Hip-hop producer and hyphy pioneer, Traxamillion dies suddenly at 43
Traxamillion, the American Hip-hop producer who was an important force behind the hyphy sound, has died at the age of 43.
TMZ reports that the blog Thizzler on the Roof initially broke the news of Traxamillion’s death in a tweet, writing … “Rest In Peace @traxamillion The San Jose producer who helped create the “Hyphy” sound passed away today. This is a huge loss for Northern California We send our condolences to his family & loved ones. #RIPTraxamillion.”
Rest In Peace @traxamillion ??? The San Jose producer who helped create the “Hyphy” sound passed away today. This is a huge loss for Northern California ? We send our condolences to his family & loved ones. #RIPTraxamillion pic.twitter.com/I3k4NsUq5M
No information was provided on the circumstances of his death, or where he died.
Hyphy is a rap and lifestyle genre often associated with Bay Area hip-hop. It emerged in 2000, but was cemented into history by E-40, Mistah F.A.B., Too $hort, and Keak Da Sneak in 2006, according to Complex.
Traxamillion produced hits for many of the aforementioned artists. In 2006, the producer released a compilation album called The Slapp Addict.
Some of the notable songs he’s produced are Keak Da Sneak’s “Super Hyphy” and “On Citas,” Mistah F.A.B.’s “Sideshow” and “Da Yellow Bus,” The Pack’s “Club Stuntin,” Izz Thizz’s “Gas, Skrape,” The Jacka’s “From the Hood,” Dem Hoodstarz’s “Grown Man Remix” and many others.
He’s also worked with the likes of E-40, City Girls, Paul Wall, Yukmouth, Andre Nickatina, Mac Dre, Messy Marv, Joyner Lucas, T.I., Freeway, The Lonely Island