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An Audio Love Letter to Traxamillion, an Architect of the Hyphy Movement

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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



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