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Shaking dreads and slapping car doors open and shut have become as synonymous with the Bay Area's "hyphy" rap phenomenon in California as much as San Jose artist Traxamillion has become one of its main signature producers. Mirroring Lil Jon's helm of Southern crunk, Traxamillion began receiving his overdue credits after producing the Keak da Sneak breakout hit "Superhyphy," which is considered by many to be the representative hyphy track. The Bay Area native first began to develop his production technique as a part of a couple hip-hop groups during middle and high school. He actually used to roam the L.A. underground scene, having performed next to artists like Aceyalone, Volume 10, and Abstract Rude. When hyphy began to surface on a national level in the mid-2000s, his club backdrops could be heard with many top Bay Area acts, including the Team, Dem Hoodstarz, and Oakland veteran Too Short. In August 2006, he showcased his production skills on his debut album, Slapp Addict, which featured Keak da Sneak, San Quinn, and Zion I among a multitude of his Bay Area brethren. ~ Cyril Cordor