Hollywood – On One (Prod. by Rad Productions & Dir. by Doc Dolla)

“In Santa Rosa at the DoubleTree. I’ma tell you right now, I need a triple fee” – @GodHolly

I will forever check for Richmond’s Hollywood based off his involvement with the much vaunted NOBFE series:

Philthy Rich & Poof Hefner feat Hollywood and D Mac – Get Ya Money Up (2012, AOB Ent. / LiveWire Records)

Also, Welcome Home to D Mac.

D Mac from the Rich/ The AOB Ent., that is.


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Philthy Rich & Mozzy – Shoota Gang (Prod. By Hitman Beatz)

From, “Philthy Rich & Mozzy – Political Ties” (2016, SCMM LLC / Mozzy Records)

Las Vegas’ Hitman Beatz has to be quietly proud of this one. For Philthy/ Mozzy to come and shop with him and use this jewel has to be a feather in Hitman’s cap. That is, in reference to rappers using a risky/ unique record from a producer rather than sticking with their normal (read: safe) sound. Refer to that old with Lex Luger interview discussing why all his beats sound the same.¹

Real quick, this is clearly a project for the fans. No recycled tracks, production line-up is outlandish (Kacey Khaliel, Hitman Beatz, The Mekanix, Zaytoven, JuneOnnaBeat, Phantom Beatz, AK47), thematic interludes from MAC Blast. This could have easily been a collection of repurposed loosies and incidental collabs from other projects thrown together with intrusive DJ drops over top.

Aloof & Too-rich-to-care demeanor not withstanding, Philthy Rich is undoubtedly aware of his fanbase (perhaps heeding the hard lessons learned from those rappers before him).

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DJ Esco: Nuke Bizzle – Plug Talkin’ & Blood Walkin’

"I blow money, that dope money, that hoe money, that show money" - Bizzle
“I blow money, that dope money, that hoe money, that show money” – Bizzle

Nuke Bizzle feat Ice Burgandy & Luxury Tax 50 – “Blow”

Nuke Bizzle feat Ice Burgandy & Luxury Tax 50 – “In the Mob I Trust” (Prod. by Breezy Bugatti)

From – DJ Esco & Nuke Bizzle – Plug Talkin’ & Blood Walkin’ (2014)

  • This 2014 release from South Memphis rapper Nuke Bizzle existed in the odd but understandable cross-section of Freebandz/ B.S.M./ NOBFE
  • Though these two cuts feature Bizzle, Ice Burgandy, and Luxury Tax 50 together, “Plug Talkin, Blood Walkin” is a solo tape. Wish those 3 had completed a collective effort before Nuke’s incarceration.
  • The project features Cafe del Rey regulars Philthy Rich, Pooh Hefner, Ice Burgandy,  Hitman Beatz, Lit Soxx, & Skrapp or Die.


[UPDATE] Nuke Bizzle is a free man

Philthy Rich & Kae One – 100 Thousand (Prod. by AK47)

Philthy Rich - Kae One - AK47 - 100 Thousand - Rich Nigga Issues
Philthy Rich - Kae One - AK47 - 100_Thousand - Rich Nigga Issues

Directed by Vivid Visual Films

From, “Philthy Rich & Kae One – Rich Nigga Issues” (Team Player Records, 2016)

Glorious. All parties involved should be proud of this one, AK47 included.

Special shout out to Spokane Washington’s Certified with the cameo. If you’re unfamiliar with the Certified Outfit, you might check out “Grease” (2007) and “The Underworld” (2008) (the latter of which still makes it’s way into heavy rotation 8 years later).

More on the next page.

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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

Sauce Walka feat Philthy Rich – Like Nothing (Directed by Alger Johnson)

@sauce_walka102, @philthyrichfod
@sauce_walka102, @philthyrichfod

Sauce Walka feat Philthy Rich - Like Nothing - Alger Johnson - VHUW

From, “Sauce Walka – Holy Sauce” (2016, The Sauce Familia)

  • Outstanding work here (both song & video)
  • There was once talk about a Sauce Twinz & Philthy Rich collaboration album (“Turn Around & See What You Turnin’ Down“), however with ephemeral nature of proposed indie rap releases, that may never come to fruition. I think fans would do just as well to have those recorded tracks distributed among upcoming releases or as periodic singles anyway.
  • On the other hand, there were also rumblings of a Philthy Rich & Mozzy collaboration album (“Political Ties“). For that project, as opposed to a compilation of recycled material (a la, Philthy & Joe Blow – MobWire), I would wish for an actual work in which Philthy snatches Mozzy and puts him on different production (outside of JuneOnnaBeat) with various guests to compliment the engagement. All other instances of this tactic have resulted in skilled mayhem and I’m going to need more of that before the year is out.¹

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Ice Burgandy – Real Nigga, Fake Rapper

Say it Twice (@IceBurgandyBSM)
Say it Twice (@IceBurgandyBSM) Screenshot from Ep. 9 of webseries, “Day In The Yung”

Brick Squad Monopoly affiliate, NOBFE affiliate, and now Skrapp Or Die C.E.O., Ice Burgandy has been working on his, “Real Nigga, Fake Rapper” project since 2014. I’ve pulled together a 14-track playlist as a refresher until RNFR Vol. 1 materializes.

Credit to the boy Burgandy for producing another superlative album title on level with 2012’s, “Progress Involves Risk Unfortunately”

Don’t care if it was released 4 years ago, Role Model should still receive a music video. I would settle for concert footage cut w/ tour bus performance footage.

The above screenshot is from Ep. 9 of webseries, “Day in The Yung” in which a young Sean Mackk scolds a band of Brick Squad Monopoly members for having made multiple court appearances, yet still being at a loss in knowing how to properly tie their ties, making the entire crew late for a scheduled club appearance later that evening (in which two scantily-clad women duke it out in an unsanctioned boxing exhibition for @KristianiNicole’s birthday party).

Tracklist and credits on the next page.

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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

Skrapp Or Die: Wild Wild West – M.F.M.

S.O.D. in these streets is like Money May in the ring, nigga... Can't be touched.
“S.O.D. in these streets is like Money May in the ring, nigga… Can’t be touched.” – Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West feat Dinero & Lucci Ca$h (Prod by Codey Got Beatz)

I really couldn’t ask for more from a rap record.
From, “DJ Racks – Skrapp Or Die: I Kan’t Walk, Walk For Me” (Hosted by Philthy Rich, 2013)

skrapp or die i kan't walk, walk for me

2Realist feat Lit Soxx – Bless Tha Streetz

@2RealistCM, @Litsoxx702, King Vay: They brought extra.
@2RealistCM, @Litsoxx702, King Vay – They brought extra.

I wouldn’t consider murder-raps 2Realist’s main dish but paired with Lit Soxx, they’ve delivered what is likely a career benchmark on this one. Never satisfied, I would love if this gained momentum and garnered a remix with other Las Vegas alum (Westtsew, Yowda, ThaLandlord, etc.). Northern California recruits Mozzy, Philthy Rich, and Lil Blood would sound at home here, as well (though your man Mozzy is absolutely ubiquitous at the moment).

Those outside the region (like myself) probably remember the young dude Lit Soxx from Philthy Rich & Pooh Hefner’s, NOBFE Vol. 3 on the track “I Deserve It.” (“Got moms off that wet, she deserve that”)

Earlier material had a hurried flow that veered into Meek Mill-ish territory. Recent verses, however, have the West Vegas representative exacting his flow and lining up to release undoubtedly breakout material for himself in 2016.


Also see,

2Realist feat Euroz – Snoop in ’94 (Video)
2Realist feat Lit Soxx – Bless Tha Streetz (Video)