Thursday August 22, 2019

PR: J. Stalin & Dj.Fresh Explore the Flip Sides of Hood Life in a New Double Album

A.T.: With a well-worn and electric studio chemistry, Bay Area icons J. Stalin and Dj.Fresh have collaborated for a long list hard-hitting albums. Reuniting for their 9th and 10th albums, Stalin and Dj.Fresh share Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2. The sequel to Fresh and Stalin's Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street, which reached #28 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release in 2013, Part 2 spans two 10-track discs, each organized on the the nightmare and miracle of life in Stalin's neighborhood in Oaktown. Packed with detailed street stories, creative brags and threats, and memorable turns-of-phrase, Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2 brims with electricity, as Dj.Fresh provides a bright electro-funk backdrop for the Miracle disc and an aggressive, bass-heavy mob soundscape for the Nightmare disc. Prior to the album's release, Stalin shared the sinister and violent "Nightmare on 10th Street Returns," which kicks off the Nightmare disc, and "Living Lavish," a luxurious, HYPEBEAST-premiered ode to the good life from the Miracle disc. The upcoming album boasts a quintessentially Bay Area guestlist, with appearances from Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, Juneonnabeat, Mitchy Slick, and other East Bay stalwarts. The follow-up to Stalin's Tears of Joy 2, released earlier in 2018,and following Dj.Fresh's 2018 collaborations with Rydah J Klyde, Jay Worthy, and Zion I, Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street releases via Livewire/EMPIRE.

To accompany the release of the album, Stalin shares the video for "Nightmare on 10th Street Returns" via an XXL premiere. Filmed through a dark and grainy filter, the new video mimics the horror and uncertainty of life in the hood. Rocking a bowler hat and a red-and-black striped sweater, imitating the iconic look of Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddie Krueger, as he prepares to bury a body in the California desert. Beginning with a glorious instrumental synth intro, showing off the musical chops of Dj.Fresh, "Nightmare On 10th Street Returns" is the ideal intro for the album, illustrating the rough life in West Oakland and Stalin's struggles to make a better life for his wife and son.

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Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street 2 tracklist:

Nightmare on 10th Street:
1. Nightmare On 10th Street Returns
2. Pussy N***a
3. The Livewire Trap (feat. Shady Nate & Joseph Kay)
4. Takin' No S**t
5. Facts (feat. Mitchy Slick)
6. Bitches & Bands
7. Billion Dollar Boys Club
8. Doís & Doníts
9/ Trappiní Addict
10. I Donít Love These Hoes (feat. P. Hustle, Big Homie Lil Tony & J-Stew)

Miracle on 10th Street:
1. Ainít It a Blessing (feat. Big Homie Lil Tony)
2. Livewire Party (feat. The Mekanix)
3. Childhood Dreams (feat. Vellione & Lil Chief Baby Wipes)
4. Living Lavish
5. Bubble Gum Candy Fruit (feat. June & Beeda Weeda)
6. Cash On Delivery (feat. P. Hustle)
7. Unloyalty (feat. Joseph Kay & Young Spudd)
8. Cops & Robbers
9. Hide and Go Get It (feat. Joseph Kay)
10. What You Want From Me

The Background:

J. Stalin, born Jovan Smith, is a rapper from the Cypress Village housing projects in West Oakland. Discovered by influential Oakland production team The Mekanix, J. Stalin rose to prominence during the Hyphy era, releasing his debut album and Bay Area rap touchstone On Behalf of the Streets in early May 2007. Following the success of On Behalf of the Streets, Stalin built a reputation as one of the most prolific and respected rappers and businessmen in his city, releasing 18 studio albums in 11 years, collaborating with the likes of E-40, Keak Da Sneak, Clyde Carson & The Team, the Mob Figaz, and Philthy Rich, and founding Livewire Ent., a subsidiary of the late Mac Dre's Thizz ENT. In 2017, Stalin dropped Gas Nation 2, a moody and thought-provoking collection of well-crafted rap songs, and in 2018, Stalin shared Tears of Joy 2, which had appearances from Mozzy, Iamsu!, 03 Greedo, Too $hort, P-Lo, and more. For his next project, J. Stalin connects with Bay mainstay DJ Fresh for Nightmare on 10th Street, a 10-track dose of brutally honest street rap and the first part of a two-disc project along with its mirror image, Miracle on 10th Street. Featuring appearances from Shady Nate, Beeda Weedam, Juneonnabeat and more, Nightmare on 10th Street drops on November 16th.

DJ Fresh Background

A powerful behind-the-scenes connector in the Bay Area and an influential tastemaker nationwide, DJ Fresh has executive produced projects by Raekwon, Mozzy, Trae Tha Truth, Freddie Gibbs, Mistah F.A.B., Keak Da Sneak, Ezale, and many others.


Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street w/ DJ Fresh:

"Nightmare on 10th Street Returns" (J. Stalin & DJ Fresh): //

"Living Lavish":

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