Every week, Take Two brings you the latest releases from SoCal-based artists. This week, Oliver Wang unveils the newest pre-summer jams.
Artist: Aloe Blacc
Song: Brooklyn in the Summer
L.A.’s singing/rapping sensation Aloe Blacc gets an early jump on a summer jam with this one. It's the lead single off an upcoming LP.
Artist: Patrick Paige II
Album: Letters of Irrelevance
Song: On My Mind/Charge It to the Game
Last year, Syd and Matt Martian of The Internet put out solo albums and this year, it’s the turn of their bassist and producer, Patrick Paige II. For this lead single from Paige’s upcoming LP, he does enlist the help of Syd, as well as singer/rapper Kari Faux.
Artist: Cheech and Chong
Album: Up in Smoke (40th Anniversary)
Song: Earache My Eye
Wow, has it really been 40 years? L.A.’s most notorious pro-marijuana duo celebrate the 40th anniversary of the soundtrack from their infamous movie, "Up in Smoke." Alice Bowie was Cheech Marin’s fictional heavy metal persona, and the song has since been covered by Soundgarden and Korn. What would Cheech and Chong look like in a post-legalization California?