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J. Stalin Delivers Certified Mob Music In ‘SID (Shining In Darkness)’

J.Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing in his latest album, SID: Shining In Darkness. Featuring plenty of heavy hitters (E-40, Philthy Rich, Too $hort, Joey Fatts), the Mob Music figurehead gives hardcore, but lucid lyricism throughout the LP that has definite standouts. Among them is "Stay Strapped", which was released prior to the album, shows the West Oakland rapper brazenly professing a few things. Despite dealing with fake people around him, he stays strapped everywhere he goes and keeps his money straight. The catchy, melodic hook helps carry ...

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