Noearth of the CLDMKRS Dishes Out Beats and Rhymes Straight Outta Whittier
Noearth rockin' his first set at Low End Theory on his birthday no less.
"If you've been part of the scene since back in the day you know about Whittier," says hip-hop producer and rapper
And if you've had your ear to Whittier's hip-hop scene then you know about Noearth's involvement with the CLDMKRS (pronounced "cloudmakers" and formerly known as "Tha Process"). The collective of rappers,
Aside from making a name for themselves in Whittier, the CLDMKRS have performed at SXSW twice alongside West Coast rap legends, The Pharcyde, and made an appearance in 2012 on Youtube's long-running hip-hop channel called The Cypher Effect .
However, with as much progress as
Yet Noearth and the CLDMKRS crew took the quieter times in Whittier as a period to progress and cultivate their brand. "We wanted to take the direction of not being a group per say but more of a collective or
You'll hardly ever see Noearth without a blunt.
After polishing his individuality, Noearth's first solo release wittily called, Hunter ERF Thompson , caught the ears of Freestyle Fellowship and Project Blowed member, Self Jupiter. "This is one of my idols of hip
After meeting and joining forces with the hip-hop artists he grew up listening to, Noearth was then offered the opportunity to grace the Low End Theory stage—a notable East Los Angeles stomping ground for independent musicians and a venue Noearth had his eyes on for years. "I've just been waiting for this day and thinking about it," he says with a look of excitement, "I'm just anxious for this shit,"
"Even when I was in a metal band I'd be bumping fucking Eazy-E and Snoop Dogg on the way to the show and smoking blunts and shit."
While things are looking brighter than ever for Noearth and the CLDMKR posse, the rapper and producer says his early days with music stemmed from darker times. "When I first started rapping it was about my father passing away as a youngster." Noearth says in his timid voice as he explains the meaning behind his artist name, "I had no foundation from not having my pops around," now his name has taken a different meaning, "Noearth also means always trying to build up."
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