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Keak da Sneak

American rapper and hyphy movement originator Keak da Sneak launched his career as one-third of 3X Krazy, a '90s hardcore rap trio from Oakland. Born Charles Kente Williams in Alabama, he started rapping at a young age after moving to California. His earliest work was with Agerman, with whom he formed the duo Dual Committee in 1992. The pair recorded a couple tracks that landed on C-BO's The Autopsy before they added rapper B.A. to their unit, forming the group 3X Krazy. The group released a handful of efforts into 2004. As a solo artist, Keak signed with Moe Doe Records, which released his first two albums, Sneakacydal (1999) and Hi-Tek (2001), as well as a collaborative effort with 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. Over the next decade, Keak would release at least one effort per year, until 2012's Cheddar Cheese I Say, his sixth official full-length. In 2017, he issued Withdrawl, featuring appearances by Mozzy, E-40, J. Stalin, G-Stack, and more. ~ Neil Z. Yeung & Jason Birchmeier

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