Richmond native Kool John has produced one of the hottest music compositions since $.N.A.C.K hit the web. Live From the New Bay is another addition to the classic mixtapes and projects that have been produced by New Bay artist. This two part project has created tons of noise all over social media. Kool John personifies the New Bay as a lifestyle throughout this tape, making the lifestyle a constant theme throughout this project. He was able to take the New Bay movement and elevate it, to be able to continue to create a much needed networking circle throughout the Bay Area.
Kool John projects are known for their incredible features and collaborations. Prime example is track 7 on part one of the mixtape, Jump 2012. This track has features by Starting Six, Bobby Brackins, Young Bari, Show Banga, Plane Jane, ST Spittin, Symba, HBK Gang, Nio Tha Gift, Jay Ant, AkaFrank, and Armani Depaul. Kool John albums always provide a little familiarity to his new music, using sample beats from early 90’s songs added another notch to his level of creativity on the project. He amplifies the New Bay lifestyle throughout this whole project keeping it a consistent theme. Party anthem Hoodrat gives a basic blue print of that lifestyle along with tracks like Posse on Broadway, Shmop Tales, and Money.Sex.Weed, to a certain existent having this steady theme helps to display and broadcast The New Bay as the brand it has been trying create.
Live From the New Bay is a well rounded musical project, displaying all sides of Kool John as an artist, songs like Me & My Sis and Kool Daddy show aside of Kool John that hasn’t been present on his past project, with a song dedicated to his daughter, fans are able to see a somewhat softer side of Kool John as an artist. However, this project does not fail the lady’s that have love for Kool John’s freakier side, tracks like Teddy P, Ladies Man, and Kool Daddy x Freaky Interlude. Will definitely speaking from a woman’s point of view keep Kool John lovers as his track says Ready! Don’t sleep on this one folks Kool John has made music history for you guys, make sure you check it out and download it. If you’re not a Kool John fan you will be after a listen of Live From The New Bay!