Video: J. Stalin – “Living Lavish”

The Livewire CEO Shares the Latest Single From His Upcoming Dj.Fresh Collaboration Miracle & Nightmare On 10th Street Part 2


Critical Praise:

“Vibrant and exploding with personality, J. Stalin is a knowing, mischievous wise-ass whose charisma hangs between unapologetic cockiness and the ability to cut through rap’s fantasy-addled drug fetishism and provide sobering reality.”Pitchfork

“One of Oakland’s illest MCs”XXL

“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

“This is what Stalin does: he takes things–sounds, human beings, grocery stores–and warps them into something extraterrestrial. It’s eerie, but you’re dancing anyway.”Passion of the Weiss

The Video:

A respected Oakland emcee and a devoted family man, J. Stalin’s main mission is to make sure his loved ones live their best lives. On Living Lavish,” his latest single in collaboration with influential Bay Area DJ/Producer Dj.Fresh, Stalin focuses on a pleasant by-product of his work for his family: his tremendous wealth and shiny possessions. Produced by Dj.Fresh, “Living Lavish” is a slinky and minimalist slapper, with clipped percussion and a charmingly out-of-tune bassline. Relaxing with his shirt open to reveal his chains, Stalin bosses up in the video, showing off his bands and collection of foreign cars: “Fuck all the bullshit, let’s get back to the money,” chants Stalin. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, “Living Lavish” is the latest single from Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2, an upcoming double album and the eighth collaboration between J. Stalin and Dj.Fresh. “Living Lavish” follows Nightmare on 10th Street Returns,” the foreboding first single from the project.

The sequel to Fresh and Stalin’s 2013 album Miracle & Nightmare on 10th StreetPart 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. 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 2017 album Gas Nation 2, and following Dj.Fresh’s 2018 collaborations with Rydah J Klyde, Jay Worthy, and Zion IMiracle & Nightmare on 10th Street releases on November 16th via EMPIRE.

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Bio, pics, and more available here:

“Living Lavish”:

“Nightmare on 10th Street Returns” (J. Stalin & DJ Fresh):

Pre-order Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2 w/DJ Fresh:  2

Gas Nation 2

On Behalf of the Streets 2