Mac J – Northside Story (Local Celebrity, @TrueStory_MacJ)


A New Challenger Approaches!

Name – Mac J
Location – Northside of Sacramento, CA
Label – True Story Entertainment
Rap region lineage – J-Mack, Hollow Tip, Ballin Ass Dame
Producers – DaddieRon Beatz, EZ, Gorilla Bangerz
Lookalikes – Rico Recklezz

Street-violence and gang-enhanced jail sentences somewhat stifled Oak Park and South Sacramento’s rap scenes (and the lives of those involved) but lo and behold North Sacramento’s new class has been bubbling.

Mac J’s slick wordplay and thoughtfully crafted first-hand street depictions harken back to cultclassics from predecessors Hollow Tip and Ballin’ Ass Dame but updated to reflect the current generation’s social environment & rap stylings.

Below is an 11-track playlist to serve as a primer before Mac J’s latest release, “Mac J- Local Celebrity” (True Story Ent., 2017).

Mac J – Northside Story (Youtube Playlist, 2017)

  1. Mac J – “All Weak” (Prod. by EZ & Shot by Trevor Potter)
  2. Mac J– “Difference” (Prod. by DaddieRon Beatz & Dir. by Tstrongvfx)
  3. Mac J – “Roll Up” (Prod. by DJ Pain1 & Directed by Bro Jackson Visuals)
  4. Mac J – “Facts” (Prod. by DaddieRon Beatz & Dir. by Tstrongvfx)
  5. IzReal AzItGets feat Moet Manny & Mac J – Hustle In The Rain (Directed by Jae Synth)
  6. Mac J feat Edd Makkin – “Deeper” (Prod. by Gorilla Bangerz & Shot by Natho / OGMedia)
  7. Mac J – “I Need to Chill” (From, “Full Court Press” mixtape 2013)
  8. Mac J – “Want It All” (Prod. by DaddieRon Beatz & Dir. by Bub Da Sop)
  9. Mac J – “Paranoid” (Prod. by DaddieRon Beatz)
  10. Mac J feat Steeezy – “No Time” (Prod. by EZ & Dir. by WeThePartySean)
  11. Mac J – “Never Going Back” (Prod. by DaddieRon Beatz & Dir. by Dope Scorsese)

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Pooh Hefner, Brill 4 the Thrill, Playa Red – Feel Like Flexin’ (Dir. by Dope Scorsese)

Pooh Hefner - Brill 4 The Thrill - Playa Red - Feel Like Flexin

The Jungle & Real Richmond.

I rock with Pooh Hef for his unwavering affinity for Porchse 911’s (as opposed to the oddly revered by rap cats, Porsche Panamera).


Brill 4 The Thrill feat 10Y Domo & Playa Quez – Bankroll

“Brill 4 The Thrill – Brill Clinton” coming soon.

Tay Way – F*ck It Up (Dir. by Dope Scorsese)

Tay Way - M.A. Da Pilot - Fuck It Up - The Littles Ent

“It ain’t all about the club, show love to the kickback” – Tay Way (@taywaydotcom)

Really slept on this hit.

Produced by Richmond California’s M.A. Da Pilot (who recently put in work with Traxx FDR on the RPGO album)

Real quick though, positive vibes go out to video director extraordinaire Dope Scorsese who was recently in a bad car accident. Those close to him say that he’s doing okay and will be back at it soon.

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Sky Balla feat Philthy Rich & 40 Keys – If You My Nigga (Prod. by AK47)

Sky Balla - Philthy Rich - 40 Keys - AK47 - Dope Scorsese
Sky Balla - Philthy Rich - 40 Keys - AK-47 - Dope Scorsese

@tharealskyballa, @philthyrichfod, @40keys, @ak47musik

From, “Sky Balla – Narco Life” (B.M.F. Empire, 2016)

  • You already knew who produced this before you read any credits or heard the tag. Video Directed by Dope Scorsese.
  • Sky Balla’s unwavering dedication to baseball gloves in 2016 is frankly impressive and respected on this side.
  • Perhaps making up for lost time, $ky is already hard at work on his next release tentatively titled, “Sky Balla – Blowin’ Money Fast

Pooh Hefner – All Night Long / Turn Her Out

Hef Curry (@p00h__hefner)
Hef Curry (@p00h__hefner)

Pooh Hefner – All Night Long (Dir. by Dope Scorcese)

Pooh Hefner - All Night Long - Hef Curry - AOB - NOBFE

Pooh Hefner – Turn Her Out (Prod. by TraxxFDR & Dir. by Brian Storm)

"She get hers from a trick, I get mines from her" - Pooh Hefner
“She get hers from a trick, I get mines from her” – Pooh Hefner
  • Note, the album production vs video version of, “Turn Her Out” are different beats. TraxxFDR laced the production for both; however, the video version is far superior to what landed on the album for official release.

From, “Pooh Hefner – Hef Curry” (AOB Ent, 2015)


Hyph Feat Pooh Hefner – P Hours (Prod. by Hitman Beatz & Directed by BAMLV)

  • Including this not only because it’s a dope record but because Richmond’s Hyph (@hyph_) let it slip via Instagram a few weeks ago that the NOBFE collective is currently at work on #NOBFE Vol. 4.
  • Philthy Rich & Pooh Hefner’s NOBFE clique is easily most entertaining crew out since Members of Byrdgang (R.I.P. Stack Bundles, Free Max BiGGaVeli and all that)
  • Various cuts from NOBFE Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 are still in heavy rotation through the loudspeakers at Café del Rey