Homegrown Afro-futurism with a west coast vibe is the best way to describe Long Beach’s art-rap collective The Natives. Led by frontman and apple cider aficionado Nativethoughts. Their music is a prime example of San Kofa knowing where you’re going because you know where you’ve been. With rhymes that hearken back to the golden age of hip hop with a deep foothold into what is to be the future. Social commentary through Immigrant eyes. Descendants of the Native Tongue Posse. La River rats. Long Beach Natives with a 3rd World perspective. They are currently working on their debut album “Last of the Natives” through Porch Party Records.

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Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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