"Oakland has always been filled wit’ a gang of lyrical MC’s that “gas” ever since Hip Hop really got started in the Bay. Looking at the Old School, you have Askari X, Pooh-man, Richie Rich, D-Loc, V. White, X.O., Rappin’ Ron (RIP), Ant Diddley Dog, Father Dom, Seagram (RIP), 2 Pac (RIP), Agerman, Keak Da Sneak, BA, Opio, Tajai, Yukmouth, Mr. Ill and Shock G.
Oakland’s New School of lyricists is emerging with Beeda Weeda, J.Stalin, D-Lo, Sleepy D, Yung Moses, G-Wet, Kaz Kyzah, Stevie Joe and Mahasen to name a few of the ones holding the title. And last but not least, anybody telling the truth would have to mention one of West Oakland’s most shining stars, Shady Nate, who is somebody that I truthfully told that I could easily see him being the King of Bay Area rap in a couple of years. By far, Shady is in my top favorites to listen to because of the fact that he is very skilled at painting pictures in listeners’ minds that are filled wit’ grimy street stories, while at the same time being innovative and pushing the envelope on what Hip Hop sounds like wit’ his lyrical gymnastics"
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