Considering the depth of his musical roots coupled with his passion, there is probably no one better positioned to revive the West Coast rap scene by not only recapturing its history, but also continuing its vintage sound. Under the banner of his new imprint, Gaim Chng3r Enterprizes, Havoc is steadfastly forging a new legacy in hip hop. For the past two years he has been documenting historic interviews with major artists who were in the game from the very beginning. Over 30 artists have been interviewed to date, including Ice-T, Too Short, Warren G, Kurupt, Yo Yo, Da Brat, Ms. Toi, Xzibit and Lighter Shade of Brown.Â The footage will be revealed in his new film,“Go Hard: The True Untold Story of West Coast Hip Hip,” slated for release in 2016 and the soundtrack, featuring several of Gaim Chng3r’s newly signed acts, is available now!
|Ice T visits the “Go Hard set.|
Interview snippets and promotional shout outs from a slew of veteran rap artists including hip hop heroes like Rappin 4-Tay,Â JJ Fad, Kam, Money B and WC, as well as videos from Gaim Chng3r’s new artists, are featured on the Gaim Chng3r Enterprize YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/
“South Central Cartel helped to carve the landscape of the West Coast rap scene. We were right alongside artists like N.W.A. and Tupac back in the day, giving the world a peak into this Cali street life,” notes Havoc.
Flashback photo:Â standing left to right: unidentified,DJ Kaos (SCC), (unidentified),Â Havoc Da Mouthpieice (SCC), Spice 1 and LV (SCC)
kneeling:Â Tupac, DJ Gripp, Prodeje (SCC) andÂ Havikk the Rhymeson (SCC)
“I’ve been true to this music for three decades now, different incarnations, but always true to the game. With ‘Go Hard: The True Untold Story of West Coast Hip Hip,’ I am not only honoring and celebrating this west side journey, I am positioning it for a greater outreach into the future. Gaim Chng3r is the new face of West Coast rap and the rebel cry is ‘Go Hard’ because we can’t go home, this is home! The movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ was only a small part of the story, but it proved that the world remembers and that they want more! ‘Go Hard’ is taking it back to the streets South Central style. We bringing Watts, the Bay, Sacramento and the entire coast along for this ride!”
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