Rey Ressureccion bleeds the Bay area. In fact, the San Jose rapper’s new LP is aptly titled Heart of the City. He represents a side of the rich Filipino-American hip-hop culture born in the Bay with the likes of DJ QBert and the Invisbl Skrtch Piklz. His lyrics tell the story of his rise in Bay area hip-hop and he is even collaborating with members of Oakland’s timeless Hieroglyphics crew.
Where the brunt of Bay area hip-hop is about keeping a rep, Res doesn’t feel the need to overtly show how smooth his flow is. He flexes his knowledge and respect of the Bay, with beats that feel like he’s dropping all his rhymes from the front seat of a ‘64 Impala.