Video: Show Banga – “Steez 101”
Show Banga Ain’t Coffee, but He’s a Star with the Bucks
Ghost riding his Dodge Charger in San Francisco’s AT&T Park’s parking lot in view of the San Francisco Bay, Fillmore emcee Show Banga delivers a fun visual premiered today by Hip-HopDX for “Steez 101,” an energetic jam perfect for late-summer. Rhyming near the park’s famous Willie Mays Gate, Show Banga spits relaxed witticisms over an echoing, X-Files whistle synth, snapping snares, and modular bass: “No coffee but a star with the damn bucks.” The latest single from Show Banga’s third studio album Show Time 2, released earlier this month via EMPIRE, “Steez” follows the XXL premiere of the video for “$howtime,“ the album’s opening track, a motivational hustler’s anthem and the mission statement for the record, and the Mass Appeal premiere of “Can’t Stand Me,” featuring Kool John.
Show Banga learned all his game from his father, Show Time, a business man and well-respected hustler who played a vital role in supporting local Bay Area street rap throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s. Coming from San Francisco’s storied Fillmore District, Show Banga is a unique talent, mixing elements of the Mob Music of his hometown, the ratchet beats popular across the Bay, and Southern influences prevalent in East Oakland street rap into a signature blend of turn-up. Featuring guest spots from Sage The Gemini, Lil Yee and Kool John, along with four features from IAMSU! and production from IAMSU!, Juneonnabeat, Nikeyboy, Young Page and others, Show Time 2 proves Show Banga is one of the Bay’s premier young artists and that he has the charisma to break out of the Bay onto the national scene. Show Time 2, a true Bay Area affair, is currently available for purchase.
Buy Show Time 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/show-time-2/id1135652231
Watch “Steez 101”: https://youtu.be/B3nZPCHB3ZI
Check out the Hip-HopDX Premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/videos/id.24523/title.dxclusive-show-banga-ghost-rides-through-sf-in-steez-101
Show Banga Background:
Show Banga received his moniker from his father, nicknamed ShowTime, a hustler who opened up several independent music stores in the Bay Area and started Hunid Racks, a successful energy drink company that peaked in popularity during the Hyphy era in the Bay. Show Banga follows in his father’s footsteps, dedicating his life to getting money in any way possible. After getting kicked out of his mother’s house when she found a gun in his bedroom, Show Banga went to live with his father in Vallejo. In Vallejo, he attended Pinole Valley High School where he met many of the original members of HBK, eventually forming the Go Gettaz with IAMSU! and P-Lo, which gained a sizable local following before disbanding in 2011. Since then, Show Banga has earned success as a solo artist while still frequently collaborating with HBK artists such as IAMSU!, Kool John, and Sage The Gemini. Last year, the Fillmore rapper released his EMPIRE debut Mayor 4 Life, which DJ Booth called a “bridge between the Bay Area’s more gritty, street sound and it’s more polished, mainstream hip-hop.” Show Banga’s next album, Show Time 2, officially releases on August 12th and is currently available for pre-order.
“Steez 101”: https://youtu.be/B3nZPCHB3ZI
“Can’t Stand Me”: https://soundcloud.com/showbanga/cant-stand-me-feat-kool-john/
“How We Rock” ft. Iamsu!: https://soundcloud.com/showbanga/how-we-rock-showbanga-featuring-iamsu
“I Been That” ft. Sage The Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csf8zny0z_I
“Aww Shit” ft. P-Lo, Sage The Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1759EKyZs3Y