Love him or hate him, one Chicano rapper has written the blueprint everyone else follows.
Category - Hip Hop
The West Coast is in no short supply of talented and upcoming emcees.
30 years ago, A Lighter Shade Of Brown debuted their classic hip hop album, "Brown and Proud."
Eazy-E and Gilbert Izquierdo (AKA "Toker") wanted to form a Latino version of N.W.A—and they succeeded.
Gaby Guerrero, aka Silvandgold, is a gift to golden era revivalist hip-hop.
Kozmik Force is leading a new generation of politically active Chicano hip hop artists against injustice.
A few may come close, but there will never be another one quite like him.
Is “mumble rap” really the best successor Gen-Z could come up with?
Zach De La Rocha is rarely mentioned with other influential MCs of his era. But he should be.