West Coast Hip-Hop – Then and Now

Although I have to acknowledge artists like Del, Souls of Mischief, Heiro, and even the original Black Eyed Peas in a  post about  west coast hip-hop…. Come on… everyone really thinks about N.W.A., Eazy-E, Dre, ICE-T, Cube, Snoop, Deathrow, etc. when the West Coast conversation comes up.

We all remember this…

and

But now the West Coast and LA in particular is making a comeback in a big way with a completely different vibe and sound – one that represents an interesting blend of skate, streetwear, beach parties, and a complete dismantling of any racial boundaries.   It’s all about the party, the look, and more partying.  All glocks down fools!

Shwayze – Hollywood

Shwayze – Buzzin

Pacific Division – Women Problems

Pacific Division – F.A.T. Boys ’08

Tyga – Coconut Juice  (don’t hold his friends against him)

Also check out a couple of dudes called The Love Hates

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