Project: RJMrLA & DJ Mustard – The Ghetto

The L.A. Rapper/Producer Duo Explore the Nature of Fidelity with YG in the “Don’t Make Me Look Stupid” Video, Premiered by Complex


 Critical Praise:

#10 on the 2016 L.A. Rap Power Rankings – L.A. Weekly 

“Airplay from Power 106 helped buoy RJ into a rare modern L.A. phenomenon: a ’hood-certified star whose initial support came from the people, not blog worship or major-label marketing.” – L.A. Weekly 

“RJ has built a huge regional following in the West Coast, perfecting his hard uncompromising Cali street sound on this year’s OMMIO 3. – HotNewHipHop 

RJ looks like the next one up in the wild, wild West. Pay attention.” – XXL

“The Los Angeles rapper first captured his city with a slew of local hits—the biggest being his 2015 single “Get Rich”—that proved his mettle without a major label or blog cosigns. Now, with steady assists from his 400 Summers label heads YG and DJ Mustard he uses MrLA to expand his sound, replacing some of the street-acclaimed grittiness of his O.M.M.I.O. mixtapes with radio-ready selections.”Pitchfork

The Album + Video:

Tearing up dancefloors with bouncy, snapping rap music, RJMrLA and DJ Mustard are a West Coast dream team. Teaming up for their first collaborative full-length, RJ and Mustard share The Ghetto, a no-nonsense collection of speaker-knocking bangers. The eleven-track tape is a showcase for the chemistry between the two Los Angeles artists, with DJ Mustard expanding his production palette while keeping his trademarks and RJ rocking a sing-song flow and turning out instantly memorable hooks. Featuring appearances from YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Rae Sremmurd, OT Genasis, 03 Greedo, Joe Moses, and Bino RideauxThe Ghetto arrives as Southern California recovers from several devastating wildfires, such as the one depicted on the mixtape’s cover, adding urgency to RJ and Mustard’s party anthems. The Ghetto arrives via 400 Summers, the new joint venture between YG’s 400 Records and DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers.

To accompany the release of the project, RJMrLA and Mustard share Don’t Make Me Look Stupid,” the first video and single from the new project. Boasting a bubbling, g-funk beat courtesy of Mustard, “Don’t Make Me Look Stupid” finds RJ attempting to reassure his number one that he does not have any women on the side. With a maddeningly infectious hook and a memorable guest verse from YG, “Don’t Make Me Look Stupid” is one of The Ghetto‘s best tracks. Premiered by Complex, the video follows RJ’s girlfriend as she barges in on RJ and Mustard at Mustard’s house, only to find that the two artists are playing Playstation, not fooling around with other women. The rest of the clip finds Mustard, RJ, and YG doing their best to convince their ladies that they are the only women in their lives.

A radio favorite on the West Coast, RJ has deep roots in L.A. and Atlanta. In recent years, RJ heated up the airwaves with hits like “Get Rich,” his collaboration with fellow 10 Summers rapper Choice and HBK’s Iamsu!, 2016’s “Flex,” which garnered over 4 million views on YouTube, and “Ride Wit Me,” featuring YG, which has over 4 million streams on Spotify. Earlier this year, RJ released MrLA, his first album for 400 Summers.Featuring appearances from YG, Quavo, Schoolboy QTy Dolla $ignBlac Youngsta, and Earl Swavey, MrLA is a trunk-rattling, club-busting collection of tracks, packed front-to-back with brilliant, sing-song bars. Praised by Pitchfork, who gave the album a 7.5, MrLA features the hit single “Brackin‘,” which Pitchfork called “L.A. rap at its finest.” Catch RJ this Saturday at Rolling Loud Southern California in Riverside, CA.

Buy/Stream The Ghetto:

Apple Music:
Google Play:

Watch “Don’t Make Me Look Stupid” ft. YG:

Check out the Complex premiere:

The Ghetto Track Listing

  1. Been Hot feat. O.T. Genasis
  2. Make Million
  3. Finally Getting Rich feat. Joe Moses
  4. All Fours feat. Greedo
  5. I Do…
  6. No Pictures, No Videos
  7. Don’t Make Me Look Stupid feat. YG
  8. Hard Way feat. Rae Sremmurd
  9. Same Nigga feat. Bino Rideaux
  10. Get Away
  11. Is It Mine feat. Ty Dolla Sign

The Background:

Firmly rooted in the Compton community, RJ is intimately familiar with the hustle. Born and raised in South Central, RJ’s father was a businessman with ties to the Westside Pirus and his grandfather a bootlegger, exposing a young RJ to the grind early on. At the age of nine, RJ began channeling his surroundings into raps after his mother put him on to Warren G and Nate Dogg. Moving to Atlanta post-high school, RJ became deeply embedded in the city’s trap culture. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 2013, RJ caught the attention of DJ Mustard, receiving an invitation to join his 10 Summers crew. RJ appeared on several tracks on DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers mixtape series and launched his solo career with the OMMIO (On My Mama I’m On) mixtape series, garnering critical acclaim from the FADER, LA Weekly, XXL, and more. Collaborating with the likes of The Game, Nipsey Hussle, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign, RJ has painted name across the rap game. With his recently released project Mr. LA, RJ is making moves to place himself in the ranks of Compton’s finest.

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The Ghetto (w/ DJ Mustard):

“Don’t Make Me Look Stupid” ft. YG (prod. by DJ Mustard):

“Want Me Broke”:

“Thank God” ft. Blac Youngsta (Prod. by DJ Mustard):

Mr. LA

“Brackin”: //


“Only One”:

“Get Rich”:

“Ride Wit Me”:

“I Got”:

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