Oakland-bred rapper Shady Nate is more than proud of his west coast roots, and “Billion Dolla Plan,” the newest track off his recent release, serves as the latest example. Beeda Weeda, no stranger to the Bay Area scene, steps in on the joint for a verse, reiterating Nate’s advice, “In unfamiliar places with unfamiliar faces / But the money look the same so I stick to the basics / I treat it like a lid, locate it then case it / And let it come to me, don’t even have to chase it.” The beat is reminiscent of Cash Money Millionaires, complete with ultra-low bass, handclap backbeats, and enormous synthesized string sections. Shady Nate continues to toss things up on his latest album, Gasman Unleashed, as this track reaffirms the record’s versatility. Be sure to pick up Gasman Unleashed, out now everywhere via Clear Label Records.
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Shady Nate is no stranger to struggle and adversity. Born and raised in West Oakland’s Acorn housing projects, Shady Nate learned from a young age to hustle and grind to get anywhere. His rapping career began at the age of five when he started writing his thoughts and daily experiences in a journal. These entries gradually developed into the lyrics that he spits today. In 2004 Shady Nate launched Livewire Records and subsequently recorded and released a full-length mixtape with Nas’ tour DJ, Oakland native DJ Fresh. The buzz only got bigger when Nate released The Bofessional, which is regarded as his best mixtape to date. Riding high on his growing popularity, Shady Nate released The Gasman Unleashed in June 2009, and the album was quickly dubbed a west coast classic. The Gasman Unleashed is available now via Clear Label Records.
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About Clear Label Records:
Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oaklandâ€™s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future. For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com
“Billion Dolla Plan” Feat. Beeda Weeda: