News + Video: J. Stalin Announces Tears of Joy Album, Shares Visual for “Bye Felicia” Single ft. L’Jay

Lil Debbie Joins the Bay Area Legend in New Visual From Project Set to Release on October 30th


J. Stalin - Tears of Joy

Critical Praise:

“As the owner of Livewire Records, West Oakland rapper J Stalin provides a place for the growth of incredibly creative, meat-and-potatoes Bay Area hip-hop. The label hosts gritty rubbery street music that navigates crack dealing devastation and grounded partying tracks with equal aplomb, with artists that range from Stalin himself to MCs like Shady Nate and Philthy Rich among others.” – SPIN

“J Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing.” – XXL

The Announcement + Video:

Bay Area rap legend J. Stalin is announcing his forthcoming album, Tears Of Joy, slated to release on October 30th. With features from Iamsu!, Riff Raff, Snow Tha Product, Mistah F.A.B., The Jacka, Rayven Justice, D-Lo, B-Legit, and Jonn Hart, the MC is bringing his prolific personality and rhymes back to the scene. Today, J. Stalin is also sharing his Damon Jamal-directed visual for “Bye Felicia,” which has him ducking his old flame Lil Debbie while laid up in bed with his new girl.

J. Stalin previously released SID: Shining in Darkness, adding to his collection of 14 mixtapes he’s released over the past 8 years. In a review of the album, XXL said “J. Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing,” adding, “Shining In Darkness is easily considered one of J. Stalin’s most cultivating yet.” Hailing from West Oakland, J. Stalin has long been one of the Bay Area’s most respected artists. In 2007, he signed to Zoo Entertainment Production Company run by artist Mekanix. He is also the Owner of Livewire Records and the President of Town Thizzness ENT, which is a sub-division of the late Mac Dre‘s Thizz ENT. Tears Of Joy releases October 30th, 2015.

Tears Of Joy tracklist:

1. What’s My Name
2. Selling Crack
3. We All In
4. Think U Ready ft. The Jacka
5. Jacka’s Prayer
6. Bye Felicia ft. L’Jay
7. Face Shots
8. Running ft. Iamsu & Rayven Justice
9. Thang Rang
10. Boppin’
11. Thang On Me
12. Going Steady
13. Now A Days
14. Can’t Tell Me Nothing ft. Garret The Singer
15. Instagram Gangstaz ft. L’Jay
16. Bad P*ssy Song ft. D-Lo
17. Never Change ft. B-Legit & 4Rax
18. Can’t F*ck Wit U ft. Lil June & Jonn Hart
19. Mama’s Bou ft. Mistah F.A.B.
20. F*ck Rite
21. I’m Sorry

Watch “Bye Felicia”:

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“Bye Felicia”:

“Fuk That” ft. Too $hort:

“Weirdo” feat Lil June, prod by P-Lo:

SID (Shining In Darkness):


“Stay Strapped”:

“Anotha Quelo” (Remix):

“Fuk That”: