A mob music master with a slick sense of street lyricism, J. Stalin is West Oakland’s favorite son. A respected businessman and a prolific rapper, J. Stalin exemplifies the Bay Area hustle. Riding roughshod over a slap-heavy mob instrumental, J. Stalin gives a glimpse into his life on “Reality,” his latest visual which finds Stalin ruminating on his drug-dealing past, thinking about the immense work it took for him to get out of the hood.
“Reality” is the latest video from Gas Nation 2, Stalin’s 18th studio album, released last month. With features from Berner, Philthy Rich, Lil Blood, Shady Nate, Lazy Boy, Joseph Kay, JuneOnnaBeat, KD, and AK-47, Gas Nation 2 is an intensely personal work, packed speaker-knocking, sparkling mob instrumentals and some of Stalin’s best ever bars