Because Los Angeles is a music-industry center, a lot of artists from the area devote themselves to conformity -- yet for some strange, unexplained reason, SoCal's underground hip-hop scene remains a bastion of originality. The ShapeShifters epitomize this contradiction. Featuring mouthpieces Akuma, AWOL One, Circus, Die, Existereo, Life Rexall and Radioinactive, and supplemented by spinner LA Jae, the sprawling crew steers clear... More >>>