It is obvious that this particular newcomer has taken to music like a big fish to a small pond. You might not know it, but that song you were shaking your hips to at many Sac bars and clubs was probably one of PhenomENON’s. A smooth voice accompanied by appropriately bold beats from HoTTraXxX, the music is well timed and honest.
Recommended Track: Hustlin’
He’s been around for a while now, his first album having dropped in 2001, but Meek is still representing SacTown. His musical influences have been said to include his brother, C-Bo, another well-known Sac artist, as well as Brotha Lynch Hung. Hard and rhythmic, many of his tracks detail the violence of NorCal streets and can be found on iTunes.
Recommended Track: First and Foremost
Influenced by the sounds of the east coast, Doey has described simply his music as “hungry”. Recently collaborating with the likes of E-40, his lyrics are innovative and dripping with creativity. Supported by intelligent, hyphy, beats it’s difficult to ignore this talent from South Sac.
Recommended Track: Where You From
True to his Sacramento/Bay Area roots and with named influences B.B King and James Brown, Young Luck (aka Lucky) has graduated to a mature digital sound. With a melancholy, sensual voice, his tracks manage to maintain upbeat tones. Young Lucky’s lyrics are sharp, poetic and elevate him above many of his peers in the hip-hop underground.
Recommended Track: Monster