Charles Toby Bowens
Keak, Keak Tha Sneak, Keak The Sneak, Keek, Keeka Sneak, N.Sneak, Sneak, Charles "Kunta Kinte" Bowens, Charles Williams, Mr. Sicaluphacous
Bay Area rap legend.
Keak Da Sneak is a gangsta rapper from Oakland, CA. He's best known for his flow & raspy voice. He's also recognized as one of the originators of the Hyphy Movement that took the Bay Area and the whole rap scene by storm in the late 90's and in the 2000's. By the way, he's credited as the creator of the word Hyphy.
Keak Da Sneak started performing along with Agerman while attending school. They soon became a duo called Dual Committee (which eventually put out an album in 2000). Rapper B.A. teamed up with them in the 90's to form the legendary group 3X Krazy. The trio released several albums that went nationwide, including the timeless classic "Stackin Chips" in 1997.
Keak Da Sneak also released about 30 albums as a solo artist or along with other Bay Area rappers, quickly becoming a flagship of the Hyphy Movement. He has collaborated with Mac Dre, E-40 ("Tell Me When To Go" is one of Keak's best known songs), B-Legit, C-Bo, Too Short, Spice 1, Messy Marv, San Quinn, JT The Bigga Figga, Yukmouth, The Delinquents, Laroo, Celly Cel, Pizzo, Lil' Ric, Rydah J. Klyde, Sean T, Ant Banks, Luni Coleone, J Stalin, The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B. and many others, appearing on several hundred releases.
In 2017, Keak Da Sneak was shot 8 times outside a Richmond gas station. He survived but now uses a wheelchair. He also made several stints in jail recently but keeps performing.
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1996 - 2020
AllNDaDoe, B.U.G. Entertainment, Bay Fresh Entertainment, Black Market Records, Ehustle.com Entertainment, Empire, Eye Entertainment, Fresh In The Flesh Music, JLM Entertainment, Moe Doe Entertainment, Next Level Entertainment, Out Of Bounds, RBC Records, Rah Records, SMC Recordings, Sidewayz Records, Thizz Entertainment, Thizz Nation, Yurps