Album: J. Stalin & Dj.Fresh –¬†Miracle & Nightmare On 10th Street Part 2

The West Oakland Rapper Paints a Lyrical Picture of His Life as a Father and CEO Over Dj.Fresh’s Smooth Samples in This Sequel to a 2013 Project; Shares “Nightmare on 10th Street Returns” Video


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‚Äďsounds, human beings, grocery stores‚Äďand warps them into something extraterrestrial. It‚Äôs eerie, but you‚Äôre dancing anyway.”Passion of the Weiss

The Album:

With a well-worn and electric studio chemistry,¬†Bay Area icons¬†J. Stalin¬†and¬†Dj.Fresh¬†have collaborated for a long list hard-hitting albums. Reuniting for their 9th and 10th albums, Stalin and Dj.Fresh share¬†Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2.¬†The sequel to Fresh and Stalin’s¬†Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street, which reached #28 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release in 2013,¬†Part 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. Prior to the album’s release, Stalin shared the sinister and violent¬†Nightmare on 10th Street Returns,” which kicks off the¬†Nightmare¬†disc, and¬†Living Lavish,” a luxurious, HYPEBEAST-premiered ode to the good life from the¬†Miracle¬†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¬†Tears of Joy 2, released earlier in 2018,and following Dj.Fresh’s 2018 collaborations with¬†Rydah J Klyde, Jay Worthy,¬†and¬†Zion I,¬†Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street¬†releases via¬†Livewire/EMPIRE.

To accompany the release of the album, Stalin shares¬†the video for¬†“Nightmare on 10th Street Returns”¬†via an¬†XXL¬†premiere.¬†Filmed through a dark and grainy filter, the new video mimics the horror and uncertainty of life in the hood. Rocking a bowler hat and a red-and-black striped sweater, imitating the iconic look of¬†Nightmare on Elm Street¬†villain Freddie Krueger, as he prepares to bury a body in the California desert. Beginning with a glorious instrumental synth intro, showing off the musical chops of Dj.Fresh, “Nightmare On 10th Street Returns” is the ideal intro for the album, illustrating the rough life in West Oakland and Stalin’s struggles to make a better life for his wife and son.

Buy Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2:

Watch “Nightmare on 10th Street Returns”:¬†

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