Let’s set the record straight, We Out Here Magazine is a publication that writes about Northwest lifestyle. This doesn’t exclude those who have been to the Northwest, even though they may reside elsewhere. I’ve decided to venture out and look into a few artists from the Bay Area.

I first met C.I. Bang, the Oakland native, when I was living in Eugene going to school last year. Bang was on his way South, heading back to Oakland with Brookfield Duece and they decided to stop by. I was surprised to see how generous and charismatic he was with a 10+ hour drive ahead of him. We’ve always talked about working together but times have been busy.

Bang sent me a link to his newest video release, titled Run My City. Bang is working to become an heir in Oakland, which explains the song title. He teams up with Vallejo’s own Willie Joe on an uptempo track produced by Sideshow Beats, each rapper exchanging laid back lyrics with a Bay Area bounce. The video, directed by Jaron McReynolds, shows just another day in the neighborhood. Lots of cars, plenty of dance moves and overall a dope vibe. Check out Run My City below. We Out Here.