Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fuck a Rap Nerd

Z-Man aka Z-Dazzle aka Z-Mainey has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all his life. He developed his style listening to seminal old school classics like Public Enemy, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane and the rest. He began rapping during the Bay Area hip-hop Renaissance. Oakland legend Too $hort and Zamon’s neighborhood friend Coughnut (RIP), with his group IMP, had laid the foundation for Bay Area turf-rap groups to blow up the scene. Street heady groups like 415, RBL Posse, Hugh-E MC, JT the Bigga Figga, Rappin Forte, Celski, Dre Dog, 5150 and Totally Insane were putting the Sucka Free on the map. Around this time a young and hungry Zamon, alongside fellow 99th Dimension member Rev. Cope, started messing around making four-track tapes.

Old story by Thug E. Fresh for Synthesis


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