Between bites of medium-well prime rib, garlic crab meat, and fried calamari, he was regaleing me and, through sheer volume, every diner, waiter, and busboy with a profane monologue about Phil Collins. Greedo shares that gift——to listen to him is to see the Grape Street Crip bearing his heart, face screwed up and dreadlocks quivering from the enormity of his pain. The rumbling, brash wave of music he helped create is cresting without him. A generation of rappers and producers from poverty-stricken and underserved communities is reimagining not just the sound of Los Angeles, but its slang, its fashion sense, and the once-yawning cultural divide between blacks and Latinos. Rappers like 03 Greedo, Drakeo the Ruler, and Shoreline Mafia have fashioned sleek, antagonistic rap to fit this terrifying, new Los Angeles, a place that is becoming increasingly unlivable for poor and working class people of color. Their material can veer into misogynistic territory, reducing women to little more than props for raps about sexual conquest. Some of this macho posturing is undoubtedly an earnest reflection of widely held patriarchal beliefs; some of it is just the boorish playacting inherent to gangster rap, a music many have been inculcated in since birth.
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The idea is straightforward. We want to build a playlist of songs that are about, evoke or otherwise have some connection to California. California has always been a mythic home and destination in pop songs: a place of sunswept euphoria and decadent pleasures, of organic purity and stylist-assisted Hollywood artifice. Coastal geography makes California the predestined home of surf-rock; car culture has made it a realm of leisurely, isolated sonic luxury. Here are five songs that, for this New York City lifer, summon visions of California from afar:. A wordless singalong at the end shares the consolations of that melody with a gathering of friends. For some young rockers, the California dream had curdled by the early s. Are Tired! Of your!
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This is a list of songs about California. Many songs have been written about California ; some songs describe its people, places, and events, while others touch on Californian experiences and state of mind. This list tries to compile those songs and the artists who wrote them, although many entries include songs covered by artists who did not write the song.
In the United States , California is commonly associated with the film , music , and arts industries ; there are numerous world-famous Californian musicians. Hardcore punk , hip hop , country , and heavy metal have all appeared in California. Furthermore, new genres of music, such as surf rock and third wave ska , have their origins in California. Silverwood and composed by Alfred F. Frankenstein of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. It was designated the state song in