San Francisco, CA -- After years of building his own empire in the Bay Area, San Francisco native Sky Balla joined forces with New York-based Empire City Records in 2005 to get his music to the nation. The venture is already proving to be a major move for Sky Balla, as he is on the verge of releasing his first project with the label, Lifestyles of the Hoodrich & Famous.
Known for his ability to bring fresh new talent to the masses, A&R and I Can Make You Famous CEO Sickamore is presenting Sky Balla's Lifestyles of the Hoodrich & Famous. The project contains 15 exclusive tracks with guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Bleu Davinci, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, The Game, Hell Rell, Fabolous and the late Bay Area icon Mac Dre. Original production from Nu Jersey Devil, J$Money and Cozmo is also featured.
The Empire City Records team recently filmed the video for Sky Balla's bass-laden single "Big Boy Things (Big Pimp)," which will be the catalyst for his upcoming full-length album due out this Fall, Every Penny Counts. The video was filmed on location at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a private studio in New York City, and various hot spots in Sky Balla's current home of Las Vegas. A portion of the filming took place with the participation of the King Of Cars, the Las Vegas auto mogul with the #1 reality series on the A&E network.
Known far and wide for his entreprenurial aptitude, Sky Balla is ready to take on the world with his natural swagger and distinct music. "Ths situation is a beautiful thing, and I'm going to maximize the situation to the fullest capacity," he says. "This is the biggest mixtape to hit the streets in 2006, and the upcoming album is monumental. You're getting my best work ever, and I put my heart into it with a lot of hard work and dedication. It's a struggle to bubble."
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Tracklist for Lifestyles of the Hoodrich & Famous:
1) Big Boy Things (Big Pimp) Intro
3) Bigga Room f/ Bleu Davinci - prod. By J$Money
4) Cook It Up
5) 2-Step - prod. By Cozmo
6) So Gangsta f/ Young Jeezy
7) I'm Rich Bitch
8) Me and You (rmx)
9) Pimpin' Ain't Dead f/ Mac Dre (R.I.P.)
10) My Story f/ The Game
11) I See You Ni**as - prod, By Nu Jerzey Devil
12) Cartier Lenzes
13) Direct Connect f/ Hell Rell
14) Mr. Me 2 (rmx) f/ Fabolous
15) Real Talk f/ Juelz Santana and Jim Jones