Tag Archives: California

Niko G4 x Shoppin’ (Feat. Dom Kennedy & 305)


Some more of that new west coast hip hop from the OPM crew. This song doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it is something that you can just ride along to. With the familiar sample and those 808’s it will be a an earworm. Taken from Niko’s latest mixtape expect this one to get some plays at HDD HQ.

BobbyEffect x Naan (Freestyle)

I saw this on the excellent Female Rappers Tumblr and had to click on it. I’m in a heavy Trick Daddy phase right now and anyone covering his and Trina’s classic Naan gets some love. I was pleasantly surprised to find a really good song and video BobbyEffect can rap her ass off. As with the current trend of rappers it’s brash (i really want to know the story of the business man that she is rapping to in the first verse). You can dl her mixtape here.

Overdoz x Lap Dance (Feat. Juicy J)


2013 will be the year of Overdoz, i think, i hope. Either way after a year of strip club songs (You should’nt ever hear any UK ones because our strip clubs are horrible) it’s great to hear a different take on things. Juicy even seems more animated than usual.

Overdoz. x Dear God


West coast stalwarts Overdoz are back with a new track. Hopefully this means that they got a new album on the way. I highly suggest you listen to this on speakers on headphones as it amplifies the chorus. Get to know these guys now, before that neptunes collab drops.

Dom Kennedy x My Type Of Party

Dom Kennedy is back with what we think could be a summer anthem. We have always liked Dom and his cool west coast charm, you can often hear his voice during our warm up sets as he really knows how to set the party off. This DJ Dahi beat wouldn’t sound out of place on other #cloudrap rappers LP’s but what truly makes this song is the way that Dom handles it. It’s not just TDE and Kendrick coming out of Southern Cali, don’t sleep on Dom.

So Shifty Presents #Unfuckwithable

Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is from California’s Los Rakas and their beautiful take on the Hold Yuh riddim (which has been refixed by Uproot Andy).