Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

L.A.'s Freestyle Fellowship rock LACMA (Aug 2012)

Another warm Los Angeles evening, another "LACMA Hip Hop Series: Through the Mic." The latest of this phenomenal series of live hip hop concerts brought together Breakestra, the old skool beats obsessed band, and Freestyle Fellowship, the rapper's rappers, for a unique collaboration for L.A.'s fans.

Everyone in the house looking for a performance from Freestyle Fellowship's landmark 1993 album, "Inner City Griots," got everything they wished for! Here's my timelapse video of the Fellowship dubbed with one of the hits from the album, "Innercity Bound," featuring  The crew also performed the intricate rhymes of their 2011 tune, "We Are," released by creative house, Decon.

Hip hop history  Before I moved to L.A. I got a copy of "Innercity Griots," but didn't know too much about Freesetyle Fellowship. So, I learned that they met and formed at the legendary South L.A. Good Life Cafe on Crenshaw and Exposition. If you want to swot up on hip hop history check out "This is the Life," an award-winning documentary about the Los Angeles underground rap scene. This is where Cut Chemist and other heads got their start!

Watch the trailer below, but don't download a bootleg - watch it on a legitimate site so the producers can get paid. Find out how to watch legally here. Support grassroots hip hop!

"The film features new interviews and rare performance footage by these teens, who went on to become some of the biggest names in alternative rap today: Jurassic 5, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, Pigeon John, Abstract Rude, CVE, Ellay Khule, 2Mex, Freestyle Fellowship, Medusa and many more."

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