The Come Up: Skeme

Young California is thriving. Home to Nipsey Hu$$le, YG, Dom Kennedy, Iamsu! and Sage The Gemini, the West is making its way back into the top spot in hip-hop. Over the span of this year, each of these MCs has made his mark with critically acclaimed projects. Whether it was the innovative campaign for Crenshaw or the explosion of Sage catching your attention, hip-hop has seen talent from the Bay to L.A. grow into recognizable rap stars. Inglewood’s Skeme has steadily built his buzz off the strength of 2010’s Pistols & Palm Trees. That mixtape showcased the 23-year-old rocking with Tyga, ...

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