Video: J. Stalin – I Can’t Wait

One of the slickest, sickest, and most respected emcees in Oakland, J. Stalin specializes in telling street tales over lush, soulful instrumentals. Taking a moment away from his trials and tribulations to celebrate his accomplishments, Stalin shares the exuberant clip for “I Can’t Wait.”

Riding atop an effortlessly funky, glimmering instrumental courtesy of L Fingaz, Stalin details the precarious nature of life in the streets, commenting on people from his neighborhood who had money and lost it and recounting some of the tough decisions he had to make to keep his status. The video itself is a cinematic celebration of Stalin’s current status as a respected and well-connected rapper in his hometown, intercutting shots of Stalin living it up in the club with widescreen vistas of the Oakland skyline.