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Pacman Da Gunman Releases “6325” Project

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Pacman da Gunman of Nipsey Hussle’s All Money In No Money Out Records is an artist that has been a cornerstone of LA’s recent wave of outstanding talent. Today he arrives with his latest project, ‘6325‘, after dropping the bouncy “Spin Again” single last week. ‘6325’ displays Pacman’s unique ability to create a vibe where street music collides with the mainstream.

One of the tracks on the record, “City Love”, features Nipsey Hussle on the chorus, an ode to LA and Crenshaw with Pacman doing his thing on the verses, over the Kacey Khaliel produced beat. Coming up with Nipsey, Pacman learned the complicated ins and outs of the industry early on. Pacman grew up in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, the same neighborhood as Nipsey. Their upbringing is what brought them together and Pacman looks to continue instilling his values and carrying on his legacy through his music. This project follows Pacman’s ’Less Is More’ EP from earlier this year, which was filled with blockbuster features as well as solo tracks that showed Pacman’s capabilities as an emcee continuing to rise through the ranks. It featured club bangers like “One Piece” Ft. Wale and “Did That” Ft. Icewear Vezzo, as well as the triumphant Mike & Keyz produced “Zero Tolerance”, featuring Nipsey Hussle and Mozzy. Prior to ‘Less is More’, Pacman released his ‘Lord Knows’ project in early 2021, a collab project with Yhung T. O. “I feel like the best music comes from experience,” Pacman said in an interview with Billboard. It’s that mantra that has allowed Pacman to become your favorite rapper’s rapper. Having an independent hustle, Pacman seeks his own collaborations and has been able to connect with artists of all sizes from all cities. ‘6325’ is another example of an artist who has never stopped working, while doing it his own way. With 2021 seeing Pacman drop 3 incredible projects and 2022 shaping up to be a massive one, this is just the beginning.

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WANMOR SHARES BRAND NEW SINGLE “MINE”

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Primed for a massive year ahead, buzzing brotherly R&B group WanMor unveil a new single entitled “Mine” today via Mary J. Blige’s new label, Beautiful Life Productions and 300 Entertainment. Stream HERE.
“Mine” showcases the impressive interplay between the guys as they trade melodies over bouncy upbeat production. It builds towards a towering crescendo on the chorus with a lovestruck question, “Can you believe she’s mine?” The song seamlessly channels throwback R&B with a dose of 21st century attitude.
Stay tuned for the premiere of a cinematic music video to accompany the single!
About the song, WanMor commented, “’Mine’ is about our feelings for the girl we always wanted. Being impressed by her in every way and wanting to tell everybody.”
The brothers teased the EP with their buzzing single “Every Pretty Girl In The City” and its official Remix featuring King Combs. It has just begun to really pick up steam on streaming platforms. In addition to plugs from The Hype Magazine and more, Rated R&B hailed it as “catchy.
Last year, WanMor’s two-month Every Pretty Girl in the City Tour announced their arrival as a phenomenon. Among many highlights, they turned up at The American Dream Mall for a pop-up performance, igniting the crowd into a fervent frenzy. They impressively delivered pop-up performances at elementary, middle and high schools up and down the coast, rolling through Atlanta, Baltimore, New York, Florida, North, and South Carolina, and beyond. Making headlines, they’ve also recently appeared on Good Day Atlanta and News4Jax Morning Show as part of their fall promo tour.
Delivering a signature style like no other, the brothers bring us a fresh and fiery approach of their own style, channeling classic R&B with a twist.
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Kenzo Balla Dreams of a “Wonderful” Life in New OTR Freestyle

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A natural disruptor with a presence as impossible to ignore as his art, Kenzo Balla’s hard exterior conceals a level of depth beyond his years. Offering a glimpse into his rarely-seen sensitive side, Kenzo teams with frequent collaborator Rayy Balla to share their On The Radar freestyle, “Wonderful,” available now on all platforms. Backed by a seductive R&B-sampling drill instrumental, the freestyle finds the pair of New York natives spitting from the heart as they bare their feelings to their love interests, with Kenzo rapping, “I feel good every time I’m with you/And whatever you want me to do/You just know how to get me in that mood/You know my body, baby, what’s the move?”

The new freestyle arrives on the heels of Mr. Ready to Blitz (Deluxe), released last month, which added five new tracks to the expansive effort, first released in November. Kicking off with his signature full-throated shout on the opening track, “Losing Control Pt. 2,” Kenzo rides the pitched up vocal melodies of Frank Beats’ production as he vents his fears and frustrations with a hardened perspective. On cuts like “PSA” ft. Kyle Richh from Brooklyn’s buzzing rap crew 41 and “Rock and Roll,” Kenzo barks his bars over distorted electric guitar loops that weave together the parallels between explosive subgenres like Kenzo’s brand of drill and hardcore punk or metal.

A rising name in one of the nation’s busiest rap scenes, Kenzo Balla made his mark on the scene with his relentless rhymes and high-energy vocals. Known for collaborating with fellow Bronx heavyweights like his brother TG Crippy, Kenzo kicked off his career with a frenzy of fiery videos, including local hits like “5th To Sev” ft. TG Crippy & Pdot Sav (2.1 million video views), “OOTAZ,” and the “Love Nwantiti”-remixing Let Me Know” (1.9 million views). This summer, the former AAU baller tore up the streets with Dead Gzz,” a vicious, uptempo missive that racked up over 1.5 million video views since its release in June.

Now signed to 10K Projects, Kenzo Balla emerges from his perch in the Bronx to blitz the rap game. Sit back and watch his rise, because there’s no stopping it.

Stream “Wonderful [OTR Freestyle]” ft. Rayy Balla today!

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Oakland J. Stalin Follows Up a Mob Music Landmark with ‘Prenuptial Agreement 2’ Album

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A mover and shaker in the bustling Bay Area scene, West Oakland’s J. Stalin exemplifies his city’s realness, determination, and dedication to the grind. Sharing the long awaited sequel to a Bay Area classic, Stalin drops Prenuptial Agreement 2, a glistening testament to the enduring power of mob music. Founded in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, Mob music is defined by its hard-nosed lyrics and signature sounds: crisp, gently swinging drums, cinematic synths, and prominent, squelching bass. Long one of the most notable Mob proponents in the East Bay, Stalin helped the subgenre regain prominence with his 2010 tape Prenuptial AgreementNow, 13 years and over 50 projects later, Stalin returns to the project that made him a regional star, creating a 17-track document aimed to bring back the mob era.

“Mob music is sinister basses and sinister snares,” explains J. Stalin. “It’s all in the drums and snares and it’s real bassy. It’s a distinctive sound, created by producers like DJ Duo, Ant Banks, Mike D, and Rick Rock. When the first Prenup came out, hyphy was what was popping in the Bay Area. Mob rappers like me, we made some hyphy tracks, but hyphy was kid-like to us. When we did hyphy, we mixed it with mob sounds and harder lyrics.  Mob was our version of what drill is now. Prenup brought the Bay sound back to mob music. Hyphy wasn’t as popular by 2010, and everyone was saying, ‘What are we gonna do now, how is the sound gonna be now?’ When I dropped Prenuptial Agreement, the whole city knew: ‘this is the new sound.'”

Prenuptial Agreement is a showcase for Stalin’s raspy vocals, brutally honest lyrics, and peerless ability to navigate mob instrumentals. Moving from love songs to hustlers’ anthems and back with effortless ease, the album features production from OG Mob architects like The MekanixClayton Williams, and Mike Made The 808s, plus younger beatmakers like Juneonnabeat. Like the Pitchfork-acclaimed original, which brought guest spots from the likes of E-40 and The Jacka, Prenuptial Agreement brings an eclectic cast of characters, from fellow Oaklanders like Philthy Rich22nd Jim, and Jane Handcock standing up for the 357, and street heroes from other cities, like Florida’s Jackboy and Stockton’s EBK Young Joc, who sound right at home. Paired with the release is a video for one of the albums standout tracks, “Who U Talkin 2. (ft. June).” What starts off feeling like a sequel to the Hype Williams classic, Belly, quickly turns into a party on the Vegas strip where Stalin and June are posted up with their crew spitting fire bars, daring anyone who isn’t correct to reveal who they’re talking to. 

Some of the album’s highlights make reference to songs from the original, including the soulful sequel “Don’t Front Pt. 2” and the funky “World On My Shoulders” samples a beat originally created by D-Shot of The Click. With additional appearances from LyjahKevin Allen4rAx of The MekanixAcito, and many more, Prenuptial Agreement 2 arrives on January 27th via Livewire Records/EMPIRE.

Loyal to the grind and his family, J. Stalin is building a legacy for himself and the Oakland scene he hails from. With Prenuptial Agreement 2, the proudly independent artist cements his rightful place in Bay Area history.

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