West Coast Rap

Noisey Raps

The Story of 03 Greedo, a Genius in Exile

We followed the West coast rapper one week before he turned himself in for a 20 year prison sentence, halting his rise as the standard-bearer of L.A.'s rap scene.
Noisey Staff
4.17.19
Premieres

Mozzy Is Predictably Sharp On New Song, "Who Want Problems"

The Sacramento star shares a fresh single for the summer.
Lawrence Burney
6.18.18
Premieres

Pac Div's Video for "Stoked" Turns Their Day Into a Trippy Odyssey

Stream their new album '1st Baptist' and watch the video for the lead single.
Trey Smith
4.16.18
Premieres

G Perico Wants His Friends to Get Rich Too

Watch the LA rapper's new video for song "Everybody."
Lawrence Burney
12.1.17
PROFILES

Buddy Is One of the Best West Coast Rappers You've Been Sleeping On

Since 2011, the 24-year-old Compton native has spent his career on the cusp while working with Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Kaytranada, and more. Now he's almost famous, so he bought a billboard.
Max Bell
9.8.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Kendrick's "Element" Video Is the Masterpiece You Expected

The Compton rapper releases another video from 'DAMN.'
Lawrence Burney
6.27.17
Noisey News

Vince Staples Says He's Bumped Travis Scott the Most This Year

And everything else we learned from his Reddit AMA.
Lawrence Burney
6.14.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

YG Shot His "Pop It, Shake It" Video at Trinidad Carnival, Made a Movie

'Just Re'd Up 3: Know Your Worth' is due this year.
Lawrence Burney
5.5.17
Interviews

We Spoke to One of the Women 'The Guardian' Thought Was in Rae Sremmurd

We figured we'd call rapper Gizzle after her face was mistakenly printed on thousands of papers across the UK.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.7.17
Culture

How Tupac and Biggie Went from Friends to Deadly Rivals

Tupac declined Biggie's offer to manage his career. "Nah, stay with Puff," he told Biggie. "He will make you a star."
Ben Westhoff
9.13.16
Features

Watch This Extended Clip of YG Telling All to a Therapist

Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. Ahead of his new record, we filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.
Noisey Staff
6.14.16
New music

Pac Div feat. Kendrick Lamar & Blu: „Cross Trainers"

Pac Div halten es strickt West Coast mit ihrer neuen Nummer.
Ryan Bassil
11.7.12