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Chris "The Glove" Taylor; Credit: Courtesy of the artist

The Story of How Tupac Appeared on "California Love"

Chris “The Glove” Taylor has deep roots in the L.A. hip-hop scene. He was Ice-T ‘s DJ on the electro-rap song "Reckless," which the two performed together in the '80s cult classic movie Breakin’. Taylor later became a collaborator with Dr. Dre on quite a few of the good doctor’s......
General Jeff; Credit: Angela Blakely

General Jeff Helped DJ Quik Hide Out After Biggie's Murder

From 1995 to 2001, veteran Los Angeles hip-hop artist General Jeff (of Rodney O & Joe Cooley fame) served as an assistant and advisor to DJ Quik, handling such things as driving, security and other behind-the-scenes duties. During that period, Quik and Jeff went into hiding after learning that the......
Damani Nkosi; Credit: Photo credit: Pascal Kerouche

Damani Nkosi Flips His Whole Script

Inglewood rapper Damani Nkosi got his mainstream introduction on Kurupt's 2001 album, Space Boogie: Smoke Odyssey. Having spent much of the decade hanging around Snoop Dogg and his crew, Nkosi was known for his tales of pimpin' and sexual conquests with songs like, "In Love With A Hoe," "You Ain't My Lady."......
Eva Restaurant; Credit: Photo credit: Mark Gold

Producer Gwen Bunn Comes Out of Nowhere on Schoolboy Q's "Collard Greens"

South Central's Schoolboy Q hit number one on Billboard last week with his major label debut Oxymoron. For many, the work is highlighted by first single, "Collard Greens," which also features Q's crewmate Kendrick Lamar. The song is elevated by an undeniably infectious groove, co-produced (along with THC) by Decatur, Georgia native Gwen Bunn. On......
The Egyptian Lover; Credit: courtesy of the artist

The Egyptian Lover On the Time He Met the Devil

There was no such thing as a West Coast hip-hop scene in the early '80s. But that's when the L.A. DJ group Uncle Jamm's Army ruled the land, led by The Egyptian Lover. The dynamic mixer joined the electro crew after winning a DJ battle put together by Uncle Jamm's Army founder......