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29 April 2014: Joe Blow - M.O.B. 2: The Real Mob

Almost two years ago Oakland representative Joe Blow brought his "M.O.B." project. Since then he released a couple of solo endeavors like "Been Grindin'", "Blow", "Check A Real Nigga Out Tho", "True Story" and group cds with Young Bossi, Liqz & The Jacka and Makfully, Lil Rue & Sleez. Right now he's a step away from dropping the second part of the MOB series. "M.O.B. 2: The Real Mob" should be hitting stores in a few weeks. You can already check out two anthems from the upcoming project: "No Sleep" and "Real Talk" - both featured in our Videos Section. Stay tuned for more details to come.


29 April 2014: AWOL Mafia Royalty 2K14

Fans of Bay Area rap from 90's should definitely remember a fertile record label named AWOL. This company brought dozens of classic cds including solo projects by C-Bo, Killa Tay, Laroo, Luni Coleone, Marvaless, Pizzo and others. There's a brand new project from AWOL members called "AWOL Mafia Royalty 2K14". It features 11 songs with verses handled by C-Bo, Killa Tay, Laroo, Luni Coleone, Marvaless, Pizzo, Lil Ric, Missippi, Harm, Cudi Mac, T-Nutty and Lena-ro. Cop the album from iTunes and Amazon (this one also sells hard copies). Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Philthy Rich - Sem City Money Man (free)

Oakland rapper and Livewire representative Philthy Rich is back with a new street project called "Sem City Money Man". This one features 12 tracks - all available for free download on LiveMixtapes and SoundClound. Except for Philthy you'll hear J Stalin, Joe Blow, Ya Boy, Clyde Carson, J-Diggs, Pooh Hefner, Lil Blood and more. Follow Philthy Rich on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: X-Raided - Psychoactive 2

Over 20 years ago Sacramento rapper X-Raided dropped his debut solo project called "Psycho Active". Right now he's back with its sequel release that is available on Amazon. The album includes 18 songs with guest appearances by Brotha Lynch Hung, C-Bo, G-Macc, Smigg Dirtee and B. Parker. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Young Bossi - American Hustle

Even though Young Bossi hails from Akron, Ohio he's been featured on BayUndaground.com numerous times. This rapper has not only appeared on projects by Northern Cali artists, but even recorded a whole album with Joe Blow. If you're a fan of his music you should check out his latest solo called "American Hustle" that is now available on iTunes. The cd includes 16 tracks with guest appearances by Ampichino, Joe Blow, Chino Nino, Gap, Ty Da Kid, Freeze and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Kobra Abysmal - The 48Hr Project

Last year Vallejo producer by the name of Indecent The Slapmaster brought his first "48 Hour Project" that was recorded in 2 days with Oakland rapper Gigs510. Right now he's back with a brand new part of the series brought along with V-Town representative Kobra Abysmal. The album is available in digitals on iTunes and Amazon. Get at Indecent on Facebook and his official website. Follow Kob on Twitter and check him out on ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: William Munny - More Munny More Problems (free)

You might have heard of William Munny - Vallejo representative who's known for his international collaborations. He's back with a brand new release called "More Munny More Problems" which includes 16 tracks with guest appearances by Jav Tha Yungsta, Lil Guilty, Gator, Philly G, New Age Outlawz, Clypto, Gutta Boi, Menace, Syko and more. You can download the whole material for free from DatPiff. Check William Munny out on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: William Munny - More Munny More Problems Part 2

707 representative William Munny is also preparing to bring you a second volume of his features & unreleased tracks called "More Munny More Problems Part 2" that is scheduled to drop on May 13th. The project will be available for free download and will include 16 songs with guest appearances by Yung Vital, Ice Meez, Down N Dirty, Bigg Maine, Eye Eighty, Shoddy Boe, B-Wells and more. Get at William Munny on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Boss Tone - Guns & Rose

"Guns & Rose" project from Regime rapper Boss Tone is now available on RapBay. You can still listen to the whole thing on Youtube for free. The album includes a set of 14 songs with guest appearances by Yukmouth, Dru Down, Lee Majors, MakFully, Fed-X, Bo Strangles, ROC, Doija V, Joe Blow and AJ HalfBreed. Check out Boss Tone on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Gass-Pipe - Die Rich

Rapper Gass-Pipe aka Yung Baffa comes from Sinagra in Sicily, but now resides in Vacaville, California. He has recently brought his new solo project called "Die Rich" which is now available on RapBay. Next to the host you'll hear guest appearances by Young Gully, XO Creep, Mac Reese, Goldie Gold, Lil Toro and more. Check out Gass-Pipe on Facebook.


29 April 2014: Cinematik Muzik - 9908 Mixtape (free)

Northern California upcoming producer by the name of Cinematik Muzik has recently dropped a collection of free-for-download tracks produced by himself, featuring verses from Dem Hoodstarz, J Stalin, Philthy Rich, AP.9, Fed-X, Husalah, Young Gully, Lil Rue, Beeda Weeda, Birch Boy Barie and more. Download it for free and check out Cinematik Muzik on his website, Twitter and SoundCloud. Hard copies of the album should be available on May 3rd. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


29 April 2014: Dojia V - R.E.A.L.: Realize Everybody Aint Loyal (free)

San Francisco rapper Dojia V (signed to The Jacka's Artist Records) has recently brought his solo street album called "R.E.A.L.: Realize Everybody Aint Loyal". The project includes 16 songs with guest appearances by The Jacka, Lil Rue, Lil Blood, Boo Banga, Reno V and Mozzy. You can download the whole thing for free from LiveMixtapes and SoundCloud. Follow Dojia V on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Hollow Tip - Taking No Shorts 3

Back in '96 North Highlands, Sacramento rapper Hollow Tip dropped his debut solo project called "Takin No Shortz"; then in 2003 he released the second part of the project. After almost 20 years since the first one Hollow Tip decides to give you the third strike of the solo series. "Taking No Shorts 3" will be released on July 15th under rapper's Mercenary Entertainment. BayUndaground.com will keep you posted on details, while in the meantime check out our reviews of Hollow Tip's previous cds.


25 April 2014: Menace 2 Society presents Northern California Gangsters & Thugs Volume 4

Pittsburg representative Menace 2 Society is known to rap fans for his "Northern California Gangsters & Thugs" music series and "It's Not A Gimmick" DVD projects. In a couple of weeks he'll bring you "Northern California Gangsters & Thugs Volume 4" that will include 15 tracks handled by some of the most known Latin representatives from Northern California (Big Tone, Big Oso Loc, Lil Raider, Tito B, C-Locs, Keek Dogg, Lou E Lou, Shadow, Conspiracy...) and other recognizable figures like San Quinn, B-Legit, Joe Blow, Lee Majors, Rydah J. Klyde and others. RapBay will have the cd on May 14th (or earlier) while iTunes will sell it since May 20th. Visit Menace 2 Society on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Mr. Kee - The Quick Fix: Digital Dope Vol. 1 (free)

"The Quick Fix: Digital Dope Vol. 1" is a collection of unfinished songs by Mr. Kee put together and finished with guest appearances by Money N Muscle recording artists like Kr Mack, Sidewayz, Spliff Da Beast, Duke Shiesty, Itz Da Ghost, Shady Shay, Young Dangle and others. Download the whole thing for free from DatPiff and be on the lookout for part 2 coming soon. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Young Liifez And The World's Freshest - The Morning Show

Young Liifez is an up-and-coming duo from Sacramento made of D.R and Booda. The World's Freshest bka DJ Fresh doesn't have to be presented; the mixture of young rappers and fresh production will appear on the next part of "The Morning Show" series. The album will be available on June 17th and will include 9 tracks with guest appearances by T-Nutty, Key Loom, DoItMovin, Liq, 2K's and Charitte. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Team Vallejo Vol. 2 (free)

You might have heard of "Team Vallejo" project that dropped last year and obviously featured a whole bunch of V-Town representatives. There's another one - "Team Vallejo Vol. 2" - available now for free download on SoundCloud and HotNewHipHop. You'll get a set of 19 cuts handled by Willie Joe, Indecent The Slapmaster, Rux, Shigady The Playboy, Mac Mall, Hard Hitta, Shoddy Boe, So Dope, Octavious and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Lil Rue & Hood Noise - R.U.E. I Am That

Oakland rapper Lil Rue is back with his new solo project called "R.U.E. I Am That" that was entirely produced by Hood Noise. The album is available now on iTunes and includes 15 tracks with guest appearances by Yukmouth, Dem Hoodstarz, Joe Blow, Young Lox and Paul Allen. Most of the songs last less than 3 minutes. Check Lil Rue out on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: C.A.S.H. Rules - D.D.A. (free)

C.A.S.H. Rules hails from Oakland and has recently dropped his debut mixtape called "D.D.A." which stands for "Dope Dealers Ambition". The project includes 11 tracks with guest appearances by Clyde Carson, Mayne Mannish, Mistah F.A.B., Nio Tha Gift, London, Dev Tha Chaser and more. Download it for free from DatPiff and follow the rapper on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: Derek King - Fake ID

Oakland 18-year old RnB singer by the name of Derek King is aiming to release his new solo project called "Fake ID" on April 29th. The album will be made of 13 tracks with features by IAmSu!, Sage The Gemini, Rayven Justice, D-Lo, Kirko Bangz, Kalin, Mayles and Ronnie Banks. The whole production will be delivered by T. Kelley, except for #11 produced by P-Lo. Check out Derek on Facebook and peep the tracklist below: (show tracklist)


25 April 2014: G-Eazy - These Things Happen

Oakland rapper by the name of G-Eazy has three projects under his belt, released a few videos and recently finished his tour across the states promoting his upcoming solo album titled "These Things Happen". The new cd is scheduled to drop on June 23rd; in a few days you'll be able to pre-order it from iTunes. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced. Check out G-Eazy on his official website, Twitter and Facebook page. Artwork to your right is not the official cover.


25 April 2014: Pete Wonder & AB FiFi - Smoke Signals (free)

East Oakland representative by the name of AB FiFi is back with a new project titled "Smoke Signals". It includes 8 tracks - all produced by Pete Wonder. You can download the whole material for free from SoundCloud. Get at AB on social network: Twitter, ReverbNation, Facebook, SoundCloud, DatPiff and abfifi.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Freddie Gibbs & The World's Freshest - The Tonite Show

Bay Area producer The World's Freshest bka DJ Fresh has recently hooked up with Indiana representative Freddie Gibbs to bring you another part of "The Tonite Show" series. The production will be handled by DJ Fresh, except for two cuts brought by Mr. Tower. You'll hear guest appearances by E-40, Yukmouth, Trae Tha Truth, G-Wiz, Cousin Fik and Sir Michael Rocks. The project is scheduled to drop on May 13th. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Casper Capone & Unknown present The After Party: Family Reunion 2.9

Stay tuned for a compilation album titled "The After Party: Family Reunion 2.9" that will be hosted by Modesto rappers Casper Capone and Unknown. The project will be released this May and will include verses from the two above, Samantha B, Durrty D, Mental Illness, Jeff Geezy, Eclipz, Venomous, Lil Sneaky, Hex, Mandito Brown, Mama OG, DJ 40oz, John John, Baby Ray, Bullet G, Tank, Dame Danials, J Ridah, Benny Contreras and more.


23 April 2014: Unknown, Casper Capone & Venomous - Thug Money Volume 2

Back in the end of 2012 two Modesto representatives - Unknown and Venomous - have finally released their "Thug Money" project. This Summer you'll get "Thug Money Volume 2" that will be also hosted by Casper Capone. The album will feature E-40, Eclipz, Lil Sneeky, Hex, Bullet G, Mama OG, Mandito Brown, Boogie Locs and more. It will drop both in hard and digital copies. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


23 April 2014: RBL Posse - The Bong Show Volume 1

Each year rappers release some mary jane projects or anthems on April 20th. This year Black C and his Rightway Productions music label bring you "The Bong Show", which is a collection of kush songs recorded by RBL Posse and its affiliates. The album includes 17 songs with guest appearances by Hitman, Yukmouth, Moe Tha Hustla, H2 Hardheadz, Beeda Weeda, Taydatay and more. Get it now on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Freddy Machete - Peep Show Vol. 1 (free)

San Francisco producer affiliated with Sacred Music record label - Freddy Machete - is back with a new project called "Peep Show Vol. 1". It is filled with 10 cuts produced or remixed by Freddy. Download the whole thing for free from SoundCloud, get at Freddy Machete on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: BTK & OGDR - California State Of Mind (free)

OGDR and Billy Tha Kidd (BTK) are two aspiring rappers from Bay Area and Central Valley who have recently linked up to bring you their joint, debut mixtape titled "California State Of Mind". It is said that "the mixtape has a journey of moods while all keeping a California/West Coast vibe; with G-Funk inspired beats, then to a more bay-area influenced sound and even a relaxing vibe in the last portion of the mixtape." The production was handled by Gums, G.A.Q., DJ Damage, Rickey Taylor, D-Lo The Doctor and Lashawn's Way. Download it or listen to it for free on SoundCloud. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Yukmouth - GAS: Grow & Sale

Oakland vet and a member of the legendary Luniz group - Yukmouth - is freshly out with a brand new project called "GAS: Grow & Sale". It is available on iTunes and features 16 cuts with guest appearances by C-Bo, B-Legit, Keak Da Sneak, Lee Majors, Z-Ro, Stevie Joe, Berner, Dru Down, Joe Blow, Matt Blaque, Kafani and many more. Follow Yuk on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: DJ Fresh & J Stalin - The Real World Trilogy

If you're into J Stalin's music you should be pleased to hear that he's re-releasing all of "The Real World" albums within one project. "The Real World Trilogy" will be a 4-CD set that will include all of the previously released parts and a bonus material with instrumental music - which is obviously handled by DJ Fresh. The project is scheduled to drop on June 17th. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details to be announced.


23 April 2014: Husalah & Blanco - The Tortoise And The Hare

Bay Area rapper Blanco is recently known for his short collabo albums. You could have already hear projects with The Jacka, Messy Marv, Yukmouth, Lucky Luciano or Nippsey Hussle. The next one will be handled by Blanco & Husalah and will be called "The Tortoise And The Hare". The album will be released on June 17th under Guerilla Ent. and will include 7 tracks. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Dezit Eaze - Entrapment

Rapper Dezit Eaze comes from San Francisco, but now resides in Sacramento. He has marked his name on the Northern California rap scene with a couple of solo projects ("Pound Dollars Millionares", "Project X Squad City", "Reloaded: The Rebirth") and a group album "Gangsta" released along with Omina Labs and San Quinn, T-Nutty, Bueno and Lavish D. Dezit Eaze is back with a new street album titled "Entrapment" which features T-Nutty, Tha Gatlin, K Geeta, Boogs Malone, Remixx, Ski, Nome Nomadd, Infra Redd, Dot Com, Agony and more. Get at Dezit Eaze on Facebook for your hard copy. Follow rapper on Twitter and check out his previous work on iTunes.


23 April 2014: Reece Loc - Street Associate

In the last two years Fresno representative Reece Loc dropped around 5 solo projects and duet releases with E-Nut and T-Loc. Right now he's aiming to bring you another solo joint - an EP titled "Street Associate". The album is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, so expect to hear from us about it in the beginning of May. You'll hear guest appearances by Key Loom, Mac Tay, Mac Hard and more. Peep Reece Loc on Twitter and ReverbNation.


23 April 2014: A-Plus - Legrowlize It! Vol. II (free)

Oakland representative A-Plus (of hip-hop groups Souls of Mischief and The Hieroglyphics) is back with a new project titled "Legrowlize It! Vol. II" which includes 13 instrumental tracks of his own. You can download or listen to it via SoundCloud. Be also sure to visit A-Plus on Twitter, Facebook and Hieroglyphics.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Tony Mack - Born A Mack: The EP (free)

Tony Mack is a music producer, song writer and engineer from San Francisco. He's also K-Lou's protege. The rapper has recently dropped his new EP project called "Born A Mack" which you can download for free from DatPiff. Get at Tony Mack on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Zion I - Libations EP (free)

Zumbi and Amp Live - better known as the Oakland hip-hop duo Zion I - are back with a new EP project called "Libations". It features 6 songs produced by Amp Live, Headnodic and Featherload, plus includes guest appearances by Sadat X, Opio, 1-O.A.K., Kev Choice, Gavin Grant, Mr Lif and Duece Eclipse. Purchase the album on BandCamp in digital version or download it for free from SoundCloud. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


23 April 2014: Tynethys - Thyluxe (free)

Tynethys hails from Sacramento and has recently brought his new solo album to the rap table. The project is titled "Thyluxe" and includes 15 tracks with a single guest appearance by Illecism. Download the whole thing for free from SoundCloud and visit rapper's Facebook and Twitter.


21 April 2014: Lee Majors & Cousin Spook - Stoner Music

Oakland rapper Lee Majors is known for releasing collaboration projects; you could have already hear his duet albums recorded along with The Jacka, Omni, Boss Tone, Matt Blaque or Tongue Da Mac. His upcoming cd will also be a joint effort from himself and a lesser known representative by the name of Cousin Spook hailing from Patterson (209). "Stoner Music" has no release date yet, but we already know it will feature Yukmouth, The Jacka, Joe Blow, Dru Down, Lil Rue, J-Diggs, Rahmean, Hollow Tip, Boss Tone and many more. Stay tuned for details and peep Lee Majors and Cousin Spook on Facebook.


21 April 2014: C-Dubb - Cookin Up Classics

C-Dubb is an underground rap veteran, because he has been on the scene since the beginning of the new millennium, dropped a huge sack of projects, collaborated with many artists - both mainstream and local - but in fact he's still underrated and unknown to a wider audience. If you haven't had a chance to hear his music, check out our reviews of some of his work or simply buy his music on iTunes and RapBay. If you're already a fan of C-Dubb's music you should be looking out for his new album that is dropping this June. "Cookin Up Classics" will feature guest appearances by The Jacka, Keak Da Sneak, Spice 1, Reece Loc, X-Raided, Twisted Insane, Hex, Mr. So High and more. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details. In the meantime get at the Oak Park representative on Facebook and Twitter.


20 April 2014: J Stalin - S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness

East Oakland rapper J Stalin is back with his new official album called "S.I.D.: Shining In Darkness". You can already grab a pressed, digipak release from RapBay. Hard copies include 15 tracks, while iTunes version - dropping in a few days - features 4 more cuts. You'll hear guest appearances by E-40, Berner, IAmSu!, The Jacka, Husalah, Problem, Ampichino, Joey Fatts, Livewire camp and more. Check Stalin out on jstalinlivewire.com, Facebook and follow him on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 April 2014: Pooh Hefner - 16th Letter Pt. 2

Richmond rapper Pooh Hefner is back with a new solo project called "16th Letter Pt. 2". The album is available now on iTunes and BeatPort. You'll hear 16 tracks with guest appearances by Philthy Rich, Keak Da Sneak, IAmSu!, Jim Jones, D-Lo, Juvenile, Brilliant and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 April 2014: E-Dubb - Dolla & A Dream

Richmond representative E-Dubb has just released his new solo project called "Dolla & A Dream" which is now available on iTunes and RapBay. The album includes 16 songs with guest appearances by Mac Mall, Ray Luv, Philthy Rich, Willie Joe, Kool John, Cyrena, Kay-On, Infamous Kaboo, Chris Ray and Pinky. Follow E-Dubb on Twitter and check him out on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 April 2014: Courtesy 1 - Kings Canyon Ave

There's something new from Fresno representative Courtesy 1. This rapper has been featured on BayUndaground.com a couple of times with his solo mixtapes and collabo projects with TreeChoppa. We even have reviewed some of his music (read here). The latest one is titled "Kings Canyon Ave" and is now available in digital version on iTunes and Amazon, while hard copies should be pressed later. The album includes 12 songs with guest appearances by Jay Bee, Image & Remedy. Check out Courtesy 1 on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


20 April 2014: CjayQ - California / Eazy Jeff - '96 (free)

Check out a free for download release called "California" from young San Jose representative by the name of CjayQ. The album has 12 cuts including "Concentrated" and "NBNSNW" that feature videos - watch them in our Videos Section. Be also sure to check out solo release from Eazy Jeff titled "'96" that dropped earlier this year. His album is also available for free download on BandCamp. Follow CjayQ on Twitter and peep Eazy Jeff on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklists: (show tracklist)


18 April 2014: Shill Macc - Filth City Alumni

Fairfield rapper Shill Macc was mentioned on BayUndaground.com numerous times with his projects and mixtapes ("The Pusher", "Thumbin Thru Thousands", "Beautiful Scars" and many more). Shill Macc is back with a brand new one titled "Filth City Alumni". You'll hear such anthems as "Anyway" and "Brand New" that both feature videos (watch in our Videos Section), plus singles "Nothing For Free" with Sage The Gemini (buy on iTunes, CD Baby) and "Ride Like A Chevy" (buy on iTunes, CD Baby). You can purchase hard copy of "Filth City Alumni" on RapBay.


18 April 2014: Mr. Sef & J. Dandridge - MJ45 (free)

Mr. Sef has recently hooked up with Oakland rapper J. Dandridge to bring you their collabo album "MJ45". It includes 12 tracks with guest appearances by Love Rance, Rells and B.A.D., plus beats delivered by the hosts. You can download the whole thing for free from DatPiff. Follow Mr. Sef and J. Dandridge on Twitter and visit IAmMrSef.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


18 April 2014: Mr. Sef - Devil's Angel (free)

Bay Area rapper Mr. Sef debuted last month with his the first part of his "Devil's Angel" trilogy. The album features 11 cuts with guest appearances by Laroo, Mistah F.A.B., Kool John, Krypto, Willie Joe and more. Download the album for free from DatPiff or buy it on iTunes. Be sure to visit IAmMrSef.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 April 2014: The Double M Gang Vol. 3 (free)

Money-N-Muscle Entertainment is a home for Mr. Kee, Big Lou, TC Kapone, Rhino, Goph, Lil O, Ghost, Moeja, Spliff, Duke Shiesty, Mike Dangle and many other artists. The stable has already laced the scene with a whole catalog of their projects, including two parts of "The Double M Gang" compilations. The third one has just arrived and you can download it for free from DatPiff. You'll get a set of 19 tracks with verses handled by MME representatives. Check out the label on MoneyNMuscle.com. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


17 April 2014: ST Spittin and The World's Freshest - The Morning Show

There's a new part of "The Morning Show" - the latest series produced by Bay Area beatmaker The World's Freshest (bka DJ Fresh). This one is handled by North Oakland rapper ST Spittin and features 12 tracks with guest appearances by Sage The Gemini, SB Focus, NhT Boyz, IAmSu! and more. You can grab the album on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Sleepy D - Don't Go To Sleep

East Oakland representative Sleepy D might already be familiar to Bay Area rap fans because he had a chance to drop a few projects, including "The Tonite Show" with The World's Freshet, a solo called "Sleepy Deprivation" and "The Active Tape" with Prince Lefty & DB The General. His latest album - "Don't Go To Sleep" - has just arrived to iTunes. You'll hear 12 cuts with guest appearances by Hongry, Lil Blood, D-Lo, Lil Hongry and Nittee. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Darkroom Familia presents North Pole 2014

2013 wasn't really fertile for Latin rap legends from Darkroom Familia. As a group they have only released one project - another part of North Pole compilation series. Except for that DRF ex-member Sir Dyno dropped "Called To Reach The Masses", while Unknown released "Gwap City Hustlin" and his best of project. If you're still into Darkroom Familia music you'll be pleased to hear they are bringing "North Pole 2014" on June 17th. The album will be filled with 14 tracks featuring Duke, Crooked, Young D, K.I.D., Emaculate, Lalo, Mz. Monique, Lil Bandit, Gata Mas Firme, Spice 1, Stevie Ray, Joe Thizz, AD, DEA and more. Check out DRF on Facebook, Twitter and their official website.


15 April 2014: The Jacka, Messy Marv & Blanco - One Hunnid

The Jacka, Messy Marv & Blanco are back with their new group EP project called "One Hunnid". The album includes 7 tracks produced by Bedrock and you can get it in digital version on iTunes. You'll hear guest appearances by Mistah F.A.B., Trae Tha Truth, YG, Nipsey Hussle and Freeway. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Los Rakas - El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo

Bay Area rap fans may be familiar with Los Rakas - a reggae / hip-hop duo representing Oakland. You might have heard their unique style on Krypto's albums or other artists like Danked Out, Philthy Rich or Zion I & The Grouch. Raka Dun and Raka Rich are back with their official project titled "El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo" which is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The album is filled with 14 tracks - all recorded in Spanish. Visit Los Rakas on their official website, Facebook and Twitter page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Jay Jonah - The Definition Of Mobbin

Oakland rapper Jay Jonah and DJ Fresh have recently dropped their collabo album called "The Definition Of Mobbin". What you'll get is a set of 11 tracks produced entirely by The World Freshest and featuring Keak Da Sneak, Lil Rue, Shady Nate, Kiwi The Beast and Will The Thrill. Cop the CD from iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Reece Loc, T-Loc & E-Nut - CaliCo 2 (free)

"CaliCo 2" is another collabo project from Fresno and San Jose representatives. Reece Loc, T-Loc and E-Nut recorded 13 tracks that are all available for free download on DatPiff. Check out Reece Loc on ReverbNation and E-Nut on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts

Rich City rapper by the name of Locksmith is out with a new solo album called "A Thousand Cuts". It was released under Landmark Ent. and includes 13 tracks with guest appearances by Rebecca Nobel, Jarell Perry, Fallon, Leah Tysee, Anesha, Olamide Faison, R.A. The Rugged Man and DJ J Espinosa. You can get your copy on iTunes. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


15 April 2014: D-Varg & K.Jones - The Cali Way (free)

If you read our publications you should be familiar with D-Varg and K.Jones duet, because we have already mentioned their joint work: "Cali Love" EP from 2013, "Cali Livin'" from 2012 and "California Dreamin'" from 2012. It seems like the Cali series continues, as they are back with "The Cali Way" project, which is now available in digital on BandCamp and SoundCloud. The album includes 12 tracks entirely produced by Boomchis. Except for the hosts you'll hear guest appearances by Trinity Deep, Nikki Rey, Philthy-E, Tony Song, Allen Kass and Jamillions. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 April 2014: DLK Enterprise upcoming projects

You should already know that San Francisco based label DLK Ent. is one of our favorite crews of the contemporary Bay Area rap scene. We have already promoted and reviewed a whole bunch of project from their catalog - check out a long list of articles about their music (read here). Only last year the label released around 8 projects. In 2014 they are not stopping their crusade, so expect to see such albums as:

- Redeyez And Telly Mac: The Gambla & A Felon (featuring Cutthroat, Boo Banga, Homewrecka, Young Boo, Young Streets, Lil Rue, K-Loc, Bay Boy, Matt Blaque & more)
- Swinla & Dirty J present New Underground: Street Album Vol. 1 (featuring Goodfelonz, San Quinn, Roach Gigz, The Jacka, C-Dubb, Napalm, 10sion, Guce, Sauce, Mugzy and more)
- Reek Daddy: DLK Collabs Vol. 2 (featuring Da' Unda' Dogg, Seff Tha Gaffla, Telly Mac, Boss Hogg, Homewrecka, Miami The Most, Messy Marv, Hollow Tip, Dubb 20, Redeyez, Young Boo, Swinla, San Quinn, Young Robbery and many more)
- Young Robbery: Hood Story

Stay tuned for more details and check out the official DLK Facebook page and website.



12 April 2014: Boss Tone - Guns & Rose

Boss Tone hails from South San Francisco and may be known to Bay Area rap fans as a member of Yukmouth's Regime. As a Dragon Gang artist he has already brought a collab album with Lee Majors. Now it is time for his own solo project titled "Guns & Rose". The album is officially dropping on April 22nd, but you can already listen to the whole thing on YouTube. What you'll hear is a set of 14 songs with guest appearances by Yukmouth, Dru Down, Lee Majors, MakFully, Fed-X, Bo Strangles, ROC, Doija V, Joe Blow and AJ HalfBreed. Check out Boss Tone on Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 April 2014: DaVinci & Sweet Valley - Ghetto Cuisine (free)

Fillmoe rapper DaVinci hooked up with SFC producer Sweet Valley to bring you their joint endeavor called "Ghetto Cuisine". The album includes 12 cuts Vinci on the mic, Sweet Valley on the beats and a couple of guest appearances by 100s, D.How The Money Mayka and Main Attrakionz. Download it for free from FoolsGoldRecs.com or SoundCloud and peep DaVinci and Sweet Valley on Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 April 2014: Los Rakas - El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo

Bay Area rap fans may be familiar with Los Rakas - a reggae / hip-hop duo representing Oakland. You might have heard their unique style on Krypto's albums or other artists like Danked Out, Philthy Rich or Zion I & The Grouch. Raka Dun and Raka Rich are about to bring their official project titled "El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo" on April 15th. The album will be filled with 14 tracks - all recorded in Spanish. Visit Los Rakas on their official website, Facebook and Twitter page. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 April 2014: IAmSu! - Sincerely Yours

Most probably you're familiar with Rich City representative IAmsu! who's been making a lot of noise on the contemporary Bay Area rap scene. He has already laced the market with a few street, mostly free-for-download projects like "KILT" (2 parts with deluxe versions), "Suzy 6 Speed", "The Miseducation Of IAmSu" or duet albums with Problem and Jay Ant. May 13th is the release date for his first official long play that will be called "Sincerely Yours". The album will include 15 tracks with guest appearances by Too Short, E-40, Berner, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Sage The Gemini, 1-O.A.K., Kool John and Skipper. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


12 April 2014: Clint Collins - 2 Weeks Notice (free)

Oakland rapper Clint Collins has recently brought his new mixtape project called "2 Weeks Notice". You can either download it for free for instance from DatPiff or buy its hard copies - try to contact Clint via his Facebook. The album consists of 17 tracks produced by Rahlo, Royce On The Beat, Ghost8800, S.Dot Beats, N.I.G. and 1Man Militia. You'll hear Birch Boy Barie, AB, K. Wall, No Justice, Vell Taylor and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Berner presents Dirty Money

"Dirty Money" presented by Berner has just arrived to RapBay. iTunes will have it next week. The compilation includes a set of 15 cuts from himself, The Jacka, Yukmouth, J Stalin, Ampichino, Fed-X, Freeze, Beama, Philthy Rich, Rydah J. Klyde and more. Get at Bernie on Facebook. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Rydah J. Klyde - The Klyde Show: Street Album Vol. 1

Mob Figaz member Rydah J. Klyde is finally out with his "Klyde Show" album. You can already purchase its hard copies on RapBay; iTunes will have it on April 15th. The project includes 13 tracks with production handled by Rob Lo, Maki, Raw Beats, Fresh Beats, Flashy Beats and M.G. Except for Rydah you'll hear figures like San Quinn, AP.9, T-Nutty, J Stalin, Dubb 20, Guce, Matt Blaque and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Young Gully - HM5 (Deluxe Edition)

Exactly a year ago Oakland rapper Young Gully dropped the fifth part of "Hustla Movement". Right now he's back with a deluxe version of the project which is available on iTunes and features a refreshed cover and a few more tracks. You'll hear guest appearances by Big Klef, Champ Green, A.B., Young D, Lil Kev, Moses Music, Young Tay, Birch Boy Barie, Clint C and more. Get at Young Gully on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: F.A. - D-Con Kills Ratz

Oakland rapper F.A. (Fonk Artist) is back with his brand new official solo project called "D-Con Kills Ratz". It is available in hard copies, but we couldn't find any e-stores; try to peep F.A. on Facebook and Twitter. The album includes 18 cuts with guest appearances by Lil Rue, D-Law, Young Lox, Young Fate, D-Boy, Pizzaman and more. The beats were done by Lucci, Kaelz, AK-47, James, Rolli, Dame Dash Onda Slapz. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Fonk Artist - 3 Strikes Music (free)

F.A. (Fonk Artist) has also dropped his new free-for-download release that you can now get for free from MediaFire. "3 Strikes Music" includes 17 songs produced by Dinamicobeatz, Street Bangaz, Tagga, Antdez, Atomic Beats, Alumni Beats... just to name few. Except for F.A. you'll hear Tagga, YS Sir, Big Pac, Maccassi Kilo, King reegz, 9Milli, Munch Majorz and Snug Tha Cooter. (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Lavish D - Molly World

Sac Town representative Lavish D is back at it again with a new project called "Molly World". The album dropped on March 30th under Bank'd Up Ent. and is now available in digital version on iTunes and CD Baby. You'll get 15 tracks with guest appearances by C-Bo, Young Turk, Sincere Show, Short Dawg, Norfstar, Thola, Lav L, 30 Boiz and 51 Suspectz. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: A.Mo - Expansion Tape (free)

A.Mo (of NHT Boyz) has already flooded the market with a whole lot of mixtape joints. Here's another one from this West Oakland rapper called "Expansion Tape". You can download it for free from DatPiff or SoundCloud. The album includes 17 tracks with guest appearances by a few local artists. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


10 April 2014: Dean Martin & G Seven - Amerikan Greed

Dean Martin and G Seven hail from Tracy and have already been working together; back in 2012 we promoted their joint project called "Fast Lane". The duo is now working on its new album titled "Amerikan Greed" which is scheduled to drop on May 21st. You can already check out official singles - "Scared Money" f. Money B and "Everyday" f. Lee Majors & Suhn - that are available on iTunes. Stay tuned for more details and peep the rappers on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation and 7CMG.net.


05 April 2014: J-Diggs - All Gas / No Brakes

We've already received two project from J-Diggs this year - a "Doin' It Movin 2" mixtape and "Soul Of A Gangsta" solo album. This Crestside, Vallejo representative is already aiming for another one - a double release that is dropping on July 8th under Thizz Nation. This combo pack will be made of two solo cds titled "All Gas" and "No Brakes". Expect to hear Dubee, Beeda Weeda, Messy Marv, Da' Unda' Dogg, Lil Uno, Baby Bash, K-Loc, Boss Hogg and others on the first one; The Jacka, Rich The Factor, Philthy Rich, D-Lo, HD, Lil Joe, Ampichino, Pooh Hefner and more - on the other one. Stay tuned to BayUndaground.com for more details and in the meantime visit Diggs' collection of digital releases on iTunes.



05 April 2014: Liq & Lil Meek - Silent Patnas

Some of you might be familiar with Sacramento rapper Young Meek who's one of C-Bo's brothers and has been locked up for 12 years. He debuted in 1998 on AWOL's "West Coast Trippin'" compilation, in 2001 released his debut solo album "South Areas Most" and "First And Foremost" a few years later. After a long hiatus he's back and will be dropping a duet project with the other Sacra representative by the name of Liq, who you might also remember from his collab work with T-Nutty, The Jacka, Joe Blow and latest one with Retro. Lil Meek (fka Young Meek) and Liq will be dropping their joint material called "Silent Patnas" on April 15th. The album will include 15 tracks with guest appearances by C-Bo, J Stalin, Turf Talk and Booda. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


05 April 2014: C-Locs - Still I Strive

It's official - a brand new solo project from San Jose rapper C-Locs is out now. "Still I Strive" is so far available at local spots in Northern Cali, but you can also get it straight from the artist - contact him via Facebook. The album includes tracks with guest appearances by J-Diggs, Woodie, Keek Dogg, San Quinn, Lil Coner, Big Chuco, Eclipz, Sinner, Dreamer, Gunna, Strange, Mr. G and more.


05 April 2014: The Jacka & M Dot 80 - Risk Game

Bay Area rapper The Jacka and Seattle, WA representative M Dot 80 have already brought one duet album. Almost a year ago "Straight Drop" hit the stores, while this June you'll have a chance to grab another piece of music from these two. Their sophomore album will be called "Risk Game" and will drop on June 17th under Double F Records. Except for the hosts you'll hear Ampichino, Young Bossi and many other guests. Stay tuned for more details and visit M Dot 80 on his official website and Twitter.


05 April 2014: Kr Mack - Young Wild Reckless

Finally there's an official solo album from Kr Mack called "Young Wild Reckless" - you can get it now on iTunes. The cd includes 18 songs, mainly produced by P Child. You'll also hear guest appearances by Cam, Mike Marshall, Fire, Kayta, Deuce, P-Child and C-Dollaz. The project will drop under Skee Team Music Group / Music Hall Society. Check out Kr Mack on Twitter, ReverbNation and SoundCloud. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


05 April 2014: The Gatlin - Cutthroat Solitaire

Sac-Town representative known as The Gatlin has lately laced the scene with his free-for-download release titled "Stoners Jacket" (download). The rapper is aiming to drop his official solo endeavor called "Cutthroat Solitaire" on June 17th. It will be made of 16 tracks produced by Production Team, The DrumAddictz, Chase Moore, Bloe, Cypha Signals, Prop The Producer and more. You'll hear guest appearances by Doey Rock, Bloe, Penny, Nome Nomadd, Coon The Poet and Celsius. Check out The Gatlin on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


05 April 2014: Marty Grimes - Through The Smoke (free)

Marty Grimes hails from Berkeley and has just dropped his debut solo project called "Through The Smoke". You can either purchase its digital or pressed version on CD Baby or simply download the whole thing for free from DatPiff. The project includes 11 tracks with appearances by G-Eazy, Ground Up, Meta4 and Tess Comrie. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


02 April 2014: Young Lox - See Love Kills

Oakland rapper Young Lox has just dropped his new project called "See Love Kills". You can purchase it on iTunes. The CD is filled with 15 cuts produced by Kaelz and Dame Dash On Da Slapz. Except for the host you'll hear guest appearances by Joe Blow, The Jacka, Lil Rue, B-Folk, Boi Big, Stu Hustlah and more. Get at Lox on Facebook and Twitter. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


02 April 2014: Stevie Joe - 420 EP

O-Town / Livewire rapper Stevie Joe is back with a solo EP titled "420". The album is now available on iTunes and includes 6 cuts with guest appearances by Berner, Yukmouth, Lee Majors, Joe Blow, Hyfe, Bo Strangles and Anonymous That Dude. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


02 April 2014: Q-Ball & Mac Lo - Corna Store Flows Part 2

Fairfield rap scene has been recently reinforced with a brand new release from Q-Ball & Mac Lo. Their project is titled "Corna Store Flows Part 2" and is now available in digitals on CD Baby. The album includes 17 tracks featuring San Quinn, J-Diggs, Mac Reese, Skip Dog, Goldie Gold, Lil Ric, Homewrecka, Matt Blaque, Shill Macc and more. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


02 April 2014: COS - Black Box Recordings IV

Sacramento rapper COS is back with yet another mixtape joint, a fourth part of his Black Box Recordings series. This time you can get it for 9 bucks in digital version on BandCamp. The album includes 16 tracks with guest appearances by G-Macc, Vamp Loc 1, Foe Nasty, Loco Ricc and Young Bleed. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


02 April 2014: Gold Watch Gang - Time Is Golden (free)

Gold Watch Gang is a group out of San Jose that's made of Fresco, JusJay, Nave Suave, Cal-A, Young Sis, Yella and Y-Hustle. They have recently brought their new mixtape project called "Time Is Golden" which you can download for free from DatPiff. The album includes 17 tracks with beats provided mainly by Fresco and JusJay, but also Klumsy Kenny and Nave Suave. Check out the tracklist below and follow GWG on Twitter. Check also out their previous release titled "The PreParty" that's available on SoundCloud. (show tracklist)


01 April 2014: Lil Dee - The Life I Chose

Northern California music fans, especially homeboy rap enthusiasts, might be familiar with Lil Dee - an Antioch representative who debuted on Woodie's Northern Exposure series and later was collaborating with Big Tone and his Sav-It-Out record label. Back in 2011 Lil Dee dropped his first solo project called "Follow The Leader" (read our review). Lately he's been doing his own thing along with his wife - Nichole - that you might remember from a couple of melodious choruses. Dee is back with a sophomore release titled "The Life I Chose" that you can get directly through Lil Dee or Nichol via Facebook. The album includes 12 tracks with verses from Woodie, Laced, A-Wax and Nichol. Tracklist: (show tracklist)


01 April 2014: Lil Goofy - self titled EP

Lil Goofy hails from Oakland and has recently brought his brand new self titled EP project. You can get it now on iTunes. Expect to hear 10 cuts with production from The World Freshest, Taylor Beats, Johnny Versace, Matty Luty and Khali, plus guest appearances by Lil Blood, Band Aide of Dem Hoodstarz and Bowski. Tracklist: (show tracklist)