Sacramento, CA – After 26 years behind bars, legendary Sacramento MC X-Raided is on the verge of releasing his long-awaited LP California Dreamin’. It’s now confirmed that the project is going to be released via RBC Records, which was acquired by (and is distributed through) Sony BMG — home to acts like Chief Keef, Waka Flocka Flame, and many more.
It’s a deal the rapper says has been a long time coming.
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My attorney Daniel Schacht of #donahuefitzgerald (who also represents @carlossantana) approved the contract from @rbcrecords @bmg_us ‼️ I am officially signed‼️Y’all ready for the #californiadreamin LP❓It’s going 👇🏽‼️#salute @brianshafton for always believing in me before anyone ever thought I was really coming home‼️ Loyalty is everything 💪🏽‼️#xxl #worldstar #swayinthemorning #thebreakfastclub #kday #kmel #tmz #vladtv #rap #emcee #beats #rbcrecords #blocstar #weareblocstar #xraided #Bloc⭐️ #respect @ssglobalconnect @iamtiffanygaines 💪🏽💙‼️🤑
“Brian Shafton, Senior Vice President of Recorded Music at BMG (and Founder/GM of RBC Records) has been in constant contact with me for nearly a decade,” X-Raided reveals to HipHopDX.
“When I was getting ready for [parole] board, I told Brian about my chances of coming home, and he made it clear that he didn’t see why they would keep me in prison any longer … he believed I was coming home.”
Shafton also wrote an email, which X-Raided showed to the board to prove that he indeed had legitimate business and philanthropic opportunities available to him, should he be released.
“This is deeper than rap. Brian had faith in me when I had a Life sentence, and I am free with the ultimate faith in him as well,” he says.
With no official release date for California Dreamin’ in place, he does reveal that he’s been working with DJ Fresh, E-A-Ski, Tha Mekanix, Faided, and the legendary Mally Mall. “The album is insanely good … I’m excited to get it out. It’s gonna be a moment for West Coast Hip Hop!”
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“King Made” by @venezistudios featuring #xraided . . “I got too much on my plate I need a clean slate/ I wanna be a newborn baby that’s never seen hate/ How can this be reality when everything’s fake?/ Tell me how much treachery can a king take?/ For my brothers locked in prison with obscene dates:/ I only made it out on prayer and a wing (aye)/ Now I’m Looking outta place like a clean slave/ I’m like Henry Box Brown with a clean shave/ It’s gettin hot in these streets Lord we need shade/ My lil homies losing life tryna seem brave/ They wanna be Nip but don’t wanna pay the cost he paid/ And have to suffer Jr. Martin Luther King’s fate/ They say David defeated Goliath with sling (aye)/ Well fucc that, God; I need sling blade/ I swear I fasted Lord, I got down on my knees (prayed)/ Asked to be remembered like the Dynasty of Ming (ayyyyye)!” . . #bars #emcee #rapper #producer #beats #complex #xxl #worldstar #rap #westcoast #kingmade #Bloc⭐️ #Huuuglife #weareblocstar #rbcrecords #bmg