There was a time when I moved to Venice Beach in the 90s that life was super simple, like a Wu Tang track. I was dead broke, but rent was about $350 a month at the time which means you could probably scare it up in a couple days if you really put your hustle […]


25 Oct
Michigan-via-Virginia rapper drops her latest 6-song EP

It’s a good day for music as Angel Haze drops her much anticipated mixtape Classick today. The “Werkin Girls” track off her previous EP Reservation has been remixed and reworked across genres, putting the young flowstress on a lot of people’s maps — even before her  debut LP comes out on Universal Republic. The 6-song […]


30 Aug
Angry midgets with 40s, clown beatdowns & plenty of strippers

Even by Swag Rap standards, the latest by 2 Chainz raises the absurdity to retarded new levels. With a great verse by a threesome-pushing Yeezy, the Andreas Nilsson directed video for “Birthday Song” brings midgets spraying 40 ozs, dancing Pakistanis, booty cakes, clown beatdowns and of course copious strippers to the best party to hit College […]


3 Jul
Based God's 848 freestyles vs TL's Rose Land v.1 mixtape

Today two of the best of the new wave of hip-hop artists dropped mixtapes — Lil B and Theophilus London. Among the top in the fresh crop of Twitter Rappers, the two albums include the Bay Area’s Lil B, aka Based God, who has compiled all his freestyle raps into one expansive encyclopedia of stream-of-consciousness babble […]


8 Jun
A$AP Rocky, Lil B, The Weeknd, Mac Miller remixes & more...

Sorry, forgot to post this this week because the Madman’s life has been living up to its moniker as of late. Shit’s crazy lately — I blame that Art Department pool party Sunday at The Standard. Still paying for that one. Anywho, the second mixtape from one of our favorite producers, New Jersey’s one and only […]


4 May
Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets for this Saturday night's show

We enjoy our Soul Clap here, and we think you should too. That’s why we’re gonna give away 2 pairs of tickets to the EFUNK Show in Los Angeles we posted about a couple days ago. All you gotta do is go to our Facebook page, Like Us, and enter in the Soul Clap post your […]


2 May
Elyte & Cnyce bring their R&B-infused house to City of Angels

We’re big fans of the Soul Clap boys, so much so that we had them give us their definitive tour of their Beantown home in our Coordinates: Boston series (check it out, its hilarious). Well the duo of Elyte (Eli Goldstein) and Cnyce (Charles Levine) are celebrating the release of their debut album EFUNK (out […]


30 Mar
The Boston duo's first video from upcoming EFUNK album

One of our favorite purveyors of new era funk, Soul Clap, are readying to release their debut long player EFUNK (out on Wolf + Lamb  Records on April 20th). Having fled the frosty confines of their hometown Boston (read our Coordinates: Boston Guide to Beantown they made for us last year), the Soul Clap duo have now […]