Tagged: Los Angeles


Watch Boogie’s “Let Me Rap” and Download a Potent New Mixtape, Thirst 48

FADER PREMIERE Boogie’s droopy-eyed, lisped flow recalls the runt kid from high school whose ever-chill, spacey disposition got him more cool points than any jock. You can really only get a nickname like “Boogie” by … read more »

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Stream Earl Swavey’s “Don’t Play,” Oakland’s Answer to the Mustard Sound

DJ Mustard is ruling the mainstream rap realm, working with artists from YG to Justin Bieber. But he isn’t the only one in California making minimalistic slaps, as the League of Starz production crew has … read more »

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Stream: Boogie, “Bitter Raps”

FADER PREMIERE Boogie is a single dad based in Long Beach who’s been rapping for just a year; sharp and sarcastic, think of him as Chance The Rapper’s older West Coast cousin. This spring, he’ll … read more »

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Stream Mibbs’ The Program EP

FADER PREMIERE Mibbs, self described “Rap BiLL Murray” and one third of So Cal’s long-running Pac Div crew, has released his second solo EP, The Program. Up for purchase today on iTunes and Amazon, it’s … read more »

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Stream Oddience’s Um, Yes You Can LP

FADER PREMIERE Oddience is the LA trio of rapper Eddington Again, singer Miche Maya and producer Tulip Pezley. Um, Yes You Can is their psychedelic debut LP, a kaleidoscope of reggae and neo-soul-inflected singing, mic … read more »

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Interview: Isaiah Rashad

Chattanooga-born TDE rapper Isaiah Rashad, who is profiled in our current issue, performed at this month’s West Coast magazine release party at LA’s Microsoft Experience. Before the show, he sat down to talk about his … read more »

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GEN F: Isaiah Rashad

“The place I wanted to go to, it don’t exist on a map.” From the magazine: ISSUE 89, December 2013/January 2014 It’s late on a Wednesday in Carson, California, and Isaiah Rashad’s friends are on … read more »

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Beat Construction: DJ Dahi

RAP’S BIG IDEAS GUY IS LOOKING FOR BANDS TO WORK WITH The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of music. Every now and again we aim to illuminate these … read more »

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Live: Mad Decent Block Party’s Last Legs in Los Angeles

As we’re writing this, the Mad Decent Block Party, the traveling spectacle that seemed to cause people to party like it was the end of the world wherever it landed, is done for the year. … read more »

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Interview: Ty Dolla $ign

LA’s king of filth doesn’t trust anyone This summer, I’ve judged everything against Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 2, a plush, polished tape that’s openly lewd, and at turns both magnetic and repelling. It makes … read more »

POSTED August 19, 2013 2:00PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS TAGS: , , , ,