League of Starz, the production dream team that includes Jaynari, Dnyce, Dupri, Trend, Lewi V, Tone Bone, and Macado, are responsible for some of the biggest West Coast slaps of the past few years: Problem and Bad Lucc’s “Like Whaaat,” E-40′s “Function,” Tyga and Lil Wayne’s “Faded,” and countless more. LOS.FM compiles some of their recognizable hits with new, previously-unheard work. The FM stands for “function music,” and that’s exactly what this is—the perfect party soundtrack. The tape’s consistent without getting same-y, with a crazy roster of features including E-40, Too $hort, Problem, Iamsu!, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Sage The Gemini and more. The best point of comparison is DJ Mustard’s June tape Ketchup; while there may not be an individual track on LOS.FM that can stand up to “Burn Rubber” or “Paranoid,” I’d say that it’s just as thorough as Mustard’s tape and ultimately, more fun.
Highlights: “Monster,” a maniacal collaboration between Problem, D-Lo, and Bay legend Sleepy D. The duo of tracks featuring Eric Bellinger, the raunchy, in-the-style-of-Ty Dolla $ign Los Angeles singer .
WTF: Nelly, on his track with Problem and Tyga (what?), channels an ungodly, twangy hybrid of V-Nasty and Big Sean. Just… no.