List of Famous Bands from Oakland

List of Oakland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Oakland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Oakland bands are included, as well as many Oakland musicians of underground status. This list of Oakland musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Oakland bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Everything from Sheila E. to Del tha Funkee Homosapien is included on this list.

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  • Sheila E.
    Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st, Romance 1600, The Glamorous Life, Sex Cymbal, Sheila E.
  • Del tha Funkee Homosapien
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk
    • Albums: I Wish My Brother George Was Here, No Need for Alarm, Both Sides of the Brain, Eleventh Hour, Future Development
  • Too $hort
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap
    • Albums: Life Is... Too $hort, Born to Mack, Gettin’ It (album number ten), Shorty the Pimp, Married to the Game
  • Raphael Saadiq
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rock music
    • Albums: Stone Rollin', Instant Vintage, All Hits at the House of Blues, The Way I See It, Ray Ray
  • En Vogue
    Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Funky Divas, Masterpiece Theatre, EV3, Born to Sing, The Gift of Christmas
  • MC Hammer
    Hip hop music, Pop music, House music
    • Albums: Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Let’s Get It Started, Too Legit to Quit, Look Look Look, The Funky Headhunter
  • Keyshia Cole
    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Calling All Hearts, The Way It Is, A Different Me, Just Like You, Woman to Woman
  • Machine Head
    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
    • Albums: The Blackening, Burn My Eyes, Through the Ashes of Empires, The Burning Red, Supercharger
  • The Pointer Sisters
    Girl group, New Wave, Pop music
    • Albums: Energy, Break Out, Slow Hand, That's a Plenty, Black & White
  • High On Fire
    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
    • Albums: Death Is This Communion, Blessed Black Wings, The Art of Self Defense, Surrounded by Thieves, Snakes for the Divine
  • Hieroglyphics
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
    • Albums: B-sides, Volume 1, Full Circle, The Kitchen, Full Circle Tour
  • Beats Antique
    World, Electronic music
    • Albums: Tribal Derivations, Elektrafone, Contraption, Volume 2, A Thousand Faces
  • Digital Underground
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
    • Albums: Sex Packets, Sons of the P, The Humpty Dance, The Body-Hat Syndrome, ... Cuz a D.U. Party Don't Stop!
  • Zion I
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    • Albums: Heroes in the City of Dope, Mind Over Matter, True & Livin', Break a Dawn, The Takeover
  • Tony! Toni! Toné!
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing
    • Albums: Sons of Soul, Lets Get Down, House of Music, The Revival, Hits
  • Goapele
    Trip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Closer, Even Closer, Change It All, Break of Dawn, Play Remixed
  • David Murray
    Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz
    • Albums: Seasons, Sacred Ground, Fast Life, Antiquated Love, In Our Style
  • The Coup
    Hip hop music
    • Albums: Steal This Album, Kill My Landlord, Genocide & Juice, Party Music, Pick a Bigger Weapon
  • Souls of Mischief
    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop
    • Albums: 93 'til Infinity, No Man's Land, Montezuma's Revenge, Focus, Trilogy: Conflict
  • Tower of Power
    Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues
    • Albums: Back to Oakland, Tower of Power, Monster on a Leash, Souled Out, T.O.P.
  • Neurosis
    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal
    • Albums: Pain of Mind, Enemy of the Sun, Souls at Zero, Through Silver in Blood, Times of Grace
  • Yukmouth
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap
    • Albums: 100 Racks, United Ghettos of America, Million Dollar Mouthpiece, In Thugz We Trust, Half Baked
  • 415
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
    • Albums: Nu Niggaz on tha Blokkk, 41fivin', Big League Records Greatest Hits
  • Richie Rich
    Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop
    • Albums: The Game, Seasoned Veteran, Half Thang, Don't Do It, Nixon Pryor Roundtree
  • Jason Cropper
    Rock music