#TBT DJ Eleven – Best of the Bay 1

The Bay Area has always been one of the most influential regions for hip-hop and rap music, whether it’s fully realized or not. It’s been one of my favorite scenes as well on a personal tip, especially since it’s frequently been so rooted in ’70s and 80’s funk music. For our #TBT this week, we revisit the first half of Eleven’s Best of the Bay mix and it’s thick with so many names and artists from this scene that you really should already be familiar with. Whether it’s well known names like Too $hort, E-40 and Mac Dre or the lesser known acts like 415, The Whoridas and Casual…this entire mix slaps and is more than worth the listen. Links to stream and download, per usual, are below.

Best of the Bay 1 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

Download: DJ Eleven – Best of the Bay 1 (right click “save target as”)


Intro – DJ Eleven
California Living – Mac Dre
Sideshow – 415
Garcia Vega – 11/5
Bammer Weed – RBL Posse
Doowutchyalike – Digital Underground
Get Ma Money On – Ray Luv
When My Homies Call – 2Pac
Many Clouds of Smoke – Total Devastation
That’s When Ya Lost – Souls of Mischief
’93 Til Infinity – Souls of Mischief
The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
Too Hard For The Fuckin’ Radio – Mac Dre
Short But Funky – Too $hort
Player’s Club – Rappin 4Tay
415 – Richie Rich
Mistadobalina – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Unsolved Mysterme – All City Productions
Swan Lake – Blackalicious
187 Proof – Spice 1
Shot Callin’ & Big Ballin’ – The Whoridas
I Didn’t Mean To – Casual
Keep It On The Real – 3X Krazy
Bounce To This – RBL Posse
Ghetto Theme – Mac Mall
Brown Sugar – Extra Prolific
Birds In The Kitchen – C-Bo
Hurricane – The Click
Sprinkle Me – E-40
Captain Save A Hoe – E-40
Dope Fiend Beat – Too $hort
Freaky Tales – Too $hort
It’s Goin’ Down – Celly Cel
Santa Rita Weekend – The Coup feat. Spice 1 & E-40