'Hyphy Hitz': Bouncy Hip-Hop from the Bay Area Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Hyphy Hitz, which surveys the San Francisco Bay Area brand of hip-hop known as "hyphy."
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'Hyphy Hitz': Bouncy Hip-Hop from the Bay Area

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'Hyphy Hitz': Bouncy Hip-Hop from the Bay Area

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'Hyphy Hitz': Bouncy Hip-Hop from the Bay Area

'Hyphy Hitz': Bouncy Hip-Hop from the Bay Area

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About 10 years ago, a new variation on hip-hop became popular in San Francisco's Bay Area. It's called "hyphy" (pronounced "hi-fee"), slang for hyper-active, and it's gaining in national popularity. Hyphy Hitz, a new anthology of tracks from Bay Area acts, suggests that's partly because hyphy presents a more playful, energetic attitude than most contemporary hip-hop.

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Album
Hyphy Hitz
Artist
Various Artists
Label
TVT
Released
2007

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