LIVE & DIRECT : by Jay Warsinske INDIEPOWER TV / MEDIA CENTRAL
Iconic Urban Radio Station KDAY Kicks Off the Summer Heat With Explosive KRUSH GROOVE Show! L.A.’s pioneering radio station KDAY was the FIRST to play all Hip Hop music in the 80’s, & they continue to lead the way in supporting the Hip Hop classics. With that in mind they rocked their loyal listeners with a killer show headlined by one of the most influential rap writers & performers in history ICE CUBE. From the first words off the landmark ‘Straight Outta Compton’ album by N.W.A, his lyrics for the vocals of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, & himself were incendiary in more ways than one! Even the F.B.I. wrote his label a letter complaining about his lyrics! That is HEAVY!
Now over 25 years later CUBE still delivers fresh new music (to add to an incredible catalog), explosive live shows, hit movies, and influencing new artists the world over. That’s staying power, hats off to KDAY for creating this great annual celebration of talent this deep.
Joining CUBE was the iconic CYPRESS HILL, who have lasted almost as long, blurring the lines between rap, alternative, gangsta rap, latin, underground, rock and electronic music. B-REAL & SEN DOG obviously answer to no one & have waved the flag for marijuana rights, musical diversity & the integration of creative ideas across every culture, race, religion and genre. Plus MYSTIKAL, a leader of the Master P NO LIMIT explosion in the 90’s, who is the newest member of the CASH MONEY juggernaut. Also PHARCYDE who brought a new level of alternative consciousness to the West Coast hip hop scene, along with lyrical star RAS KASS who was a member of the storied PRIORITY Records family with ICE CUBE & N.W.A.