Shane Ryu is a Los Angeles raised boom bap aficionado who enjoys playing music way too loud in his '05 Corolla. His other hobbies include freestyling with friends, arguing with J. Cole haters, and bombarding people with hip-hop trivia. He also writes for CentralSauce in his free time.
In Korea, Junoflo is considered a “gyopo.” In America, he’s an Asian. At once, he’s from everywhere and nowhere.
“I don’t remember the hard times. I just remember I had to do it, and you appreciate everything a little more. It’s a lesson in gratitude.”
“I used to battle on the roof, the loser had to jump.”
Two years after releasing his GRAMMY-winning 'DAMN.,' Kendrick Lamar’s honesty remains a testament to the power of fear.
In 2017, I lost one of my closest friends.
The essence of 'Piñata' is found beyond Freddie Gibbs' seemingly endless tales of cocaine-slanging and gangbanging.
Five years on, 'Cilvia Demo' still feels like a winding journey of self-discovery.
Fourteen years ago, the introduction to Dr. Dre's new protégé thrusted the West Coast back to the forefront of mainstream hip-hop with a vengeance.