May 17, 2007

What happened to hyphy?

What happened to hyphy?

THE HIP-HOP SOUND BORN IN THE BAY AREA APPEARED READY TO TAKE OFF NATIONWIDE; IT NEVER DID, AND HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY...


By Marian Liu
Mercury News
Article Launched: 05/13/2007 12:00:00 AM PDT


Just more than a year ago, the Bay Area seemed poised to become the center of the hip-hop universe.

The hyperactive party music known as "hyphy" was ubiquitous at clubs, on the streets and on local radio stations from San Jose to San Francisco, Fremont to Hayward and Oakland, all the way to Vallejo and Fairfield. It had been more than a decade since the Bay Area hip-hop scene had so much buzz - and it was palpable.

Mainstream publications, including Newsweek and the New York Times, featured stories about Northern California's rap scene being on the verge of exploding nationally. E-40, Mistah F.A.B., the Federation, Keak Da Sneak all were names synonymous with what was collectively being tagged the "Yay Area."

But something happened - or maybe didn't happen - between then and now, leaving the hyphy movement listless, with even local popularity beginning to dissipate. The music is not getting as much play on the radio. The few artists that signed with major labels have had their album release dates pushed back to summer and even later this year.

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流行るかも流行るかもと言いながら、あんまり流行らないハイフィー。笑

もともとメインストリームには興味ないって姿勢だし、リージョナルなものだから気にしてないのかもしれないけど…


最後のアンケート、Is the Bay Area's brand of hip-hop, hyphy, dead?
はあまりに短絡的な質問では、と思うのですが…


Hyphy Hotline 笑 → 
(408) 920-5928


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1. Posted by mamo   May 18, 2007 23:30
どもです!

流行ってないのは、あまりメジャーレーベルと契約してるアーティストがいないからじゃないですかね?今でもE-40くらいしかいないし。今年あたりフェデレーションが出そうですけど、どうなんでしょう?良いアルバムになるのは間違いないんですけどねぇ〜・・・。

クランクも流行ったんだから、いずれか絶対に全米を旋風するはずです!

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