Play House Challenge
RJ has just given us Taking Niggas Beats 2. One of the mixtape's clear standouts is "Play House Challenge," in which he recalls the fast life he led before he came up in the music game, "selling off-white without the aisles and clearance.
West Coast rapper RJ has gained a huge regional following through his OMMIO mixtape series, but on top of his original output, he's been tempted to try out some remixes on the Taking Niggas Beats series. After briefly releasing the sequel, TNB 2, earlier today, RJ has decided to fine-tune the tracklist and put up the official version later today, but for now you can list to the opening track.
This afternoon, we premiered RJ's highly anticipated third instalment in his OMMIO mixtape series. The series has turned out quite a few dope collaborations with fellow West Coast rappers in the past, however you'll notice OMMIO 3 is entirely feature-free. RJ's on a mission to prove that he can make it on his own, co-sign or nah. As he raps on here, "Beat the odds, we survivin' without them features."
OMG. RJ aka Mr. L.A., is back today with the kind of hyphy banger he does best. "OMG" sounds like the West Coast, from that g-funk-influenced bass that kicks off the song, to the clapping, it's all wrapped up into one record, complete with a catchy, millennial-inspired hook. This is how RJ is kicking off the promo for his forthcoming OMMIO 3 mixtape, and we're excited to premiere it.
Let Em Know
AD, RJ & Skeme
AD teamed up with League of Starz for one of the most undeniable West Coast bangers of 2015, "Juice". He reunites with LoS' Sorry Jaynari, as well as fellow Californians DJ Nemo, RJ, and Skeme, for a ferocious blapper titled "Let Em Know". DJ Nemo is a DJ/producer who hails from the subtropical paradise of San Diego. Working with Sorry Jaynari, he lays a sinful piano line over that wobbly Cali bass, lay down an authoritative clap on 2 and 4, and let the LA triumvirate of AD, RJ, and Skeme go to work. Strength in numbers.
RJ Feat. Nef The Pharaoh
This morning, DJ Carisma sent over the premiere of her latest Young California exclusive. This one pairs RJ and Nef The Pharaoh together for a banger "Long Time." This is the second time the two West Coast spitters have collaborated in recent weeks, following their joint appearance on Splacc's "When I Get That Check."
When I Get That Check
Splacc Feat. RJ & Nef The Pharaoh
We first heard Splacc through his connection to RJ and his OMMIO movement, and today he's shared his new mixtape, What You Don't Know, which fittingly give us a better idea of who the rapper is. One of the project's early highlights finds Splacc connecting with RJ as well as buzzing Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh. It's a classic West Coast banger that finds all three rappers in comfortable territory, but each bringing their own flavor to the menacing bounce of an instrumental.
Mckinley Ave Feat. RJ
Get introduced to Mckinley Ave, a promising new talent from Watts, L.A., with his new single "No Regular." With G-funk-inspired melodic rapping, he keeps in the tradition of his hometown sound, but he is also able to switch up into a more southern tempo, as evidenced on the hook. There's a similar mix of sounds on the production, which is a joint effort between South Central producer Mike Free and DJ Fu of Mike Will's Ear Drummers camp. "No Regular" also features RJ, who's established himself as one of the most consistent young emcees in the L.A. area.
Don't Take It Personal
RJ Feat. Fresco
Two of the West Coast's up & comers who have been buzzing locally for a minute now, RJ and Fresco, join forces once again for RJ's "Don't Take It Personal." The two linked up quite recently for Fresco's "Popular," produced by DJ Mustard, so it seems it was time to return the favor.
Fresco Feat. RJ
DJ Mustard shared 10 Summers: The Mixtape earlier this year, putting on for his label of the same name. The tape showcased the talent of the many rappers in the Mustard stable, including Choice, RJ, and DrakeO, as well as longtime collaborators like Ty Dolla $ign and TeeFLii.
My Flag / Da Homies
The Game Feat. Jay 305, Ty Dolla $ign, AD, Mitchy Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Skeme
The Game's Documentary 2 just hit iTunes at midnight, but at the same time, we received a gigantic crew track from the impending second half, The Documentary 2.5. The DJ Mustard record sounds like on of the deep cuts from one of the producer's own albums, with some of the L.A. underground's finest showing up, including Skeme, RJ, Joe Moses, Mitchy Slick, Jay 305, AD, as well as Ty Dolla $ign.
HITTA J3 Feat. RJ
We introduced you to artist Hitta J3 last summer when he released the remix to his “Do Yo Gudda” record featuring fellow Cali spitters Kendrick Lamar, YG, and Problem. Having remained quite ever since, the Compton artist is making his return to the site today thanks to his new single called “Full Fledge” featuring RJ of OMMIO.
Baller Of The Year
Dom Kennedy Feat. RJ
Earlier today, Dom Kennedy came out nowhere and released a new surprise mixtape called Best After Bobby Two. Laced with 15 tracks, the follow up to By Dom Kennedy features guest appearances from Jay 305, RJ, and Troy Nika.
Gettin 2 It
TeeCee4800 Feat. RJ & Ty Dolla $ign
After appearing on Ty Dolla $ign's recent single, "Only Right," Pushaz Ink affiliate Teecee4800 aka Mr. Fa$t returns the favor by inviting Ty to appear alongside on his new single "Gettin 2 It." HNHH proudly premieres the track today.
Talk Dat Shit
King Trell Feat. Iamsu! & RJ
It's always great when NorCal and SoCal come together to reunite under the banner of the west coast and California love, and this is the case here as Los Angeles rappers King Trell & RJ link up with Bayhound Iamsu! for "Talk That Shit." Iamsu! starts things off, singing the hook and submitting his usual rock-solid verse before turning things over to Last Kings-signee Trell, who has something of a DeJ Loaf flow going on here. RJ then takes it home as League of Starz holds things down with a mean clap and a corpulent bass line.
DJ Mustard Feat. The Game, RJ, Skeme & Joe Moses
We featured the smooth collaboration from Ty Dolla $ign and Dom Kennedy, "Ice Cream," on the homepage, but we also had to highlight one of the more hard-hitting bangers that Mustard is known for.
Skeme Feat. T.I. & RJ
Skeme's new Gangsta Grillz mixtape, Ingleworld 2, just impacted. The project, which Skeme calls a continuance from Ingleworld, finds the gritty rapper adopting more melodies while still keeping the hard edge he's known for, something which he detailed during our phone conversation. On "Issues" we get one such melody for the hook, as well as hyphy beat.
RJ Feat. Iamsu! & Skeme
If you don't know RJ, you certainly know his collective, Pushaz Ink. The label, fronted by DJ Mustard, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign might be the best place for a West Coast rapper to be right now, and RJ is making the most of his situation, delivering the very impressive OMMIO mixtape yesterday.
Dance With Me
RJ Feat. Dom Kennedy
This afternoon we premiered the anticipated mixtape from RJ, OMMIO 2, to follow up his fan-favorite OMMIO from 2013. Guaranteed West Coast summertime vibes all over it, as is evident on the previous leak with Ty Dolla $ign and Joe Moses "Your Money." If that wasn't enough evidence, insert item B, "Dance With Me." Mustard on the beat (hoe), and a hook from Dom Kennedy makes this another perfect BBQ banger.
RJ Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Joe Moses
After taking everyone's beats last summer for Takin Niggas Beats, RJ is bringing us the second instalment in his fan-favorite mixtape OMMIO.