SOB x RBE begin their tour tonight (2/28), and opening is Sacramento rapper ShooterGang Kony, who just released his very good new album Red Paint Reverend today. Like SOB x RBE and fellow West Coasters Mozzy and Nef the Pharaoh (who both guest on this album), Kony is clearly in love with the West Coast street rap sounds of yesteryear, but he makes them sound fresh and he's got endless energy and an attention-grabbing delivery that keeps you hooked even when it's not the most original thing in the world. He frontloads the album with the obvious bangers, but tracks towards the end like "Dearly Departed" and "Black On Black Crime" reveal a more sentimental, contemplative side of Kony and prove he's no one trick pony. Give the album a listen for yourself below.

The tour with SOB x RBE is in Santa Ana tonight and it includes a Brooklyn stop on March 14 at Baby's All Right (tickets). All dates are listed below.