A founding member of San Francisco's legendary Bored Stiff crew, White Mic has been known for years for his contributions to the group. However, with the release of his new free album, The Neighborhood Visitor, Mic plans to change all that. Em Dub got a chance to catch up with White Mic in Oakland over at Urban Umpires studios and talked about how he got into hip-hop, the origin of his name, and more. He also busted out 2 acapella raps for the camera.
The filthiest rapper in the Bay Area, G-Mo Skee has made a reputation for himself by saying wild, disgusting things - and making them sound dope. Fresh off the release of his mixtape Got Filth and his new music video Brace Yourself, Em Dub got a chance to catch up with G-Mo in Richmond and talked about how he got his name, the Got Filth mixtape, the INF Gang, and more. He also spit 2 filthy verses on camera!
The self proclaimed King of Oakland, DB is proud to say he can go to any hood and be safe - and he proved it on camera for this episode of Under The Bay. After visiting 4 different grimy locations, we made our way over to the Oakland Coliseum to do the rest of the interview. DB talked about how he got his name, how he started rapping, the groups that started his career, his relationship with Poe Boy, his upcoming album The King Of Oakland, his latest mixtape Friendly Fire, and more. He also freestyled 100% straight gas for the camera.
Money in the air! A real Money County representative, Peoples The Artist took a few minutes to meet up with Em Dub over at the Marin Headlands for a quick interview. They talked about how he started rapping, the origin of his name, his upcoming album with DJ Skee Believing In Greatness (B.I.G.), his advice for independent artists, and more...
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See part 2 this Thursday!
Yiiiikes! A #NewBay general, Show Banga aka Showy 4 Mayor is only 21 but has already been rapping for over 10 years. Lately he's been campaigning hard and letting the people know that all votes count! Em Dub of Thizzler On The Roof got a chance to chop it up with Show Banga about how he got his name, when he started rapping, his latest mixtape All Votes Count, and more. Salute!
One of the most well known artists on the Livewire record label, Philthy Rich has set himself apart from many of his peers by having a bottomless work ethic and a unique gangster style. Philthy took a few minutes to meet up with Em Dub of Thizzler On The Roof and they talked about how he got into hip-hop, how he got into Livewire, his name, his latest album Trip'n 4 Life, and more.
West Marin isn't exactly known for it's hip hop scene, but Bolinas emcee Bo-Rat is one of of the rare emcees that broke through the "liberal hippy" stereotype to emerge as one of the Bay's top battle emcees. Although he hasn't battled in a few years because he's been focusing on his 2nd album, Bo Knows Rap, he can still freestyle like few others. Em Dub of Thizzler On The Roof got a chance to catch up with Bo-Rat in San Rafael and they chopped it up about how he first got into hip-hop & battling, when Bo Knows Rap is coming, his advice for independent artists, and more.
An original member of the legendary San Francisco group Bored Stiff, Big Shawn is equally respected for both his rapping and his production. With an extensive discography including 5 Bored Stiff albums, a plethora of solo albums and instrumental albums, and a variety of different side group projects, not to mention production scattered across other albums, chances are that if it's hip-hop and it's from San Francisco, it's somehow been influenced by Big Shawn. Em Dub of Thizzler On The Roof got a chance to chop it up with Big Shawn about how he got into hip-hop, the origins of Bored Stiff, his group Sound Earth, what's coming up, his advice for independent artists and more. He also spit an off the dome freestyle in part 2, stay tuned!
The youngest member of the HBK Gang, Skipper is most well known for his verse on LoveRance's smash hit Up! Although he's new to the game, he's hitting the ground running with some new slaps of his own. Em Dub got a chance to meet up with Skipper over at Revilo Studios in Hercules and they talked about how he got into hip-hop, the origin of his name, what's coming up, and more.
Richmond/Oakland emcee Hongry has been known to gas ever since he started rapping. Part of Nio Tha Gift's label SNF (Succeed Never Fail), Hongry got his first shot at fame with Young Gully's 93 Til Infinity Remix and is now preparing to drop his first solo album, Seek & Destroy. Em Dub got a chance to catch up with Hongry over at 37Hundred studios and they talked about how he got into hip-hop, what artist influenced him the most, where he's from, his upcoming album, and more. He also spit some gas for the camera.
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