L.A. rap group is on the rise

Remember when musicians met on MySpace? It wasn't that long ago. Los Angeles rap group Shoreline Mafia can trace its origins to 2012, when OhGeesy put fellow graffiti artist Fenix in his Top Friends on MySpace. The two didn't plan to make music together, but that's exactly what happened. Later the pair incorporated Rob Vicious and Master Kato.

In 2017, the raunchy rappers launched a song that amassed 12 million YouTube views (“Musty”), and later that year released their first mixtape, ShorelineDoThatShit, which went nuts on SoundCloud. Last year, major labels came calling; the group signed to Atlantic and embarked on a sold-out tour.

The Washington Post called Shoreline Mafia “one of the most fascinating acts in a resurgent L.A. rap scene.” This group is hard, dark and not for everybody. But the foursome is definitely on the rise. (Fans only)