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J. Stalin Renews His Vows to the Game in “Don’t Front Pt. 2” Video

Prenuptial Agreement pt. 2 by J. Stalin - Artwork

A certified legend of the Bay Area rap scene, J. Stalin built his legacy with a no-nonsense approach to his art. Getting straight to business as usual, Stalin returns to double down on a classic with “Don’t Front Pt. 2,” from his recent project, Prenuptial Agreement 2. Featuring a soaring hook from Baton Rouge’s Big Breaux, the sequel to Stalin’s 2010 mob music players’ anthem, “Don’t Front,” from the original Prenuptial Agreement might slow things down with it’s R&B-sampling instrumental, but Stalin’s desire for reticence in his romantic affairs is unchanged: “I want the pick of the litter, I don’t want none of them b*****s/The cute one that don’t want me that keep turning down them n****s.”

The Thakur Media-directed video for “Don’t Front Pt. 2” was shot at the same white chapel featured on the album’s cover. While Stalin’s snow-white Jaguar coupe matches the scenery, his attire matches the black veil and lingerie of his leather-clad lover in the clip. Though the two embrace like a slow dance while Big Breaux sings the track’s seductive hook, Stalin separates like a clean break whenever it’s time to deliver his verses, keeping his priorities intact to handle business. 

“Don’t Front Pt. 2” is the latest video from Stalin’s recent album Prenuptial Agreement 2, and it follows videos for album highlights like “The Boss,” “Basic,” “To Do List,” and “Backwoods.” The sequel to the 2010 breakout project that made him a regional star, Prenuptial Agreement 2 is a showcase for Stalin’s raspy vocals, brutally honest lyrics, and peerless ability to navigate mob instrumentals. Like the Pitchfork-acclaimed original, which brought guest spots from the likes of E-40 and The Jacka, Prenuptial Agreement brings an eclectic cast of characters, from fellow Oaklanders like Philthy Rich22nd Jim, and Jane Handcock standing up for the 357, and street heroes from other cities, like Florida’s Jackboy and Stockton’s EBK Young Joc, who sound right at home.

J. Stalin is celebrating the success of Prenuptial Agreement 2 with the Livewire Reunion Tour, hitting cities across the West Coast. The tour reunites the original Livewire Records crew, including Bay Area royalty Philthy Rich and Lil Blood. The Livewire Reunion Tour hits Club Insomnia in Oakland on May 19th and May 20th.

Loyal to the grind and his family, J. Stalin is building a legacy for himself and the Oakland scene he hails from. With Prenuptial Agreement 2, the proudly independent artist cements his rightful place in Bay Area history. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Watch “Don’t Front Pt. 2”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW9KgRq4EAI

Stream Prenuptial Agreement 2:  https://music.empi.re/prenuptialagreement2

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