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    Under The Bay Episode 3: Nef The Pharaoh (Part 1)

    @TheRealNef stopped by #ThizzlerHQ for episode 3 of #UnderTheBay, chopping it up about how he got his name, how he started rapping (spoiler alert: he spits the first 4 bars he ever rapped), his inspirations and how he feels about people comparing him to Mac Dre, how he felt when he was announced as one of 2014's Bay Area Freshmen 10, and much more! Part 2 drops on Wednesday! Catch him live in downtown Oakland August 9th at #ThizzlerJam!


    Lil Debbie - Home Grown (EP)

    @L1LDebbie finally let's go of her hazy stoner EP Home Grown today! The new 8-track project features Wiz Khalifa, Bricc Baby and Paul Wall as well as production from Stoney Deluxe, Mike-J and more! Lil Debbie delivers catchy stoner raps and singles that we can't wait to have videos! You can stream it for free below & cop it on iTunes if you're feeling the ex-White Girl Mob femcee's latest opus.


    Young Gully - Move Like This (Exclusive)

    @YoungGully is a real spitter and he proves it again on his newest joint "Move Like This". You'll be able to catch Gully at Thizzler Jam. Cop your tickets at today!

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    Under The Bay Episode 2: Trill Youngins (Part 2)

    @YounginsTye links with ThizzlerOnTheRoof for Part 2 Of their Under The Bay interview. The Oakland Spittas touch such topics as what artists they're fxckin' with where they see themselves in 5 years, as well as advice for other up and coming artists! Check out Episode 2, Part 2 of Under The Bay here, and be sure to snatch your tickets to ThizzlerJam on August 9th to see the Trill Youngins perform live!



    "Thizzler On The Move" in East Bay Express - #ThizzlerJam location leaked!

    via @EastBayExpress @Lefevbre_Sam:

    Matt Werner is fluent in the parlance of shmop and viral marketing alike. On a recent afternoon, the 27-year-old sat in front of three desktop computers and tended to the sprawling social media tentacles of Thizzler on the Roof, a website that he started as a humble vanity project and has turned into the foremost source for Bay Area hip-hop. Nearby a coffee table showcased a smattering of mixtape CDs. "Oh yeah," Werner sighed. "People always leave those when they drop by."

    That's nothing. Online, Thizzler is inundated with requests from aspirant rappers. Lots of hip-hop artists take to self-promotion like it's a sport, entreating anyone and everyone in a position of influence to listen to their work. For a prominent blog focused on the Bay Area — where a staggering number of rappers are ignored by most media outlets — the so-called "struggle rap" scenario is magnified.

    "The Bay is like the fifth largest urban market in the country," Werner said. But with relatively little industry infrastructure, "a lot of people fall into the trap of being Baymous." At one point, that wasn't so bad. But rappers who used to peddle, say, 10,000 CDs independently out of trunks and Rasputin's would be lucky to move a fraction of that now. With the move to the almost exclusive digital economy for music, sources such as Thizzler have become increasingly crucial.

    Werner's numbers confirm it. In 2013, he told the Express that Thizzler's YouTube channel was snaring 2.7 million views per month. Now, it's more than 5 million. Recently, the channel surpassed one hundred million views total. Werner moved from the eighth floor to the ninth in his building, expanded into two offices, and hired a couple full-time employees. Visibility brings hassles, too. After partnering with major labels to monetize content, the streaming platform Soundcloud began cracking down on the unlicensed mash-ups hosted by Thizzler and ultimately terminated its account.

    Read the full article here.

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    Under The Bay Episode 2: Trill Youngins (Part 1)

    @YounginsTye stopped by to chop it up with us for the second episode of Under The Bay. The up and coming Oakland rap group discuss how they started and created a group. Check out Episode 2 of Under The Bay above!