What's good? This ya boy Snype. Born and raised in East Oakland, Ca. I moved all around the Bay Area but that's my native home. Currently in Vallejo, Ca.
What do you think of the modern Hyphy movement?
My thoughts on the movement is that it's an interesting time for the bay and the perfect time for new talent to show what they have. Ya know Hyphy has been in the bay since Keak Da Sneak and 3X Krazy, Too $hort and the many artists that paved the way for us new artists. Now since the sound changed from Mobb music to Hyphy, it's a more expansive business to get into. I do think it's playing out fast, but at least we had a time when the radio actually listened and played Bay music.
What did you listen to growing up?
I listened and grew up to that real Mobb music, that first bay sound. From Keak, Brotha Lynch, Mess, Black N Brown, Rappin 4-Tay and Spice 1. Also to Tupac, Suga Free, and of course Snoop and Dre. I listened to different genres too like Freestyle and Smooth Jazz just to keep the mind clear and open to different sound.
How did you get into music?
Mainly I wanted to just figure out how to do production. Around the 10th grade we had a Midi class. There I met up wit my boy Young Vicious and we just started workin on some music. I went to the military for a lil bit, got some bread to get my real studio time, and we just been workin on this music ever since. I also do graphic design.
How many albums do you have?
Myself I have 1 solo out, "Shiesty Takeover" and a group with Young Vicious called "Crunchtime." As a label we all have 6 releases out right now. Pushin to the limit!
What are you working on now?
Right now I am currently working on promoting and pushing my 2nd solo release for the beginning of 2010, "Million Dollar Hut". I've just been networking in the streets and the net cause I feel this might be the album that makes us known. This CD is real music for real people. Put my all into it too. Also I'm closing up my third album in December, "Gangsta Matik" coming mid 2010. got alotta features. Dont wanna name them yet but it's official like a ref wit a whistle!
Where can we get your music?
All my albums: "Shiesty Takeover" & "Crunchtime" are available everywhere.!! CDBaby, Itunes, Napster, Amazon, Rasputin's, Rapbay, Frisco Street Show. If ya local store doesn't have it...they can order it. And if they can't you can get it from me!
www.myspace.com/snype510 | www.snypemuzik.blogspot.com | www.twitter.com/snype510.
Who do you hope to work with in the future?
Hopefully Messy Marv, Berner, the Jacka, Mitchy Slick, and a lot more artists that are already out doin they thang.
What are you currently listening to?
I'm always listening to my CDs but I like that new Balance and Big Rich that came out called "Good As Money". I love real music. The Jacka's "Tear Gas" is raw too.