10 Apr 2016 News Stories (So Far)
Some notable fan pieces include a representation of the ultra-popular “If Young Metro don’t trust you,” producer tag in the style of Ricky’s murders from John Singleton’s classic film Boyz N The Hood and an oil painting featuring Gucci flip flops. Those who remember Sergio Garcia’s Future tribute from Art Basel in Miami can get an up-close look at the original pieces, as well. Then there are small touches like doubled-up styrofoam cups adorning the bathroom door.
While the music industry marvels in Kendrick Lamar’s magnetic Grammy Awards performanceyesterday (February 15), another Los Angeles-area producer-singer-songwriter got some shine in a more subtle way.
Those who listened closely enough heard TDE’s flagship artist march shackled alongside other dancers to the microphone while Iman Omari’s “Omari’s Mood,” a selection from last year’s High-Loops & Higher-Loops instrumental album, played.
One of the last singles closing the “Ringtone” era featuring catchy danceable hooks and simple beats, HotStylz’s “Lookin’ Ass Nigga” – or the more radio friendly “Lookin’ Boy“– was a humorous lyrical exercise in popular hood pastime: the dozens. Like many early viral internet sensations, a record deal (with RCA) and co-signs (from R. Kelly, Bow Wow, Cassidy and Young Joc on the official remix) followed. Then the group consisting of Krazee, Meatball and Raydio G sort of just disappeared.