J. Stalin (also stylized as J Stalin or J-Stalin), is a rapper from the Cypress Village housing projects in West Oakland.[1][dead link] In 2007, he signed to Zoo Entertainment Production Company run by artist Mekanix, who described his style as a variant of Hyphy known as "Go".[2] He is also the Owner of Livewire Records, President of Town Thizzness ENT, which is a sub-division of the late Mac Dre's Thizz ENT.

He references Joseph Stalin in his stage name because they shared the same initials, and "he was short like me, but he was always smashin' on everybody."[5] In a recent interview he remarked about his home and lifestyle, "This is West Oakland, man. This is the bottoms right here." He went on to say that the crime rate in his neighborhood was so high, the city had remodeled the housing units in his housing project to remove the back doors so that criminals could not escape from home raids by the police.[6] His major influences Stalin claims came from a small town named Castroville. He claims he can relate to the poverty and hardships the town has to deal with and has major respect for the town. Stalin was also in the internet sensation video "Cupcakin" with J-Nash.
J. Stalin's first widely released performances arose when a DJ Daryl, a local recording studio owner, placed him on a track he was recording. A colleague of Daryl's, Richie Rich was impressed enough to put J. Stalin on three tracks in his 2002 album Nixon Pryor Roundtree album and two more as a member of Rich's group, the Replacement Killers. He later recorded and performed with artists such as G-Stack,  Beeda Weeda,  Keak Da Sneak and San QuinnE-40, The Luniz, The Team, The Frontline, Mob Figaz, Yukmouth, Numskull, Shock G, and others. As of 2006 he had released roughly 7 mixtapes and had four releases scheduled for 2007. Mekanix and Zoo Entertainment released "On Behalf of the Streets" in early May 2007. J. Stalin is the President of Town Thizzness, and the owner of Livewire Records. He is also the front man in his group, Livewire Da Gang[citation needed] The Livewire Gang consists of many artists from various neighborhoods in North, East, and West Oakland. Some of these artists include, Shady Nate, Jay Jonah, Philthy Rich, Stevie Joe, Lil Blood, Ruben Stunner, R.O.B., Ronald Mack, Kiwi, and Mayback.. Retro and TD slaps from Sacramento . Jon Jon on the beat from the 209. The Livewire R&B singer is L'Jay. Nano is the President Of Livewire From San Francisco
J. Stalin Discography
Studio Albums

2006: On Behalf of the Streets
2006: The Real World: West Oakland
2008: Gas Nation
2010: Prenuptial Agreement
2010: The Annulment
2010: The Real World: Part 3
2011: I'm Sellin'Dope
2012: The Body Snatchers
2012: Memoirs of a Curb Server
2013: Miracle & Nightmare On 10th Street (with DJ Fresh)
2013: The Return Of The Body Snatchers
2014: S.I.D. (Shining In Darkness)

2007 J-Stalin Presents Slappin In Trunk Vol. 4
2011 Livewire Records Presents I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire
2012 The Best Of J-Stalin Vol. 1
2012 Livewire Records Presents I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire 2
2013 Down To The Wire Compilation
2014 Street Platinum The Ultimate Album

2007: DJ Fresh Presents: The Tonite Show (with Beeda Weeda)
2008 J-Stalin & Beeda Weeda - Quit Hatin On The Bay Town Thizzness (Special Edition)
2009: The Real World: East-West Oakland Edition (with Mayback)
2009: Giants & Elephants (with Guce)
2010: Women & Money (with Lil Kev)
2011 Hell Rell, J-Stalin, Lord Geez - Guilty By Association
2011 J-Stalin & Young Doe - Diesel Therapy
2012: Bottom of the 9th (with L'Jay R&B singer)

2006: Stamp of Approval: The Mixtape
2006: R.N.B. Mixtape
2006: Demolition Men Presents: Early Morning Shift (Mixtape Magazine Edition)
2007: Warning Shots Vol.1 (Mixed by DJ Edit)
2007: Demolition Men Presents: Early Morning Shift (EMS Mixtape Vol.2) (with Shady Nate)
2008: Welcome to da Slap House
2008: Warning Shots Vol.2
2009: Prenup: The Leak
2010: Demolition Men Presents: Early Morning Shift (EMS Mixtape Vol.3) (with Philthy Rich)
Livewire Da Gang Discography
Studio Albums

2007: Pay Ya'Self or Spray Ya'Self (Stalin, Shady, Jonah)
2009: Livewire Radio
2009: Livewire The Empire
2009: Livewire Radio 2
2010: Livewire Radio 3

2008: Murder Fa Hire: The Hop Out (HD, Lil Blood, Ronald Mack, Lil Rue)
Music Videos

2005: 808
2006: Let's Get It On Tonight
2008: Show Me
2008: Paint The Town
2009: Lyrical Exercise Pt. 1
2009: Try Again Tomorrow
2009: Rock Day
2010: D-Boy Blues 2010
2010: Across the Water Feat. Philthy Rich, GoldToes
2010: Stop My Shine
2010: Everyday my Birthday
2010: Last Night
2010: That Quick Feat. A1
2011: Lyrical Exercise Pt. 3 Feat. L'Jay
2011: Self Made Millionaire Feat. Lil Retro, Lil Blood & L'Jay
2011: Dopegame Feat. L'Jay
2011: No Middle Man Feat. Berner
2011: Colder Blood Feat. The Jacka, Berner, Fam Syrk
2012: Pigeon Coop Feat. Ya Boy, Shady Nate & L'Jay
2012: Who Are You (with DJ Fresh)
2012: Dope Game (with DJ Fresh)
2013: Molly Song ft Problem

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