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Ill Camille: Heirloom

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In early 2017 Los Angeles emcee Ill Camille released her sophomore album, Heirloom. The album is an impassioned and cohesive piece of art in which Camille bares her soul with exceptional emceeing. Heirloom is easily one of the best releases … Continue reading

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From The Vault: Warren G

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Five years ago on this day I started this very website. After years of interviewing artists for other outlets I wanted to start my own thing and showcase artists that I felt represented the culture in a proper way, thus … Continue reading

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F.Y.I.: ameriBLACKKK

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From Mid-City, Los Angeles comes an emcee named F.Y.I. After starting out as a member of the group Those Chosen, F.Y.I. went solo. He released a couple of solo projects independently, collaborated with the likes of Ab-Soul and watched his … Continue reading

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MC Eiht: Which Way Iz West

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For nearly 30 years MC Eiht has had one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop. Like Ice-T and Ice Cube before him, MC Eiht is a master storyteller with a hardcore California edge. Whether as a solo artist or … Continue reading

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The Highlanderz: 8 Headz In A Duffle Bag

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Gunnie Sanotchra and Lefty Barnes are The Highlanderz. Their namesake is taken from the 1986 film The Highlander – a warrior who can only be killed by decapitation. The L.A. based duo are both solo artists in their own right … Continue reading

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Ras Kass: Soul on Ice

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1996 was a pivotal year in Hip-Hop. The Fugees released their record-breaking sophomore album, The Score. One of Hip-Hop’s all-time brightest stars, 2Pac was murdered in Las Vegas at the young age of 25. Nas released his biggest selling album … Continue reading

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Zion I: The Labyrinth

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Twenty years ago Zumbi and Amp Live burst onto the scene as the group Zion I. The emcee/producer duo created thought provoking music that could make you move. After drifting in different directions Amp Live and Zumbi are no longer … Continue reading

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Ryu: Tanks for the Memories

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Los Angeles emcee Ryu is most known for his work as part of many different groups. Ryu is the ultimate team player as a member of Fort Minor, the Get Busy Committee, and Styles of Beyond. Now Ryu is going … Continue reading

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Gilead7: Peaces of War

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Tomorrow Kings emcee, Gilead7 and Echoes of Oratory Musik producer, Subtrax have joined forces for an album titled “Peaces of War.” The 9-track album meshes Gilead’s abstract lyrics with Sub’s boom bap beats. Peaces of War is a modern piece … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Gang: Anti-Trap Music

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Most rappers come into the game with little to no guidance. A love for the culture impels them to partake in the art of emceeing. For Long Beach, California group, Horseshoe Gang they began with a leg up on most … Continue reading

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