Kokane Previews Big Zeke & Ant Banks-Produced “Let’s Ride Out” Ahead Of ‘Da Funkin Adventures of Dr. Kokanstine’ Album Release

Kokane, who earlier this week unveiled a snippet of a new track titled “If I Should…

E-A-Ski & Spice 1 Reflect On Making ‘Spice 1’ Album

Certain collaborations become legendary representations of an era, forever etching the names of their creators in…

A Comparative Analysis of Too Short & Ice Cube Collabs: “Ain’t Nothin’ But A Word To Me” (Prod. Sir Jinx), “Big Thangs” (Prod. Ant Banks) & “Ain’t Got No Haters” (Prod. DJ Pooh)

Too Short and Ice Cube, two iconic figures in West Coast rap, have been responsible for…

Mr. Jet Black Preps New Ant Banks-Produced Single “Hang On” Featuring Silk-E; Shares Preview Of Upcoming Music Video

Hayward, California emcee Mr. Jet Black is readying the release of his latest single, “Hang On”,…

J-Dee Of The Lench Mob Drops ‘The Pay Back Project’ Featuring Too Short, Xzibit, Kokane, Ant Banks, Big Zeke, Payback + More

J-Dee of the Lench Mob recently released his new album, The Pay Back Project, featuring Too…

Kokane & Suga Free Prep “Anotha Hoe Bites Tha Dust” Music Video & Release Physical Copies Of ‘SugaKane’ Album

Earlier this year, Pomona, California legends Kokane and Suga Free released their long-awaited SugaKane album, featuring…

Ant Banks Preps “Anthology Of Ant Banks” Book & Soundtrack, Talks Social Media, Working On New Too Short Project; MC Eiht Discusses Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Fatherhood + More With No Vultures Podcast

Lord Rab and the No Vultures podcast dropped the last installment of the interview series with Ant Banks and MC Eiht,…

Ant Banks Details Luniz / Bad N-Fluenz Battle, The Dangerous Crew’s Atlanta Move; MC Eiht Discusses DJ Quik Beef, “Def Wish” & “Dollaz & Sense” + More With No Vultures Podcast

Ant Banks and MC Eiht, two legendary west coast pioneers sat down with Lord Rab and the No Vultures podcast, ahead…

MC Eiht Talks GTA & Kendrick Lamar; Ant Banks Reflects On Too Short Turning Down O-Dog Role, + More On Pt. 3 Of No Vultures Podcast

Multi-platinum producer and “Oaktown Funk” originator Ant Banks, along with the pioneering and legendary Compton’s Most Wanted frontman MC Eiht,…

Ant Banks Talks Pooh-Man, Making “Fuckin Wit’ Dank”, Connecting With Too Short & Jive Records; MC Eiht Discusses Menace II Society Impact + More On Pt. 2 Of No Vultures Podcast

Multi-platinum producer and and “Oaktown Funk” originator Ant Banks, along with the pioneering and legendary Compton’s…

MC Eiht & Ant Banks Discuss Compton Gang Banging, Early Oakland, MC Ant, Compton’s Most Wanted, “Duck Sick” + More On No Vultures Podcast

Ant Banks and MC Eiht, two legendary, pioneering west coast heavyweights, recently sat down with Lord…

‘That’s My Word’ Documents Bay Area’s Hip-Hop History & Influence

That’s My Word, an evolving, year-long editorial documenting and exploring the Bay Area’s history and influence…

Too Short Says His Music Production & Mixing Was Better With Ant Banks, Declares “Ain’t No Bass Like Ant Banks Bass”

This past Saturday (January 21), Oakland, California’s legendary, multi-platinum producer and “Oaktown Funk” originator the “Big…

Ant Banks Celebrated During Soul Beat TV Event Featuring Too Short, Pooh-Man, MC Eiht + More

On Saturday (January 21), Oakland, California’s legendary, multi-platinum producing pioneer and “Oaktown Funk” originator Ant Banks…

Snoop Dogg Gives Shout Out To Ant Banks Ahead Of Soul Beat Concert Series Tribute Show

Snoop Dogg gave a shout-out to Oakland’s legendary producing pioneer and “Oaktown Funk” originator Ant Banks,…

Spice 1 Talks Being Cut From “Fame” With 2Pac, Working With Ant Banks, Ice-T, New Album With MC Eiht + More On I Only Touch Greatness Podcast

West coast rap legend Spice 1 recently sat down with the podcast in Vancouver, Canada called…

Soul Beat Concert Series Presents: Menace II Society Featuring MC Eiht, With Special Tribute To Legendary Producer Ant Banks

On Saturday, January 21st at The New Parish music venue in downtown Oakland, California, the legendary Compton’s…

Jonathan Abrams Releases “The Come Up: An Oral History Of The Rise Of Hip-Hop” With Ice Cube, DMC, Kurtis Blow, Ice-T, Sir Jinx, Ant Banks, Colin Wolfe, Grandmaster Caz, Bud’da, Fredwreck + More

With his new book, THE COME UP: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop, New York Times staff…

Kokane Announces Upcoming Album “Da Funk’n Adventures Of Dr. Kokanstine” Featuring Production From Ant Banks, Cold 187um, Cutty Dre + More

Known for being the most featured collaborative recording artist in the world and the son of Motown legend Jerry Buddy…

Classic Collaborations: E-40 & Too Short – “Rapper’s Ball” Featuring K-Ci of Jodeci (Prod. Ant Banks)

In 1996, two bay area legends and pioneers came together in the aftermath of what could…