Ten Years After His Debut Record, J. Stalin Delivers On Behalf of The Streets 2, Produced Entirely by The Mekanix

HotNewHipHop Premieres First Single, “West Oakland N*gga”

09.28.2016

 

Critical Praise:

“As the owner of Livewire Records, West Oakland rapper J Stalin provides a place for the growth of incredibly creative, meat-and-potatoes Bay Area hip-hop. The label hosts gritty rubbery street music that navigates crack dealing devastation and grounded partying tracks with equal aplomb, with artists that range from Stalin himself to MCs like Shady Nate and Philthy Rich among others.” – SPIN

“J Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing.” – XXL

The Announcement:

In November 2006, in the midst of the first Hyphy boom, West Oakland slick-talker J. Stalin delivered his debut album, On Behalf of the Streets. Created in collaboration with legendary Bay Area sound architects The Mekanix, J. Stalin crafted a street classic, fusing the Bay’s signature mob and hyphy sounds with gritty hood tales and detail-oriented realism. It took J. Stalin a full decade and fifteen studio albums, but he finally created a proper sequel; an album worthy of bearing his debut’s title. Rejoining The Mekanix for a 22-track opus, J. Stalin announces On Behalf of the Streets 2, releasing on October 28th.

A versatile effort with a long list of guest stars, On Behalf of the Streets 2 is a worthy follow-up to the original album. Featuring appearances from IAMSU!, K Camp, Nef The Pharaoh, Lil Bood, G-Eazy, Philthy Rich, Slim 400, Rayven Justice, Celly Ru, 4Rax of the Mekanix, Young Doe, G-Stack, Erk Da Jerk and a posthumous appearance from The Jacka, among others, OBOTS 2 is an epic listening experience, effortlessly gliding from style-to-style, never growing stale or repetitive. Though the guest appearances and the glistening Mekanix production demands attention, J. Stalin is the main attraction, adding his raspy gravitas and crafting memorable couplets and concepts for every track. Following up last year’s Tears of JoyOn Behalf of the Streets 2 is well worth the decade-long wait and is one of J. Stalin’s strongest full-length efforts yet.

A stand-out track off the album, West Oakland N*gga” is OBOTS 2‘s lead single, premiered byHotNewHipHop. Rhyming over a bass heavy instrumental courtesy of The Mekanix, J. lets everyone know exactly who he is and where he stays posted. With a classic Bay Area sound “West Oakland N*gga” demonstrates the album’s authentic perspective on street issues. Releasing via J. Stalin’s Livewire RecordsOn Behalf of the Streets 2 hits stores and DSPs on October 28th.

Listen to “West Oakland N*gga*: https://soundcloud.com/jstalinlivewire/west-oakland-nigga

Check out the HotNewHipHop Premiere: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/j-stalin-could-be-worse-feat-k-camp-new-song.1971416.html

Pre-order On Behalf of the Streets 2https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-behalf-of-the-streets-2/id1159133994?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes

On Behalf of the Streets 2 Tracklist:

All Tracks produced by The Mekanix

  1. O.B.O.T.S. 2 Intro ft. Neo
  2. Over The Years
  3. All Around Me ft. 4rAx
  4. Rockstar ft. 4rAx
  5. Miss Me Wit’ The B.S. ft. Young Mezzy
  6. Get Me Some ft. Nef the Pharaoh & Lil’ Blood
  7. West Oakland N*gga
  8. Been Havin’ Money ft. Iamsu! & Philthy Rich
  9. Party Jumpin’ 2 ft. The Jacka & G-Eazy
  10. Drunk & Horny ft. Rayven Justice
  11. It Could Be Worse ft. K Camp
  12. Ain’t No Thang ft. Compton AV
  13. Pick A Side ft. Slim 400 & June
  14. Knock On Me
  15. Curbside Service ft. Celly Ru & Stevie Joe
  16. Change ft. 4rAx
  17. Cindafella ft. Young Doe
  18. Do It Right
  19. Rest In Peace
  20. Streets Is Callin’ ft. Erk Da Jerk
  21. Don’t Love You Back ft. Vellione
  22. Shine Again ft. San Quinn & G-Stack

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with J Stalin.


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“West Oakland N*gga”: https://soundcloud.com/jstalinlivewire/west-oakland-nigga

Pre-order On Behalf of the Streets 2https://us10.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/wizard/neapolitan?id=363853

Tears Of Joyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tears-of-joy/id1047568692?uo=4&at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes

SID (Shining In Darkness): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/s.i.d.-shining-in-darkness/id838606733

“No Way”: https://youtu.be/GPASGczt6yY

“Bye Felicia”: https://youtu.be/MpMAuM_XEgc

“Fuk That” ft. Too $hort: http://youtu.be/Fv3xYaAjxZI

“Stay Strapped”: http://youtu.be/XEQ1FhJaJBk