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That's My Word: Hip-Hop Game Night

Date and Time
Thursday, November 30, 2023 7:30 PM (PT)

From coining “player hater” to selling tapes out the trunk, the Bay Area is the birthplace of game. Celebrate that legacy with a hip-hop game night! Test your Mac Dre discography and E-40 vocabulary knowledge. Recall which artists had “baking soda in Minnesota” or went on a “fonky expedition”? Can you name members of the Get Low Playaz, Oaktown 3.5.7, or the Hiero crew?  Test your soil savvy for a chance to win prizes, followed by special guest performance by Bay Area rapper, Nump that’ll have you asking “Who got purple?”.

Co-hosted by Trackademicks and Dregs One

Trackademicks is a music producer who has crafted tracks for everyone from Kamaiyah to Teedra Moses, Iamsu to Lyrics Born. In addition to involvement with A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records, ADP.FM and his own HNRL Crew, Track has been a fixture in the Bay Area music scene since the Hyphy Movement, producing the cult classic remix to E-40’s hit Tell Me When To Go.  His penchant for remixing is expressed through his masterful, dance floor-friendly [Re]Mixtape series. Aside from working with music artists, Trackademicks is also composer and sound design for TV, film, and podcast, with more than a handful of credits under his belt. Currently, Trackademicks is the sound designer, scoring composer and mixing engineer for KQED’s Rightnowish podcast series, ‘Hyphy Kids Got Trauma’. 

Dregs One is a San Francisco-based rapper known for his raw and honest lyricism, versatile flow, and dedication to his community. Influenced by Bay Area culture, Dregs developed a love for rapping and graffiti at an early age, and began recording his own music and painting city streets while still in high school. Dregs One’s music is known for its introspective lyrics and powerful messages, often addressing social issues and drawing on his unique experience as graffiti writer. He has amassed millions of views for his social media series “History of the Bay” and its accompanying podcast, using his platform to educate viewers around the world about Bay Area culture. In addition to his music career, Dregs One is also an educator and youth advocate, working to promote social justice and combat gentrification in his hometown of San Francisco. He has lectured and performed at colleges and universities, and facilitated community workshops. 

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