REPPING: Inglewood, Watts and Long Beach, Ca.
CONSISTS OF: Bad Lucc, Soopa Fly and Damani
CO-SIGN: Westurn Union was given the seal of approval by Hip-Hop’s ultimate P.I.M.P, Snoop Dogg.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND THEM: They were featured on Snoop’s recent Koch release The Big Squeeze where they featured collectively and individually. They have their debut project also coming out on Doggy Style/Koch later this year.
CAPABILITIES: With their swagger, story telling and delivery these three MC’s are easily in the running as a force to be reckoned with. It’s been a while since we have seen a trio make the noise that these three are doing right now.
Opting to do things their way, as opposed to following the generic format many adhere to nowadays, puts Westurn Union in a demographic populated by few. Already in rotation on BET and MTV with their video for "Hat 2 da Bac", featuring Snoop and with LA radio DJs Skee and Reflex on side, Westurn Union have more bases covered than most.
THEIR VIEWS ON:
UNITY – “With anything it is important; it sets the tone and keeps everything in perspective. You can get some good music out of unity.”
CO-SIGNS – “They have always been important. Even in life somebody has to say ‘oh he is a good dude,’ as it reassures people who don’t know or who aren’t familiar with you that there must be something to it. It allows people to open up their minds before they hear your music.”
“It’s always sign as somebody has to believe in you, someone has to like you before the people hear you.”
ON BDS IN LA (OR RATHER LACK OF): “It puts a dampener on our situation but we have ways to move around that. You just have to hustle and struggle through the times. It does put a dampener on things, but what can you do? You just have to keep putting out music and hopefully it will change and get better for us.”
THEIR UP AND COMING PROJECT: “It is a project we took our time with and is well put together. Music is broader than the regular format of 16 bars and an 8 bar hook with a girl singing. We are going to expand it more with what we are bringing you.”
“This is our first introduction as Westurn Union and it is showing how we do on the West Coast, how we represent ourselves and what we do on the daily.”
DX BREAKS IT DOWN: Perceived as the most ‘anticipated band to come out of the West Coast since Westside Connection, Westurn Union know they have a lot to live up to. Is there any pressure on their shoulders? Obviously not as this trio are in it to make sure the West is heard loud and clear. “There is no pressure; it is a relief as we already know what we can do and what we are capable of and just how you will respond when you hear it.”
MYSPACE PAGE: www.myspace.com/westurnunion