Here in Los Angeles last week Red Bull hosted a music "culture clash" downtown, putting the sound systems of four L.A. crews head to head – Stones Throw, Smog, Dub Club, Dim Mak – and letting the audience shout out the winner. Dim Mak had beer bongs, Dub Club had ninjas, Smog had bass, but this was clearly no match for the keytar. Representing the most-shouted team of the night was Peanut Butter Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and J. Rocc. Also on hand were Jody Watley, MC Eiht, Egyptian Lover, Rhettmatic, Planet Asia, Wildchild and (the Most Valuable Player by some estimates) Baby Boogaloo.
Photos by Carlos Cruz.