Video: Show Banga ft. IAMSU! – “How We Rock”
The Two High School Classmates and Frequent Collaborators Rock a Bay Area Concert Hall in the XXL-Premiered ShowTime 2 Visual
A leader in the new wave of Bay Area talent, San Francisco’s Show Banga is a charismatic personality and an expert party-starter. The most popular track on Show Banga’s ShowTime 2 with 872,000 SoundCloud plays, “How We Rock“ is an IASMU!-featuring function banger and an infectious lifestyle boast. Channeling the manic energy of their fans at a Bay Area concert, Banga and Su dance around the East Bay in the new visual for the track, shaking their dreads and going dumb in an abandoned industrial park. Premiered today by XXL, “How We Rock” is the fourth high quality visual from ShowTime 2, following the recent East Bay Express premiere of “Bonafide Hustla,” the wild,HipHopDX-premiered visual for “Steez 101,” and the motivational “$howtime,” which earned a premiere from XXL.
Explains Show Banga: “This record is an anthem not just for me & Su but for everybody that has a clique they rep hard for. On this record, we wanted to make something that would go off in the clubs and would make u wanna play it on repeat over & over. I think we did it. The video was filmed at IAMSUMMER back in my hometown San Francisco. Playing a hometown show was crazy – we were 3 blocks from my neighborhood and it was dope seeing my name on bright lights outside The Warfield. I don’t know too many artists who get to do that, and the show was sold out. I really wanted to get that Bay, fun, hyphy vibe for the video. Something that everybody from all ages could enjoy.”
A fixture on the Bay Area scene with deep relationships with members of the HBK Crew, Show Banga learned many of his hustling bonafides from his father Show Time. A respected entrepreneur who played a vital role in supporting local Bay Area street rap throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s, Show Time was a major role model for Banga and the inspiration for his latest album. Featuring guest spots from Sage The Gemini, Kool John, and Lil Yee, along with four features from IAMSU!, and production from IAMSU!, Juneonnabeat, Nikeyboy, Young Page and others, Show Time 2 proves Show Banga has the charisma and talent to break out of the Bay and burst onto the national scene. Show Time 2, a true Bay Area affair, is currently available for purchase.
Watch “How We Rock” ft. IAMSU!: https://youtu.be/o-i3O4Fwz4Y
Check Out XXL’s premiere: http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2016/10/show-banga-iamsu-how-we-rock-video/
Buy Show Time 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/show-time-2/id1135652231
Show Banga Background:
Show Banga received his moniker from his father, nicknamed ShowTime, a hustler who opened up several independent music stores in the Bay Area and started Hunid Racks, a successful energy drink company that peaked in popularity during the Hyphy era in the Bay. Show Banga follows in his father’s footsteps, dedicating his life to getting money in any way possible. After getting kicked out of his mother’s house when she found a gun in his bedroom, Show Banga went to live with his father in Vallejo. In Vallejo, he attended Pinole Valley High School where he met many of the original members of HBK, eventually forming the Go Gettaz with IAMSU! and P-Lo, which gained a sizable local following before disbanding in 2011. Since then, Show Banga has earned success as a solo artist while still frequently collaborating with HBK artists such as IAMSU!, Kool John, and Sage The Gemini. Last year, the Fillmore rapper released his EMPIRE debut Mayor 4 Life, which DJ Booth called a “bridge between the Bay Area’s more gritty, street sound and it’s more polished, mainstream hip-hop.” Show Banga’s next album, Show Time 2, officially releases on August 12th and is currently available for pre-order.
“How We Rock” ft. Iamsu!: https://youtu.be/o-i3O4Fwz4Y // https://soundcloud.com/showbanga/how-we-rock-showbanga-featuring-iamsu
“Bonafide Hustla”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgdJSy1dSCU
“Steez 101”: https://youtu.be/B3nZPCHB3ZI
“Can’t Stand Me”: https://soundcloud.com/showbanga/cant-stand-me-feat-kool-john/
“I Been That” ft. Sage The Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csf8zny0z_I
“Aww Shit” ft. P-Lo, Sage The Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1759EKyZs3Y