After the West Coast Hip-Hop scene has championed G-Funk music for decades, Gary Richards b.k.a. Destructo is introducing a new offset to carry on the legacy while tapping into the listener needs of today’s youth. His new West Coast EP–slyly dubbed as G-House–is a tightly composed mix of gangsta ish and EDM (without the sacrificial reduction of actual rhythm). And he’s recruited the perfect cadre to pull it off.
You may be familiar with the Problem-helmed “Dare You 2 Move,” for its aggressive YouTube campaign and No. 1 placement on The Wrap Up: Hip-Hop Wired’s Top 10 Videos of The Week back on Halloween. While multiple dope jams on one project are hard to come these days, best believe the West Coast EP has plenty more where that comes from.
Generations mesh for the sake of the turn-up on “Nobody Else” as Ty Dolla $ign carves out the melody for G-Funk pioneer Warren G to rock over a pulsating audio light show. YG’s “Party Up” holds true to its title, as the krazy lifer instructs bottles to be emptier than condom rappers on the undeniable records. However, it’s the raunchy “Bust Them Cheeks” that steals the show, with the always brazen Too $hort showing that his understanding for the G-House movement comes rather natural.
Destructo’s extended player goes just as hard as his trademarked events. As founder of the electronic music cruise Holy Ship! and Hard Summer and Hard Day of the Dead festivals, he’s graced Rolling Stone’s “50 Most Important People in EDM” list a couple of the times as well as InTheMix’s “50 Most Powerful People in EDM” and Do Androids Dance’s “20 Most Influential People in EDM” lists in addition.
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