LIKE or Likewise or just 1/3 of Pac Div. Grammy nominated
artist/producer/DJ

The Koreatown Oddity

Koreatown, Los Angeles. Epicenter of the 1992 Rodney King Riots and America's largest concentration of Korean culture and commerce, the densely populated and often visually overwhelming neighborhood contains at least one anomaly lurking amongst the panoply of BBQ take-out spots and karaoke bars: for over 28 years it has been home to hip-hop producer and M.C. Dominique Purdy.

The Koreatown Oddity is the embodiment of continuity and commitment, absent qualities in the countless drifting dreamers who flood Los Angeles in search of redemption, reinvention: promises equally diluted and delusional. As a child he experienced backyard cookouts with Ice-T's DJ Afrika Islam and his pet iguana and dropped in on impromptu Tecmobowl matches with Grandmaster Caz and friends -- all through his mother's affiliation with hip-hop's legendary Zulu Nation. Later, as a student at Fairfax High, he and friends would call each other after school to phone-in their raps, taking turns recording verses on a boombox at the other end of the line, cultivating along the way an appreciation of the absurd and profound -- the B-movies of a certain North Hollywood video store and his parent's record collection at his disposal. Call it truth-seeking or just staying true, Dominique's productions are chapters in an ongoing legacy, each beat, each sound, each edit an organic outgrowth from his continuum of experience, absorbing wisdom and memories, shedding excessive layers 16 bars at a time.

​Cunning and efficient, a wolf masks its ruthless instincts under the appearance of stoic repose. And Dominique, who beneath his beloved wolf mask becomes the K-town Oddity, inhabits a liminal space between the primal and the present, alternating serene passages with feral breakbeats divided across two tape sides, both sprawling and finite.

Pheo Cado

The man, the legend, the avocado.

It's been x amount of years since Pheo Cado has graced this sad world with his positivity and understated facial expressions. While some may be fooled into thinking his delicate, wallflower disposition is passive; those who encounter Pheo learn quickly that the beautiful beast who lies just beneath the surface has a bite much more ferocious than its roar. It is through this subtle approach, however, that Pheo is able to deliver such a poignant, fierce insight through his music.

A child bred in the desert climate of Moreno Valley, CA, Pheo believes that the world is an inside joke between himself and God. In taking light the world around him, Pheo has miraculously mastered the ability to see beauty in all things and people while simultaneously not compromising his integrity. Such a feat is not easy, but it was through the help of his friends-turned-art goons-turned-family, UTB Life$tyle, that Pheo was able to keep his head above the waste of suburban run-off. In turn, he was able to keep the mountains in sight and more importantly, the bigger picture in perspective.

It is by no accident, then, but rather hard work and a finely crafted talent that Pheo has already been on a major US and Canada tour with the likes of Juicy J and rang in his birthday in 2013 by performing on stage at Paid Dues. Taking the most sacred imagery of Southern California as his own, Pheo has transformed the Avocado into a symbol of all things simple and beautiful in this world; a symbol he carries with him as a delicious reminder to keep things black on the outside and green on the inside.

Waju
human being, cat owner, and aspiring musician
1/5 of the group OSA(One Step Ahead)

Awesome Rapper from the Awesome City of Awesome Los Angeles...he's got deep roots in the hip hop scene through Leimert Park and beyond. Is a Member of DIY collective The FMLY represents Indie Rap Label/Crew Hellfyre Club Headed by Low End Theory's resident host NOCANDO. He's toured with Big rappers and indie bands and he raps all over town from a club to diy venue to bike ride to birthday partys to museums and festivals...His name is Kyle Guy and his rap name is VerBS.

Phantom Thrett

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