It’s been a good, better yet a great couple of years for Oakland and the Bay Area at large. And this latest video from Sam Hill, Stevie Joe and Philthy Rich – taken from both Town Thizzness Presents: Stevie Joe – ’80’s Baby’ and Sam Hill’s ‘Murder I Wrote’ projects and directed by Damon Jamal – is an audio-visual testament to the quality that still characterises much of the output from the Town.

…Hard evidence of which is now available courtesy of the homie Matthew Africa in the form of a, actually the definitive Oakland mix of the past several years. The podcast also includes an interview with the legendary DJ/producer DJ Fresh, who recently won the award for Best West Coast DJ 2009. Check it here and support Matthew’s good work by copping one of his other classic releases.