Stars in the making: The Venice Beach group and the OneTakeBoyz affiliate tear it up at the Illegal Civ showcase.
Warm Brew is a trio comprised of childhood friends Serk Spliff, Ray Wright and Manu Li. The group self-released their debut album Natural Spirit in 2010, followed by a tape titled The Ride; that one caught the attention of Dom Kennedy, who released their third album, Ghetto Beach Boyz, on his label OpM (Other People’s Money). Meanwhile, Compton rapper 1TakeJay is another West Coast name to watch. Part of the OneTakeBoyz crew, he’s amassed a huge following on social media with buoyant tracks like the recent release “Hello,” which samples the familiar sound of an iPhone ringtone. Together with Rucci, he also makes up the duo the Winning Team. In this session you’ll hear their performances at Illegal Civilization’s showcase at Red Bull Music Festival LA.