Sky Balla feat Yowda and Berner – Come From Nothing (Shot by DJ Crook)


See the Pride and Pain in my Mama’s eyes?

Balla’s stint in prison (not to make light of the situation) served as a time-capsule to perfectly preserve him as a rapper from a different era.

Narco Life is the exact project you would hope for from Sky Balla post-incarceration.

He’s a veteran boxer coming off an extended lay-off. One who shook off all signs of ring-rust to come back with the composure, educated jab, and Ring IQ of a master boxer.

Surprisingly potent verse from Berner, here. I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised as Berner just released two great albums within the span of 12 months in Packs and Sleepwalkin’. The latter of which not only his best release to date, but easily one of my favorite albums this year.

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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Pooh Hefner, Brill 4 The Thrill, Playa Red – Get Comfortable / Lemme Talk to You

Pooh Hefner - Brill - Playa Red - RPGO


@p00h__hefner, @Brill415, @ACTVEnATTRACTVE

From, “Pooh Hefner, Brill 4 The Thrill, Playa Red – R.P.G.O.” (AOB Ent., 2016)

  • It’s always a treat when real players meet
  • Real P.G.O. for 2016
  • The entire project continues in similar form (15 cuts), however, there are absolutely no producer credits. Someone let me know who did what. [UPDATE] Production was handled by Traxx FDR and M.A. Da Pilot. Stream now available on Soundcloud.

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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

Brill 4 The Thrill – Pay Me / How It Feels (Prod. by Traxx FDR)

"When she counts her blessings, she counts me twice" - Brilliant (@Brill415)
“When she counts her blessings, she counts me twice” – Brilliant (@Brill415)

Brill 4 The Thrill feat Plushh – Pay Me (Prod. by Traxx FDR)

Brill 4 The Thrill feat Playa Red – How It Feels (Prod. by Traxx FDR)

From, “Brill 4 The Thrill – 4 The Thrill Of It” (Brillionaire Ent., 2016)

  • Brill dropped off a quick slice of game last month; 4 tracks all produced by Richmond California great, Traxx FDR.
  • Yeah, the whole EP sounds like this.
  • I consider this a brief warm-up before the release of, “Pooh Hefner, Brill 4 The Thrill, Playa Red – R.P.G.O.” later this month, June 24th, 2016.
  • Marin City and Real Richmond, Real Pimpin’ Goin’ On.

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Sky Balla – Back & Better

"Just in case niggas forgot..." - Sky Balla (@ThaRealSkyBalla)
“Just in case niggas forgot…” – Sky Balla (@ThaRealSkyBalla)

Sky Balla – Me O.K. (G-Mix)

Sky Balla – Don’t (G-Mix)

  • Triumphant.
  • This second cut preserved the best bits of Bryon Tiller’s, “Don’t” and paved over the rest with Sky Balla’s dope-boy shit so nicely that I’ll never need to listen to the original Tiller record again.

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