Keak the Sneak

"Keak da Sneak has one of the most recognizable voices in rap — or rather, he would if anyone stopped to recognize him. Since the early ’90s, Keak’s been grinding away in semi-obscurity, spinning dope yarns on his way to becoming a Bay Area legend. Problem is, he’s remained just that: a Bay Area legend. Now, with his single 'Hyphie' becoming 2005’s buzzword and surprise underground hit, he’s put the spotlight on the Cali rap scene just in time for his finest full-length in years . . . " (Read more.)

That's our boy Chris "Lemon-Red" Nelson's review of the album by our new favorite rapper, who as it happens has been slept on for about 99 1/2 years. Keak's got rasp like Howlin' Wolf got rasp. Ignore the hyphie craze, but peek the Sneak.

READ: Chris Nelson on Keak the Sneak.
LISTEN: Keak the Sneak feat. DJ Shadow, "Three Freaks" (via earfuzz)
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