G-Funk

Ridaz & Mister C ‎- Ça Tise Mais Ça Taff (2017)

Already somewhat known in the underground rap scene featuring on different projects, Mr. Ridaz & Mister C teemed up to work on the the collabo album Ça Tise Mais Ça Taff / We Drink But We Work, which they released independently, without a support of any label or distribution company.

As both of them rapping on the album, Mister C also handled all the production on it. This album literally “features no featurings” at all (they even produced this album by themselves) which is pretty rare in g-funk, especially, nowadays. This is type of g-funk music that you may feel like listening to any time of year and leave you in a careless uplift mood.

Mastered by Hic Box, the sound quality of the whole album is high enough to guarantee ya’ll remain satisfied, especially those who care about it (sound quality).

The album was released in CD format on July 14th, 2017. While the CD’s have been sold predominantly on the streets of France (like back in the days), the hardcopies are available @ Mr.Ridaz Official Site and shipping worldwide.

Sligh Talkbox ‎– Sligh Boulevard (2016)

Last year we missed one dope g-funk album Sligh Boulevardreleased by Sligh Talkbox, a versatile hip-hop musician from Grand Rapids (Michigan). He started out as a guitarist and fell in love with Hip Hop during the Golden Era in the 1990’s. Sligh began writing & producing Hip Hop in the mid 90’s with a funk infused sound with catchy hooks and feel good lyrics. He expanded his skills as a musician by adding bass guitar an keyboard to his repertoire.
In 1997 Sligh released his first Hip Hop album as part of a Hip Hop duo “Love West.” He followed this album up with a solo effort “Sligh’s Special Reserve” in 2000. Both albums had some underground buzz, but Sligh would have to go back to the lab. He released the Gospel rap album “Pure Gold” with the group “Brothers On The Hill” in 2009. But again something was missing for Sligh, so he went back to his funk roots as he was a long time fan of the group Zapp & Roger. The talkbox was an instrument that had always intrigued Sligh and the Sligh Talkbox Era began in 2010. Talkbox proved to be a pivotal piece of the puzzle for Sligh. He worked hard on his talkbox skills and has recorded talkbox features for artists all over the world and in 2016 he released his full-length solo album “Sligh Boulevard” both in digital and CD format.

On this album any g-funk fan find something for themselves: the album is full of smooth talkbox hooks by Sligh and has many dope features. It was produced by Sligh and Nixon, at the same time Sligh plays talkbox, keyboard, guitar and bass on the album. This is a kinda perfect album for summertime and is a tribute to the G Funk Era of Hip Hop, the era that made Sligh fall in love with Hip Hop.

You can cop a digital copy on Sligh Bandcamp Page but you need to get at him on his Facebook Page or email him @ funkymangr@gmail.com for a CD hardcopy (it was released in 6-panel digipak) which is limited to 200 copies.

Rekta – Hustle Life (June 09, 2017)

Rekta, a French rapper from Rennes city, has been on top of the game since quite a while, and now he’s back with his new album called “Hustle Life“. It looks like a solid g-funk / gangsta rap album packed with dope guests both from USA and France: Kokane, Big Tray Deee, RBX, Westcoast Stone, Bad Azz, Lil’ Eazy-E, Baby Eazy-E, Smokey Lane, Mofak, Reena, Nancy Fletcher and others.

It’s worth pointing out that Rekta never disappointed on his previous albums La Niche (released as duo with his homie Twareg) and Marche Ou Creve and now he proves again that he’s one of the most active gangsta rappers nowadays keeping it real with the game, droppin’ dem bombs on a constant basis.

All in all, we highly recommend you to check out and cop this album which gets released in CD format as well as digitally thru ADDICTIVE MUSIC

Bybo – Dream On (2016)

0007876932_10Early September, Germany-based label dropped their 3rd release – Dream On EP by a Karlsruhe native, Bybo – a producer from Germany. First Touch lent a hand here with some mixing/post production and put their glossy stamp on most of the cuts.

This 6 track EP travels with ease through the spectrums of Modern Funk, Boogie, New Jack Swing & G-Funk and is definitely must have for the fans of all the above genres: “you get a mixture of fat synth bass, jazzy chords and mellow strings. The end result is a mix that ranges between 80s Funk and Gfunk. Besides this you can recognize elements of New Jack Swing, clearly in the track “Superintelligence” with features such as specific chords mixed with 80s synth sounds”. 

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Ya’ll can preview & purchase this vinyl (incl. digital download) at BORN TO SHINE BANCAMP, as well as their 2 previous dope releases: First Touch – Daycruising EP 12″ & Frankfurt Funk – Master Blaster 7″.

Also, make sure to check the short but informative interview by Bybo HERE.