8 months ago | R&B
Inglewood’s Sir Darryl Farris didn’t choose music. Music chose him. The singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, know professionally as SiR, has worked with Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper and Tyrese — even though he didn't start taking ...
2 years ago | Christian Music
Compton-raised artist Justified could be called a Christian rapper, but he grew up on Ice Cube and Tupac. Now living in Victorville, the 35-year-old emcee has released thirteen independent albums, containing tracks that va...
3 years ago
Twenty years ago, Dax Reynosa founded Tunnel Rats, a 13-member Christian rap collective based out of Whittier. The group featured minimalist boom-bap styles, lush, jazzy compositions, and scratch-laden music you could breakdance to. The album for ...
3 years ago | Christian Music
You know Montell Jordan. But the "This Is How We Do It" singer has abandoned his familiar topics of women, partying and drinking and is now the worship pastor at a church in Atlanta. He uses his brand of pop-leaning contemporary Christian music to...
3 years ago | Hip-Hop
On a Friday night, West Pico bar The Mint was host to a small, hardcore crowd of hip hop purists donning hi-top fades and African medallions. On stage, a woman dressed in a vintage Nike windbreaker, silver leggings, and gold bamboo earrings grabbe...
4 years ago | Christian Music
Raspy-voiced choir director Kirk Franklin got around his limited vocal ability by channeling ideas through other singers, and repackaging gospel music with mainstream sensibilities. During the '90s the Ft. Worth songwriter put his hype man ad libs...