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Of Mexican Descent

Of Mexican Descent

Of Mexican Descent


Although they placed a poignant and genre-defying spin on L.A. hip-hop for over a decade, Of Mexican Descent (2Mex and Xololanxinxo) remain relatively obscure to mainstream fans. The duo's 1997 vinyl-only EP, Exitos y Mas Exitos, however, has become a benchmark of underground hip-hop in Los Angeles' post-Goodlife Cafe era. Through this release and countless live appearances, they've become legendary in underground circles for their effortless maneuvering between psychedelic rock and the provocative posturing of veteran Goodlife emcees. Read more on Last.fm
Although they placed a poignant and genre-defying spin on L.A. hip-hop for over a decade, Of Mexican Descent (2Mex and Xololanxinxo) remain relatively obscure to mainstream fans. The duo's 1997 vinyl-only EP, Exitos y Mas Exitos, however, has become a benchmark of underground hip-hop in Los Angeles' post-Goodlife Cafe era. Through this release and countless live appearances, they've become legendary in underground circles for their effortless maneuvering between psychedelic rock and the provocative posturing of veteran Goodlife emcees. Their sound has influenced a generation of left-field hip-hop groups, yet their real legacy may be the fully realized, intelligent perspective they introduced to the music from the seemingly silent descendants of Native American peoples.

This first-time CD reissue expands on the classic EP, adding a number of previously unreleased tracks from the same period, further solidifying Exitos y Mas Exitos as an important and untainted artifact from a prolific time in the history of hip-hop. http://www.myspace.com/ofmexicandescent Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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