Video: J Stalin – “Weirdo” feat. Lil June [Prod. P-Lo]
___ Premieres Visuals from Oakland-born J Stalin’s Latest Album, SID – Shining in Darkness
“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
Today, ___ premieres the video for Bay Area rapper J Stalin‘s “Weirdo” featuring Lil June and production by The Invasion and HBK Gang‘s P-Lo. The track is from the newly released album, SID (Shining In Darkness), which XXL described as being one of his strongest, most cultivating albums to date, which is no small claim, considering that he has released over 26 albums and mixtapes throughout his career.
Showcasing production by P-Lo, “Weirdo” is the second track on SID with HBK Gang features. The young group grew up listening to J Stalin, a major figurehead in the Bay Area mob music scene. “They grew up listening to me,” he explains. “Now they’re the new dope kids on the block, so it’s only right we work together.” While the latest album boasts a line-up of many other Bay artists, J Stalin has no preference when it comes to where you’re from. Says J Stalin, “I don’t really care where they there from; the only requirement is that they make good music.” Over the many years he’s been in the game, Stalin has worked with non-Bay artists such as Jadakiss, Devin the Dude, Tray the Truth, Big Krit, Slim Thug, Problem, Joey Fatts, Glasses Malone, Freddie Gibbs, and many more.
Premiered by SPIN, J Stalin’s 13th studio album SID is seething with his signature sound, with XXL saying, “J Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing.” Aware of his prolific music career, HipHopDX recently asked J Stalin to share his tips for maintaing success after 13 albums, which you can read here. Also, check him out talking about the album name, the beginning of his career, and his love for soft rock in his latest interview with Noisey.
Watch the video for “Weirdo”:
Check out the___ premiere:
Purchase SID (Shining In Darkness):
“Weirdo” feat. Lil June [Prod. P-Lo]:
“Fuk That” ft. Too $hort: http://youtu.be/Fv3xYaAjxZI
“Weirdo” feat. Lil June [Prod. P-Lo]: https://soundcloud.com/jstalinlivewire/04-weirdo
SID (Shining In Darkness): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/s.i.d.-shining-in-darkness/id838606733
“Stay Strapped”: http://youtu.be/XEQ1FhJaJBk
“Anotha Quelo” (Remix): https://soundcloud.com/jstalinlivewire/another-quelo-remix-feat-lil/s-lQKUd