The best-known contributions Los Angeles made to the hip-hop scene of the early ‘90s were the violent tales of gang-life coming out of infamous areas like South Central and Compton. However, at the same time there was another Los Angeles-based movement within hip-hop, which was purely interested in creating extemporaneous lyrical narratives. Leading this charge was freestyle rap legend Aceyalone, a true B-boy who has continually raised the bar on the craft of MC-ing. Always bringing unorthodox polysyllabic rhymes into his progressively rhythmic tempests, Aceyalone has been a huge force in the daunting task of bringing underground hip-hop to the masses.
South Central Los Angeles is usually presented in a negative context, shrouded in the violence and... Read More