Tag Archives: California

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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Live from Soundset: Reverie

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For the entire week The Real Hip-Hop has brought to you exclusive interviews with artists that performed at the 2016 Soundset Festival. The final interview is with Los Angeles emcee, Reverie. Reverie, a poet and graffiti artist, used emceeing to … Continue reading

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Grand Opus: Forever

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Established artists on their own, producer Centric and emcee Joc Scholar have joined forces as the Hip-Hop group Grand Opus. From Oakland and Fresno, California respectively, Centric and Joc have followed in the footsteps of legendary acts like Eric B … Continue reading

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CookBook: A Whole New Cook

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In 2013 L.A. emcee CookBook released two joint EP’s with different producers. His first project was with DJ Rhettmatic called Phantom Menace. A few months later Cook joined forces with producer/emcee Blu for YES. Carrying on that tradition CookBook acquired … Continue reading

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