Moet Manny X IzReal AzItGets – Hustle In The Rain / On Top (Dir. by Jae Synth)

Warm Towels!

Not a group. Odd pairing, in fact, but this tandem really works.

Moet nailed the hook & verse on, “Hustle in the Rain”

Sacramento’s up right now.

Welcome home Lavish D and what not.

@thatsmoetmanny, @izrealazitgetz

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


@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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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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Mozzy feat Kid Red – Love My Niggaz (Dir. by Billionaire Visions)

Mozzy - Kid Red - Love My Niggaz - Mandatory Check - JuneOnnaBeat - Billionaire Visions@mozzymemba, @kidred, @billionairevisions

Wipe the DJ drops and other needless debri off this record, and lo n’ behold, this was a gem.

From, “Mozzy – Mandatory Check” (2016, Mozzy Records)*

*Note, the official version is marred with non-sense. I’ve since made a clipped version with just the raps.

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Kid Cali feat Kacey Khaliel & D Jacc – Never Seen This (Dir. by Inferno Productions)

Kid Cali - Kacey Khaliel - D Jacc - Never Seen This - Jaccpot Ent - CalibBoyzClub
Kid Cali - Kacey Khaliel - D Jacc - Never Seen This - Jaccpot Ent - CalibBoyzClub Music Group@KidCali_Oso, @KaceyKhaliel, @DeSeanJackson11

From, “Jaccpot Ent Presents: Kid Cali” (2015)

  • Kid Cali and Kacey Khaliel make a blistering combination here.
  • Produced by Khaliel. That beat tag should be familiar by now.

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Kid Red feat Chris Brown & Migos – Bounce (Prod. by Kacey Khaliel)

kid RED - Chris Brown - Migos - Kacey Khaliel - Bounce - Guilty By Association
kid RED - Chris Brown - Migos - Kacey Khaliel - Bounce


@kidred, @kaceykhaliel, Directed by @Keemotion

  • Just came around to this one (video won me over). You have to imagine this dancer-anthem would have been going up on BET Uncut, everynight, had it still existed.
  • Kacey Khaliel’s prices just went up again.
  • “Kid Red – Guilty By Association” should be out later this summer.

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D Rek – White Fire OG (OG Kush Entertainment)

D Rek (@916DREK); “Tapped In” feat G Count

  • Ahead of the release of D Rek’s upcoming, “White Fire OG” (named after his preferred strain during the recording process) I’ve thrown together a quick catch-up playlist as a primer.
  • D Rek developed his writing, rapping, and general artistry leaps and bounds since his collabs with Ampichino 5 or 6 years ago
  • Rek’s verse on, “Tapped In” is one of the rawest I’ve heard this year
  • Tracklist and credits on the next page

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Lil Tae – 100+ Real

“The streets got more money than love for me” – Lil Tae (@TMNliltae)

  • Just a quick reminder (or first notification for those not familiar) in order to keep Tae’s name up while he’s locked down
  • Bro dropped arguably the best material of his career while incarcerated and unable to promote
  • Analogous to posthumous, there needs to be a term to describe the work released while an artist is imprisoned.* Regardless 2015’s, “Wait for Me” was easily one of my favorite indie rap releases of last year
  • 12 song YouTube Playlist and some downloads on the next page

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