Nio Tha Gift’s “Do or Die” Hits #1 on KSJS Urban Top 40 (Full Chart)

#1 Nio Tha Gift – Do or Die (prod. Ekzakt)

Richmond, California’s very own, Nio Tha Gift, is no stranger to our urban format, as his previous track, “Chain Reaction” hit #1 as well as “The Rise” w/ Ekzakt, Equipto & Just Me. This week, “Do or Die” is #1, receiving the most spins from our on-air dj’s. Check out Nio’s album, The Hustler’s Spirit.
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Our #2 track in rotation is also from a bay area emcee, this time from Vallejo, Krypto’s track, “So Many People” became a quick hit with our listeners. Check out the music video for the dope Nima Fadavi produced track which has been blazing our airwaves:


3. Ill Camille – Homegurl (prod. Battlecat)

The #3 track comes from Los Angeles emcee, Ill Camille, who quickly proves she isn’t just another chick rapper, but has a presence on the mic. This cut is another collabo by her with legendary West-Coast producer, Battlecat. Check it out below:




4. Ras Kass – Judas (feat. Chace Infinite & Planet Asia)

Our number 4 track of the week is yet another track from California’s underground hip hop scene). Ras Kass droppin heat once again, on this Focus beat, which features fellow California emcees Chace Infinite and Planet Asia who both rip their verses. This is any fan of lyricism’s cup of tea, bars galore.


5. Locksmith – Be Free (prod. Ka$H)

The #5 track this week comes from another California artist, Locksmith. Lock has been super-active dropping a lot of quality tracks off his upcoming #TheGreenBox album. Although it is unclear whether “Livin Loaded”, “Transitions”, “Be Free”, “Fuck Love”, “Broken” and “Bear With Me” will all appear on the project, if those 6 tracks are any indicator of where Lock’s creativity is at currently, then we are in for a treat. “Be Free” is a dope track because I was able to work on the music video for the track, and its produced by Ka$H (Soul Council), one of the dopest producers on 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records. Lock will be headlining a show at The Agenda Lounge on May 10th, along with some other dope acts, stay tuned as KSJS will be involved and have more details on that. Check out the video for “Be Free”  below:


Full Charts:


KSJS – Urban

San Jose, CA


April 2nd, 2013


Heavy Rotation

  1. Nio Tha Gift – Do Or Die (prod. Ekzakt)- SNF Entertainment
  2. Krypto – So Many People (prod. Nima Fadavi) – Sacred Muzik
  3. Ill Camille – “Homegurl” (prod. Battlecat) – Front Room Ent.
  4. Rass Kass – Judas (feat. Planet Asia & Chace Infinite) -Crea8yte Corporation
  5. Locksmith – Be Free (prod. Ka$H) –
  6. First Light (Opio & Pep Love) – Lighters feat. Hieroglplyphics – Hieroglyphics Imperium
  7. C Plus – All Nighter (prod. Chase Moore, HIppie Sabotage & Rome Austin)-
  8. MIkhael – Falling Down (prod. 3L) – Independent
  9. Action Bronson – Stricty 4 My Jeep (prod. Harry Fraud) – Vice Music
  10. Caucasian – Boom Bap Blueprint – Soulspazm Records
  11. Atmosphere – It Ain’t The Prettiest (feat. Brother Ali, Carnage The Executioner, Haphduzn)- Rhymesayers Ent.
  12. KonSci – Possibilities (feat. DJ Slim Deluxe) – Soulspazm Records
  13. Dubb – Get It In (feat. Reek Da Villain) – Av8ers
  14. The My.N.O.R.S. – What They Don’t Know –  Piccochi Music
  15. Deejay Element – Complex Individuals (feat. Sene, ScienZe & Audible Doctor) – Brown Bag AllStars
  16. Joey Bada$$ – Underground Airplay (feat. Smoke DZA & Big KRIT) – Cinematic Music Group
  17. Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R) (prod. J. Period) – Think Common Music Inc/Warner Bros.
  18. Cola – Bonkers – Metafizix
  19. Czarface – Air Em Out – Fly Casual/Brick Records
  20. Latyrx – Rushin Attack (prod. Somehow At Sea) – Latyramid


Medium Rotation

  1. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – The RIse of the Ghostface Killah – Soul Temple Records
  2. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (prod. Jake One) – Independent
  3. Asher Roth – Dude (feat. Curren$Y) (prod. Blended Babies) – SB/SRC/Def Jam Records
  4. Action Figures – Russell Westbrook (prod. Young RJ) – Independent
  5. Rapper Big Pooh – Cognac (feat. Chaundon) (prod. Focus) – For Members Only
  6. The Procussions – “Today” (feat. Shad & J Kyle Gregory)- Unsigned
  7. R.A. The Rugged Man – The People’s Champ – Nature Sounds
  8. Los – Fear – Bad Boy Records
  9. Blu & MED – Burgandy Whip (Prod. Madlib) – Stones Throw Records
  10. The UN – People Up On it (prod. Philasifer) – Open University Productions
  11. Mic Handz & Crazy DJ Bazzarro – Serenade (feat. Lee Majors) – Narcata Records
  12. Chuuwee – Navigation – TUS
  13. The Antiheroes – Understand (Feat. Emerson Brooks) – Smash Mouth Entertainment
  14. Spectac & Shakim – K.I.M. (feat. Shamba) – HipNOTT Records
  15. Hit-Boy – Cypher (feat. Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Method Man, etc.) – HS87/Interscope
  16. Raekwon – Whatever Baby -Ice H20 Inc./EMI
  17. C Plus x Ski Beatz – Johnny Rockets – L-R-G Clothing/ThirdLetta.Com
  18. DJ Fresh x Mitchy Slick – Feet Match The Paint – Wrongkind Records/EMPIRE Distribution
  19. Nametag & Nameless – Hookless – Brick Records
  20. Yirim Seck – Rainy Days – West AfriCoast Media


Shae Money – Reflection (feat. Element Rhymes, Planet Asia & C-Ray) – Unsigned

Sahtyre – Suicide (prod. Hippie Sabotage) – LSD/

Moe Pope & Rain – Spit vs. Ramo (feat. Reks & Dua Boakye) – Brick Records

Jasiri X – The Pillars (feat. Brother Ali ) – Wandering Worx/Greenstreets

Thad Reid – Its Gets Better – Blue Collar Muzik

Talib Kweli – Makes No Sense (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor) – Javotti Media/EMI

TOP LOCALS CHART | Week of April 2nd, 2013

  1. Nio Tha Gift – Do Or Die (prod. Ekzakt) – SNF Entertainment
  2. Krypto – So Many People (prod. Nima Fadavi) – Sacred Muzik
  3. Locksmith – Be Free (prod. Ka$H) –
  4. First Light (Opio & Pep Love) – Lighters feat. Hieroglplyphics – Hieroglyphics Imperium
  5. MIkhael – Falling Down (prod. 3L) – Independent
  6. Cola – Bonkers – Metafizix
  7. The UN – People Up On it (prod. Philasifer)
  8. DJ Fresh x Mitchy Slick – Feet Match The Paint – Wrongkind Records/EMPIRE Distribution

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