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 You Should Know The Name “Chief waKiL”
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! Continue reading REWIND: Hip-Hop Should Be LIVE. LA Duo ‘YRF’ Proves It.
Taste of The Eastside was yesterday (June 1st) and for 50 bucks I got unlimited tastes of LA’s top eastside restaurants, not to mention a full stomach. The event took place at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and proceeds went to LA’s first cooperative nursery school, Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, as well as other local non-profit organizations.
I’ll let the video do the heavy lifting. (Side note: I know one of these guys and he’s completely serious– I think.)
Wait for the Kickstarter…