In 2006, when E-40's "Tell Me When to Go" was focusing the nation's attention on the Bay Area's hyphy scene, Roach Gigz was in his final year at Leadership High School in San Francisco. He spent his time there "making little mixtape songs off of other peoples' beats." One of those tracks, "I Get It," created with his friend Lil 4-Tay (the daughter of Rappin' 4-Tay), caught on locally. But as Gigz became more serious about his craft, mainstream interest waned after hyphy artists like Keak Da Sneak and Mistah FAB failed to score national radio hits. Now the 22-year-old M.C. is at the forefront of a new generation of Bay Area talent out to ensure that hyphy's deferred dream... More >>>