Hey there hipsters! Checking for the latest and greatest in local hippity-hop? You up on 40 Love, son? This multiculti SF-based unit, consisting of emcees G-Off and Haze, producer/emcee Mikos, and producer/DJ the Whooligan have just released their latest album, Bangarang (OmHipHop).
It's a solid entry in the boom bap/true school mold, which nonetheless has some "knocks" and "blaps" on it as well. We're particularly feeling the vaguely Easternish melodies of "Heads Up"--featuring The Jacka--as well as Haze's femme fatale flows and soulful singing (reminiscent, perhaps, of Digable Planets' Ladybug Mecca).
Tonight, you can catch 40Love live at the Haight's premier hip-hop spot, Milk , plus DJ sets by The Whooligan and Sake One. If you're on a budget, admission is $5 before 11 p.m.