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California's Hottest Hip-Hop Producers and Artist ZAK1

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ZAK1 STARTED RAPPING IN HIGH SCHOOL AS A "HOBBY," THEN HOOKED UP LATER IN SCHOOL WITH A D.J. NAMED "SPEXX" AND WENT ON TO CREATE VARIOUS MIXTAPES TO BEGIN. AFTER A SPELL WHERE Z WAS IN AND OUT OF JAIL FOR VARIOUS CHARGES AND VIOLATIONS, HE FINALLY MAXED OUT AND HOOKED UP WITH THE "SHEDWELLAZ," ALSO FROM REDWOOD CITY. THEY WENT ON TO DO SHOWS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE BAY AREA FROM BERKLEY, OAKLAND, SAN FRANCISCO AND MORE. AFTER BEING FEATURED HEAVILY ON TWO DIFFERENT ALBUMS, (NOT INCLUDING TWO VINYL RELEASES, ONE ALSO WITH A GROUP CALLED "USF" OR THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE)HE WENT ON TO "EXPAND HIS MUSICAL HORIZONS" WITH ANOTHER M.C., BY THE NAME OF "FLAUNT JUAN KANOBE." KANOBE AND ZAK1 GOT SERIOUS AND STARTED CUTTING A DEMO CALLED "THE DEAD FOREST COMPILATION," AN IDEA OF JUANS HELPED TO DEVELOP A GROUP, NAMED THE "HURTFUL CIRCLE," NAMED BY KANOBE HIMSELF AFTER THE CUL-DE-SAC WHERE HE LAST LIVED AND THE GROUP RECORDED. THE GROUP CONSISTED OF ABOUT 8 MEMBERS, AND EVENTUALLY SPLIT INTO VARIOUS OTHER GROUPS. ZAK1, HIS BROTHER INCOGNITO GINO, MR. NACHO, AND D.J. TOP NACH WENT ON TO FORM THE "HEAD HONCHOZ" AND "HEAD HONCHOZ ENTERTAINMENT." THEY RELEASED THE C.D. "RUNNIN DA SHOW" IN THE EARLY 2000'S AND GAINED MUCH UNDERGROUND RECOGNITION IN THE BAY AREA AND OTHER PLACES. ZAK1 THEN WENT ON TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO C.D., "SHORTSTOPPN," FEAT. THE LATE GREAT MAC DRE, (R.I.P.) AND DID SHOWS FROM THE BAY AREA TO MEXICO TO HELP PROMOTE. HE ALSO HAS RELEASED TWO MIXTAPES, "SPITTAZ" AND "STARVIN," AND HAS BEEN FEATURED ON OVER 200 SONGS, (DEM HOODSTARZ MIXTAPE VOL.1, 14 CALIBERS "HOME SWEET HOME, MAC EL'S "GLITCH IN THE GAME," AND J.B. THE ORIGINAL'S "IS THAT U?" AND VARIOUS COMPILATIONS." MIXTAPES VOLUMES 1-7 IN THE WORKS, THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT.

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