Watch: HBK Gang—”Go Crazy”

Check out Richmond native Iamsu! go crazy with his bay area crew HBK Gang in their music video “Go Crazy.” The track is a single from their album Gang Forever which was released on August 12. Practically all production is in house including some beats by Iamsu! himself. This particular beat was produced by Jay Ant Of The Invasion and the video was directed by Daghe. In it, you can see the entire HBK Gang, and then some, doing the Bernie dance at various locations across the bay area including BART’s Fruitvale station. It’s a fun and energetic song with a funky bass and easy going lyrics. Watch “Go Crazy” below and stream or download Gang Forever by clicking on the following link.  Continue reading

Listen: August Alsina ft. Iamsu! & Problem—”Numb”

New Orlean’s most promising new R&B singer, August Alsina, recruits two of California’s best up-and-coming rappers, Iamsu! and Problem, to bring you “Numb” produced by DJ Mustard. The beat has a bay-area feel to it despite DJ Mustard’s being from Los Angeles. Although Iamsu! is the only bay area native on the track (Richmond), both August Alsina and Problem also ride the beat exceptionally well. Being that he’s the principal artist, August Alsina dominates the track with two verses that stretch over 24-bars in addition to a 10-bar chorus that’s worthy of play in the best of clubs. Of course, the track wouldn’t be nearly as enjoyable as it is without the appearance of either of the two rappers. Iamsu! sets the tone by opening up his verse with an adaptation of Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything.” Problem adds to the track with his signature metaphors such as “let’s make one thing understood/ you nothing without paper like books.” Although August Alsina just dropped his EP Downtown: Life Under The Gun a little over a week ago, “Numb” doesn’t form part of it, but may belong to something bigger in the future. Until then, listen to “Numb” below. Continue reading

Roach Gigz ft. Iamsu!—It’s Lit

Roach Gigz drops his latest visuals from his mixtape Roachy Balboa Round 3. Here you’ll see the San Francisco native rapping alongside Richmond’s very own Iamsu!—the bay area’s current rising star who was named one of SPIN’s hottest MC’s out right now. Continue reading