Cosmic Zoo: Shaping LA’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene

Low End Theory can be held partially responsible for the cultivating of massive amounts of sonic talent coming out of Los Angeles in the last handful of years — Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Tokimonsta, members of the Soulection, HW&W and Team Supreme rosters and even Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt all owe their chops to performing at The Airliner. FACTMag takes a plunge deeper into LA’s underground scene to explore LET founder Daddy Kev’s studio, affectionately named the Cosmic Zoo, that played an equal part in developing and spitting out music’s most innovating musicians to date. Peep the full video above.

Nina Tabios

Nina Smoove aka Champagne Ninang. Certified hooligan. $F Bay Area born and bred.

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