The Bay Beat vol. 6: Nef the Pharoah, Berner, NorCal Nick, Galaxy Stoner, Mistah FAB

Going to keep this pretty short because there is a ton of new music this week. But before we get into that, two quick, non-music announcements.

1. Did you see this video of Oakland’s own Marshawn Lynch riding a camel listening to “F*ck It Up” by Richmond’s Tay Way? Also including the NSFW music video.

Listen to the full song here (NSFW)

2. Kamaiayah released the artwork and release date for her debut project A Good Night in the Ghetto - March 14th. I’m excited to see a complete project of work from her after some dope songs.

Kamaiyah

-Benjamin Cohn, @DaWhatBenja


 

Nef the Pharoah – “Mobbin”
A brand new video from Nef’s self-titled EP shot around the Bay Area. Nef has co-signs from some of the Bay’s biggest names and seems to be in a prime position to step onto a bigger stage.


 

Berner – “Best Thang Smokin” featuring Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg & B-Real
The Taylor Gang emcee is preparing to release his new album Hempire at the beginning of next month. Even if this song had no name, you could probably guess what Berner, Snoop, Wiz and B-Real are going to rap about. Especially for Berner’s album about the business that he has built out of marijuana strains/dispensaries/clothing line.


 

NorCal Nick – “GoingNowhere” Produced by D-Rock
Formerly known as Swerve916, I’ve been a fan of NorCal Nick’s for some years now. The Sacramento rapper stays honest and can really portray the things that he is going through. If you are looking for someone to tell you how amazing they are or about the things they have that you don’t or their ridiculous sexual prowess, then this isn’t the music for you.


 

Galaxy Stoner – “GoEyo” featuring Pok’Chop
The name Galaxy Stoner and the spacey intro to the song may lead you to anticipate another kick back song to chill to but he really spits. Between the catchy hook and onomatopoeia title, Galaxay Stoner packs a wide array of accelerating rhyme schemes.


 

Mistah FAB, Stevie Joe, AOne and Remy R.E.D. – “Fake Ones” Produced by DosiaDidTheBeat
A true posse cut as four talented artists trade thoughts on the real, and subsequently fake, ones in their lives. Dosia provided the backdrop for sage advice including “a lot of fake ones now-a-day that appear true, keep your eye on the road AND the rearview.”