Tag Archives: California

Amerigo Gazaway: A Common Wonder

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DJ and producer Amerigo Gazaway rose to fame for his creative mashups of music from 90s era Hip-Hop acts and legendary artists. Gazaway created full albums that merged the music of Fela Kuti and De La Soul, B.B. King and … Continue reading

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Bru Lei: Selfie

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Bru Lei has spent the better part of the last decade being a team player. He’s stayed busy doing group projects and doing shows on the road. Now Bru Lei is going for self. Bru recently released his first solo … Continue reading

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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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