West Haven Blast has been relentless in 2021 with albums and videos dropping across the first four months!
Back in January Haven dropped “The G Funk Era, “the follow up to “The City Is Mine” in 2020, quickly followed by “24 Hours” with appearances from Ras Kass, Kurupt, DMC of Run-DMC, Killah Priest, Planet Asia, Kxng Crooked, and Redrum 781 – and then a 7 track EP, titled simply “WEST.”
In under 30 minutes the release hits early reppin’ his While the release features Kokane, Epademik, South Central Cartel, Deuce Maxwell and Redrum 781 – there are still 4 solo tracks where West Haven spits for his city, and his coast.
“WEST” opens with the ode to his city ‘Straight Outta Compton’ where he cleverly mixes in a nod to countless legends of hub city – from DJ Quik to BG Knoccout – the G-Funk whistle is ever-present on this opener and sets the scene for the upcoming six tracks.
Next up ‘I’m A Hustla’ features the unmistakable Kokane lacing the hook;
‘I’m a hustla, no busta, self made, bitch i never trust ya – i’m a go-getta…I stick and move, I never snooze”
Epademik is up next and rips over the deep throbbing bass…
‘”they say dont stay so damn ignorant, i play the role of a disgruntaled bitter man”
…handing back to West Haven to close out the track…
“Too late to hate b*tch we already did it, you need a time portal, theoretical physics”
After ‘I Thought You Knew’ – a track he dropped this video for this month – the deep bass, synth heavy ‘Real’ is the next solo cut. Haven reminds listeners that he ‘keeps it real, with those that keep it real with him’ – a lesson to heed as he unleashes into six minutes of non-stop ‘135 Bars’ over a slapping instrumental that knocks – turn it up and pay attention!
“I was slanging rocks, like david at goliath”
Bringing the album to a close is the Deuce Maxwell & South Central Cartel featured ‘Gangsta Rap’ – and ‘Monstrous’ with Epademik and Redrum 781.
Make sure you spin this record today and drop your comments below!
West Haven Blast – WEST (Tracklist)
01) Straight Outta Compton
02) I’m a Hustla (feat. Kokane & Epademik)
03) I Thought You Knew
05) 135 Bars
06) Gangsta Rap (feat. South Central Cartel & Deuce Maxwell)
07) Monstrous (feat. Epademik & Redrum 781)