Hen Sippa feat. Baker Fam Lil Joe & Sirealz - “Devils” (Find Out, 2013).
Lil Rue feat. Husalah & Fed-X (prod. by RobLo) - “Murder State of Mind” (YouTube, 2013).
—Music Shield (Prod by DJ Burn One)
Shady Blaze - “Music Shield,” (BandCamp, 2013). Shady’s new tape dropped today. So far, so good.
RIP K.O. Da Bandit. Thirtieth homicide in Oakland this year. Not Chicago, but still wayyyyy too high.
Back in my dorm room, I rewind-pause-played my way through the shifting points of view of “Not Yet Free.” I memorized all three verses the same night I saw it and told my boy, Eric Caples — a formidable MC himself — that I’d just heard the perfect rap song.
T-Bone the Dankster - “Livin the Life” (Straight Illegally, 1994).
The Mack Clan is the only rap group I can think of to come out of Daly City, which I guess shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. But it’s so close to South San Francisco that maybe people have claimed (South) San Francisco when they’re really from Daly City. Who knows?!
MondreM.A.N. - “Ha Haaa” (YouTube, 2013).
“Ain’t a Muslim or a Christian — just open-minded.”
Me and #5 ranked Louisville University basketball starting point gaurd, Russ Smith. Oh yeah, we’re getting an autograph from one of our favorite rappers: Lil B!!!
P.S.- Im in the yellow.
Young Gully - “Some N*ggas” (Hustla Movement 5, 2013). Produced by DJ Fresh.
Young Gully just dropped HM5 through Thizzler, which has put together an elaborate promo package, including HMs 1 through 5 on a bullet-shaped usb drive :(
Shady Nate feat. HD, Fe the Don, and A Plus Tha Kid - “Military Tactics” (Nation of Domination, 2013). A Plus Tha Kid’s verse starts hella late and since he’s not listed on the song, I wonder if he snuck it on there without telling Shady Nate. Then again, maybe they just forgot to list him on the track, since tracklistings can be very arduous (they spelled HD’s name wrong).