Lately there’s been buzz and controversy about the “New Bay” and their movement but maybe there is some truth to these guys’ message. Maybe the time is now for a New Bay. No disrespect to the veterans but like any other profession the music industry is constantly transforming. Out with the old and in with the new.
Kreayshawn, a Bay Area femme-cee transformed her local buzz into a major deal with Columbia Records. Now the Oakland native is label mates with greats such as Beyonce and Wyclef Jean as well as upcoming tween star Willow Smith.
Other Bay Area artists such as Keyshia Cole, Bobby Brackins and The Pack have also enjoyed national spotlight. So, is it the Bay Area’s time? Can local artists escape the Hyphy Movement (no disrespect) and show that there’s more to the region than meets the eye or is thizz it?