California up-and-comer Ab-Soul has created a street album chronicling his life as a hip-hop buzzmaker on the verge of his big break. As member of the west coast supergroup Black Hippy, Ab-Soul is regularly cited as one of LA's top underground rappers.
Simply Ty and Geezus
Simply Ty is a young, upcoming rapper from the Santa Barbara area. All though from the West Coast, most of his influence comes from East Coast artists and can be identified when listening to his music. At just 16 years of age, he will be an artist to watch for the next year or so as his debut mixtape drops this Winter.
Dustin Lumero Torres aka Cali Allstarr was born in Van Nuys, CA on September 6th, 1989. His early roots are set in Lancaster, CA until his teenage years. This is where he found a profound love and passion for music. His style is a creative mixture of genres, giving him a very versatile and unique sound that is real “Cali” like. The combination to his musical formula integrates & blends modern day and Oldschool Rap with Jazz, R&B, Funk, 80s Pop, and Soul.
Cali Allstarr now resides in Oxnard, CA a big city inside a small county. His contribution to the music scene is now 9 years strong with his recording and musical performances. He has made a nice buzz over the last couple years locally and also in the surrounding areas. His fan base has nearly doubled releasing his latest project “APARTMENT D” (3/1/14). A Mixtape that has captured fans ears with his unique style and wordplay. This Up and Coming Independent Latino Artist plans to release two albums and projects this year, helping to mark 2014 as his break through year. 2014 is a stepping stone in the right direction on the journey of becoming a self-made/self-sustaining Independent Artist.
Up and coming Latin American Hip-Hop artist Mo Stylez, born Moises Castillo, was born and raised in a little city in Southern California called Somis. As a little boy Mo Stylez knew he wanted to rap but didn’t start pursuing it as an artist until 2006. Knowing he wanted to help provide for his family he started working in the automotive industry where he eventually became a manager. In adjacent to working in the car business he was rapping and shooting music videos to start making a name for himself. Seeing that the rap industry is moving quicker and quicker every year due to easy accessibility, Mo started mixing, mastering, and recording his own music. After a lot of hard work and saving, in 2011 Mo Stylez opened up his own studio under his label MSM (Making Success Musically) Records, where he gets clients regularly to mix, master and record there records. While engineering for others some might say he was “cooking in the kitchen” working on his first debut album SimpliCity that went Hot album of the week on datt piff after only a few days. Mo gives much thanks to his small but loyal team of friends for helping with the album. Much thanks goes to MSM producer Blackbox for producing most of the album. All of Mo Stylez hard work has granted him personally meetings with people like Ryan Leslie,who told him he’s putting out good work. Since the release of SimpliCity many doors have opened up for Mo Stylez with calls from bigger record labels and features from other up and coming names in Hip-Hop.