Go hyph yourself.

As long as we’re on the topic of things failing miserably I suppose we might as well talk about hyphy, this new form of Bay Area rap that’s poised to be the proverbial new ska.

First of all I should note that I’m no expert in Bay Area rap. I’ve only visited the area once, and that was back when it was still a buncha gay dudes and dirty hippies. This was back before clown dancing and riding down the street hanging out of your car (which is dangerous) and what have you.

No homo.

Then again, being an expert on any kind of rap is the domain of the Chinese. I saw the thing on hyphy on MTV2 the other day and I once owned a copy of “I Get Around” by 2Pac on cassingle, so as far as I’m concerned, I’m as qualified as I need to be.

Also, I’ve been around long enough to recognize when something’s being foisted upon us by the Tall Israelis that run the record industry.

In fact, this is not even the first time Jimmy “Double Fantasy” Iovine has attempted to sell us hyphy. Longtime followers of hip-hop blogging will recall that the first failed attempt took place way back in the dark ages of 2004, with the release of an album called “Rick Ross Presents The Federation,” or some such.

This time they’ve managed to recruit E-40, who was somewhat nationally known during the early to mid ’90s and is credited with introducing the world to such slang terms as “for shizzle,” though you’ll notice most of his contributions to hip-hop were actually popularized by other rappers – primarily Snoop Dogg.

Also, there’s this fellow Mac Dre, who was unfortunate enough to have died. Though I doubt this was planned, having a dead rapper around never hurt anyone’s bottom line. MTV2 made sure to shout him out in their little special on hyphy. Thizz in peace, as they say.

Of course this is standard operating procedure for the record industry. For example, emo no-talent Conor Oberst was on MTV’s “You Hear It First” 4 or 15 times over the course of several years (sometimes appearing under the alias “Desaparecidos”) before Viacom made its money back on him.

That said, I doubt this will work, even with a hip-hop legend (so to speak) and an important corpse in tow. The music itself just doesn’t seem distinct enough to make much of a mark. In fact, I’m still not sure what it is about any given hyphy song that actually makes it hyphy.

The shaking your dreadlocks and walking down the street next to your car seem interesting (not really), but then there’s no way to actually package and sell them.

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  • Fuck The Dumb Shit

    Good idea, bad execution…relevant points but maybe you should leave the writing in the domain of the Chinese as well because you pretty much suck at it.
    I do give you props for the weed carriers blog though, THAT motherfucker is DOPE!!!

  • G Off

    lol @ “… rap that’s poised to be the proverbial new ska”!!!

  • suckitmarshall

    ……..(yawn)………….

  • http://nahright.com eskay

    So I guess you’re the only one around here who’s actually gonna blog on any kind of regular schedule huh.

  • you are a fucking joke!

    shouldn’t you be watching the real world or something?

    YOU WISH YOU WERE WHITE!

    go bleach yourself and stop being such a fucking pansy!

  • SickOfWorkAndTiredOfRap

    what a controversial stance to take! You’re so daring! What bold thing are you gonna say next, NYC rap is dead? Maybe that 2Pac was an above average, but over rated rapper? I wish I had the last 97 seconds of my life back….

  • disoBAYish

    always gota be haters.

  • http://differentkitchen.blogspot.com/ ian

    Bol, Virgin Records put out The Federation album, not Interscope!

  • http://www.tonyskansascity.com Tony

    I did not know Mac Dre was a hyphy rapper. He was killed in my hometown: KC. And I simply thought he was just one of the many unsuccessful rappers they bring around here.

    Many people say that KC rapper Fat Tone was killed as retribution. But then again, nobody ever really needed a reason to kill a rapper.

    Stop the hate. You know you read Bol because you love him and wish him success in all his endeavors.

  • gerv

    Stop haten on the west coast nigga you a straight up hater like the rest of them,yall don’t like shit unless it comes from the east coast.Yall fools don’t really like the south you just know they are sellin records like a muthafucka so yall give them articles now.From the Yay Area to LA we doin our thang,shit Dre and Snoop the only ones yall respect or act like it anyway.We got way more to offer and not just the hyphy movementthe Yay Area and the west coast got talent.By the way fool come out here to the bay area and see what u will not see on tv it’s straight up no joke bitch. Since your ass did ‘nt know E40 has platinum and gold records fuckin ediot. EAST OAKLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gerv

    Bryon Crawford the Yay Area ain’t all fags & hippies your Scarry ass just didn’t go to the hood. Places like Oakland,Richmond,SanFrancico,San Jose,and Vallejo the ghetto parts of these areas.If all you now about the Bay rap scene is 2pac then you ain’t qualified to speak on the Yay area rap scene. Read and learn before you comment on the Yay Area rap scene.

  • Da Truf

    Wow. So besides the fact that you admittedly don’t know shit about Bay Area Rap, you’re really gettin’ Bill Cosby okey-doke on mothafuckas now.

    “This was back before clown dancing and riding down the street hanging out of your car (which is dangerous) and what have you.”

    Before you incite wrath from a region that’ll slice you up on drugs that are supposed to make you LOVE ridiculous herbs like you…”

    “That said, I doubt this will work, even with a hip-hop legend (so to speak) and an important corpse in tow…”

    Exercise some bootleg-journalistic restraint by taking your head out of your NY-dickriding ass before you speak on something with the gears already in motion. Treal Bay bosses never gave a fuck about yo weak ass opinion anyway, yadadadig? Probably not, wit ya square ass.

  • miketirico

    ^^”wit ya square ass”????

    “poised to be the proverbial new ska.” word

    Hyphy sounds like some kind of disease.

  • Da Truf

    Exactly.

    Ain’t no vaccine either.

  • Fe

    I guess a lot of y’all don’t know Bol…His specialty is controversy and saying the kind of shit that’ll get you fired up. Smart move (?) by that Cocky Ugly Ass Yellow Nigga to bring Bol over to xxlmag.com…

  • d.GUTTA

    okay, im all cool with regional styles and differant forms of hip-hop music but i agree with BOl on one point….what the f*ck is hypy? to me the music sounds like every thing else. what differentiates(?) hypy from what ever else is out there. i dont get it.

  • 510

    breaking xxl.com report: E-40′s album debuts at #3

    breaking TREAL TALK: Byron Crawford chokes on the feces burger served to him by the whole damn yay.

    cop the album, press play, listen close:
    WE BE TO RAP WHAT KEY BE TO LOCK

  • http://XXL YoungMando

    I think your dumb for bringing up the gays & Hippies into what was suppose to be an article strictly on Bay Area music. if you really wanna get serious about the matter, it’s Philly & N.Y who got bigger Gay communities than the Bay.I don’t think E-40 is a great rapper but he does have a point, other rappers from other parts of the country keep jacking us for our slang. i recently saw BET’s rap city & they had some N.Y rapper on there that every other word that came otta his mouth was “ya smell me?” now tell me who else you know say that besides E-40? we have a kinds of movements in the bay are man, Hyphy just happens to be one of the Yadadamean!!!!

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace the God

    to the dude who wrote this SHUT THE FUCK UP. you dont know what the fuck you talkin bout. you know nothing about the Yay. come to the Yay talkin that crap and watch how fast you get beat the fuck down. I dont know where u from but we dont play that mess here. get ya mind right before you come to the Yay you bitch ass nigga cause brothas here will chop you up and put you in a box the size of a UPS parcel, thats real talk. I hate brothas who cant do nothing ut talk crap. thats the true sign of a bitch in man clothing

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace the God

    to the person who asked what hyphy mean. it means hyper&fly

  • Thawalkmane

    blood ya need to shut your trap and start listening to whats really going on. ya dont knoe shiet bout tha yay.
    “I did not know Mac Dre was a hyphy rapper. He was killed in my hometown: KC. And I simply thought he was just one of the many unsuccessful rappers they bring around here.” AND THIS GOES TO THIS BITCH FUCK TONY WHO POSTED THIS SHIT! HOW THE FUCK YOU GONNA CALL MAC DRE A UNSUCCESSFUL RAPPER? you kc fag, fuck you. yall robbed us of mr.furl so shut the fuck up you dont know shit blood, fuck all yall haters, MAC DRE IZ AND WAS AND FOREVER WILL BE THE BAY! THATS REAL. east oakland 3600 F.A.B norte (fuck a bitch)

  • nsaniT

    Yeah so what, E-40 was @ #3.. wasnt “Laffy Taffy” up there in the charts for a bit too? Exactly. They keep feeding us this crap and the kids flock to it. First it was Crunk Music (another asterik on the time table of mainstream hip-hop). Then it was whatever the hell you can consider the Franchize Boyz, and now its “Hyphy”. I consider none of these falsified genres “hip-hop” i consider it “feeble attempts to attempt a musical revolution”. But honestly, who (besides the bay) will remember hyphy in 4 years? I’ll wager it will be forgotten within 2. I agree with Bol on this 100%. If you don’t then the “Tall Israelis” (as bol calls them) have suceeded. Keep REAL hip-hop alive.. turn off your radios. Turn yourself on to the underground circuit. The “Immortal Techniques”, “Jedi Mind Tricks” and “Canibus”‘s out there. REAL hip-hop. not “Tell me When to Go”.

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace The God

    nsanit you sucka. we been pumpin Hyphy for many many years. the Yay could give a fuck if other fools outside the Yay likes it or not. we not concerned bout that. Waht we are concerned about is respect, if we dont get that we dump fools in the Bay for the sharks to munch on. if you think underground is just NYC then you truely DONT know hip hop. this is a west coast thing you would NOT understand…

  • NsaniT

    The God, im actually somewhat up on west coast underground, artists like murs and michelob, lil eazy… i know my music. i also know that hip-hop is NOT hyphy and vice versa. i respect the bay for trying to start a movement. but can’t you see this is going to fail? if tupac was still alive would Hyphy even exist? what about if NWA was still up? What about the original Death Row? i severely doubt it. Hyphy is another bad example of how hip-hop is leaving from its roots.

  • http://myspace.com/d_nastee Leon Sykes

    Your “facts” are not only Stereotypical but they are also ignorant… Anybody that ain’t from the bay would say some retarded shit such as yourself…

    You other COASTS niggas have been dick-riding us forever!!! We Made Y’all, We Fed Y’all, Without Us YOU WOULDN’T BE HERE….

    LEARN ABOUT US… READ ABOUT US…

    WE STARTED THE INDEPENDENT RAP SCENE…
    NIGGAS LEARNED ABOUT SELLING SHIT OUT THEY CAR FROM US!! BITCH!!!

  • the bay

    WATCH THE BAY BLOW THE FUCK UP IN YOUR FACE U EAST COAST HATER

  • LiL YaY MaMa 707

    okay for all the haters out there that be tryin to hate on the ya area….u dont kno shit!! why is it that young chris brown whos only 16 years old and only been in the game for about 3-4 years and get hella aknowledgement around the nation but an underground rapper whos sold thousands of records and has been in the game for about 20 years,dosent get hated on? hmmmmnobody has given props to the bay in years! but once my boy 2pac dies the bay has suddenly faded out…no! that shit has changed! everyone knows about lil kim from the bronx and paul wall n mike jones from houston texas and everybody else in the dirty $outh… well now u’ll be seeing alot more of the bay!! now that the ambassador of the bay is hitting the top of the charts..u WILL be seeing more of the yay area on trl n shit. o and since nobody seems to kno wat hyphy means ..it means alot of things….its a way to dance its the energy in the club its a way to go crazy when ur crusing!since u aint ever really been to tha bay then u dont really have the right to hate or anything… but i aint hating on the east or midwest or dirty south either..they got their shit poppin too but if la is back that means the bay is back! got sumthin to say to me then email me about yarramean?!?!? lil beezie_xiv@yahoo.com

    lil nessa reppin the bay all day!

    707 wat it do!

  • midwest chick

    YALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE ALL PRECIOUS I JUST THINK THAT YALL SHOULD STOP H8IN ON THA MIDWEST STOP KILLIN NIGGAZ AND START KILLIN WHITE KKK MEMBERS AND FAKE ASS MEXICANS AND THA DAMN TALIBAN I BET YALL WE CAN TAKE EM FUCK ALL THAT EAST COAST WEST COAST SHITT LETS GET TAGETHA WE ALL HELLA COOL
    BUT I STILL GODDA REPP
    MIDWEST NIGGAZ

  • http://www.myspace.com/thizzness YAY AREA,FUCK BOL

    Bay all day,that nigga dont even know wut he talkin bout,come to da yay and talk that,n ill watch ya ass get beat down,hatin ass nigga.shut da fuck up n listin to your 50 cent

    Thizz iz wut it iZ,
    Hyphy movement 06′ All you other rappers are suger coated & waterd down!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thizzness YAY AREA,FUCK BOL

    O yeh & who ever posted this
    GO FUCK YOURSELF
    hatin ass bitch

  • http://www.myspace.com/thizzness HYPHY MOVEMENT,YADADA

    THIS SQAURE ASS NIGGA WHO POSTED THIS,GO FUCK YOURSELF. YOU DONT KNOW SHIT BOUT DA YAY,HATIN ASS MUTHA FUCKA,FUCK CRUNK,FUCK DA GAY SOUTH,FUCK DA EAST COAST,FUCK MIDWEST FOR LETIN MAC DRE DOWN,MIDWEST WAZ COO,BUT FUCK EM NOW.
    HYPHY MOVEMENT ALL DAY IN DA BAY,SOON ALL OVER THIS GAY COUNTRY,YADADADA IM SAYIN.SO SHUT YOUR HATIN ASS UP

  • http://www.myspace.com/thizzness EAST O STRAIGHT UP TAKE YA HO.

    HYPHY MOVEMENT 06′
    COME TO DA BAY N TALK DAT , N ILL WATCH YA BITCH ASS GET BEAT DOWN,HATIN ASS NIGGA,DONT HATE CUZ YOU DONT LIVE HERE,NIGGA WE GO DUMB TO ANY MUZIK,SO SHUT YA HATIN ASS UP
    THIS IS OUR YEAR,YADADADA

  • YAY AREA ALL DAY

    who ever posted this,GO FUCK YOURSELF.
    you dont know shit bout da bay,so shut ya fuckin mouth,peeps take this shit seriously round here,u hater
    FUCK DA EAST COAST,FUCK DA GAY SOUTH,FUCK DA MIDWEST FOR LETIN MAC DRE DOWN.AND IF I CATCH DIS NIGGA WHO POSTED THIS,ILL FUCK U UP PERSONILY,YADADASAY

    HYPHY MOVEMENT 06′ FUCK YALL HATERS

    ALL THESE OTHER RAPPERS ARE SUGER COATED AND WATER DOWN

  • SHARKCITY REP

    THE BAY ALL DAY YADDMEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE HYPHY MOVEMENT DIDNT JUS START ITS BEEN IN THE BAY FOR YEARS SO DONT SPEAK ON WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW…GET U SUNK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BAY….YADDAMEAN!!!!!!!!!THE BAY IS OUR WAY OF LIFE TKE IT OR LEAVE IT PLYA IT AINT NEVA GONNNA STOP…THERES MORE TO COMME PALYER FROM ALL SIDES OF THE BAY FROM THE 408-415-650-510 AND MANY MORE…ME AND MY CLICC HELPN TO PUSH THIS HYPHY TING ALSO IT THIZ WHAT IT THIZ…YOU’LL SEE US CHECK WESTCOASTONLY.COM…AND EBAY UNDER WEST COAST ONLY…ONCE AGAIN THE BAY IS THE HOUSE AND ITS OUR TIME…..

    SHARKCITY REP
    SHARKCITY CLOTHING COMPANY
    CEO/OWNER

  • the wolfman

    you fuckin fat ass, ill come up on yo glasses bitch. Ill bust a load on you double chin you fat east coast sack of shit. We go hyph and dumb, and ill ghostride right on by u and bust a cap in yo fat ass. Dont talk bout shit ya dont know bitch. Suck a fat one. I’ll fuck you up if I eva see you, fuck KC, fuck NY, fuck the south where they be stickin dicks in their aunts and sisters. Lick mah sack bitch. I dare you to come to the bayyy.

  • http://bbrand1design.com 415 USO

    Bryon Crawford???…Did he get his info on the Bay from Google or sum’em?? Man,Jimmy Iovine has nothing to do with the Hyphy sound or movement. You also got Rick Rock and Rick Ross mixed up..How did Bryon Crawford even get a write up?..If the Hyphy movement does fail,it’ll only fail in the mainstream. To keep it real wit’cha,Bay artist dont give a fuck about makin it in the mainstream cuz Bay artist get paid from the independent game,,but if the artist do make it in mainstream then thats good for them. Like 40 says “I dont bump mainstream,I knock underground..all that other shit is sugar coated and watered down!”..REAL TALK

  • ld

    Who is this clown? If you aint know expert on bay music why the fuck you write this article and who gave you’re dumb ass permission to write this shit. Aint no fuckin gay dudes in my hood. Call somebody gay around here and you’ll get dropped you internet homo. Do me a favor fellas if you see this four-eyed clown bank on his ass. East Side Daly City in this bitch.

  • Yung THizz

    WUtz gud..all ya hatin ass mutha fukas need 2 realize dat da bay area is up n runnin shit…fuk wut it cost ya ni66az frum otha states dnt kno how we do in da yay so ya cant speak on shit…dat white dude is hella dum n ma ppls gone end up puttin dumass hands on da mark…mann im out ya yay area folks keep it live..yee yee415/510

  • Tyson W.

    Everybody keep thizzin’, cause these fuckin’ idiots don’t know what they’re missin’. Hyphy will not fail in 06′ because it has already made 06 what it iz. This columnist don’t know what the fuck he’s talkin’ about & if I knew where he works, i’d town tax his car & face, yaddaH! Jimmy “still eatin’ off of Pac” Iovine could never sell hyphy because he has nothin’ 2 do with the hyphy movement! And even if not 1 major label signed a hyphy/bay area artist they will still grind & make their 100,000 out tha trunk, yaddamean! Thizz tha world!

  • 4RM DA YAY FUCK ST LOUIS

    Bryon Crawford AINT U FROM ST LOUIS WHERE NELLY FROM? NIGGA STOP HATIN. U NEED TO BE TELLIN NELLY, AND ALL THEM OTHER GAY ST LOUIS NIGGAS TO STOP RAPPIN

    FUCK ST. LOUIS, FUCK THE SOUTH AND WHOEVER ELSE HATIN YAY STAND UP!!!

  • jboogi

    FUCK YO NUTTY PROFESSOR ASS UP, IF YOU ADMIT YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT ‘BOUT THE BAY, THEN DONT TALK SHIT, YA BITCHASS NERD. NIGGA WE GO 16+2 OUT HERE, WE STAY HYPHY, NIGGA WE AINT NO JOKE. WE GO STEWIE, NIGGA COME TO THE BAY, START TALKIN ALL THAT SHIT. FUCK YO SNITCH ASS 50 CENT’ DICK LOVIN ASS. IT’S TIME YALL NIGGAZ STARTED PAYIN SOME HOMAGE. NIGGAZ BEEN BITTEN OUR SHIT FUR YEARS.

  • jboogi

    and to people like d.gutta who only no as much about hyphy as their little friend bol has said, hyphy actully has a very different sound to it than your east coast, washed down, weak ass east coast corny ass shit that dosent have a beat to make you want to dance to it. yall got us fucked up. the niggaz that killed mac dre are east coast niggaz.fuk your life, bitch.

    “ya sound like jay-z,Nas, or Jadikiss… yall niggaz need ta quit”

  • Zack

    Nigga the Bay been ballin since Tupac & Too Short. The music you grew up on is either West Coast or copied from us. N you right it is alotta gays n dirty hippies in Frisco. But its also more murders and gang activity (not that i’m bragging about that) than anywhere else in this country. We’re more diverse n more atypical than you hick ass mothafuckas in the middle of the country, n contrary to what you said, we haven’t been commercialized like New York or chi-town. For real though, Lakeview, Filmoe, East 14th, East Palo-alto, Sac-twon, south richmond, are the grimiest places i’ve seen outside of North Paris & Mexico. But niggaz got they own style here that results from the diversity, the eezy access to drugs without all the dealer drama n shit, and the fact that we always been proud of our culture n we never succombed to New York or LA commercialism. This aint even fuckin America nigga, this the BAY. n if you wanna here some real new bayshit, don’t even worry about 40 or Mac Dre. THey both from Vallejo, which i aint even been to in months. listen to e a ski, frontline, federation, the team, san quinn, ya boy, hoodstarz, messy marv, cellski, mac mall, jt the bigga figga- some of em new, some a that shit we been bumpin for years. you could also go dumb to b-legit, turf talk, droop-e, mr fab, mugzi, husalah, balance, clyde carson. Oh one more thing. you need to know how to dance. if yah can’t gig, if you cant go dumb with the bass turned all the way up, then a rick rock or e a ski slumper looses its value. none of the major hits from the bay are intellectual or spiritual or any a that. but the Cd’s thats comin out, and more importantly the mixtapes (Bay niggaz invented mixtapes), have some gems on them.
    One more thing, the Bay has hella style. our style been copied by the rest a yall. like that slaynguage snoopdogg was talking on the LAst Meal, that was e-40. That song Poppin mah Colla by 36 mafia, that was Frisco shit before the rest of yall knew what that meant. How bout’ thuggin. Thuggin is str8 Oakland. Niggaz was gettin they Thug Thizzle on when I was 3 (i’m 17)
    aight then, just keep this shit on mind when you judging the Bay.
    peace

  • Zack

    don’t hate on Nas though my nigga

  • Tyler Durden

    I saw the birth certificate…E-40 is 52 years old

  • CHAOS

    AY 4RM DA YAY….FUCK U BITCH NIGGA U AINT SHIT NIGGA…. NIGGAS 4RM STL IS RELA DAN ULL EVA B U STUPID BITCH

  • ?????????

    Just wondering how you got your job seeing as you have no idea what your talking about. Usually when people write a column or blog in this case, they understand their topic or at least research it, but if you knew anything about the shit comin out of the bay these days you’d know that it blows idiots like 50 Cent out of the water. Study up before you speak up next time Bol.

  • nonaya

    fuck you

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  • yay area grim weeper

    thats why i scrape out of towners
    as soon as i see dem cuz,, yall bich as bay area haters need to
    come to da bay talkin shit so i can ghost ride on yo face and have yo ass floatin in da bay.
    i even scrape niggaz when im in they hood, aint that right east coast.

    yall nuggaz aint shit
    fuck snap yo finga. in da bay we snap heads

  • Bay Represent

    to the dude who wrote this;;FUCK THAT SHHITTTTTTT`.!! THE YAY IS STEALING THA SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN now i suggest you do some reasearch before you say all this FALSE crap .

  • Bayy Represent

    TO THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS DUMB SHIT:

    DISSINNNNNNNN` THA BAY EGHHH`? MENGG` QUIT FUCKING WIT THA BAY.!! fuck somethinn else.! GO FUCK YOUR MOTHER. do you have a mother? fuck the air . DO THAT. stop fuckking with the bay. SOO FUCK OFFF.

  • Yo Momma

    People Need Tah Quit Hatinn On Tha Yay .!

  • 650 bangin’

    sayyyyy whuuuuut bitckh asss mark assss punk asss trick why u gottta hate on the yay bitckh nigggaz u’ll get killled talkin that shiiiit here nikkkuh bettta get your asss checked b4 u get shanked bitckh

    yay area stilll up in this bitckh dont let nobody catch your fake ass down ere yadadadadaddamean bitch

    bettter get down with the get down busta

  • http://www.frisco650.com 650 bangin’

    mayne why yo trick assses gottta hate on the yay mayne fuck alll yalll punk bitckhes mayne hyphy still slappin bitckh undaground and mainstream

    and fuck east mayne tryin to get at us with that monkey ass muthafucka 5ocent mayne fuck allll yalll the bay stilll on the map sucka

    and to the punk bitck hu wrote that shiiit mayne get your ass on down to the bay and say that shit and ima shank ya myself 4 saying that shiiiit lil mark ass trick

    bay alll day bitckh

    yadadadadadadamean

  • crestsidevallejo

    All I gotta say is the east coast style is cramped and old…. i see videos all day long with bet jockin the same east coast shit that sounds the same…… and mac dre and a sucessfull rapper? bitch if those words came out of ur mouth round here i gaurentee someone would blow your brians out on the side of the pavement. PoP a pill you square ass bitch thizzzzzz iz that it izz and even if the bay dont get big we dont really give a fuck cuz were still gonna knock this shit…. the style and fluidness of mac dre is probably the illest shit of any man in history ….. thats real

  • http://www.myspace.com/ripmacdre14 kaitlyn rene

    MAC DRE WAS HYPHY THATS REAL NIGGA ITS ALL HIM THATS WHAT THE OTHA FUCKIN DICTIONARY SHOULD SAY FOR THE DEFFITIONS OF HYPHY NIGGA MAC DRE WAS THE RAWEST NIGGA EVER N ALWAYS WILL BE T.I.P MAC DRE N FUR U SQUARE ASS NIGGA UP THERRE NIGGA PUT A PILL IN YO LIFE SMOKE A BLUNT OR 2 N DRINK A 5TH THEN CUM COMMENT N LEMME NOE HOW YOU FEEL NOW BEEZIES WHHHA THIZZ IT IM FROM PITTSBURG BITCHES WHHHAAAA

  • Fernando

    MAC DRE sparked this whole thang mae. MAC DRE MAC DRE MAC DRE MAC DRE

  • young hyphy

    east oakland all day every day fuc evey body else and fuck that mid west shit we started the hyphy movement and mav dre started thizz the town we was first to go dumb and dreds wit dy tips so fuck the south and east coast dumb ass east oakland 7900 u c it

  • young hyphy

    east oakland all day every day fuc evey body else and fuck that mid west shit we started the hyphy movement and mac dre started thizz the town we was first to go dumb and dreds wit dy tips so fuck the south and east coast dumb ass east oakland 7900 u c it i rep east oakland i dont rep the bay

  • Dirty South Representer

    Fuck Hyphy yall shit is wack yall talking yall made up this yall made up that. Hip Hop is universal and we all use each other’s slang. and for your information Tx Niggas was the first one’s to say “Whut it Dew” way before keaks song in 2003, and UGK made up the
    term “Trill” not “Treal” like yall be saying. Yall bitch too much in the bay
    people be jocking our shit and you don’t
    see us crying,that justs means they hearing us. If anybody should be bitching its New York Niggas they started this rapping shit!!!!!!!!!

  • HENDOG

    YOU DAM IDOT IT WAS RICK ROCK PRESENTS: FEDRATION WHAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHIT THAT HIT THE STREETS IN 2004 AND IT WAS NOT TAKEN TO BY MANY SQUARE ASS NIGGAZ BUT THE REAL ONE FELT IT GET YOUR DAM FACT STRIGHT DUMBASS OR STOP WRITTING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT BEFORE IT HAUNTS YOU ACROSS THE US,AND ALL OVER THE NET

  • gundo

    you got no idea what your talkin about man. go listen to some fuckin 50 cent you pussy. anyone readin it the bays blowin up its that hyphy movement BAY BUSINESS AND WE GETTIN IT

    fuckin pussy

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPIN YALL

    it was something sacred until it got out of control, it doesnt have any biz in the biz its street and should stay underground, put this way its in itself its own catagory no one could try to copy it, I dont see it going pass what it did in 06.

  • its life to us

    hyphy is nor cal shit- you square butts cant relate to this life style!!! NIAAH

  • its life to us

    BYRON CRAWFORD DRINKS LAKE WATER.

  • yadadathizz?

    look im from so cal and i’ll still think that hyphy is tha best music out at least in tha bay they ain’t punks and just blow off shots lik u east coast weenies look at g-unit all fifty talk talk about is either gettin shot or shootin someone else which he prolly never did at least we got some party music out here in the west instead of snappin and otha stuff tha east only got 1 good rappa since big and dats bussa bus and 4 down south and dats luda, wayne, and big boi and dre

  • yayrep

    If J-kwon got his ass kicked by the hommie J.Diggs b’cause he was talkin shit ’bout the yay, any of tha haters that step on tha yay is gonna get jumped!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com 703 Hater killer

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  • http://bolssaturdaynightwork-out DOUBLE-R

    A mane who is you dog in the were bullet proof vest cause we who-ride suckas like you I know controversy sale’s but you talkin about nothern killa kali so come-on take a vacation there well see you there patna hyphy ain’t a style of rap it’s life-style mutha fucka I you wit it than that’s cool cuase new york played out and the real niggas from the south&mid-west roll wit us it don’t take shit for us to shut cali down and start really knockin off you out of state rapper commin to cali to vist and film movies&videos we trends setters fool cali niggas got gangs from our pretty much in every state but ain’t nobod came to cali and formed no gangs or took over blocks true gangsta rap come from cali mob music come fromthe bay yadada meane so we stay sucka free we create game yall rewind menace 2society&colors 2 figure it out shit this magizine bootsie any cause yall cater the east coast anyway fuck biggie nygga he robbed pac style new we can get this east and west goin again it ain’t no thang cali we created the set tripp the hyphy-bay home of thug-life hyphy is them youngsta thata put it all on the line to proove a point ya-da-da i’m talkin bout just cause yall can’t feel the nation of thizzlam and our thizzlamics before pac died east coast didn’t beleive in that gangstarizm once pac died and them nyggas felt safe o we keep it gangsta,nigga put yo back pack back and you one cuff up cuase hyphy is here and it’s comin so respect check-it or get stripped buck naked ya-da-da I’m talkin bout and all you niggas wit dreads really better feel hyphy cuase that’s yall movement 1-luv from the 650da bay to the whole yay feel me rogue

  • Supermaynn

    I been lived in the yay an all its been doing is growing, its been in sac its been in LA – so i go up in Seattle right> and niggaz iz doin too im like shiiiiiit so you cant say its gona fail (like your writing) we got nubaz dude BAYREPRESENT YEE NORTHSIDE FOO – i had to make sure u no YadidiSquarebutt

  • drew thizzin daily

    fuck all them haters da movement is going to crack off!!!!!!!u bezzie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yeeeeeeeee

  • YAY AREA BOSS U BEEZY

    All you mothafuckas need to get it straight: HYPHY isn’t the only type of music in The Bay Area you dumb fucks. People think all we do is hyphy. There are various types rap artists out here. We versatile you and all you mothafuckas that talk about The Bay is wack can suck a fat dick ya bitch. I’ll name a couple rappers that spit fire. Listen to sum of they tracks and tell me it aint hot: The Jacka, Messy Marv, A-Wax, San Quinn, J Stalin. & das only a couple. Yall niggas dont know shit about The Bay so shut yo shit up

  • yung dru

    fuck this nigga saying shit abot da yay.. u all haters u bezzie the bay Keep ya grind up the whole bay backs your turf talk. yadadaaa … C. Carson and The Team, Ya Boy, E-40, Turf Talk, Mistah F.A.B., Keak Da Sneak the hole west!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/maxwellsage MAXWELLSAGE

    Who ever wrote this article is OBVIOUSLY a complete fag who knows nothing about the bay and probably dreams of sucking Nas’ dick… The bay has been like this for years, I know because I have lived here my entire life. Mac Dre has always been Mac Dre, an amazing and original MC. E-40 has always been E-40, another amazing and original MC. However, during the course of the last four years or so, Mac Dre’s wild, flamboyant, party like a rock star style has become popularized throughout the bay. We became less worried about grinding and beefing, and more concerned with feeling and expressing ourselves. We started “thizzing” while our cannabis clubs supplied us with an endless amount of “purp”. We started “gigging” at our sideshows and “ghost riding” our whips. E-40, who refused to work with Mac Dre throughout the majority of their careers, took note of this trend and realized that this was the direction in which the bay was heading. You see, E-40 and Mac Dre were both from Vallejo and competed for popularity and record sales. E-40 signed to Jive and was played on the radio while Mac Dre stayed underground, because as any Mac Dre fan knows, he’s too hard for the fuckin’ radio. Sadly, Mac Dre was gunned down right when his music was finally gaining the notoriety and radio play it deserved. His sometimes wacky, but never watered-down style became increasingly popular throughout the bay as his death was publicized and more people were exposed to his art. This is what turned into and started the “hyphy movement”. Every one adopted the Mac Dre lifestyle and began wearing the “stunna shades”, began “popping thizzles”, as well as “gigging” and “going dumb”. E-40, the most powerful rapper in the bay, named this trend “the hyphy movement” and used it as a gimmick to thrust the bay back into it’s much-deserved spotlight (not to mention put a lot of money in his pocket). My point is that you can’t cast aside the hyphy movement as a failed gimmick, because this is actually what the bay is really like, and will continue to be whether or not you see it on MTV2. E-40 just decided to go mainstream with our lifestyle in an attempt to see the region he calls home make money like the rest of the country. It sickens me to know that completely unoriginal rappers from New York will continue to dominate the rap game from years to come… FUCK XXL. GET SOME NEW WRITERS WHO ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU MIGHT OFFEND THE WRONG PEOPLE WITH YOUR BLATANT IGNORANCE.

    Sincerely, MaxwellSage

  • Daphine

    I am from the Bay and minus the Gay hippies part I agree with is review about hyphy. However, I don’t feel he is qualified to speak on the Bay area music secene if he had took the time to do some real journalism he would of found out that alot of people here (Bay Area) don’t even like the hyphy music. The kids like it but nobody over 25 even listen to or supports it.

    Hyphy is not new it’s been arround for almost 4yrs now so it can be considered a fail because artist with major label deals ( E-40, Too Short, F.A.B ) have not been able to get any mainstream success with it (partly the labels fault, no promotion no sales).