Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hear This: Los Rakas' Raka Rich Wants You to 'Check Yo B*tch'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Raka Rich.
  • Raka Rich.

Panama-born, Oakland-raised Raka Rich is best known as one-half of the rap group Los Rakas (with cousin Raka Dun), but he's also a solo artist who is planning to drop a new EP sometime in 2012. Today we have a taste of that release with a new single called "Check Yo B*tch." With its gentle, R&B- reminiscent backing track, and lyrics that portray some cocksure macking, the bilingual song harkens back to the player era of '90s Bay Area rap, when artists like Rappin 4-Tay and Dru Down parlayed coldly addictive anthems to international attention. Check the tune after the jump.

The song was produced by Nima Fadavi, who is hitting the road to DJ for a string of dates with various Northern California rap artists, including Roach Gigz, Clyde Carson, and Berner. Catch him with Andre Nickatina and Brotha Lynch Hung at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom on Dec. 10.

Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Tamara Palmer @teemoney415, and like us at

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Tamara Palmer


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"