About the Conference
The HYPHY NORTHWEST Conference is an ode to the hyphy culture in the bay area. “Hyphy” is an Oakland slang meaning “hyperactive.” More specifically, it is an adjective describing the Hip Hop music and the culture associated with the area. The term was first coined by Oakland rapper Keak da Sneak. The word’s popular usage refers to the music and vibe of the bay — wild, loud, and exciting. Hyphy emerged in early 2000 and by 2009 evolved into a counter-cultural social movement for marginalized youth. The HYPHY NORTHWEST Conference celebrates the history of this Hip Hop subgenre with the new Hyphy sound for the new generation.
US States in the HYPHY NORTHWEST Conference: Northern California, Northern Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington & Alaska. See the NEBA League Map.
MEET SOME OF THE HYPHY NORTHWEST HIP HOP LEGENDS
Born November 15, 1967
E-40, is an emcee and business mogul. He is a founding member of the rap group the Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. Yea! 40 Water got bars in the HYPHY NORTHWEST CONFERENCE
Hieroglyphics Crew i
Hieroglyphics Crew is an underground hip hop collective of emcees based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by emcee Del the Funky Homosapien. Yea! Hiero got bars in the HYPHY NORTHWEST CONFERENCE!
Andre Louis Hicks
July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004
Mac Dre (R.I.P.), was an emcee from Vallejo, California. He was an instrumental in the hyphy cultural movement in the Bay Area Hip Hop scene. Yea! Mac Dre had bars in the HYPHY NORTHWEST CONFERENCE!