Los Angeles underground rap group Shoreline Mafia have just released their new single "Gangstas & Sippas" featuring Q Da Fool ahead of their debut album set to release later this year. Appropriately released on 4/20, the track features a steadily thumping instrumental and swagger dripped lyrics boasting a full spread of LA vices. "Gangstas & Sippas" is Shoreline Mafia's first track of 2020 and it follows their 2019 mixtape Party Pack. Vol 2. This fresh effort from the collective is an exciting start to the new decade as it expands upon their uncanny ability to craft catchy rap bangers.
The instrumental on "Gangstas & Sippas" is a clever DIY soundscape that slowly adds on more menacing layers. It starts with simple string chords and later brings in a booming horn riff and some high register key runs. The rudimentary approach to the beat brings a rewarding banger when in full swing and sets a strong tempo for the classic LA flows that come to match. The track's hook is straightforward yet striking, boasting a hazy night out, "From the lean house straight to the strip club. Bouta get a pint I'm tryna sip up." The verses are potent as well, hitting with off the wall bars that cut in and out of the beat.
Shoreline Mafia aren't going anywhere, and their formula for bangers is only improving. As their beats get bigger and their bars slicken, the group will only be going up as the demand for LA rap is still prominent. Shoreline Mafia is surely a name to keep on your radar moving forward into 2020 as their upcoming debut album will establish further presence in hip-hop.