Fall Inna Bassbin

During what's turned out to be an exceptionally busy week, I've been vibing out practically non-stop to Woebot's latest mix: Bands a make her dance.1 The mix's general brief is rapping with instruments inna live band stylee — stretching back through time all the way to the fifties — and it's an absolute burner, packed with incredible music spanning … Continue reading Fall Inna Bassbin

LA14

This is the first of a four part series that I'll be unveiling over the next few months, each focusing on a different aspect of L.A. rap's sweep. As I noted earlier, an excellent DJ Quik show last week inspired me to put this together (to give credit where it's due). I'm no expert on … Continue reading LA14

Quik Is The Name

DJ Quik live @ The North Park Observatory 3/20/2015 Just a week ago I was lucky enough to catch the Warren G and DJ Quik show at the North Park Observatory. The hook was that they were performing the Regulate... G-Funk Era and Quik Is The Name records, respectively. I meant to get to this … Continue reading Quik Is The Name

Liquid Swords Live

GZA live @ The North Park Observatory 2/26/2015 On a similar note as the Terranova, I just caught GZA performing Liquid Swords in its entirety last night at The North Park Observatory. The sound was unbelievably heavy, probably the most ear-punishing show I've been to since the Dieselboy tent at Coachella in 2001 (I need … Continue reading Liquid Swords Live