The Bay Area hip-hop community began 2022 with a huge loss: Producer Traxamillion, who is created with propelling the hyphy sound, reportedly died on Sunday. The news was shared by TMZ, which cited Thizzler On The Roof as a source. “The San Jose producer who helped create the ‘Hyphy’ sound passed away today,” Thizzler On The Roof wrote in a post. “This is a huge loss for Northern California We send our condolences to his family & loved ones.” A cause of death was not revealed, but it appears that his passing was sudden, as he made several recent posts on social media.
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
— Thizzler On The Roof (@TheThizzler) January 2, 2022
Since the mid-2000s, Traxamillion has produced a number of songs for the hyphy movement. They include recognizable tracks like 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 more. Traxamillion was also celebrated for his compilation album, The Slapp Addict, which featured work from a number of Bay Area artists like Clyde Carson, Turf Talk, San Quinn, and Zion I.
Traxamillion also released songs with E-40, City Girls, Paul Wall, Yukmouth, Andre Nickatina, Mac Dre, Messy Marv, Joyner Lucas, T.I., Freeway, The Lonely Island, and more.