The new column from Matt Moretti gets you caught up on all the latest rap from The Bay
As mentioned yesterday, Richmond’s own IAMSU! took a trip down Interstate 5 to make his second appearance in the Cosmic Zoo. The co-founder of the HBK Crew talked to us about basketball, the based God, buying weed brownies in Berkeley, Bay Rap, and his latest album, Sincerely Yours. In addition, Nocando and I talked about […]
The latest Shots Fired drops tomorrow with young Sudan Williams, but here’s a taste of the high stakes conversation in store. This episode was originally recorded during the Western Conference Finals; hence, we are unaware that Serge Ibaka would soon shake off the hex of the Based God. (But we all knew that OKC would […]
Max Bell own titles and busts nines at his rivals Before most had heard of Sage the Gemini, there was Iamsu. In fact, it was Su who brought Sage into the HBK Gang fold. However, given the popularity of Sage’s singles “Gas Pedal” and “Red Nose,” many have probably been too busy “filming” their yiking […]
Salva stays savage mixing 15 HBK and Bay Area slaps into a thirty minute mix in advance of IAMSU, Kool John, and Sage the Gemini’s Check Yo Ponytail show this Friday at the Echoplex. I shouldn’t feel the need to repeat myself with these dudes. Su was on Shots Fired. Peace, Love & Shmoplife is […]
For the latest episode of Shots Fired, Nocando and I welcomed IAMSU!. To the non-blog world, Su is best known for rapping on E-40’s “Function” and Sage the Gemini’s “Gas Pedal.” His biggest production is probably Loverance’s “Up,” which I have heard remixed in about 74 variations. If you go deeper into his catalog, he’s […]
Somehow IAMSU! didn’t make that XXL Freshman list, which is mildly insane, considering the dude’s sound has been ubiquitous on West Coast radio for the last six months. He produced a large portion of that Shmop Life tape, Loverance’s “Up,” his own solo material, and Sage the Gemini’s “Gas Pedal.” If you haven’t heard the […]
  Max Bell has a $1000 shaved head. “You ain’t gotta think about it, cause you already know.” So goes the hook to “MDA,” the title track from Million Dollar Afro, the collaborative mixtape from Compton-bred rapper Problem and Richmond’s prodigal son IamSu!. It’s the statement of intent, nothing has changed since either man’s last […]