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  • 27 days ago | People 2016

    If you frequent rap shows in Los Angeles, you’ve probably seen Verbs. He’s the stocky, gregarious guy sporting a Zissou-red beanie and a vest checkered with enough flair to earn him a managerial position at Chotchkie’s. If you missed him, chances ...

  • 27 days ago | People 2016

    L.A. rapper Azad Right has made selflessly championing others the guiding principle of his career. Today he’s vice president of rising indie label Mind of a Genius (MOAG), whose roster includes recent Coachella performers Gallant and ZHU. “If you ...

  • 27 days ago | People 2016

    At this point, Kevin Marques Moo’s stage name needs no origin story. The producer, DJ, Grammy-nominated mixer and mastering engineer known as Daddy Kev has been the guiding hand behind L.A.’s “beat scene” — the loose electronic-music collective ce...

  • 4 months ago | Hip-Hop

    Last year, Los Angeles’ biennial homeless census revealed that the county’s homeless population had risen 12 percent since 2013. Asad Ill spent innumerable nights curled up in abandoned cars, but friends, family and co-workers had no idea he was p...

  • 8 months ago

    Low End Theory has often played the role of L.A.'s sole hip-hop night, but beats there generally take precedence over lyrics. Recently, Bananas has emerged as L.A.'s best unadulterated rap night. Hosted by venerated L.A. indie rapper VerBS and rap...

  • 8 months ago

    Vince Staples was one of the best rappers in L.A. long before he landed the XXL Freshmen cover. Prior to his blistering 2014 EP, Hell Can Wait, each successive mixtape proved more promising than the last. His delivery became more distinctive, his ...

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