Flow Jack City: Outtakes 

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Some of the photos that didn't make the cut for our feature story, The East Bay Hip-Hop Scene Will No Longer Be Ignored, including extra photos of East Bay artists, behind-the-scenes photos, and more.
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Bert Johnson
With the success of his hit song "Only That Real" behind him, Iamsu! went on tour with platinum-selling rapper Wiz Khalifa last summer.
Bert Johnson
Iamsu! doesn't mind being part of a larger West Coast movement: "I think it's great that people are looking in our direction for influence."
Chris Jones / The FADER
"To be a local rapper in the Bay could potentially be a better model for success than a lot of top rap acts have a crack at," Naomi Zeichner of The Fader asserted.
Bert Johnson
"You have to have that energy to be like, 'Yo, I'm about to hop out my car and start dancing,'" P-Lo said. "I'm hyphy as fuck so that energy shows through my music."
Bert Johnson
According to Bobby Brackins, "…it's less like people are taking game from the Bay and getting credit for it. Now, people like Drake are shouting out Mac Dre multiple times on their albums."
Bert Johnson
While Kehlani's soulful R&B tunes depart from hyphy sonically, her exposure to Oakland's rap scene growing up is evident in the swagger of her lyrics and personal style.
Kristin Wheeler
Publicist Michelle McDevitt noted that local artists often end up featuring their friends on their albums instead of reaching out to rappers from other cities — a move that would help broaden their fan bases.
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Bert Johnson
With the success of his hit song "Only That Real" behind him, Iamsu! went on tour with platinum-selling rapper Wiz Khalifa last summer.

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