Local hip-hop artists Kayo, Play B, and Young Mass are joining forces as the Three Rappers.
“We’re doing it mainly because there is a lack of unity [in San Diego],” says Kayo.
“We got Bloods and Crips all performing on the same bill,” says Kayo. “I mean, in Dago, you got a lot of pimping and gangbanging, so that is definitely a part of the Dago style. But with the city and its artists putting the BS to the side for events like this, we’ll be on in no time.”
“San Diego is very game-filled,” says Young Mass. “Getting money is definitely one of the building blocks of what makes our sound; [it’s] very aggressive music. San Diego hip-hop has been overlooked for so long, being overlooked has become a part of our musical style.”
“Our mission is to start with local releases and compilations,” says Play B of the trio’s recording aspirations. “We know it is possible to thrive without having music videos, Billboard hits, or major-label support.”
In addition to planned concerts, the trio has recorded together on songs such as “Dago City Ballers” (which is a new version of Young Mass’s song “Blue Skyy”) and “Angel.”
The Three Rappers appear tonight at the Static Lounge for a “Daygo Unity Concert” and tomorrow, August 8, at Brick by Brick’s “Road Warriors of Summer” show.