal Beats, Nima Fadavi, DJ Fresh, Compound 7, Kev Choice, Architect and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 July 2012: Catalyst & M-Jaf - Still Pop (free)

Novato (415) rapper Catalyst hooked up with M-Jaf to bring you their joint project called "Still Pop". It is now available online for free download on BandCamp. The whole production was delivered by Afta Shock. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 July 2012: Smokey presents - The Prophecy

Smokey is the main person behind Yay Area Entertainment. He has already brought you a debut album from the group Da We Mobb which we even had a chance to review (read here). He's now working on a double disc compilation titled "The Prophecy". However he made it clear to us that it's not going to be a regular comp with a bunch of random tracks thrown together. Instead Smokey aims for a concept, cohesive project with features from both established artists as well as from those upcoming ones. There are already two singles out: "Can't Stop My Shine" by Agerman and Mac Mall and "Kush Lit" by Young Truth of Da We Mobb. The album should be out this September. Visit the following Facebook pages: Smokey and Yay Area Ent.


15 July 2012: Da' Unda' Dogg - The Talented Mr. Reddick

Sometime ago Crestside, Vallejo vet by the name of Da' Unda' Dogg brought his brand new solo album called "The Talented Mr. Reddick". The project dropped under Pushin Dope Productions and was so far available only in digitals on iTunes. Right now you can also get its hard copy on RapBay. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 July 2012: Laroo - self titled EP

Richmond vet by the name of Laroo The Hard Hitta is back with a brand new self titled EP project. It is now available in digital version on iTunes, Amazon or eMusic. The album features 6 cuts with guest appearances by E-40, Too Short, Philthy Rich, Cousin Fik, IAmSu!, Mic Conn, J. Banks, Problem, Trades & Tria. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 July 2012: Regal aka King Reegz - Reeg-Wu (free)

You may be familiar with San Francisco rapper by the name of Regal as he managed to drop a free-for-download duet album with Triple X Playaz member M Dot Brando. Right now Regal is back under the name of King Reegz to bring you a short mixtape project called "Reeg-Wu". It is available for free download on his BandCamp page and includes 8 songs with appearances by M Dot and Halarryis. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 July 2012: Brilliant - The Definition

San Rafael artist by the name of Brilliant is working on his brand new solo album called "The Definition". It will be available on September 4th under Gouda Game Ent. Expect to hear guest appearances by Timbalias, HD, Young Gully, Pooh Hefner, Lil Rue and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com and check out Brilliant on his Facebook page.


15 July 2012: Cloey Dnt Love - self titled

Oakland female artist by the name of Cloey Dnt Love is back with a brand new self titled release. It will be officially released in 2 days - on July 17th - but we may already let you know it will be entirely produced by DJ Twelvz and will include 12 songs with guest appearances by San Quinn, Mistah F.A.B., Krypto & Krissy. Be sure to check out Cloey's website and BandCamp page. (show tracklist)


13 July 2012: Semi Auto - Been Off Tha Porch

Denver, Colorado artist Semi-Auto may be known to a Bay Area rap audience as he has been collaborating with northern California emcees for a long time. Today Semi is out with a brand new solo album called "Been Off Tha Porch". You can purchase its hard or digital copy on CD Baby, Amazon or iTunes. The project features 18 tracks with guest appearances by E-Moe, Calico 101, Ruff Necc, Poeticcc Tha Prophet, Goph, Lepht, P-Locsta, Big Los, Tripple Double and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 July 2012: Savage Proz Ent. - The Unreleased (free)

Last month 831 based camp called Savage Proz Ent. has pleased us with its brand new mixtape project. Right now they're back with yet another street release called "The Unreleased" which obviously includes their unheard tracks. The whole album is available for free download on DatPiff and features 19 tracks with verses from Young Savi, Slim Gutta, C-Style, Conspiracy, Ace Of Spitz, Lil Coner, XSF and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 July 2012: Mic Conn - All Access (free)

Richmond RnB artist Mic Conn (signed to Laroo's Timeless Music) has recently brought you his new street release titled "All Access". It is available in digital free download on DatPiff and includes 13 songs produced by Ebola (except for #5 done by Johnny Juliano). Check out Mic Conn on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


12 July 2012: Timbalias - 2 Kool 4 Skool (free)

Bay Area rap fans may have heard of Timbalias hailing from the 415 area code, who brought a duet album with Brilliant back in the beginning of 2011. Right now he's back with a solo endeavor called "2 Kool 4 Skool" which is available for free download on BandCamp. Be sure to check out Timbalias' Facebook page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


11 July 2012: TC Kapone - Hood Fame: Chronicles Of A D-Boy

Bay Area rap fans should be familiar with a San Jose representative by the name of TC Kapone. BayUndaground.com has mentioned his name numerous times because we've had a chance to review 3 of his solo releases (read the articles) and also conduct an interview with him back in 2010 (read the interview). The second half of 2012 will bring his brand new solo endeavor called "Hood Fame: Chronicles Of A D-Boy". This album will be presented by Mr. Kee and will include guest appearances by Big Tone, Lil Coner, Mr. Kee, Balance, Big Lou, Conspiracy, Keek Dogg, Teazem Beatz, Gucci Mane and more. Stay tuned for more details to be announced.


11 July 2012: Krypto - Rare Breed

We're back with the release date for the upcoming solo album from V-Town rapper Krypto. "Rare Breed" project will arrive to the streets on September 18th. The cd will include 18 songs with guest appearances by well known figures like Yukmouth, The Jacka, Andre Nickatina, PSD Tha Drivah, Husalah, Fed-X, Rydah J. Klyde, T-Nutty, Freeway and more. The production will be handled by Rob Lo, Traxamillion, Cozmo, Freddy Machette, Nima Fadavi, Stix In The Mix, Jeffro and many more. Below you can check out the list of songs (not a final order): (show tracklist)


11 July 2012: Kool John - Live From The New Bay V.1 (free)

Bay Area rapper Kool John has recently brought you a "Live From The New Bay" project which is made of over 30 songs available for free download in two parts on HotNewHipHop (Part 1, Part 2) or directly on HulkShare. You'll get a set of tracks with a whole bunch of guest performances by artists like IAmSu!, P-Lo, ST Spittin, F.L.I.P., Roach Gigz, Mike-Dash-E, D-Boi, Young Bari, Plane Jane, Show Banga and many more. Peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


11 July 2012: Slick - Throwbacks

Slick (The Pale Pimp) was born in Kansas City, lived in Atlanta, Sacramento, LA and now resides in Vegas. He may be better known as a part of The Shock Mob group or from late 90s classic releases. "Throwbacks" project is a best of / bootlegs / b-sides type of album which has just arrived to the table and is now available in digital version on iTunes and Amazon. It includes 20 tracks with beats from Black Rhino, Bink, Slick, Pit Boss, De Luca and Tone. Except for the host you'll hear verses by Black Rhino, Sonny Black, Keak Da Sneak, B-Legit, Big Hollis, Conspiracy and more. Check out The Shock Mob on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: Willie Joe - Turn Up Then (free)

Willie Joe hailing from Vallejo has just dropped his new solo mixtape titled "Turn Up Then". The album includes 18 songs with production from DJ Ambidekstres, Mo Beatz, aka Frank, Elgrande, Deedeejax, Wrighttrazz and Pistol C. Except from Willie Joe you'll hear verses from Philthy Rich, Loverance, aka Frank, Ra Ra, Spodee, Suga Suga, Lasro and more. Download the whole album for free from DatPiff. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: Mike Pre - The Kid (free)

San Carlos rapper Mike Pre may be known for his free-for-download releases. Within last 2 years he has managed to drop a few solo street cds, duet album with Shiesty and Coach Nubay. Right know he's back with another solo joint called "The Kid" which you can obviously download from BandCamp. The project includes 10 solo cuts. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: Young Murph The Kid - Broad Life (free)

East Oakland representative by the name of Young Murph The Kid (YMTK) has recently brought you a free-for-download album called "Broad Life" that is available in digital version on HotNewHipHop. The project includes 14 tracks produced by Trev Case with guest appearances by Clyde Carson, Symba, Jarel, Bobby Brackins, Mann, Do Well, Buddy & Casey K. Be sure to visit YMTK's Facebook profile and his website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: HD - Breaking N' Entering

North Oakland rapper HD, a member of Bearfaced Gang affiliated with Livewire Records, is finally done with a long awaited solo album called "Breaking N' Entering". It is officially dropping on July 10th and will include 22 cuts with production from DJ Fresh, Mekanix, AK-47, D-Dosia, Gamble, Blitz Beats, Scorp Dezel, Hoodnoise, Superdave and more. Except for HD you'll hear verses by The Jacka, Scoot Dog, Lil Rod, 600BJ, Hen Sippa, G-Dirty, J-Dizzle and Mel Zoda. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: Soldier Hard - Therapy Session

We're back with the tracklist for the upcoming new solo album "Therapy Session" from northern California military rap representatives by the name of Soldier Hard. The album will be released on July 18th and will include 15 tracks with guest appearances by Matai, Stephen Hobbs, HK, Sonu, Sabo, J-Deuce, Arez, Panda, Adam Jr, Kuzzn Bank, BQ, Dego, MC Mafia, Bugsy, FDotta, Big Ern & Baltimore Bishop. Be sure to read our reviews of Soldier Hard's previous cds and the interview we conducted with him back in 2010. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: D-Money - The Strange

Stockton horrorcore representative by the name of D-Money is aiming to bring you his another solo release on July 30th. The album will be titled "The Strange" and will include 23 tracks with only a few guest appearances by E-Moe and D-Dubb. You can pre-order the cd on Amazon and check out D-Money on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 July 2012: Coach Nubay - Me, Myself & I (free)

You may be familiar with Santa Rosa representative by the name of Coach Nubay as he has already had a chance to bring you a duet street projects with Mike Pre and YB. Right now he's back with a solo endeavor called "Me, Myself & I" which is available for free download on BandCamp. The album includes 15 songs with guest appearances by Da' Unda' Dogg, XSF, Purp Reynolds, Allen Kass, Pillionaires, Bud Chedda and more. You'll hear a few exclusive beats by Dsigner Music. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: J Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Oakland rapper J Stalin is finally out with his brand new official solo album called "Memoirs Of A Curb Server". It is now available on RapBay and will hit other spots on July 10th. The project includes 20 songs with guest appearances by E-40, The Jacka, Yukmouth, Richie Rich, Too Short, Philthy Rich, Joe Blow, Mistah F.A.B., Shady Nate, Stevie Joe and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: Thai - From Where I Began

Bay Area rap fans may be familiar with San Jose / Portland artist by the name of Thai who has been a part of Four5Four's "As Real As It Gets" project, that we've even had a chance to review. Thai has just brought his brand new official solo album called "From Where I Began" which includes 13 tracks with guest appearances by Dem Hoodstarz, Drew Deezy, Willie Joe, Mistah F.A.B., Blast Holiday, Cam and more. You can either get its hard copy or download digital version for free - both available on 454Thai.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: Traxamillion - My Radio

A well known Bay Area producer by the name of Traxamillion is out with an official album called "My Radio". The official release date is July 10th however you can already get it on RapBay. The project is filled with Traxamillion's slaps with verses handled by The Jacka, Husalah, Yukmouth, Laroo, Balance, Clyde Carson, Erk Tha Jerk, Joe Blow, Nio Tha Gift, Philthy Rich, Willie Joe and many more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: M-Dash - Cal Bear

Be on the lookout for a brand new official solo album from Vallejo representative by the name of M-Dash. He's aiming to bring you the "Cal Bear" album this Summer. As of now we know it will feature guest appearances by Yukmouth, Black C, Turf Talk, Cousin Fik, Lee Majors, I-Rocc, J.Minixx, Rux, Da' Unda' Dogg and more. Be sure to read our review of M-Dash's latest release titled "Vallejo Means Vallejo" (read the article). Stay tuned for more details to be announced.


07 July 2012: Mistah F.A.B. - Beast Mode (free)

Oakland rapper Mistah F.A.B. is back with a brand new mixtape project titled "Beast Mode" that is available for free download at HotNewHipHop. It includes 19 songs with all original beats brought by Chinky P, Thundertrax, DJ Pain 1, Ekzakt, Prince Prod., G5, League Of Starz and more. Except for Fabby Davis Jr you'll hear verses by E-40, Too Short, Philthy Rich, Ya Boy, Turf Talk, Fred Da Godson and Gillie Da Kid. Visit Fabby's Facebook page and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: Armani DePaul - Hotter Than July (free)

Check out a brand new mixtape cd from Armani DePaul which as called "Hotter Than July" and you can download it for free and legally now. The album includes beats delivered by YB, Armani DePaul, Ace Doe, Yodelay & JunyB and guest verses from Mike-Dash-E, Kool John, NHT Boyz, Stevie Wonder, Sage, DSpitta, Smoovie and Kristina Love. Get at Armani on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: Makfully - New Game

Stockton representative Makfully has just brought you his new project called "New Game" which is available for free download. The album we released under Fully Paid Ent. / Music House Music Group and includes 13 tracks with guest appearances by Yuneak, Ja Jona, Yung Rich Musik, Banga Luciano and more. Get at Makfully on ReverbNation, Twitter and Facebook. Be also be sure to read our review of his previous project called "Shoebox Money". Tracklist: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: DB Tha General - The Housy Party (free)

Oakland rapper DB Tha General has recently brought you his brand new street release called "The House Party". You can get it now for free download on DatPiff. It features 16 cuts with guest appearances by AV, Nittee, Tommy T & Lil Ted. Get at DB Tha General on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


07 July 2012: Semi Auto - Been Off Tha Porch

Rapper Semi-Auto (born and raised in Oklahoma City, now residing in Denver, Colorado) is aiming to bring you his brand new solo album called "Been Off Tha Porch". It will arrive to the market in a couple of days - July 13th to be exact. It will feature 18 tracks with guest appearances by E-Moe, Calico 101, Ruff Necc, Poeticcc Tha Prophet, Goph, Lepht, P-Locsta, Big Los, Tripple Double and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 July 2012: The A.R: Street Album

Be on the lookout for a brand new compilation project from Jacka's Artists Records label. "The A.R: Street Album" will drop on July 24th. The cd will include verses by The Jacka, Husalah, Freeway, Cellski, Street Knowledge, Joe Blow and more. Stay tuned for more details to be announced.


03 July 2012: Maya Victoria - Ment To Shine (free)

Check out a debut release from a San Jose RnB / soul female artist by the name of Maya Victoria. Her EP cd is called "Ment To Shine" and is now available for free download on DatPiff. You'll hear 9 cuts with only one guest appearance by Brookes. To learn more about Maya visit her on ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


03 July 2012: Redcon-1 Music Group compilation (free)

You may be familiar with a military rap camp called Redcon-1 Music Group which is led by Vallejo artist by the name of Soldier Hard. The label is now celebrating its first anniversary and decided to drop a free-for-download project. You can now listen to a 16-song deep album on BandCamp. What you'll get is a set of tracks from Redcon-1's members like Soldier Hard, Adam Jr, Stephen Hobbs, Matai, Kuzzn Bank, Sonu, HK, Sabo and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: C-Bo - Orca

A brand new solo release by Sacramento vet C-Bo called "Orca" is available now on RapBay, while other spots should have it in 2 days. The album includes 16 songs with guest appearances by big figures like Brotha Lynch Hung, E-40, WC, Yukmouth, B-Legit, Killa Tay, T-Nutty, Paul Wall, Lil Cyco, Rydah J. Klyde and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: Big Oso Loc & Negro - Welcome 2 Cal14nia

There's a brand new release from homeboy rap duet made of Big Oso Loc and Negro called "Welcome 2 Cal14nia". You can get it now straight from Oso - just hit him up on Facebook or use a direct link for PayPal payment. The cd features 15 cuts with guest appearances by JT The Bigga Figga, Big Rhino, Lil Raider, Pistol Cee, Ono Loco, Droopy, Lefty, Akazie, Rukus & more. Be sure to check out our collection of East Bay homeboy rap cds, including previous Oso's albums (read the articles). Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: The Minds Of Psychos, Killers And Gangsters

Another update on the upcoming compilation from Le Grand homeboy representative Smiley (aka Sykotik) called "The Minds Of Psychos, Killers And Gangsters". The album is ready to be pressed so it should be out very soon. What is more we have a final tracklist which is made of 16 tracks including "Ride Together" with a solid line-up of homeboy artists like Big Tone, Tito B, Big Oso Loc, Akazie, Big Rhino, Mr. G and many more. Except for that you'll hear verses from Smiley himself, Skarekrow, Goph, Brothaz Grimm, Mr. Kee, Young Moeja, Lil Toro, Dosia Demon, Lefty, Rob Rize and more. In the meantime be sure to peep the interview we've conducted with Smiley and our reviews of Smiley's previous releases: "Talez From The Morgue" and "The Horror Show". Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: PSD Tha Drivah - The Risk & The Reward (free)

Back in May Vallejo representative by the name of PSD The Drivah brought his official release called "Bullets And Bouquets". Right now he's back with a free for download project called "The Risk & The Reward" which is subtitled as mixes and renditions vol. 6 (have I missed volume 5?). You can get the whole cd from DatPiff. It includes 20 tracks with guest appearances by Erk Tha Jerk and B Luv. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: Messy Marv - A Hundred Planes Vol.1

Be on the lookout for another mixtape release from Messy Marv aka The Boy Boy Young Mess. The project will be titled "A Hundred Planes Vol.1" and it should be out on August 31st. As for now we know it will feature songs like "I Got A Question" with YG Hootie & Popa Smurf and "Gettin My Duffles Right" with Boy Big, J Stalin & Philthy Rich. Stay tuned to us for more details to be announced.


01 July 2012: The Valley Hustle Vol. 2

Valley Biz Ent. is back with its sophomore release called "The Valley Hustle Vol.2". It is now available online on CD Baby in digital version. The cd includes 18 songs with verses from Central Valley homeboy rap representatives. Check out label's ReverbNation profile. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: Hogg Corps - Rap Race

Hogg Corps is a duet made of Jon-O and Dazo reppin' Vallejo / Stockton / Las Vegas. They're recently back with a brand new release called "Rap Race" which is now available on CD Baby. The album includes 12 songs with guest appearances from Too Tone, J. Malik and D.J. Be sure to peep their website, Facebook and ReverbNation pages. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: Downlow - Hear Me Out

Downlow hails from Spokane, WA and has recently brought his sophomore solo album release called "Hear Me Out" which is now available in both digital and pressed copies on CD Baby. The project includes 15 tracks with guest appearances from Northern Cali representatives like San Quinn, Brotha Lynch Hung, Luni Coleone, T-Nutty, Matt Blaque, Young L, Beeda Weeeda and more. Get at Downlow on Facebook and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 July 2012: Yarrow Slaps - Y.S.A. (free)

San Francisco rapper Yarrow Slaps is back with a new street release called "Y.S.A.". It is available for free, digital download on DatPiff and includes 15 tracks - all produced by Nem720. Except for Yarrow Slaps you'll hear verses from Allen Kass, Simon Says and Advance. Tracklist: (show tracklist)