Traxamillion, born Sultan Banks, was a producer from San Jose who helped define the Bay Area’s sound and propelled the hyphy movement to the national stage. If there’s a Bay Area anthem you love, whether it’s “Sideshow”, “Super Hyphy” or “San Francisco Anthem,” Traxamillion had his fingerprints on it.
Traxamillion died on Jan. 2 in Santa Clara from a rare form of cancer at the age of 42. So today, we remember his legacy on the hyphy movement, the Bay Area, and local artists.
Guest: Nastia Voynovskaya, KQED Arts and Culture associate editor
- Remembering Traxamillion, Whose Beats Defined the Bay Area Sound by Nasta Voynovskaya, Gabe Meline, and Pendarvis Harshaw
- Super Hyphy with Traxamillion, Dad Bod Rap Pod