Bay Area producer Traxamillion (real name Sultan Banks), who has produced singles for E-40, Keak Da Sneak and The Pack, has passed away.
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.
Our condolences go out to his friends and family.
RIP Traxamillion ?
— P-Lo (@p_lo) January 2, 2022
— QUIP (@EQUIPTO) January 2, 2022
Damn, Rest In Peace @Traxamillion a true pioneer in Bay Area music and just a real good dude. Made some of my fav slaps ever. Gone too soon. ??
— KevChoice (@KevChoice) January 2, 2022
— DaryleTHEGURUJohnson (@DDDGURU) January 2, 2022
rest easy traxamillion. damn dude.
— solange stan account (@RexxLifeRaj) January 2, 2022
You can’t talk about the hyphy movement without speaking about Traxamillion. He was one of the core pieces of the Bay’s musical history. Prayers up for his loved ones and all of the Bay Area
— BAD MOM (@RayanaJay) January 2, 2022
rest well Traxamillion ??
— PROBLEM (@PROBLEM354) January 2, 2022
— DjFreshDjFreshDjFresh (@DJFreshX3) January 2, 2022