“After dropping a terrific debut album last November — a stylish bundle of songs that somehow felt nonchalant and meticulous at once — Shoreline Mafia has since become one of the most fascinating acts in a resurgent L.A. rap scene. And on Saturday night, the [collective’s] chemistry was something you could practically reach out and touch. These guys love rapping, and even more than that, they love rapping with each other.” – Washington Post
Though influenced by Southern lean culture, Shoreline’s music fits neatly into the ratchet music corner of L.A. rap. When it comes together, Mafia Bidness boasts some of the most infectious California rap records of the summer. – Pitchfork
“Videos filmed in graffitied, just-made condos and fluorescent strip malls near East Hollywood helped make Shoreline Mafia the [collective] of choice for truant teenagers. “Musty” and “Bottle Service” are definitive Shoreline: rollicking, slithering, and, in their creation, laughably janky and blatantly illegal.” – Noisey
“Of course, you can’t think of the West Coast or LA without Shoreline Mafia popping up immediately. It’s unbelievable that they’ve only been around for a few years considering the fact that they seem to be virtually everywhere.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“After bubbling on the West Coast underground circuit for the past four years, the party rap quartet is finally releasing their major-label debut this weekend, a culmination of three mixtapes, a set of wild tours and festival appearances, and a burgeoning fan base thirsty for more of their hedonistic, just left-of-gangsta-style raps.” – UPROXX
“Shoreline Mafia is leading L.A.’s unruly rap renaissance.” – The FADER
“The only prerequisites to enjoying their music are a functional set of ears” – Passion of the Weiss
“Shoreline Mafia shows that they are currently one of the hottest groups from Los Angeles with the released of their major label debut album ‘Mafia Bidness’. The whole project contains a mix of party anthems and compelling trap records. From trap beats to laid-back productions, the L.A. collective proves that they can ride to any beats and make it a worthwhile listen.” – L.A. Leakers
After bubbling on the West Coast underground circuit for the past four years, the party rap quartet is finally releasing their major-label debut this weekend, a culmination of three mixtapes, a set of wild tours and festival appearances, and a burgeoning fan base thirsty for more of their hedonistic, just left-of-gangsta-style raps.
Representing Los Angeles to the fullest, Shoreline Mafia have been operating as a tight collective for a minute. They’ve dropped several mixtapes, establishing themselves as one of the go-to sources for the current sound of the West Coast.
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The Mafia is here! Shoreline Mafia is back in business and this time it’s for their debut album, Mafia Bidness.
Of course, you can’t think of the West Coast or LA without Shoreline Mafia popping up immediately. It’s unbelievable that they’ve only been around for a few years considering the fact that they seem to be virtually everywhere.
Shoreline Mafia’s Fenix Flexin, OhGeesy, Rob Vicious, and Master Kato deliver 20 tracks of pure West Coast, summertime shine. Turning their infectious hedonism and tight-knit chemistry into an unstoppable force, Shoreline Mafia is the hottest rap group on the West Coast.
Mafia Bidness is Shoreline Mafia’s major-label debut album and a celebration of the Los Angeles group’s rapid rise to fame. OhGeesy, Fenix Flexin, Rob Vicious, and Master Kato channel heavy West Coast traditions, but pour it up with their signature rowdy twist.
Shoreline Mafia shows that they are currently one of the hottest groups from Los Angeles with the released of their major label debut album ‘Mafia Bidness’. The whole project contains a mix of party anthems and compelling trap records. From trap beats to laid-back productions, the L.A. collective proves that they can ride to any beats and make it a worthwhile listen.
Shoreline Mafia isn’t just a rap/hip-hop collective — it’s family. For OhGeesy (real name: Alejandro Coranza), Rob Vicious (Robert Maggee), Fenix Flexin (Fenix Rypinski) and Master Kato (Malik Carson), hip-hop follows an organic friendship from their native Los Angeles. The collective’s inception happened when OhGeesy and Fenix linked through MySpace in 2012 while doing graffiti in high school. “I had this n**** in my Top Friends,” OhGeesy laughs. “When we met, we had no idea we were gonna make music. But as we were hanging out, doing crazy shit, I got a laptop and began recording myself. Then Fenix heard it and he was like, ‘I’m trying to make music too!’”
After recording one song, they clicked and immediately founded Shoreline Mafia. “The name incorporates the beach and water. The waves start at the shoreline,” says OhGeesy. Fenix remembers the early days; recording on a “$100 mic and Garage Band” and putting music on SoundCloud. “That shit started getting views and we just kept it up.”
Two years later, Rob Vicious and Kato were introduced. “We were just doing regular, teenage shit,” says Rob. By 2017, the newcomers officially joined Shoreline Mafia. The quartet garnered widespread attention with 2017’s “Musty” (produced by Ron-Ron). With over 12 million plays on YouTube, the track propelled Shoreline Mafia onto hip-hop’s larger radar, including an appearance at the Rolling Loud Festival. “It’s a hard ass song,” explains OhGeesy of the viral track. “All of our songs are that hard. That was so catchy, everyone caught on to it.”
In November 2017, Shoreline Mafia released its first full-length mixtape ShorelineDoThatShit, which spawned tracks like “Nun Major,” “Spaceship,” “Serve A Boat” and “Whuss The Deal,” amassing millions of fans on SoundCloud. In 2018, the collective signed to Atlantic Records and built upon the year with 3 sold-out American tours and a European tour. Now with 2019 under way, they can add the Off The X Tour to an already impressive list of sold out shows, along with 2 SOLD OUT DATES at the Shrine auditorium – their biggest show to date, with 10 thousand tickets sold in less than 10 days! Rob Vicious spent the month of May on his 25:19 Tour with various special guests, including his Shoreline Mafia collective brother Master Kato. Ohgeesy and Fenix Flexin recently recently supported $uicide Boy$ on his North American tour, and the two members will ride into Europe on their Euro Wave Tour this October.
Even in the midst of the successful shows, the collective still finds ways to give back. In 2018, Shoreline partnered with Rolling Loud LA and hosted a Toy Drive for the non-profit organization East L.A. Rising, which helps underprivileged youth for the holiday season. “We wanted to do a toy drive because I remember getting Christmas gifts at my school and how I thought it was so cool back then. Especially with all the kids come to our pop-ups in LA, it would be wrong not to give back now,” explains Fenix Flexin of Shoreline Mafia. This Easter, the collective teamed up with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), an organization dedicated to providing underserved youth with free, exceptional programs. Shoreline Mafia and HOLA threw an Easter egg hunt and dinner for Latino children in downtown Los Angeles to give back to their community.
With their recent successes – achieved without the assistance of radio airplay or playlisting support – Shoreline Mafia now has 1 RIAA Certified Platinum single (“Bands”), 2 RIAA Certified Gold singles (“Musty,” “Nun Major”), over 1 billion streams in the US alone, 16 million average streams a week, and 500 million equivalent albums sold across all releases combined. Accompanying these numbers, the group now has over 1 million followers combined and 705k followers on their Shoreline page via Instagram, along with a YouTube audience of 552k subscribers and growing. They’ve already enjoyed early press coverage from FADER, Noisey, Forbes, The Washington Post, Pitchfork, PassionWeiss and other music blogs.
As they prep their debut project, each member of the collective maintains his own unique vibe. “We’re a group of kids, going crazy and having fun,” says OhGeesy. “I bring that, ‘I don’t give a fuck vibe.’ I’m really exclusive,” says Kato. Rob describes his sound as “real street, dark shit.” As for Fenix, “I be coming with straight bars. Bring that energy. Keep that crowd going. You feel me? That’s what I be going on.” It’s not always easy fusing four voices—and personalities–into a cohesive sound. So how does Shoreline Mafia do it? It’s goes back to their genuine love. “Honestly? I don’t know how this shit be working,” laughs Rob. “I think it’s off the fact that we really fuck with each other.” Adds Kato, “These are my brothers.”
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