O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
The Lost Angel Crew
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
RIYL: Nas, Eminem
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Inception: Vista, 2005
Influences: Kurupt, Big L, Nas, Chino XL, Crooked I, Eminem, Slug, Big L, Eyedea, Vinnie Paz, LMNO, Sole
In 2007 the Lost Angel Crew inked a one-album distribution deal with Latin Thug/Koch and signed themselves to their own independent label, ILL-EGO Entertainment, LLC. The crew says they are very insistent on keeping the music based on original hip-hop and remaining consistent with delivering thoughtful and well-presented music. The Lost Angel Crew released their debut album in 2009 in part with ILL-EGO Entertainment and Latin Thug/Koch.
WestKoast (pictured in the center) was born in West Covina, California. He says he contributes to the group with his intricate metaphors and well-thought-out analogies, aspires to paint an invisible picture with his rhymes, and wants you to visualize it with your imagination.
Lobes (pictured on the right) was born in West Covina, California. Lobes, beat producer, is responsible for one half of the beat creations the Lost Angel Crew uses as a canvas for their art. Lobes says his lyrics are inspired by his sense of humor and taste for psychological metaphors.
Deviate Minded (pictured on the left) was born in Glendora, California. He joined the Lost Angel Crew as the 3rd and solidifying member in early 2007. The crew describes him as a cinematic beat maker and is referred to as an emcee and producer of extreme complexity.
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