Shaya “Thinking Cap”

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Name: Shaya

Years Of Experience: “Been rize’n and grindin for 10+ years/”

Hometown: Bay Area, CA.

Musical Influences: Marvin Gaye, Pete Rock, Stevie Wonder, Common, Nas, and Gil Scott-Heron

Favorite Rap Album: Fear Itself by Casual and Death Certificate by Ice Cube

Sales Pitch: “Extra, extra! Food for thought! You hungry?”

Shaya “Thinking Cap”
[Audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/11-thinking-capbangers.mp3]

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  • Hip-hoplovea

    Man I just peep dis cat shit and, its crazy!, ya’ll looking fa real Hip-Hop this shit is it!

  • DevilintheFlesh

    I like this song, but the masses ain’t really feeling this real shit these days.

  • http://xxlmag.com Tha Truth

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    HE WACK AS HELL…IT IS NOT 1991 FOOL

    • fastflipper

      ur clearly a bitch who like flo-rida and soulja boy and thinkinhg that weezy is the best rapper d.o.a.

      this track is pure exemple of hip hop

      go clean ur room hoe!

  • iLL G

    pretty good…def doesnt have that bay area sound so i was very surprised…an actual soundcheck artist worth listening too

  • FLYTE DA FLY BOY

    He sounds good to me. ^^^ fastflipper

    “ur clearly a bitch who like flo-rida and soulja boy and thinkinhg that weezy is the best rapper d.o.a.”

    you a fool my nigga. lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 MC

    Spit that sht””niggaz scared that REAL HIP HOP MIGHT BE AROUND THE CORNER TO TAKING OVA SO THEY SCREAM “THAT SHT IS WACK AND ITS NOT 91″ –But sometimes i need to hear sht like that to keep me motivated…1

  • 11KAP

    hot. not sample. real hip hop from a young man too at that. respect, fam.

  • 11KAP

    correction:

    hot. nice sample. real hip hop from a young man too at that. respect, fam.

  • Public Domain

    Sounds like AZ….Nothing like other Bay Area artists…Must be from some obscure city in the Bay cause I never heard of him….

  • Westcoast Mexican

    best shit i’ve heard out the bay in years, real shit, finally somebody w/out that hyphy bullshit

  • http://iamcitizendoe.com Citizen Doe

    THUMBS UP FOR MY MAN. THE WEST HAS GOT A CRAZY UNDERGROUND…BLU & EXILE, LIVING LEGENDS (MURS), BLUE SCHOLARS.

    KEEP GRINDING DOGG…WE OUT HERE LISTENING FOR THAT DOPE SHIT.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kaydaluchiano Kayda Luchiano

    ATTENTION ALL BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!
    ATTENTION ALL BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!
    NEW BAY SHIT MUTHAFUCKAS!!
    U NIGGAS WANNA HERE SOME DOPE ASS BAY SHIT? CHECK ME OUT ON DATPIFF.COM ” KAYDA LUCHIANO ”
    ALSO HIT ME UP ON MYSPACE AND/OR GOOGLE ME……

  • http://www.myspace.com/kaydaluchiano Kayda Luchiano

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    ATTENTION ALL BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!
    NEW BAY SHIT MUTHAFUCKAS!!
    U NIGGAS WANNA HERE SOME DOPE ASS BAY SHIT? CHECK ME OUT ON DATPIFF.COM ” KAYDA LUCHIANO ”
    ALSO HIT ME UP ON MYSPACE AND/OR GOOGLE ME……
    ATTENTION ALL BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!
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    NEW BAY SHIT MUTHAFUCKAS!!
    U NIGGAS WANNA HERE SOME DOPE ASS BAY SHIT? CHECK ME OUT ON DATPIFF.COM ” KAYDA LUCHIANO ”
    ALSO HIT ME UP ON MYSPACE AND/OR GOOGLE ME……
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    NEW BAY SHIT MUTHAFUCKAS!!
    U NIGGAS WANNA HERE SOME DOPE ASS BAY SHIT? CHECK ME OUT ON DATPIFF.COM ” KAYDA LUCHIANO ”
    ALSO HIT ME UP ON MYSPACE AND/OR GOOGLE ME……

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    PURE HIP HOP! I LOVE IT!

  • WTF

    He’s good. The songs on his myspace are even better in my opinion.

  • http://myspace.com/fabdeuce Loquacious1

    I love as soon as someone hears actual instruments (albeit sampled) and dope raps they automatically accuse someone of being too oldschool “its not 1991″. this is way better than any of synthetic garbage we are force fed on the radio. also if you like bay area music check out richie cunning. myspace.com/richiecunning straight ill.

  • Kayda Luchiano

    ATTENTION BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!!!!
    Dope Bay Area Music At:
    http://Www.MySpace.Com/KaydaLuchiano
    http://Www.DatPiff.Com (Search for ‘Kayda Luchiano’)
    ATTENTION BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!!!!
    Dope Bay Area Music At:
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    ATTENTION BAY AREA MUSIC FANS!!!!!!
    Dope Bay Area Music At:
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