Bay Area producer Traxamillion (real name Sultan Banks), who has produced beats and music for artists big artists like E-40, Keak Da Sneak and The Pack, has passed away.
Traxamillion is a gifted hip hop producer from San Jose, California who was a major part in producing some of the Bay Area hyphy sounds and movement.
News of his death started to circulate throughout social media on Sunday (January 2) morning. Many followers left comments on Traxamillion’s Instagram saying rest in peace and other comments paying their respects to the producer.
Many close friends and family have mentioned that the producer lost his battle with cancer that he has been fighting for some time.
Tributes and posts online began pouring in on Traxamillion’s final Instagram post with E-40 writing, “Rest up my fella you will be missed #gonebutneverforgotten” and Iamsu! commenting, “Rest In Peace” with a crying emoji.
Born in San Jose, Traxamillion was instrumental in the Bay Area’s hyphy movement and is responsible for songs such as Keak da Sneak’s “Super Hyphy” and Dem Hoodstarz “Grown Man Remix.”
His debut album, The Slapp Addict compilation, released in 2006 and featured a roster of Bay Area artists, including Too $hort, Mistah F.A.B., Zion I and Izz Thizz. In 2012, he released his second studio album, My Radio, and the Traxamillion Did It mixtape.
He has become one of the industry’s most watched producers with hits such as Keak da Sneak’s “Super Hyphy” and Dem Hoodstarz’s “Grown Man Remix”. His first album, The Slapp Addict, brought together talents from the Bay Area.
Slapp Addict sold out in the Bay Area on August 22, 2006. It contains 17 hyphy music (aka “slapps”).
Traxamillion also released a mixtape called The Slapp Addict Mixtape, which includes some mainstream artists and other Bay Area talents.
Traxamillion was responsible for the production of Brooke Hogan’s “About Us” mix with E-40 as the protagonist. In addition to being a producer, Traxamillion also raps, and he demonstrated this in tracks such as “Bring It Back” and “Skrape”.
Both tracks can be found on The Slapp Addict. His next album is planned to be named The Slapp Addict 2, which is the sequel to The Slapp Addict.
As a student in high school, he attended Andrew Hill High School and Oak Grove High School in San Jose. His song “The Movement” appeared in College Hoops 2K7.
Traxamillion is responsible for helping to develop a new PSP application called Traxxpad: Portable Studio. Traxxpad is a Sony PlayStation Portable music application developed by Definitive Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released on June 26, 2007. Traxxpad is a portable music studio with a sequencer, drum machine and keyboard for creating music tracks.
Trax was also part of the 454 movement back in 2010/2011 and produced the tracks and album alongside artists Thai, Drew Deezy, Nump, and Iz.
We had the honor to watch him in the studio many times and you can see his true dedication, love, and passion for music.
Thank you for what you’ve contributed to the world and for being an amazing talented music producer.
🕊🙏🤍 Gone but not forgotten. #RIPTraxamillion