1) Messy Marv and Berner Blow (Blocks and Boat Docks) (Bern One Entertainment)
2) Exile Am/Fm (Traffic)
3) Camu Tao King of Hearts. (Fat Possum/Def Jux)
4) Cut Chemist Sound of the Police (A Stable Sound/Soul Kitchen)
5) Tha Dogg Pound 100 Wayz (Gangsta Advisory Recordingz Inc)
I would not be surprised if you were to look up the word prolific in the dictionary -- at least in the Bay Area rap dictionary -- and a picture of Messy Marv popped up beside the definition. The longtime Bay Area rapper has been consistently releasing new material at such an astonishing rate that it would appear that he never sleeps, never leaves the studio. If you recall just two short weeks ago the new Messy Marv overseen SF collection Thizz City was on the Amoeba Top Five chart. Now this week Marv is back with another new collaborative release, Blow (Blocks and Boat Docks), which shot straight to number one at the San Francisco Amoeba. Released on Bern One Entertainment, this collaboration with Berner features Messy Marv on every track, and is a sequel to their joint project Blow, released late '09. As the title and album cover above implies, this more of that drug slanging school of rap music.