For more than a decade, The Mekanix, consisting of producers Kenny Tweed "Tha Great" and 4 rAx, have been making iconic tracks that have redefined the Bay Area's sound. In their latest album, Under The Hood
, the Oakland-based duo crafted new-age hyphy beats, replete with thumping bass lines and quacky 808's, and gathered a collection of the Bay Area's finest emcees to rap over them (including E-40, Too $hort, J Stalin, Iamsu!, Mozzy, and Philthy Rich, to name a few).
Today, the duo are premiering the music video for their Hussalah, Keak Da Sneak, and Turf Talk featured single, "Crusin' and Mobbin,'" a dark, snap- and clap-heavy banger that you can't help but bob your head to. The Mekanix say the song came about when Husallah of the Mob Figgaz came by the studio and laid down a verse and the hook for the song. "Based on the hook, we knew we had to put some high-speed specialist on the song with him," they say, "and nobody talks that talk better than Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk."