The Best Bay Area Music Videos of 2012

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Within the sound booths of the Bay Area lies an eclectic blend of music ranging anywhere from hip hop to dancehall, house music to jazz, and beyond. Like the people living in the Bay our music has many layers. influenced by the music of yesteryear and fused with the inspirations of today. 2012 was a really epic year for Bay Area Artist and musicians. Many reaching mainstream milestones like you couldn’t believe. I’ve compiled a playlist of music videos I feel made hella impact in the Music scene both locally and worldwide. So, without further delay, let’s go:

Rey Resurreccion

California recording artist / producer Rey Resurreccion comes with a smooth laid back style over a combination of hard drums, original compositions, nostalgic samples, and heavy synths. Rey Res has been on the move lately, making a lot of noise in the States and beyond. While simultaneously strengthening his internet buzz, Rey Resurreccion has recently toured with the Hieroglyphics crew on the Hiero Imperium 2012 Summer tour, and Los Angeles recording artist Bambu on the Rent Money Tour, Fall 2012. Rey has also independently released projects in conjunction with The Bangerz (JBWKZ Records), Nima Fadavi, Cukui Clothing, Breezy Excursion Clothing & Clout Graffiti Magazine.

Anya Kvitka

Anya Kvitka has found a whole new way to embrace musical schizophrenia with her band the Get Down. Based in San Jose, CA, the band’s sound touches on everything from rock, soul and funk to hip-hop, dubstep, reggae and, of course, jazz.

CRSB

CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands.

Mara Hruby

Introducing the new and fast rising artist, Mara Hruby, from Oakland, CA. She burst onto the scene in the beginning of 2010 playing shows all around the Bay Area and has now released her debut EP “From Her Eyes”.

Hopie Spitshard

Hopie Spitshard is not your average rapper. Really. First, she independently released her debut album, The Diamond Dame, in July 2008, immediately garnering national attention and a nomination for URB’s Next 1000. Then, Hopie did a 180 & took a short hiatus to earn her doctorate from U.C. Hastings, emerging only to release 2 music videos & a T-shirt series w/ Adapt Clothing, & to perform at Paid Dues in April 2010. Now, as the ink on her law degree dries, Hopie is again returning to the music scene with an eclectic body of work, her second full-length album, Raw Gems

Legaci

The New York Times gracefully calls them on a front page feature, “The most visible yet invisible pop figures in the entire world.” Known all over the world as Legaci, these 4 gentlemen have been wowing audiences with their harmonies and vocal acrobats. Del, Jason, Chris and Micah all hail from Northern California and for years shared a passion to make music that moves people; And move people they did. Legaci’s claim to fame was through Youtube. With over 28 million views and counting, it was Legaci’s Youtube channel and their cover of Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Baby” that got Bieber and his manager’s attention. They were asked to tour with Justin and be his official backing group. Since then they’ve performed at over 100 shows across 30 different countries, and appeared in major media outlets including American Idol, Oprah, and Saturday Night Live just to name a few. Now the fellas are ready to take center stage as they have just released their long-awaited album “Driven – EP” and prepare for their own world tour. Legaci is ready to build a Legacy!

Tracy Cruz

Born in Quezon City on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Tracy Cruz’s alluring voice is comprised of sounds old and new, resembling Jill Scott’s throaty moans and Sarah Vaughan’s lyrical accentuation, all while still managing to remain distinct. With a vocal range that stretches from unbelievable lows to soprano highs, Tracy pulls from her thriving passion of Filipino ballads, blended with the influence of her former vocal coach, Ledisi. A chance meeting of her future producer, now husband Allen Ross, in college produced 2 children and 2 full-length albums and an EP.

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And the E-Z who put the Beezy on the Meezy: E-40!

E-40

With millions of records sold, nationwide sold out shows, loved by both the streets and respected amongst his peers, without question E-40 continues to reign supreme. Empowering a familiar cliché that states, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” the Revenue Retrievin’ series continues and the most underrated rapper returns with two brand new albums entitled “Revenue Retrievin’ Graveyard Shift” and “Revenue Retrievin” Overtime Shift.” March 29, 2011 will mark the release of the 15th and 16th albums from one of the biggest rap artist to come from the west coast. Artists T-Pain, Tech N9ne in addition to E-40’s bay area conglomerate Guce, Black C of RBL Posse, Laroo, Turf Talk, Cousin Fik, J. Stalin and The Click all grace the forth coming albums. E-40 and his son Droop-E who also raps and produces will once again share Executive Producer credits on both albums.

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And there you have it! Below is a recap of all of our favorite Artists from the Bay and links so that you can find out more* informatin/booking contacts. If there are any videos you feel we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments!

Rey Resurreccion

California recording artist / producer Rey Resurreccion comes with a smooth laid back style over a combination of hard drums, original compositions, nostalgic samples, and heavy synths. Rey Res has been on the move lately, making a lot of noise in the States and beyond. While simultaneously strengthening his internet buzz, Rey Resurreccion has recently toured with the Hieroglyphics crew on the Hiero Imperium 2012 Summer tour, and Los Angeles recording artist Bambu on the Rent Money Tour, Fall 2012. Rey has also independently released projects in conjunction with The Bangerz (JBWKZ Records), Nima Fadavi, Cukui Clothing, Breezy Excursion Clothing & Clout Graffiti Magazine.

Anya Kvitka

Anya Kvitka has found a whole new way to embrace musical schizophrenia with her band the Get Down. Based in San Jose, CA, the band’s sound touches on everything from rock, soul and funk to hip-hop, dubstep, reggae and, of course, jazz.

CRSB

CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands.

Mara Hruby

Introducing the new and fast rising artist, Mara Hruby, from Oakland, CA. She burst onto the scene in the beginning of 2010 playing shows all around the Bay Area and has now released her debut EP “From Her Eyes”.

Hopie Spitshard

Hopie Spitshard is not your average rapper. Really. First, she independently released her debut album, The Diamond Dame, in July 2008, immediately garnering national attention and a nomination for URB’s Next 1000. Then, Hopie did a 180 & took a short hiatus to earn her doctorate from U.C. Hastings, emerging only to release 2 music videos & a T-shirt series w/ Adapt Clothing, & to perform at Paid Dues in April 2010. Now, as the ink on her law degree dries, Hopie is again returning to the music scene with an eclectic body of work, her second full-length album, Raw Gems.

Legaci

The New York Times gracefully calls them on a front page feature, “The most visible yet invisible pop figures in the entire world.” Known all over the world as Legaci, these 4 gentlemen have been wowing audiences with their harmonies and vocal acrobats. Del, Jason, Chris and Micah all hail from Northern California and for years shared a passion to make music that moves people; And move people they did. Legaci’s claim to fame was through Youtube. With over 28 million views and counting, it was Legaci’s Youtube channel and their cover of Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Baby” that got Bieber and his manager’s attention. They were asked to tour with Justin and be his official backing group. Since then they’ve performed at over 100 shows across 30 different countries, and appeared in major media outlets including American Idol, Oprah, and Saturday Night Live just to name a few. Now the fellas are ready to take center stage as they have just released their long-awaited album “Driven – EP” and prepare for their own world tour. Legaci is ready to build a Legacy!

Tracy Cruz

Born in Quezon City on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Tracy Cruz’s alluring voice is comprised of sounds old and new, resembling Jill Scott’s throaty moans and Sarah Vaughan’s lyrical accentuation, all while still managing to remain distinct. With a vocal range that stretches from unbelievable lows to soprano highs, Tracy pulls from her thriving passion of Filipino ballads, blended with the influence of her former vocal coach, Ledisi. A chance meeting of her future producer, now husband Allen Ross, in college produced 2 children and 2 full-length albums and an EP.

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*all BIO’s originated from Artist’s websites.

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