Album: J Stalin – SID (Shining In Darkness)

Bay Area Rapper J Stalin Releases His 14th Studio Album SID (Shining In Darkness) Album, Premieres via SPIN


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

The Album:

Today, SPIN premieres SID (Shining In Darkness)the latest album from Bay Area powerhouse J Stalin. Emphasizing the signature mob music sound the Bay Area is known for, the album showcases an artist that has had plenty of experience in the industry. SID marks his 14th studio album, which doesn’t include the 14 mixtapes he’s released over the past 8 years via his own Livewire Records, showing prolific and entrepreneurial qualities not often seen in artists his age. The regular version of the album contains the single  “Stay Strapped,” which was premiered by XXL Magazine while the iTunes version contains four bonus songs, including “Regal,featuring Problem, which was premiered by Southern Hospitality. 

SID (Shining In Darkness) boasts an impressive roll-call of fellow Bay Area magnets such as Too $hortE-40Joey FattsShady NateIamsu!, and more. To quote SPIN, “make sure to slowly make your way to the appropriately titled late-night creeper “Weirdo” and the dirty-minded quiet storm slapper “All These Girls.” SID is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

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SID (Shining In Darkness):


“Stay Strapped”:

“Anotha Quelo” (Remix):

“Fuk That”: