Though the Hyphy Movement seemed to have reached its peak before 2010, it’s no question the rise of Bay Area rap artists post-2010 have helped make the Bay Area relevant on a national scale. Artists like iAmSu!, Kehlani, and G-Eazy have made their efforts to hold it down for the Bay, but there were rap groups before them who inspired the Hyphy Movement and played as potential icons for who your Northern Cali playlists.
Story | Nico Blitz
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Introducing The Team, an Oakland squadron made up of “Slow Down” rapper Clyde Carson, Kaz Kyzah and Mayne Mannish, who brought back the funkadelic, Hyphy sound in their latest ShonuFF-produced single “Can I”.
The Team is attempting to revive the once commercialized Hyphy Movement, but proves the movement has yet to be deteriorated within the Bay Area. For instance, you noticed the hometown favorite Hyphy Juice, popularized by The Team in their 2006 release World Premiere.
With funky sounds, an exciting vibe, and a music video that entices you to want to be there, their 4th studio album Hell of A Night 2 is a project you might want to hear for club bangers and car rides. The Hyphy Movement may make it’s revival soon. Be sure to check out an album review for HOAN2 coming soon.
Hell of A Night 2 is available on iTunes.