Video: Keak Da Sneak – “Zippin” ft. Ike Dola

The Oakland Legend Takes Colorful Cadre of Muscle Cars for a Spin in the Mass Appeal-Premiered Highlight from Withdrawl

11.20.2017

Critical Praise

“Keak Da Sneak has become, for many, the hip-hop voice of the Bay Area. It’s a gravel-toned, jagged-edged, smoked-too-much-growing-up-in-Oaktown growl that cuts through a track like a diamond slicing glass.”The Mercury News

The Video:

With a tumbling flow and an unhinged demeanor, few emcees are more beloved or respected in the Bay Area than Keak Da Sneak. Bending corners in a series of muscle cars, Keak Da Sneak gets his daredevil on in Zippin‘,” his latest music video. Joined by his fellow raspy-voiced rapper Ike Dola, Keak does donuts in a vacant lot in the video, showing off his driving chops and his wildcard charisma. A highlight from Keak’s latest album Withdrawl, “Zippin'” finds Keak running roughshod over a nasty mob instrumental, providing a memorable hook with his halting flow. Premiered by Mass Appeal, who praised the clip as “3+ minutes of stunning paint jobs, beast motors, luxury rims, and burning rubber,” “Zippin'” is the third video from Withdrawl, following “For You,” a romantic clip with an appearance from Rayven Justice.

A veteran with nearly two decades of experience in the rap game, Keak Da Sneak is one of the most well-known and influential rappers in Northern California, studying under the wing of the late legend Mac Dre. In 2005, Keak Da Sneak helped kickstart a nationwide hyphy craze with “Super Hyphy,” which reached the Billboard Top 40 Rhythmic airplay chart and Complex ranked as the seventh best Bay Area rap song of all-time. Outside of the Bay, Keak is probably best known for his scene-stealing guest appearance on E-40’s national smash hit “Tell Me When To Go.” This past August, Keak Da Sneak was the victim of a shooting, suffering 8 gunshot wounds to the torso. Though he spent some time in critical condition in the hospital and endured three life-saving surgeries, Keak is in the process of making a full recovery. The recent shooting, his second in 2017, strengthened Keak’s resolve to put his personal demons behind him and resume making music.

Entirely produced by The MekanixWithdrawl is Keak’s first new album since 2013. Running the gamut of Bay Area styles, from lush soul instrumentals to sinister hyphy bangers, the album boasts highlights such as the creeping, snaky, FADER-premiered “Him Not Them,” featuring Mozzy, and the XXL-premiered “Ima Keep It Goin,” with an appearance from E-40. Premiered by Passion of the Weiss, the album features additional appearances from J. Stalin, Kool John, and others. Withdrawl, distributed by EMPIRE, is currently available for stream and purchase.

Watch “Zippin'” ft. Ike Dola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2bKOE27Ps

Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: https://massappeal.com/keak-da-sneak-ike-dola-zippin-video-premiere/

Listen to Withdrawlhttp://Empire.lnk.to/withdrawl // https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/sets/withdrawl

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The Background:

Keak da Sneak launched his career as one-third of 3X Krazy, a semi-successful mid- to late-’90s hardcore rap trio from Oakland, and soon after embarked on a solo career in 1999. He signed to Moe Doe Records, which released his first two albums, High Tech (1999) and Hi-Tek (2001), as well as a collaborative effort with former 3X Krazy colleague Agerman, Dual Committee (2000). Following this stint with Moe Doe, Keak moved on and continued to develop his career, beginning with the Retaliation album for the Sacramento-based hardcore rap label Black Market Records.


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“Zippin” ft. Ike Dola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2bKOE27Ps

“For You” ft. Rayven Justice: https://youtu.be/bzKVN4exlSU// https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/for-you-feat-rayven-justice/

Withdrawlhttp://Empire.lnk.to/withdrawl // https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/sets/withdrawl

“For You” ft. Rayven Justice: https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/for-you-feat-rayven-justice/

“Keep It Goin'” ft. E-40: https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/ima-keep-it-goin-feat-e-40/

“Him Not Them” ft. Mozzy: https://soundcloud.com/themekanix/him-not-them-feat-mozzy

Pre-order Withdrawlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/withdrawl/id1292964607

“Thunderdome”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4PCV-bb7GY

“Super Hyphy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4PCV-bb7GY

Bio, press photos, music and more at http://www.audibletreats.com/keak-da-sneak