RTN – Funktion (27.03.2019)

We are real pleased to come up with the news that RTN (a beatmaker / producer from Poland) finally releases his debut album. Those who know what’s up in the current g-funk game, might have already heard his name many times by now, as he produced tracks featuring such artists as Curren$y, Foesum, Domino, Daz Dillinger, Lil 1/2 Dead, MC Eiht, Mr. Criminal, Young Koop & Lords Of Lyrics, Tha Chill, Big2DaBoy, Enois Scroggins, Laidback Black, Mega Kulis, Quictamac, Tha Hookstah, RBX, Moe Z, El Don, Mista L.

Now, he’s stepping his game up by releasing the full-length album consisting of 16 songs having such guests as Big2DaBoy, Domino, Foesum, Nancy Fletcher, Quictamac, Young Koop, Shade Sheist, Bigg Rocc, Curren$y, Nephew Michael, Clinton Wayne, Nicole Funk, Esco, Von Jackson, Too Cool, 92, Beat Squad, Isabelle, Igor Krucjata.

This album is released in CD format, edition limited to 500 copies housed in jewel cases. We strongly suggest you cop this dope album, it’s nuthin’ but the G-Funk Heat!!

    Get your hardcopy directly from RTN by hitting him up at funktionalbum@gmail.com or @ his FB page.

Magoo ‎– Let’s Have A Boogie (2019)

It’s been 9 long years since Magoo, the French singer, songwriter, keyboard player & producer, released his previous album. Now, he’s finally back with the new solo album titled “Let’s Have A Boogie” released by the famous French label Funkysize.

As per Magoo, with whom we managed to speak during this busy period of his career, he worked on this album during last 3 years, slowly little by little as he’s been also working for other artists as well. There are 4 other contributor to this album: Tony Massera (drum machines programmer on many songs), Fabrice Baffet (Guitars), Christophe Tellez (Saxophones), and Heryo (his French Kiss collaborator) who sings “Let’s Have A Boogie” together with Magoo (while the latter wrote the lyrics and the melody of this song). All the rest album was done by Magoo himself (Lead vocals, backgrounds vocals, all keyboards, programmings & mix).

Needless to say that this great piece of work is a real treat for all funk/boogie/disco connoisseurs to really know what’s up in the genre.

Go to Funkysize Website to order your 💿 hardcopy but don’t take your time since it’s limited edition of 500 copies. Vinyl edition will be available soon!

Bossolo – Written chapter one (2019)

Let’s return now to the source of our favorite music genre , the big bad West Side, with Bossolo new album “Written Chapter 1” !

The southern California rapper who has started doing music 3 decades ago and already recorded more than fifteen album is back with another banger released in January on his independent label Bloc Hustle Ent.

This is a very dense and consistent album, Bossolo spits reality rap over sick ass beats served by Steve Vicious aka Vicious Man Funk, the result is nuthin but pure G-Funk from track 1 to 13 ! No need to introduce VMF, the legendary producer behind the success of many San Diego rap artist like Lil Rob, Mr Shadow or the Low Profile camp, creator of this dope and typical sound that can quickly be recognized by all of us. Mature in his lyrics Bossolo shares his life experience on the mic and the lessons he has learned going thru hard times. The output is a strong positive message and the song “Life is Beautiful” is a perfect exemple of this.

There are not so many releases that can be played and enjoyed from beginning to the end without skipping, and this “Written Chapter One” is one of those. If you want to get a taste, hit “Father Figure”, very representative of the heat Bossolo & VMF has provided on this album. 

You can contact directly Bossolo by mail in order to get your copy (legendarybossmusic100@gmail.com).

Laidback Black – Miasto Słońca I Księżyca (2019)

Who’s been following our blog and G-Funk.WS label, there’s no need to introduce Laidback Black, the Polish rapper from Poznan. This time around he’s come with his new album “Miasto Słońca I Księżyca which translates as “City Of Sun And Moon“. This one is once again  produced by RTN, which serves only as a merit of this beautifully composed album. It’s the pure laidback G-Funk to which one can chill to at any season of the year. Besides of Nicole Funk (talkbox) & his “Funkchillaz” crew who appeared on this album, he got his former group “Beat Squad” homies Rafi & Barney appear on this album too.

Overall, it’s the dope album, highly recommended by G-Funk.WS. It was released as Limited Edition CD of 150 copies, most of which have been already sold out. If you wanna cop this CD, contact Laidback Black on his Facebook and he will ship it to you anywhere in the world.

CenZa – Tout droit sorti de Montreuil (2019)

2019 has just begun and we couldn’t expect a better start for this new year with the release on January 18th of French rapper CenZa LP Tout droit sorti de Montreuil.

For all our worldwide G-funk addicts it means Straight Outta Montreuil, a little city next to Paris, and active location since a few years with shows organized regularly by Happy Milf Records.

CenZa is part of the group l’uZine and not new to the game as he has already released 2 other albums in 2007 “Ça vient des bas-fonds” & 2017 “Les Prophéties d’une plume” but with Tout droit sorti de Montreuil he brings this time a G-Funk oriented project on the table.

You can clearly hear with the way he gets down on the mic that he is experimented, the flow is modulated in order to hit the beat at the right time. This is what we expect from a real MC. He also handles the production of the funkiest tracks, the rest is done by Beubtwo and TonyToxik.

If you want to have a taste of his sound, hit title n° 5 “Ma Gueule”, a cocktail composed of a smashed beat, funky guitar, talkbox/singed hook…be ready to take a pure dose of gangsta shit ! The combination of the 3 different producers make the level and type of sound not equal during all the lengh of the album but many dope G-funk tracks are present like “Montreuil City G’z”, the Barkays & Ohio players sampled “Menace” or “Prendre la ride”.

We got here a solid product only pressed 1000 copies so you better not sleep on this ! You can buy it directly at the l’uZine Bandcamp.

Zone 28 Grams – Loyalty B4 betrayal (2018)

Northern California has always been a scene apart from the rest, pushed forward by Woodie (RIP) back in the late 90’s, the artists from this area have always stayed true to tha Funk.

Zone 28 grams is originally from Houston Texas but his project does not make an exception as it is released by the Antioch record label based Cali Life Musik. After dropping interesting releases like the H-Town to the bay compilations, Celly Cell & San Quinn “Bays Water Run Deep” or his “Mob Music”, CEO Cuddy brings here a solid album on the table. Production is handled by another Yoc town resident Kev Knocks, wellknown for his work for Big Tone – Sav It Out Records and in order to assemble all these fine ingredients the legendary K-Lou is on the mix.

This album contains different vibes, tracks like “All Screw Up” or “Nothing but a G thang” with heavy bass and G-Funk whistle will definitely make your head bop and turn up the volume. Female singed chorus “Cut 64 “ is a dope laid back track whereas “the hate is real” or “1 deep” will be enjoyed by all the listeners looking for gangsta shit. Music is at his best when it can motivate and inspire you, “Gotta be a G” with a great singed hook by Missippi is a banger and will make you push it to the limits. Zone keep it real in his lyrics and make you feel the top and down in the life of a G, he doesn’t have a technical flow but it gets along perfectly with the Kev Knocks beats.

One other point to be noticed, in our era of poor commercial rap where most of the beats are produced by a geek and recorded in a bedroom, is the high quality of the Loyalty B4 Betrayal sound. Instrumental, voices and chorus are clear and at the right level, it requires infrastructure and skills, Cuddy has invested in his own studio and brought one of the best producer of all time to mix and master it as the person of K-Lou. So be sure to cop it in CD format in order to enjoy it to the fullest.

A few more tracks would have been welcomed but quality is always better over quantity so this Loyalty B4 Betrayal got a good place in the top 10 of the 2018 G-Funk releases !

You can get your hardcopy and the rest of the Cali Life Musik catalog at GalacticDistro.com.