I feel like a dumbass missing out on a lot of Bay Area rap in my youth, and now I’m doing a lot of serious catching up. This was a gem indirectly sent to me via Twitter and I was instantly hooked off of the Street Fighter sample. Along with HBK Gang, Young L, Lil B, and Greenova, Ghost 8800 ranks up the annals of young energetic Oakland rap. Squeezing out the Hyphy roots and keeping the party going, it’s pretty fucking dope.
Check out his latest mixtape, Acuna Montana, here.
I caught this song on the Stay Hatin podcast. It’s got a cool Bay Area thing going on, which is not unexpected from a Bay Area rapper. The thing is, Ghost8800 raps with a surprising facility, and the beat is fashioned from Street Fighter samples. Like, in the best way possible.
Just click play and listen for like thirty seconds ok? Good.
Oh yeah, you’re going to want to download the mixtape now. Here.