If you follow the underground hip-hop scene (especially west coast), you should know him by name. Kansas City, Missouri born rapper Chief waKiL beat out thousands to become the 2014 winner of LA’s Power 106 Who’s Next– a battle of underground rappers vying for a spot to open at PowerHouse 2014 with Nicki Minaj, YG, Trey Songz, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, and a slew of other artists. Luckily, I got to see him in a more intamate venue at LA’s Los Globos on Sunset. Shout out to Chief waKiL for the interview! Continue reading
Run wild through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly covered cornstarch– check ✓. Below are pics from yesterday’s Color Me Rad, a 5K run loosely based off the Hindu Festival of Colors, aka Holi. And if you’re wondering, YES this is the best (and in my opinion the ONLY) way to tie-dye shirts.
…And by the end of the 5k you’ll have the rainbow boogers to show for it.
I could care less about what you’re doing (or say you’re doing) in the studio– hip-hop should be live! LA hip-hop duo YRF took the stage Friday night at Los Globos on Sunset– with a LIVE BAND. Craig (aka BlakP) and Neesin (aka YC) opened up for Chief Wakil with their band at the east side club. The drummer was underage but that didn’t matter– SHE could f*&king play!
Watch a clip of YRF’s performance on <<REWIND and check out the one-on-one (well, 2) Q&A with the artists below.