AJTheKid always envisioned himself as a rapper. He idolized Eminem and was compared to him so often that he was also called Slim Shady. He grew up in San Francisco and later joined the US Marines. Once he was discharged, he moved to East Oakland and is now a full-time student trying to become a military correspondent for the media. Throughout all of his life, AJTheKid remained faithful to his music and has made amazing albums that reflects his perseverance in life. Check his music out below and come support him when he performs with Nef the Pharoah this weekend in Oakland!
Du Damage is a veteran of the rap industry. He has performed on hundreds of shows and has songs with Philthy Rich, Thudda Boy, and Tuff da goon. If you have not seen him perform yet, Du Damage knows how to charm a crowd. He can get the crowd singing along to his songs or dancing along with him. Check out his original song “She’s Like Heroin” and his song with Philthy Rich, “Trip n 4 life”.
Kaotic’s latest album, titled “Kaotic”, was released in March and it showcases Kaotic’s lyrical talent. Don’t get scared by the album cover, this album is a must have for fans of Bay Area rappers. Our favorite songs on the album are “Reason”, “Want You”, “Uncensored”, and “Curtains Down”. Check out his new album below and you can watch him live when he performs with Clyde Carson on the 23rd!
ExZuberant is going to be performing tomorrow night with Mac Mall at the Blue Lamp. His album, The Limit Cannot Be Reached, came out last June, but is a something all of Sacramento should be proud of. ExZuberant raps clearly and with a passionate tone. It is hard not to miss the messages of each of his songs. Our favorites are “401”, “I’m Dope”, and “One Way Ticket”. Check the entire album below:
Breach’s latest album captures the rap style that is unique to only the Bay Area. Diamond Neptune by Breach has been in the works for 2 years. Breach collaborated with several other artists such as Drewdontrap, Dork the Ghost, Mar-Lo, Lambo Carlo, and others. Breach is performing tonight, May 26, in San Jose with HBK Skipper. Check out Breach’s album below:
Vossy V, also known as the NuMob Chief, is originally from Memphis. He moved to San Francisco and is taking the Bay Area music scene by storm. His savage beats and lyrics captures every audience he performs for. Even his album covers are a testament of how he’s a force to be reckon with in the Bay Area music scene. He will be performing with Mac Mall on Sunday, May 21, at the Complex in Oakland. Check out our favorite songs of the NuMob Chief below:
Ty Astor is best known for his latest single “Stay the Night” produced by Beat Roc. “Stay the Night” and was introduced by Big Von on 106.1 KMEL’s Home Turf Radio. Ty Astor won their competition for winning the most votes among Bay Area listeners. Ty Astor is a multi-talented artist born in Oakland, CA. He has a long experience of performing at different venues across the Bay Area. Asides from rapping, Ty Astor is also a drummer and a barber! He is also a very proud member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers. Check out some of our favorites below:
KC is a local Sacramento rapper making his way onto the music scene. He has hypnotic beats that keeps you locked in and hooked onto every word he says. KC also has talents that reminds us of a younger Eminem. He’ll be performing live with Yukmouth on Saturday, May 13. They will be in Sacramento to celebrate Yukmouth’s latest album! However, you can check out KC before the show! Check out our favorites below:
Lady Swagga should be on every “Top Bay Area Female Rappers” list. Her songs can get any crowd hollering for an encore. She works hard and is passionate about her music. Lady Swagga is brilliant at making instant hits, our personal favorites being “Player No More” and “On Some Other Shit”. Check those songs out below:
NFO & Taras have started this amazing group that consists of 6 artists, a tour manager and some sponsors. They tour the west coast in a custom RV that has been turned into a recording studio. The Lucid Experience also has a podcast and posts weekly vlogs about their adventures. Their main goal is to inspire, grow, learn, explore and experience the unknown all while making fantastic music. Check out their Soundcloud below: