Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists

(Originally posted at KQED Arts) http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bay_Area_Rap_2016.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Over a Dozen of the Bay Area's Best New and Emerging Rap Artists (Podcast #386) We haven't done a deep dive into the independent hip-hop scene in some time, but that certainly isn't due to a lack of new local rap talent. While artists like Iamsu and G-Eazy are among the latest Bay ambassadors to have gained mainstream attention, many exciting and relatively unknown MCs are emerging out of the San Francisco Bay Area. This mixtape collects 13 songs showcasing some of the best emerging rappers from the Bay. As you'll hear [...]

Best of 2015: Will of Wine & Bowties on Trill Youngins

Nothing out of the Bay this year sounded quite as joyful as East Oakland's Trill Youngins did on their debut, Rich This Summer. The banner single from RTS was "I Look Fly", a twinkly, insanely catchy summer anthem about investing in your wardrobe so you can snatch away some other dude's chick. To my mind, it's one of the best singles of the year, and as of this afternoon, it's closing in 400K on YouTube, though it's received minimal-to-no push from any local outlet not named Thizzler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaHbUMOXG88 Across 13 tracks, produced in-house by TY’s LayEmDown, RTS boasts a sound [...]

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