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30 January 2014: Key Loom - When Animals Attacc Volume 2

Salinas / Sacramento representative Key Loom fka Key Locc is finally out with his album called "When Animals Attacc Volume 2". It is available now on RapBay and at local spots. You'll hear 20 songs with guest appearances by C-Bo, T-Nutty, Killa Tay, Marvaless, Mitchy Slick, Smigg Dirtee, I-Rocc, Jacc Thrilla, Twisted Insane, N-Doe, Big Gun Play and more. Peep Key Loom on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Slick Stunna - So True

Oakland rapper Slick Stunna is back with a new solo album called "So True". You can purchase its hard copies on RapBay and an mp3 version on iTunes. The project includes 20 cuts with guest verses by Bruce Banna, Young Tweez, Lil Tae, Tiggo, Maly Bo and B Jizzle. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Mike Dangle - Black Boy Hustle (free)

Money N Muscle Ent.'s artist Mike Dangle aka Yung Dangle hailing from Oakland is out with his new project called "Black Boy Hustle". It is available for free download on DatPiff and includes 18 tracks with guest appearances by Courtney King and Sleepy D. Visit rapper's Facebook and ReverbNation pages. Be also sure to visit www.moneynmuscle.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Flyboy Stewie & Big Lou - The Workaholics

Money N Muscle Ent. artists ain't going on vacation. The label is already aiming to bring you another official project - a duet album from Hayward rapper Big Lou and South San Francisco representative Flyboy Stewie. Their joint release will be called "The Workaholics" and is dropping on March 18th. Expect to hear guest appearances by Mr. Kee, Big Mack, Young Trub, Livin Proof, Plain, Young Chop, Smilli, Lil Octane, Spliff Tha Beast, Goph, Ghost, Holliewood King & Ceddy Bo. Get at Big Lou and Stewie on Facebook.


30 January 2014: M.A.K. - Molly World

A month ago Sacra representative by the name of M.A.K. dropped his solo called "The S.M.A.K. Vol. 1". Now he's back with another one titled "Molly World" that you can get on iTunes. The album includes 17 songs with guest appearances by Big Hollis, Mal B., Don Deazy, Da Push, Takticz and more. Get at M.A.K. on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Young Mix - Here For A Reason

San Francisco rapper by the name of Young Mix is back with his new solo endeavor titled "Here For A Reason". The album is available for free download on artist's BandCamp page and includes 15 tracks with guest appearances by D.E.O., LTM and 2Eleven. Check out Young Mix on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Ono Loco & Lil Toro - Tha Realest They Come: Mob Edition

It's been a year since Ono Loco and Lil Toro brought their duet project called "Tha Realest They Come: Mob Edition". It was so far available on iTunes and in local spots, however now you can easily get a hard copy of it on RapBay. The cd includes 14 tracks with guest appearances by Lil Raider, Filthy Fill, Big Cholo, Laced, Chango, Cutty, Don Greco, Zipper Louie, Tru Blu and Andrea. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: DB Tha General - Motel6

O-Town rapper DB Tha General is back with his new solo project called "Motel6". You can get it now in digital version on iTunes. The album includes over 20 songs out of which almost all are solo joints, except for "Dope" with B-Luv. Get at DB on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Big Klef - Afro Trap (free)

Big Klef was born and raised in Nigeria, recently representing Hayward, CA. He has just dropped his new project called "Afro Trap" which you can download for free from Datpiff. The album includes beats from Yamz The Beast, Taylor Michael and Twan Gypbeatz. Except for Big Klef you'll hear Young Gully, Erk The Jerk, Symba, Yung Hanz and more. Check out rapper's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: P-Lo - MBMGC 2

MBMGC (More Bitches More Gold Chains) part 2 is now available with 3 bonus tracks on iTunes. P-Lo's release is still available for free download or stream. You'll hear beats from P-Lo, Kuya Beats, Tha Bizness, Cal-A, YP and IAmSu!, plus guest appearances by Jay Any, Kool John, Skipper, Young Bari, Dave Steezy, IAmSu!, Sage The Gemini and more. Get at P-Lo on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


30 January 2014: Irv - The Original (free)

Check out a brand new release from Richmond representative by the name of Irv called "The Original". His album is available for free download on DatPiff and includes 12 solo cuts. Get at Irv on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 January 2014: Interview with Eddie Vega

We highly encourage you to read our recent interview with Eddie Vega. You probably have not heard about him so far, but he will soon release his debut mixtape and it's gonna feature BayUndaground.com's name on it, 'cause we want the most promising artists to be noticed. He represents Central Coast in the 831 area code. It's an extensive, yet very interesting and personal article. You will learn a lot about Eddie, both his past as well as plans for the nearby future. Read the whole thing in our Interviews section.


28 January 2014: Lovewire V.3

Be on the lookout for the third installment of Livewire's camp Valentine Day compilation. "Lovewire 3" will be available via iTunes on February 3rd and will include 14 tracks with verses delivered by J Stalin, Stevie Joe, 4rAx, Armani DePaul, L'Jay, Lil Raider, Willie Joe and more. You can already pre-order a hard copy on RapBay. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


28 January 2014: MackNifi$ent - self titled

Stockton representative MackNifi$ent has recently brought his new self titled solo album. You can purchase its digital version on CD Baby. What you'll get is a set of 19 tracks with a few guest appearances by RP-9, Dream Killers and Lunnie. Visit MackNifi$ent on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


28 January 2014: Ajax - Hella Norcal (free)

Young up-and-coming San Francisco artist by the name of Ajax has recently dropped his debut mixtape called "Hella Norcal". You can download it for free from DatPiff. What you'll hear is a set of 12 tracks produced by Hi-Tek, Felly, NB Beats, Ta-Ku, Nujabes and other beat makers. Get at Ajax on Twitter and Soundcloud. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: Lil Coner - House Shoes And Heartaches

CD collectors may now purchase a hard copy of Lil Coner's latest solo release. "House Shoes And Heartaches" is now also available on RapBay; it is also up on iTunes. The cd includes 18 tracks with guest appearances by Tito B, Keek Dogg, The Jacka, Turf Talk, Davina, Mad Dogg, Zak 1, Troublez and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: Berner presents Dirty Money

San Francisco representative Berner is working on a brand new compilation project called "Dirty Money". The album will be released soon and will include appearances by The Jacka, J Stalin, Ampichino, Philthy Rich, Fed-X, B-Legit, Yukmouth and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground for more details and get at Bernie on Facebook.


24 January 2014: Em Gutta Boiz - Tha Coalition

San Jose representative Bossquach and his comrades from Shark City teamed up to bring you Em Gutta Boiz group album called "Tha Coalition". The project will drop on January 28th and will include 17 songs with verses from Bossquach, Pretty, Swiper, Cutty Crack, J-Fingaz, Ridiculus, J-Money and more. The production will be handled by Johnny Juliano, Ridiculus, Fluid, Hassan, Chase Money, J-Fingaz and more. Visit Bossquach on his website and Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: J-Dubb - JDubb Shit

O-Town rapper J-Dubb is back with his new solo endeavor called "JDubb Shit". You can either purchase a hard copy on RapBay or get a digital version on iTunes. The album includes 18 tracks with guest appearances by Lil Blood, Lil Goofy, Young Nu, Maxx, Teddy Tee, Lil Jon, Gotti and more. Get at J-Dubb on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: White Mic - As Is (free)

San Francisco hip-hop representative White Mic is back with a new set of songs available for free download on his BandCamp. "As Is" includes 17 cuts with guest appearances by Equipto, Mint Rock, Spank Pops, Pep Love, FatLip, RedLipp and more. You can also purchase the album on AccessHipHop. Follow White Mic on Twitter and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: AseCard - 1100 (free)

Fairfield rapper AseCard is back with a new solo project called "1100" that you can download for free on HoteNewHipHop. The album includes 9 tracks with beats provided by Joey Shellz, YB Solo, Hard Hitta and guest appearances by Melly Mell, Billy Gram & Yakk D Most. Check AseCard on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


24 January 2014: Kev Choice - Oakland Riviera (free)

If you're tired of minimalistic, plastic rap beats there's definitely something fresh for you. Oakland musician Kev Choice has recently brought his new work to the rap table. The project is called "Oakland Riviera" and features 15 tracks with all live instruments that rap is missing nowadays. Except for rap vocals you'll hear soft voices from Viveca Hawkins and melodious insight played on drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet... Sounds good? You can listen to the whole material for free or purchase its digital version on BandCamp. Get at Kev Choice on his website and Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Turfed Out Mafia Gang - Welcome To The Turf Volume 2

"Turfed Out Mafia Gang: Welcome To The Turf Volume 2" is available now on RapBay and AllMusic.com. It's more of a compilation handled mostly by Sac Sin, Tha 'G' Hussein and Doebonikz. Except for them you'll hear a couple of verses from Fed-X, Young Gasz, The Jacka and other cats. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Trae Tha Truth & The World Freshest - The Tonite Show

Bay Area producer The World Freshest hooked up with Texas rapper Trae Tha Truth to bring you another installment of the Tonite Show series. Their joint album is now available on iTunes and includes 7 cuts with beats provided by The World Freshest, Mr. Tower & Taylor Beats. Except for Trae you'll hear Yukmouth, Philthy Rich, J Stalin, Problem, Mitchy Slick & Freddie Gibbs. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Young Liifez - self titled

Sacramento duet Young Liifez (D.R & Booda) has dropped its second street album back in the end of December. You can get it in digital version on iTunes and Amazon. The album includes 15 songs with guest appearances by Lil Rue, Liq, Philthy Rich, Lavish D, Cash, Bandit and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Biggie The Kid & Loon The Goon - Cold Nights And Slow Mornings (free)

South Fremont representatives Biggie The Kid & Loon The Goon are back with their sophomore release called "Cold Nights And Slow Mornings". The project is available for free on DatPiff and includes 12 songs. Check out Biggie The Kid on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Mac Dre and Kilo Curt present From The Ground Up

"From The Ground Up" is a brand new release from Thizz Ent. that's made of 2 DVDs and a CD (soundtrack) - you can purchase it on RapBay. The music content includes songs with verses from Dubee, Mistah F.A.B., J. Stalin, The Jacka, J-Diggs, Philthy Rich, Rydah J. Klyde, Crest Creepaz, D-Lo, Sleepy D, Goldtoes, Little Bruce, Lil Italy and more, while DVDs feature interviews with the Thizz Nation CEO's, artists, producers and promoters.


22 January 2014: Blast Holiday - Bobby Drake Vol. II (free)

North Oakland rapper Blast Holiday is back with another solo called "Bobby Drake Vol. II". The album is available on iTunes or SoundCloud and includes 19 tracks with guest appearances by Mistah F.A.B., Berner, Nio Tha Gift, HD, Dyson, Lil' Tae and more. Check out Blast Holiday on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Young Moeja & Goph - Product Of The Game (free)

San Francisco rappers Young Moeja & Goph have recently brought their new duet project called "Product Of The Game". The album was brought by Money N Muscle Entertainment and is available for free download on DatPiff. You'll hear 12 cuts with guest appearances by TC Kapone, Downer, Tony Snow, Danked Out, Blockzilla, So Saucy and more. Get at Goph and Moeja on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Rayven Justice - I Have A Dream (free)

Oakland representative Rayven Justice is back with his new project called "I Have A Dream" which is available for free download on DatPiff. It is made of 18 cuts with guest appearances by Too Short, Kafani, IAmSu!, Sage The Gemini, Kool John, Loverance, John Hart, TeeFlii, Migos & Johnny Cinco. Visit Rayven Justice on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Smoovie Baby - All In: The EP

Rapper Smoovie Baby hailing from San Francisco might be known to Bay Area rap fans because he has already dropped a few projects in the last couple of years. February 25th is the official release date for his upcoming EP solo called "All In". You can already purchase the album's title single on iTunes. Follow Smoovie Baby on Twitter and get at him on Facebook.


22 January 2014: Skipper - Wet 2 (free)

Richmond representative Skipper (of HBK) is back with the second installment of "Wet" series. The album includes 14 tracks produced by Kuya Beats, P-Lo, Jay Ant, Tha Bizness, Trackademics and more. Except for Skipper you'll hear IAmSu!, Kool John, CJ, Ant Jay, 1-O.A.K. and Dave Steezy. Get the whole thing for free at spots like LiveMixtapes, DatPiff or AudioMack. Follow Skipper on Twitter and check him out on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


22 January 2014: Smoov-E - Jessica Gets Jealous

Sebastopol representative Smoov-E is about to bring you his new solo album called "Jessica Gets Jealous" on February 18th; the release date was rescheduled from January 27th. Anyway, you can already purchase 3 tracks from the upcoming cd on iTunes. The full version will include 13 cuts with a single guest appearances by Dirt Nasty. Follow Smoov-E on Twitter and check him out on Facebook and his website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Friscasso - If You Buyin Im Sellin

Be on the lookout for the upcoming solo project from Friscasso (aka Friscasso The Jeweler). He's representing Fillmoe's Mission District and is the owner of Frisco Mob Gear clothing line. The album will be called "If You Buyin Im Sellin" and should arrive to stores very soon. You can already check out the first anthem from the cd titled "Poed Up" featuring The Jacka:



Except for that you'll hear guest appearances by Killa Tay, Mistah F.A.B, Chosen, Kuzzo Fly, Cannin, Kyng Lele & more. Be sure to visit Friscasso on Facebook and Twitter. Also check Frisco Mob Gear out on FB and official website.


20 January 2014: Pooh Hefner & Philthy Rich - #NOBFE 3

Bay Area duo made of Pooh Hefner & Philthy Rich should be known to rap fans, because they have already dropped two collabo albums. If you're into their music you should be interested in their latest part of "#NOBFE". This Oakland / Richmond collaboration is now available on RapBay and includes 16 cuts with production from The Mekanix, AK47, Himan Beatz, Hype Beats, Drumma P and more. Except for the hosts you'll hear guest appearances by Guce, Jim Jones, Too Short, Rydah J. Klyde, Kurt Diggler, Lil Uno, Juelz Santana and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Loot Smith - Mind Blowin' II

Vacaville rapper Loot Smith known to Nasty North / Monster Grip camp fans is back with yet another solo joint. This time it's a short, 8-track deep album called "Mind Blowin' II" that's available now on iTunes. Get at Loot on Facebook and check out the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Lil Joe - True Gritter

Check out a brand new release from Bearfaced camp called "True Gritter" handled by rapper Lil Joe. The album is now available on iTunes and includes 18 cuts with guest appearances by HD, 6hunnit BJ, G-Dirty, FE The Don, Shady Nate, G-Dirty, Mr Wet, Young Noni and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Blast Holiday - Bobby Drake Vol. II

North Oakland rapper Blast Holiday is about to bring another solo called "Bobby Drake Vol. II". The album is dropping on January 21st under Black Ribbon Ent. and will include 19 tracks with guest appearances by Mistah F.A.B., Berner, Nio Tha Gift, HD, Dyson, Lil' Tae and more. Check out Blast Holiday on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Gigio - The Lonely Talent Show

Fairfield artist by the name of Gigio (of Grund Sunz) is back with a new solo called "The Lonely Talent Show". Well, the material is not that new, because songs included on this one were recorded back in the days when Gigio didn't even imagine he had fans. Now he decided to share this one with his listeners also. 26 cuts with a few guest appearances are available now in digitals on BandCamp. Check Gigio on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


20 January 2014: Skipper - Wet 2

In a few days Richmond representative Skipper (of HBK) will bring the second installment of "Wet" series. The album will include 14 tracks produced by Kuya Beats, P-Lo, Jay Ant, Tha Bizness, Trackademics and more. Except for Skipper you'll hear IAmSu!, Kool John, CJ, Ant Jay, 1-O.A.K. and Dave Steezy. Follow Skipper on Twitter and check him out on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 January 2014: Philthy Rich & Stevie Joe - Philthy Fresh 2

We're back with the tracklist for the second installment of "Philthy Fresh" - a duet project from Oakland representatives and Livewire camp rappers Philthy Rich and Stevie Joe. The album will include 17 cuts with guest appearances by Yukmouth, Joe Blow, G Stack, IAmSu!, J Stalin, Lil Blood, Ampichino and more. Expect to see the cd in stores on May 27th. Visit Philthy Rich and Stevie Joe on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 January 2014: Mental Illness upcoming releases

Northern California rap fans may be familiar with a Stockton homeboy group by the name of Mental Illness. The crew is now made of Nsane, Big Rayzor, Young Heck, Young Gill and Big Loco, however in the beginning its squad was a bit different. You might have even had a chance to check out BayUndaground's reviews of their previous releases, including two group albums and a solo from Young Gill (read the articles). Last year the group dropped only one project ("Bad Influence"), yet they announced to flood the market in 2014. We can already let you know about their upcoming group albums as well as solo endeavors. Check out the list below and see the covers attached to your right:

Mental Illness "Red Life Monstaz" (featuring Big Oso Loc, Ren Da Heat Monsta, Big Tone, Rydah J. Klyde, Buddah Mack, Thugzy & more)
Mental Illness "Bury Me A Gangsta"
Nsane & Big Oso Loc present "Can't Stop" (featuring Mental Illness, Big Oso Loc, T-Nutty, Young Bop, Stevie Joe, Never, Lil Wyno, Hurricane J, Gorilla Pits, J-Diggs, Black Rhino, Conspiracy, Tweety, Smil Gutta, Yung Puppz, Big Chuco, Keek Dogg, Termyte, Ronald Mack, Lil Evil and more)
Young Heck & Young One - "Nothin Nice"
Yung Gill - "4 Da Honeys / 4 Da Homies"
Big Rayzor - "Everybodies Ene-me"
N-Sane - "Lost In The Struggle"
Young Heck - "Hood Status"
Big Loco - "This Life I Live"

Be sure to visit all members of Mental Illness on Facebook: Nsane, Big Rayzor, Young Heck, Young Gill and Big Loco and check out group's fan page. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com as we'll try to keep you posted with all project from Mental Illness camp.




18 January 2014: Laroo & The Jacka - Never Be The Same - Season II: No Mercy

"Never Be The Same - Season II: No Mercy" from Laroo and The Jacka is now available on RapBay, while iTunes will have it on January 21st. The album includes 13 cuts with guest appearances by J Stalin, Turf Talk, IAmSu!, Husalah, Lil Blood, Matt Blaque and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 January 2014: Casper Capone presents Northern Cali: The Family Reunion Part II

Last year Modesto representative Casper Capone dropped a homeboy compilation called "Northern Cali: The Family Reunion". He has recently brought the second installment of the project which is available in digitals on iTunes and Amazon; for hard copies you'll need to get at Casper Capone directly - check out is Facebook. You'll get a set of 19 tracks with verses handled by Mental Illness, Casper Capone, Menti, Lil Milo, Chente Corleone, Big Chuco, Green, Sleepy, Ray Dogg, Unknown, Hex, Eclipz, Danny Boy and more.


16 January 2014: Interview with Smiley aka Young Agony

BayUndaground.com brings you its first interview in 2014. This time we sat down with an underground rapper Smiley also known as Young Agony. Read about this East Palo Alto cat, two projects he had released so far, find out how it all started for him and learn about his plans for this year.


16 January 2014: Joe Blow - True Story

Joe Blow dropped his new solo project called "True Story" sometime ago however it was only available via his official website. You can now also purchase it on RapBay and iTunes. The album includes 20 tracks with guest appearances by The Jacka, Fed-X, Husalah, Rydah J. Klyde, Dubb 20, Lil Rue, Philthy Rich, Ampichino, Street Knowledge and more. Follow Joe Blow on Twitter and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


16 January 2014: Young Moeja & Goph - Product Of The Game

Money N Muscle Entertainment is about to drop a few project in the upcoming months. The first one is the already announced duet album from two SJ rappers: Young Moeja and Goph. Their joint project will be called "Product Of The Game" and will be available for free download on January 20th. The album will include 12 cuts with guest appearances by TC Kapone, Downer, Tony Snow, Danked Out, Blockzilla, So Saucy and more. Get at Goph and Moeja on Facebook.


16 January 2014: Yung Dangle - Black Boy Hustle

Another one from MME Ent. is a solo project from Yung Dangle aka Mike Dangle hailing from Oakland. His album will be called "Black Boy Hustle" and will be also available for free download. It will be out on January 27th and will include guest appearances by Courtney King, Sleepy D, D-Shyne & more. Visit rapper's Facebook and ReverbNation pages. Be also sure to visit www.moneynmuscle.com.


16 January 2014: The Double M Gang Compilation Vol. 2

A month ago Money N Muscle Entertainment dropped its compilation called "The Double M Gang" that featured a whole line-up of the label's artists and other Bay Area representatives. February 3rd is the release date for the second volume of the compilation that will be also available for free in digital version. "The Double M Gang Vol. 2" will feature verses from Mr. Kee, Big Lou, Rhino, Plain, TC Kapone, Goph, Duke Shiesty, Young Moeja, Ricc The RnB Rockstar, Max Payne, Ceddy Bo, Neto, Jay Siccness, Spliff Tha Beast, Flawless Niki, Yung Dangle and more.


16 January 2014: 80s Babiez - Drafts & Picks: Mixtape Pt. 2

Oakland group 80s Babiez is back with its second installment of "Drafts & Picks" mixtape series. The album is now available on iTunes and includes 18 tracks. Except for group members you'll hear verses from Goldie Gold, Lace Leno, Eklips Da Hustla and more. Visit 80s Babiez on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 January 2014: Sonu - Unpredictable

Sac-Town representative and one of Soldier Hard's Redcon-1 camp rappers - Sonu - is about to drop his new solo "Unpredictable" on January 31st. You can already pre-order your copy on RedCon1MusicGroup.com. The album will feature 14 tracks with guest appearances by Baby Bash, Soldier Hard, Arez, Yung Zune, J-Deuce, Frankie Figz, Kuzzn Bank, Stephen Hobbs and Haji Springer. Check Sonu out on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


16 January 2014: Da Alphabets - PTPOE 2: Leak

South San Francisco rap group called Da Alphabets has released its new, yet short album called "PTPOE 2: Leak" (Put The Pressure On Em) back in the end of December. A=The album is available on iTunes and features 5 tracks with guest appearances by Stevie Joe and Taj-He-Spitz. Get at Da Alphabets on Twitter and Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


16 January 2014: Zion I - The Masters Of Ceremony EP

Oakland hip-hop duo Zion I (Zumbi and Amp Live) is back with its brand new EP project called "The Masters Of Ceremony". You can check it out for free on SoundCloud or buy it in digital version on BandCamp and iTunes. The album includes 5 tracks with one guest appearance by 1-O.A.K. Get at Zion I on Facebook, Twitter and ZionICrew.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 January 2014: J Stalin - S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness

Stay tuned for a brand new solo project from Livewire father J Stalin. His next official album will be called "S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness" and will be released on April 22nd. Expect to hear guest appearances by E-40, Berner, IAmSu!, The Jacka, Husalah, Problem, Ampichino, Joey Fatts, Livewire camp and more. Check out Stalin on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.


15 January 2014: Remy R.E.D. - On The House

San Leandro rapper Remy R.E.D. (of The Dragons) is coming out with his first solo project called "On The House". The project will be available for free download on February 13th and will include guest appearances by XSF, The Jacka, K-Loc, NHT, Gamed Up and more. Stay also tuned for "Dragon Dynasty" by Yukmouth & The Dragons coming out later this year. Check out Remy R.E.D. on Twitter and visit DragonsEra.com.


15 January 2014: I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am

San Diego rapper I-Rocc is back with his brand new project called "Trill-I-Am". It is now available on iTunes and features 16 songs with a whole lot of guest appearances by Philthy Rich, Yukmouth, Turf Talk, J Stalin, T-Nutty, Messy Marv, Ampichino, D-Lo, Smigg Dirtee, Glasses Malone, Mack Twon and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 January 2014: Reece Loc - If It Ain't Mobbin I Ain't Fuccin Wit It

Fresno representative Reece Loc is back with a brand new solo project called "If It Ain't Mobbin I Ain't Fuccin Wit It" that's presented by C-Dubb. The album is now available in digital version on iTunes and includes 14 tracks with guest appearances by C-Dubb, Eklips Da Hustla, E-Nut, Matt Blaque, Boi Boi and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 January 2014: Bobo Norco - Keep It XO: The Mixtape

Check out a mixtape project from a Santa Rosa representative Bobo Norco called "Keep It XO". It is now available on iTunes and features 12 cuts with guest appearances by D-Lo, Mississippi, Luciano and Really Real. Stay also tuned for the official "Keep It XO" album coming out on February 15th. Get at Bobo Norco on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation and his website. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


14 January 2014: Brotha Lynch Hung - The Gas Station Mixtape Volume Two

Five years ago Brotha Lynch Hung released "Gas Station" mixtape. Right now he's back with a second installment which includes 9 tracks recorded between 2004 and 2006. "The Gas Station Mixtape Volume Two" is now available in digital version for 7 bucks. Get it now on BandCamp. You can also purchase it on iTunes; iTunes version includes intro and outro, plus different songs order. Except for Lynch you'll hear verses from COS, Razz Cazz and Papoose. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


14 January 2014: Sav Da Moneymaker - Trippin: Da Turftape (free)

Oakland representative by the name of Sav Da Moneymaker is out with a mixtape project called "Trippin: Da Turftape". The whole material is available for free download on DatPiff and includes 18 songs with guest appearances by Dru Down, Kafani, Kaz Kyzah, Joe Bean, Rappin Ron, Cali Black, E Da Singer and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: Big Chuco - Oldie But Goodie

Chicano rap fans should be familiar with Berkeley representative by the name of Big Chuco. Back in the days, along with Mr. Bago, he was a member of Brown Skin Artists - a pioneer duo of homeboy rap. Except for BSA material Chuco has also recorded two solo cds, a duet album with Keek Dogg and a Spanish album with Mr. 21 and C-Locs. All his albums were reviewed by BayUndaground staff (read articles). Now he's back with a third solo called "Oldie But Goodie" which features 15 cuts with guest appearances by Keek Dogg, Big Oso Loc, Big Rhino, Aztec, Gennessee and more. You can get the cd in hard copies on CD Baby. Be sure to watch a video for the title anthem:


10 January 2014: Lil Toro - Pain N Cages: Disloyalty And Betrayal

Vacaville representative Lil Toro is back with his sophomore solo project called "Pain N Cages: Disloyalty And Betrayal" that dropped under Nasty North Records. The album includes 10 solo cuts and is now available on RapBay, iTunes and Amazon. Be sure to check out our reviews of Nasty North record label projects (read articles). Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: Rich Tycoon - self titled

Rich Tycoon hails from Oakland and should be known to Bay Area rap fans as the part of Black Bizness. Along with P.O. Profit he dropped two albums: "Shop Open" and "Buyin 'n Sellin'". As a solo artist you might have had a chance to grab his debut release titled "Currency". Now he's back with a sophomore self titled one that you can get on iTunes and CD Baby in digital version. The album features 12 cuts with guest appearances by Indecent, Lasro, Rux, Ghambit, Dot Goodie and a few others. Follow Rich Tycoon on Twitter and check him out on Facebook and BlackBizness.net. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: A-Dough - Hello (free)

San Jose representative A-Dough has recently brought his new free-for-download release called "Hello". The album dropped under 454 Ent. and is available in digitals on DatPiff. What you'll hear is a set of 16 songs with guest appearances by Drew Deezy, Pac B, Nitty, Rich Rollin, Juice Boi, Mr. Musik, Cam & Latasha Lee. Get at A-Dough on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: F.A.M.: Forever After Money compilation

Ant Beez represents San Francisco and is a CEO of Mountaineer Ent. that has recently dropped a brand new compilation called "F.A.M.: Forever After Money". The album is now available on RapBay and iTunes. You'll get a set of 14 tracks with verses handled by local artists and the label members. Except for Ant Beez there are songs with D.A.M.E, Rambo-Reebo, Beastmode, C-Money, Cuzzin Rando, Sav L and others. Follow Ant Beez on Twitter and check him out on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: Nikatine Da King - Wet Yang

"Wet Yang" - by Oakland's Nikatine Da King (of NhT Boyz) - is now available in hard copies on RapBay. The album was so far out in digital version which is still up on AudioMack. The project includes 15 tracks with all original beats from XSF, Rizzy, YP, JB, Stoopid and 4Dub. Except for Nikatine you'll hear the rest of NhT Boyz and 1-O.A.K. Follow Nikatine Da King on Twitter and check out NhTBoyzmusic.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: Chips Black - Original Yangster

Another project from NhT Boyz is out on pressed copies. "Original Yangster" was recorded by Chips Black and you can also get it for free from AudioMack. The project includes 12 cuts with guest appearances by Nikatine, Knowledge and XSF. The beats were delivered by YP, Rizzly, Peezy, The Union, XSF and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 January 2014: Nikatine Da King - Wet Yang 2 (free)

There's also something new from NhT Boyz: a second installment of "Wet Yang" series from Nikatine Da King. The album is now available on RapBay and features verses from other group members. The whole material is hosted by DJ Cos The Kid - check him out on his website. Follow Nikatine Da King on Twitter.


10 January 2014: Chippass - Original Yangsters 2

There's also a new project from Chippass (aka Chips Black) haling from Oakland. This NhT Boyz member is back with the second part of his "Original Yangsters" album. Volume 2 is now available on RapBay. DJ Cos The Kid hosts the cd so check him out on DJCosTheKid.com.


10 January 2014: Neighborhood Family - 4 More Confessions

Some of you might remember a south Hayward group called Neighborhood Family that drooped "Ghetto Confessions" a decade ago. Well, for those of you who didn't have a chance to check their music out there's a refreshed version of the album with 4 brand new tracks. "4 More Confessions" also features all tracks from the original "Ghetto Confessions" (except for "Soldier Time"). The cd is available now on RapBay, Amazon and iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 January 2014: Mac Duna - Heir To The Thizz Throne

Vallejo rapper Mac Duna announces his brand new official project called "Heir To The Thizz Throne". The album is scheduled to drop on January 21st and will include 13 cuts with guest appearances by Mac Dre, Yukmouth, E-40, Mac Mall, 2Chainz, Philthy Rich, Baby Bash, Celly Cel, J-Diggs, Da' Unda' Dogg and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 January 2014: Philthy Rich - Messy Marv vs Philthy Rich

Last year's most fierce beef of the Bay Area rap scene brought its another project - "Messy Marv vs Philthy Rich". Obviously Philthy Rich won this battle because he's standing behind this album, which is available now on iTunes. You'll hear 10 tracks with guest appearances by Stevie Joe, Pooh Hefner, Kurt Diggler, Armani DePaul, Hitman Beatz & 4rAx. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 January 2014: Jahary - Soulfull Healing (free)

San Francisco representative by the name of Jahary has recently brought his new project called "Soufull Healing". It is now available for free download on SoundCloud and includes 19 cuts with all original beats from Eyyell, Erg Beats & Walid. Except for Jahary you'll hear Moet, Telli Prego, Misn Linc, Jonah Tha Great and Dreidel. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 January 2014: Fairview Rossi presents Berkeley Unified (free)

If you're into Berkeley rap scene you might be interested in a free-for-download release called "Berkeley Unified" that features B-Town up-and-coming artists like Fairview Rossi - who presents the project - Team Knoc, 500, Dem Younginz, Lord Blitz, T.S.K., Bottomnotch and more. You can get the whole thing on DatPiff. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


09 January 2014: Cio Castaneda - Bay Peace (free)

Check out a debut release from Cio Castaneda called "Bay Peace". It's available for free download on DatPiff and includes 15 songs with such well known figures as San Quinn, Mac Mall, JT The Bigga Figga, Black C, Louie Loc, Big Mack, Ray Luv or Seff Tha Gaffla. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


08 January 2014: Key Loom - When Animals Attacc Volume 2

This one has been on hold for a minute, but we've just found out it should be out this week. "When Animals Attacc Volume 2" by Salinas / Sacramento representative Key Loom fka Key Locc will feature guest appearances by C-Bo, T-Nutty, Killa Tay, Marvaless, Mitchy Slick, Smigg Dirtee, I-Rocc, Jacc Thrilla, Twisted Insane, N-Doe, Big Gun Play and more. Stay also tuned for Key Loom's "Rules Of Engagement" album coming soon. Peep Key Loom on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation.


08 January 2014: I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am

It's been a minute since this one was announced for the first time but there's a chance it will drop in a couple of days. "Trill-I-Am" - a brand new project from San Diego rapper I-Rocc - will be available on January 14th; you can already pre-order it on iTunes. The album will feature 16 songs with a whole lot of guest appearances by Philthy Rich, Yukmouth, Turf Talk, J Stalin, T-Nutty, Messy Marv, Ampichino, D-Lo, Smigg Dirtee, Glasses Malone, Mack Twon and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


08 January 2014: Alias: Alias - Sumthin' Different

Oakland representative Alias: Alias has just dropped his new official solo album called "Sumthin' Different". You can purchase its limited hard copies (only 1000 pressed) or download it for free - both versions available on BandCamp. The cd was released under Hot Box Ent. and includes 17 tracks with beats by 3HMB, Beatboyz, Genocidebeats & Prizebeatz and guest appearances by Krypto, Nittee, Mini 14 Tha Kid, DB Tha General, Fresh P, Dolla Will, Greg Double and more. Be sure to visit the official Hot Box Ent. website and follow Alias on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


08 January 2014: Trae Tha Truth & The World Freshest - The Tonite Show

Bay Area producer The World Freshest hooked up with Texas rapper Trae Tha Truth to bring you another installment of the Tonite Show series. Their joint album is scheduled to drop on January 21st and will include 7 cuts with beats provided by The World Freshest, Mr. Tower & Taylor Beats. Except for Trae you'll hear Yukmouth, Philthy Rich, J Stalin, Problem, Mitchy Slick & Freddie Gibbs. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


05 January 2014: Mac Mall - Macnifacence & Malliciousness

One of the most known Crestside, Vallejo rappers - Mac Mall - is going to bring his brand new official solo project called "Macnifacence & Malliciousness" on February 18th. The album will be released under Young Black Brotha Records and will be entirely produced by Khayree. You'll get a set of 13 tracks with guest appearances by Black C, Ray Luv and H Jones. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com and follow Mac Mall on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


05 January 2014: Mac Dre and Kilo Curt present From The Ground Up

Over two years ago we announced the upcoming product from Thizz Ent. called "From The Ground Up". As you know it never dropped, however we've just found out that there's a new release date set for this project - January 21st. A combo of street DVD and a soundtrack to it will be released as two separate products. A cd will include songs with verses from Dubee, Mistah F.A.B., J. Stalin, The Jacka, J-Diggs, Philthy Rich, Rydah J. Klyde, Crest Creepaz, D-Lo, Sleepy D, Goldtoes, Little Bruce, Lil Italy and more, while DVD will include interviews with the Thizz Nation CEO's, artists, producers and promoters.


05 January 2014: Rydah J. Klyde & Meezili Da Bank'Roll - Rat Posion

Be on the lookout for a collaboration album from Mob Figaz member Rydah J. Klyde and Meezilini Da Bank'Roll (born Portland; now lives in Las Vegas) called "Rat Poison". The project will be presented by Smurf Luchiano and will include guest appearances by Rich Tha Factor, J Stalin, Philthy Rich, Guce, Luni Coleone, Matt Blaque and more. The production will be handled by Wizdom, 20 Below, Rob Lo, King David, Dino Bravo, Infinite Racks and KM Cutz. The release date is February 14th. Get at Rydah J. Klyde on Facebook and Twitter; Visit Meezilini on Facebook and Twitter.


05 January 2014: Del The Funky Homosapien - Iller Than Most (free)

Oakland hip-hop artist Del The Funky Homosapien is back with a free-for-download project called "Iller Than Most" that you can get from SoundCloud. The album includes 11 solo cuts by Del with all the beats provided by himself. Check out Del on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Deok - Power Of Words EP

Back in September 2013 we told you about the sophomore release from Stockton representative Deok called "Power Of Words". The album was so far (and still is) available only in digitals - for free download on BandCamp, however Deok pressed a limited amount of nice hard copies. You can get them directly through Deok via Facebook. The cd includes 9 cuts with guest appearances by Young Erupt, Bounce, Bloom, Billboard Bear and Jaysun. Be also sure to check out our review of his debut album "Where My Heart's At" (read the review). Tracklist for "Power Of Words": (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Lil Coner - House Shoes And Heartaches

Decoto homeboy rapper Lil Coner is back with a brand new official solo project called "House Shoes And Heartaches". Right now you can get it on iTunes; RapBay should have it any minute. The cd includes 18 tracks with guest appearances by Tito B, Keek Dogg, The Jacka, Turf Talk, Davina, Mad Dogg, Zak 1, Troublez and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Peezy - Sped Up (free)

SFC rapper Peezy might be known to you because he was featured on DLK Ent. projects, including "Loyal Constituents" recorded along with Young Robbery and Telly Mac or "Money Orientation Mixtape" with Young Robbery. He also brought two solo free-for-download projects last year. Right now he's back with a new one called "Sped Up" that is also available in digital version for free. Go to HotNewHipHop to download it. The album is made of 19 cuts with guest appearances by Turf Talk, Smoovie Baby, Paypa, Fly Street Gang and more. Visit Peezy on his website, Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Playa Rae & Trey C - Cheap Wine & Vintage Rhymes 2 (free)

A Bay Area duo I.L.A.M. might be familiar to you because they have already released 3 EP projects. Playa Rae and Trey C are back at it again with a "Cheap Wine & Vintage Rhymes 2" album that is available for free download on BandCamp. The album includes 12 tracks with guest appearances by Telli Prego, J.Lately, Big Vic, Pawz One, Heat, Tray Charles, Capiche and Alex Callahan. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Ray Dogg - Team So Mean

San Jose rapper Ray Dogg (of Corporate Thugs) is back with a new solo project called "Team So Mean". You can get it now in digital and hard copies on CD Baby and Amazon. The album includes 10 cuts with guest appearances by Corporate Thugs, San Quinn, Keak Da Sneak, Baby Bash, Dem Hoodstarz, Matt Blaque and more. Visit rapper's official website, Twitter, ReverbNation and Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: 6Hunnit - Cold Way Of Livin Vol. 1: Free James

Oakland rapper 600BJ (aka 6Hunnit of Bearfaced Gang) is out with a new solo project titled "Cold Way Of Livin Vol. 1: Free James". The album is now up on iTunes and features 21 tracks with exclusive beats provided by Sirealz, BlitzBeatz, Welspent, FettySlaps, Hightower, Noface and RealBeats. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by HD, Stevie Joe, Philthy Rich, Lil Rod Da Goer, G-Dirty, Jay Gee, Mac Twon and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: J-Diggs - Doin' It Movin 2

J-Diggs - a well known Crestside, Vallejo representative - is back with a second installment of his "Doin' It Movin" series. The project is filled with over 40 songs, out of which most are short solo tracks (less then 2 minutes). Except for that you'll hear regular songs with guest appearances by E-40, Mac Dre, Keak Da Sneak, Lee Majors, Dem Hoodstarz, Messy Marv, The Jacka and more. Get the album now on iTunes or RapBay. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Young Tweez - Turnt Up Muzik Vol. 1

Oakland rapper Young Tweez is back with a new solo album called "Turnt Up Muzik Vol. 1". It is now available in digitals on iTunes and includes 17 cuts with guest appearances by Slick Stunna, Lil Tae, Qp Da Goer, Ant Montana and B Jizzle. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


04 January 2014: Shane Dogg & SilverNBlack OAK present Make The World Burn Vol. 6 (free)

Another dose of free music from Shane Dogg & SilverNBlack OAK. Their sixth installment of "Make The World Burn" is available now for free download on DatPiff and includes 15 cuts with verses delivered by J Stalin, Beeda Weeda, Young Gully, Mike Dash E, Biggie The Kid, Monsterz, A.Mo and more.


04 January 2014: Shane Dogg & SilverNBlack OAK present Make The World Burn Vol. 7 (free)

Along with the sixth part of "Make The World Burn" volume 7th has arrived. The album is presented by Shane Dogg & SilverNBlack OAK and includes 19 cuts with verses from Aftah Sum, Buddha Avenue, Birch Boy Barrie, Marky-Bo, Zar The Dip, Razo, BKilled, Frausto Gang and more. You can download it now for free from DatPiff.


01 January 2014: Doc 9 & B-Dawg - Ghetto Sickness

Homeboy rap fans should be pleased to hear that a new project from Porterville representative Doc 9 and Antioch rapper B-Dawg is out now! These two have already laced the scene with solo albums (B-Dawg "Scarz N Stripez", Doc 9 "City 2 City: Un4givin Streets") and have been featured on other rappers' cds. "Ghetto Sickness" - their joint record - was released under Hill Side Ent. and East Co Co Records. It features guest appearances by Lil Raider, Lou-E-Lou, Big Tone, Shadow, Tony B, Lil Dee, Chivo Loc, Green, Spade and more. We'll try to let you know soon where it can be purchased. Tracklist: (show tracklist)