Videographer: Frsk Purple
Although the New West may be described by a plethora of clichéd euphemistic terms– California’s respected contribution to Hip-Hop precedes the Golden Era.
The artistic growth and tangible insight of, Inglewood’s own, Skeme, is readily apparent on his latest tape, Ingleworld. As one of the many emerging, Left-coast rappers, his efforts are helping to sustain Hip-Hop’s reaffirmed interest in the West.
After opening for Dom Kennedy, AllHipHop delighted in a candid conversation, which challenged Skeme to share his Top 5 Dead Or Alive MC’s. Possessing the knowledge and unabashed love for the culture his list champions conventional favorites and unexpected icons:
On Pimp C
“Number one is Pimp C. He’s my favorite rapper to ever do it. I felt that—over most guys in the game—it was a real sincere thing with him. You know what I’m saying. You never had a person who was on a record that wasn’t the same guy in real life, you feel me. Which is something I really respected as a kid and still to this day, you know what I’m saying. It ain’t enough muthafu*kas in the game that’s real enough to say everything that they got to say…” -Skeme