J. Stalin Reps His Bay Area Hood in ‘Battery Acid’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Veteran rhymer J. Stalin has been repping the West Oakland (California) streets for a decade, and he’s back with a new single and video for “Battery Acid,” which gets an exclusive premiere on The Boombox.
Directed by Dope Scorsese, J. Stalin takes viewers back to his hood as he details his hardscrabble life on the Bay Area streets. Throughout the clip, J. Stalin recounts his experiences growing up his neighborhood that has made him who he is today.
“A lot of murderers in my faction, n---- / But we ain’t saving no hoes / No Action Jackson, n----,” he raps, adding, “You want to grind around hit it we be taxin' n----s / No mags broad day we blastin’ n----s...No gang bangin' but what’s brackin’ n----s.”
J. Stalin has put the street life behind him and is now a legitimate business owner. The 34-year-old rapper is the head honcho of his label, Livewire Records, and runs two successful barber shops in West Oakland.
“Battery Acid” is from J. Stalin’s upcoming album, Gas Nation 2, which will arrive on Oct. 27. In support of the project, J. Stalin will be hitting the road next month. You can catch him rocking the mic in Denver on Oct. 6, followed by Wichita, Kan., on Oct. 7 and St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 13.
Check out J. Stalin's “Battery Acid” video above. Pre-order the album here.