The dynamic duo that brought us two of hip-hop’s best albums of the last 6 years is coming back to LA. If you have not heard their latest masterpiece “Bandana” yet, you need to wake the fuck up and fire up Spotify imediatly (you can do that by clicking right here).
Madlib has been once of my favorite producers since I discovered hip-hop for myself in 1998. While I had always been a fan of the stuff on the radio, it was Stones Throw records and the group Lootpack that really elevated me to another level as far as my hip-hop fandom was concerned. Over the years, Madlib has essentially produced the soundtrack to my life. His collaborations with artists like MF Doom, Jay Dee, and Talib Kweli are all time honored classics and his work with legends like Dilla pushed the envelope for todays young producers who seem to obsess over the sounds these guys created.
As far as Freddie Goes, I have covered him on this site since he started gaining traction on the blogosphere in 2007. I had first heard his raps from friends on message boards around 2004 or 5 but it wasn’t until he started touring that I really got a taste of his skill. A true lyricist with a flow and cadence all his own, Freddie got people talking about Gary Indiana for the first time since Michael Jackson emerged from the small midwestern hub.
So now that I have completely dated myself, it’s time to talk about the present. “Bandana” right now has a legit shot at being hip-hop’s album of the year so when I saw that the guys were playing in LA, I made sure my tickets were secured. You should do the same by buying yours from the link below for god’s sake listen to this album if you haven’t yet. You’re ears and brain will both thank you later.
In the midst of Los Angeles’ endlessly buzzing music scene, Good Society gathers the culture for artists to strut their lesser known mastery. From exclusive track releases to shows with live performances it’s all brought together by one guy trying to makes waves in the local scene.
“I want to create a space in the Hip Hop & Electronic scene where the impact and originality of an artist’s music is as important as what’s being popularized on the radio. Good Society aims to push the underground and challenge listeners to discover more about themselves.”
– Josh Yamini, Founder
Amongst multiple listening parties and their first public show, “On a Good Note” they are now following through with “Beneath Waves” an underground concert for charity. In collaboration with DoLA, they are featuring a double headliner show with the well recognized chromonicci. and Chillhop Records’ beatsmith Sofasound. Amongst many other talented artists this show will be a themed and well curated underground Hip Hop/ Electronic show that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out some music by the artists below and RSVP to the show here!
The first ever AMF (All My Friends) festival will be taking over ROW DTLA in just a few short days and we couldn’t be more excited. Music festival pioneer and DJ extraordinaire Gary Richards has put together a stellar lineup including RL Grime, Jamie XX, M.I.A and many more. Set times have just been announced (which you can see below) and a limited number of tickets are still available here.
If you were ever a fan of the HARD events that Gary used to produce, then you owe it to yourself to come out and support what will surely be the next great event brand in LA.
Our friends from DOLA are also giving away a pair of tickets so be sure to enter that contest right here.