“What the Problem Is” video from Murs & 9th Wonder’s “Fornever” album featuring Sick Jacken, Uncle Chucc & directed by Estevan Oriol. If you missed Paid Dues last week, then go cop that. For more from Estevan, SA Studios, and Mr. Cartoon check out more at
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Half way through his set at Paid Dues, Kurupt paused to say, “They say the West Coast doesn’t have lyrics.” It was a statement that made you realize that if there was any show, any festival that would refute that claim, it would be this year’s West Coast heavy installment of Paid Dues. Consider the common misconceptions of West Coast music: violent, misogynistic, and gang affiliated. While this may describe a portion of West Coast music, it in no way depicts the incredible diversity that the Golden State has to offer.
There hangs an exquisite watercolor painting of boxer Mike Tyson in his prime. He is draped in championship belts, that menacing look in his eyes, the signature gold tooth barely visible beneath his steely profile. The greens, reds, yellows, and blues give life to the portrait against the whitewashed wall. It is a sharp, if not overly self-evident, reminder that champions are not made overnight. In the adjacent room hangs similar paintings—one of all-star San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and another of Hall-of-Fame linebacker Lawrence “LT” Taylor. A boxing ring sits center floor. The crowd of neon du jour twenty-somethings eagerly awaits the arrival of their champion. He is late.