Straight out of San Bernardino comes the 90s-influenced West Coast traditionalist rapper
There are too many things to like on the new single from Cam & China, the sister duo that split off from jerk-rap queenpens, Pink Dollaz. First, they rap like they are the rightful inheritors to the throne of Yo-Yo and the Lady of Rage. Secondly, they can do the singing-rapping shift as seamlessly as […]
If you took the pedantic stance that all forms of revivalism are irrelevant, you could make the case against Yowda and Y.G.’s “That’s How it Goes.” In a way, this is no different from the Joey Badassery “Yo, let’s take it back to 95” ethos prevalent on the East Coast. But there’s a thin line […]
Jimmy Ness usually be holdin’ In 1996, G-Funk was still the soundtrack to bouncing cars, block parties and Malt Liquor bottles. DJ Quik dropped the classic Safe + Sound the year prior and 2pac was yet to introduce rap music to suburbia with “California Love.” Oakland’s Moe-Man took influences from G-Funk as well as the […]
For the latest Shots Fired, Mibbs of Pac Div visited the Cosmic Zoo to talk about his new solo music, how the Antelope Valley shaped Pac Div, dealing with the major label shuffle, and coming up in the LA rap scene circa 08-09. If you’re interested in the last half-decade of LA hip-hop, the pros […]