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  • Writer's pictureLarry Madrigal

CBS KPIX | New Documentary ‘We Were Hyphy’ Highlights Rise of a Bay Area Hip-Hop Movement

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A documentary that takes a look back at the rise of a remarkable hip-hop subculture in the Bay Area two decades ago, the new film “We Were Hyphy” is set to be screened as part of the virtual online edition of Cinequest starting April 1st.

A musical movement that came from the streets of Oakland and other parts of the Bay Area in the early 2000s, the Hyphy movement encompassed music, dance, car culture and even a new style of slang. Iconic artists like Oakland hip-hop godfather Too $hort, Hyphy originator Mac Dre and Vallejo legend E-40 were credited with laying the groundwork for a new type of hip-hop indigenous to the Bay. read more

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