La Cartita --- These past 18 months have seen an uptick in new releases from California rappers outside of the commercial mainstream. In this vein, LA Eyekon offers a new template for modern rap that is miles above a regular Power 106 playlist. Eyekon released 'Cost of Living' on East Town Records, in mid-August of 2018.
La Cartita --- Veneno is a Los Angeles rappper from the West LA based SouthSider organization, Harpy's. Operating in music for decades now, his latest is 'Trap Mexicano', available on all major digital platforms. In 'Trap Mexicano', Veneno's 2018 release, listeners get bombarded with deep synth bass and keys that are as unique as they are heavy. Like a complex rock album, Veneno's tracks take more than a few listens to fully appreciate, but after a few workouts - personally, this is my gym music - 'Dale Gas' and 'Fuego 420' stand out as theme music for the roughest part of your day. Even so, we note some highlights that will jump out immediately. "
From the artists: Thousands of kids along the Mexico border have been detained and separated from there families after coming to claim asylum. This is dedicated to them.
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La Cartita --- For the past three years, Brownside has released a steady output of very popular music online and in CD format. Independent, without even the support of alternative digital outlets, like Vlad TV or DJ Akademiks, the group's following has grown more massive. This suggests that over time it was not only the older brown brothers & sisters in the colonized southwest that spread the word on Brownside's music, but also the younginz siblings, kids and friends. In other words, when Brownside speaks, the barrios listen.
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La Cartita --- Later this week, 'Dope Fiend' is set to be released on multiple online platforms. Los Angeles rapper, Conejo, a.k.a "G-Rabs", is on another run in the rap world, but this time it ain't from the law. Conejo is generating momentum in a unique hip-hop scence, with a string of new albums for an increasingly global community that bumps his brand of cerebral gangster music. Upon his release from LA County Jail, Conejo immediately gave hundreds of thousands of avid listeners a new batch of music. Among the releases is 'Favela 4', an album with references to Brazilian hood themes in both the lyrical content and the music itself.
La Cartita --- Otto Padron, a former US Army officer with deep ties to counter insurgency and state terror units, is the COO of Meruelo Media, the parent company of Power 106 in Los Angeles, California. For years, Padron was traveling to countries like Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jordan, destabilizing governments in the name of US conservatism.