West Coast Rap

Behind the Beat: JoogSZN on Why Drakeo the Ruler is One of the LA Greats

For Behind the Beat, Thomas Hobbs spent time in LA with JoogSZN. The producer talked about his partnership with the… Read More

August 17, 2022

Cypress Hill Returns to Their Underground Roots on Black Milk-Produced ‘Back in Black’

Back in Black sees Cypress Hill return to the raucous boom-bap that first saw them achieve unparalleled success. We spoke… Read More

March 18, 2022

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 & Too $hort — Aka Mount Westmore — Drop Their First Video

The debut single from Mount Westmore has officially been released. Four of the greatest rappers of all time are officially… Read More

October 20, 2021

Behind the Beat: How 03 Greedo & Ron-Ron Changed West Coast Rap With “Rude”

For our latest Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with producer Ron-Ron about the special partnership he shares with 03… Read More

August 24, 2021

Ranking The 15 Best Nate Dogg Features of All Time

With 10 years having passed since the death of Nate Dogg, we took a deep dive into the legendary crooner's… Read More

March 15, 2021

10 Things You May Not Have Known About 2Pac’s ‘All Eyez on Me’

To commemorate the anniversary of Tupac Shakur's 'All Eyez on Me,' we highlight 10 facts that you didn't know about… Read More

February 12, 2021

NBC to Air Documentary Honoring and Exploring Bay Area Hip-Hop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJ5mP3IDko Too Short: "Nobody else from the West Coast can do it like Bay area." A Bay Area documentary is… Read More

April 17, 2019

YG Cancels Surprise Album Drop to Mourn Nipsey Hussle’s Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM9xgHibvzM The rapper announced he'd planned to release a surprise album on April 12th. YG has been paying tribute to his… Read More

April 5, 2019

Blueface Is Gearing up to Release New Music With Cardi B and Drake

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Blueface (@bluefacebleedem) on Dec 12, 2018 at 4:43pm PST… Read More

February 7, 2019

Bay Area Legend Keak Da Sneak Faces Prison While in Wheelchair. Here’s How Incarceration Will Affect Him

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Keak da Sneak (@officialkeakdasneak) on May 19, 2018 at… Read More

January 28, 2019

Blueface and YG Make Remixes Great Again With New “Thotiana” Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5_FzJJj7ZI Welcome to the meat show. Blueface and YG unite for the remix you never knew you needed. The rising… Read More

January 28, 2019