11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At a time when West Coast rap was engulfed in bloated production techniques and gangster posturing, Coast II Coast arrived as a breath of fresh air. Mischievous, spontaneous, and often uproarious, The Alkaholiks’ second album reinvigorated L.A. rap by injecting it with a much-needed sense of play. “Daaam!,” “2014,” and “The Next Level” captured the woozy pleasures of an all-night party, even as they remained rooted in the dense sonics of L.A. hip-hop. More importantly, at a time of elevated regional tension, the group celebrated elements of East Coast hip-hop on tracks like the Diamond D–produced “Let It Out.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

At a time when West Coast rap was engulfed in bloated production techniques and gangster posturing, Coast II Coast arrived as a breath of fresh air. Mischievous, spontaneous, and often uproarious, The Alkaholiks’ second album reinvigorated L.A. rap by injecting it with a much-needed sense of play. “Daaam!,” “2014,” and “The Next Level” captured the woozy pleasures of an all-night party, even as they remained rooted in the dense sonics of L.A. hip-hop. More importantly, at a time of elevated regional tension, the group celebrated elements of East Coast hip-hop on tracks like the Diamond D–produced “Let It Out.”

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