Bay Area rap

noisey beats 1

Noisey Beats 1: Illmind, Howie Abrams, and Bay Area Rap

Tune into episode 78 of Noisey Radio on Beats 1 this Saturday at 9 AM EST/6 AM PST and Sunday 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.
Noisey Staff
1.13.17
Interviews

Oakland's Philthy Rich Has Made a Shit Ton of Albums and He Has Good Reasons

Watch the premiere of his video for "I Just Might," featuring B.o.B., Cool Amerika, and London Jae.
Douglas Doneson
12.7.16
Interviews

Good Night to All That: Kamaiyah Is the Oakland Rapper Building a Sound That Lasts

She had a hit with "How Does It Feel," and now she's on a song with YG and Drake, but with her album 'A Good Night in the Ghetto,' Kamaiyah shows she really has staying power.
Kyle Kramer
6.28.16
Interviews

Rexx Life Raj's 'Father Figure' Is an Album for Anyone Who Likes Breathing and/or Good Music

The Berkeley rapper's new project puts a gorgeous, glossy spin on everyday life and its attendant troubles.
Kyle Kramer
6.23.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Listen to Philthy Rich's "Piss Codeine" Remix Featuring Kevin Gates, Young Dolph, and Icewear Vezzo

An all-star lineup alert! Three of the most exciting rappers working right now team up with Philthy Rich over Zaytoven production for the lean-friendly Bay anthem.
Kyle Kramer
6.23.16
Premieres

Philthy Rich, Freeway, and Paul Wall Commemorate The Jacka's Passing with "King Jack"

Listen to the premiere of the song from Philthy's upcoming album on the one-year anniversary of The Jacka's death.
Kyle Kramer
2.2.16
Interviews

Nef the Pharaoh Is Taking Off: Listen to His New Mixtape with Cardo, 'Neffy Got Wings'

The Vallejo rapper talks about his hit song "Big Tymin'" and the unexpected success of a partnership with Cardo leading to a whole new mixtape.
Kyle Kramer
1.22.16
Premieres

Let Keith Jenkins Soundtrack All Your Late Summer Hijinks with His New EP, 'Black Bart 2'

The Bay Area hero is back with a new project showcasing his disobedient and rowdy alter ego. Plus, he confirms a Pack reunion EP is in the works.
Justin Staple
7.31.15
Premieres

PREMIERE: Watch Andre Martel of Nature World's Video for "Shaq-Fu"

The only thing flashier than the Lamborghini in this Nature Boy's video is his rapping, duh.
Skinny Friedman
2.4.15
In Memoriam

Remembering The Jacka, Bay Area Icon

Looking back on the life of the Oakland rapper, with thoughts from Freddie Gibbs, Mistah FAB, Traxamillion, and Zumbi of Zion-I.
Krishtine de Leon
2.4.15
On the Roof

Introducing On the Roof, Your New Bay Area Rap Mix

Thizzler shares an indispensable mix featuring Iamsu!, Bobby Brackins, Kehlani, and more.
VICE Staff
10.29.14