Traxamillion, a Bay Area hip-hop producer instrumental to the hyphy movement, has reportedly died.
The blog account Thizzler On The Roof broke the story on Twitter, writing … “Rest In Peace @traxamillion The San Jose producer who helped create the “Hyphy” sound passed away today. This is a huge loss for Northern California. We send our condolences to his family & loved ones. #RIPTraxamillion.”
Rest In Peace @traxamillion 🙏🕊️ The San Jose producer who helped create the “Hyphy” sound passed away today. This is a huge loss for Northern California 💔 We send our condolences to his family & loved ones. #RIPTraxamillion pic.twitter.com/I3k4NsUq5M
— Thizzler On The Roof (@TheThizzler) January 2, 2022
We do not know about his death reason yet, or where he may have passed precisely. We are working to confirm this.
In any case, Trax certainly left his mark on the local culture and local area, which went well beyond the Bay as far as music is concerned. During the mid and late 2000s, the hyphy movement was worldwide, and Trax was a seminal part in forming the sound.
Some of the notable songs he has produced, Keak Da Sneak’s “Super Hyphy” and “On Citas,” Mistah F.A.B.’s “Da Yellow Bus” and “Sideshow,” The Pack’s “Club Stuntin,” Izz Thizz’s “Gas, Skrape,” Dem Hoodstarz’s “Grown Man Remix” The Jacka’s “From the Hood,” … and many others.
Trax will perhaps best be remembered for his compilation album “The Slapp Addict,” which featured several Bay Area artists … including legends like Zion I, Turf Talk, San Quinn, Clyde Carson, as well as many of the rappers mentioned above.
Trax has also worked with E-40, Andre Nickatina, City Girls, Paul Wall, Joyner Lucas, Yukmouth, Andre Nickatina, Mac Dre, Messy Marv, T.I., Freeway, The Lonely Island … to name a few.