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December 3, 2006

To Live and Rap in South Sac: Guide to the Series

Sacramento's underground rappers have sold millions of CDs and you probably know little, maybe nothing, about them. Bee pop music critic Chris Macias and photographer José Luis Villegas spent five months exploring the south Sacramento hip-hop scene that is known across the country for its extreme lyrics, gangsta images and big beats.

Nosh Pit with Chris Macias

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Sacramento's underground rappers have sold millions of CDs and you probably know little, maybe nothing, about them. Bee pop music critic Chris Macias and photographer José Luis Villegas spent five months exploring the south Sacramento hip-hop scene that is known across the country for its extreme lyrics, gangsta images and big beats.


DAY 1

From Portland to Peoria, local underground hip-hop delivers the mean streets to middle America.


DAY 2

Suburban youth can't get enough of "the new heavy metal."


DAY 3

The king of gore, Brotha Lynch reigns over local hip-hop movement.

  • Podcast: About the photo shoots, and why we reported this series
  • Photos: Slideshow #3

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