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Flagrant City Spotlight: A Therapeutic Sit Down With So EZ about Sangria5, Therapy Hour + Therapy [Interview]

Back in July of this year, a good friend of mine, Malcolm Edwards, who goes by the rap moniker name of So EZ, released a dope album entitled Therapy.

If you’re local to Los Angeles, you may have stopped by, or at the very least, heard about a fire ass day party event called So EZ Sundays that ran from around the end of 2016 and 2018 that used to be held at the Comfort LA downtown location (food is amazing by the way)!

He got the juice (Sangria5), no seriously that’s his Sangria brand that would sponsor the parties and he’d sell bottles and cups at almost every function. A couple DJ homies and royalty from my hometown of Buffalo, New York – which is where I crossed paths with this Cleveland, OH creative cat, even stopped through and blessed the wheels or were in attendance at some point: DJ Slim Gus, DJ TJizzle, DJ Tiger, Venzella Joy & Vidie. What a time to be in Los Angeles the fun was guaranteed, the weed was always lit & the feels were cozy. We even met Teddy Ray Comedy at one of the parties it was that type of kickback turn up vibe. Cool as fuck. Dope as fuck. Historic as fuck.

Pictured: So EZ, BuffaLowe (Rhonda Jane), Chan showing some Dirty Logan & Good Ol’ Dank love at So EZ Sundays 1 Year Anniversary event in 2017 at Comfort LA.
Chan & BuffaLowe (Rhonda Jane) at So EZ Sundays 1 Year Anniversary event in 2017 at Comfort LA.
Chan of Good Ol’ Dank & Comedian Teddy Ray
Pictured: Vidie, DJ TJizzle, DJ Tiger, Venzella Joy, DJ Slim Gus, BuffaLowe, So EZ + Sangria 5

Getting back to the hot, 10-track summer release by So EZ, Therapy.

This project is very raw, eclectic, upbeat and passionate. EZ decided to take us on his personal journey as a young Black male attending therapy sessions via his music.

A few of my own personal favorite songs off the album are listed below.

BuffaLowe’s Picks off Therapy: Go Live feat. Jimmy Hustle, Pray For the Gang and All My Niggaz.

The outcome of this album was pure bravery, genius and innovation. Laying it all out there and being so relatable to so many others who can’t express these thoughts or feelings.

Fast forward to now, in November, almost 5 months later, Therapy has taken on more of a prominent role in all facets of So EZ’s life.

Read our exclusive interview below to learn more about the reception of this album, upcoming events and new merchandise with So EZ!

BuffaLowe: How do you feel about the overall reception regarding the release of your most recent project “Therapy” that came out in July!? What feedback have you gotten from listeners and fans?

EZ: The response from my album Therapy has been dope. I pay attention to the details. I don’t have the greatest streaming numbers but the overall response from this project is more than I could ask for. When you have people say things like “bro I felt like you was talking to me on that track” or “your music helped me when I was going through a tough time”, “Your project made me think about going to therapy.” What more can I want?

EZ: I used the project to let out emotions and feelings that I didn’t know how to verbalize in a conversation. If you listen to the project I’m rapping but everything is saying something. My words are speaking, the instruments are speaking. Sometimes the instruments are screaming.

I go to therapy and have an amazing Black woman as my therapist but I needed this project to free my mind of a lot of things. My ultimate goal is to help more men feel more comfortable with talking about their issues, especially Black men. We deal with so many things that we classify as normal, but it’s not.

I want people to realize that just as much as you go to the gym for your physical appearance or strength we need to do that much maintenance on our minds. I could’ve named the album anything but I thought Therapy made the most sense. My thought was maybe people will see the word “therapy” and it might make them say “maybe I should try it”.

BuffaLowe: I’ve seen you began facilitating more mental health workshops lately. What is Therapy Hour and why did you start this particular event?

So EZ’s Therapy Hour at Comfort LA Inglewood last month in October 2019

EZ: I began going to therapy in March 2018. It helped a lot – Therapy Hour is an event I created that takes place at the new Inglewood Comfort LA. It’s two hours of conversation facilitated by Krystyl Wright, L.C.S.W doing journaling and mindfulness exercises that are fun and challenging.

I wanted to create something where people could come together and realize they might not be the only people going through the shit they are going through. Therapy Hour is somewhere people can write their thoughts down.

Sometimes I feel it’s easier to do these things with a group. I want people to build the habit of taking care of their mental health. We aim to provide people with information on finding a therapist as well. Especially Black people who are looking for a Black therapist. We are still building information and resources. It’s is not, however a substitute for therapy.

BuffaLowe: When is your next follow up Therapy event?

So EZ: The next Therapy Hour event is next week, Thursday, November 14th from 7-9PM at the Comfort L.A. Inglewood location! The address is 902 N La Brea Ave Inglewood, CA 90302.

I got merch dropping before the end of the year hopefully (Laughs). It’s been a two year process trying to get it right. But we’re at the finish line. I’m a true creative I’m not dropping shit until I’m 97% satisfied because I’ll never be satisfied. Content yes but not satisfied. If that makes any sense and I’m dropping another album this coming summer.

I also have the best beverage in the world called Sangria 5. Stop drinking that weak ass dry wine the sister-in-law you don’t like make and drink Sangria 5 for the holidays! (Laughs).

BuffaLowe: You right about that EZ, You right about that (Black Dynamite tone)!

Follow @sangriafive on IG!
Sangria Five is Good Ol’ Dank Approved

Please be sure to take a moment to follow So EZ and all of his brands on Instagram!

@iamsoez

@soezsundays

@sangriafive

@comfort_la

Around LA: KISS ME! at Los Globos this Friday Music by DJ Tiger & Ehonda [10.4.19]

This Friday, October 4th, catch my boy DJ Tiger spinning chunes at Los Globos alongside E-Honda for KISS ME!

First Friday of every month you can expect this sultry bashment ting to gwaan!

Follow us on Instagram for more details: @213kissme @tigerthedj @yaboysimon @ehonda.m.o @flagrantcity

Use the link below to secure your spot for the function!

RSVP: kissme.movement.fm

#AroundLA: @HousePartyLA Hosts 1 Year Anniversary Party! [7.15.16]

This will be epic. RSVP for location, event is FREE before 10:30pm, $10 after that ALL NIGHT!


Visit the Facebook Page to see photos from the Warehouse Party in DTLA last month!  Facebook.com/housepartyla

Nickelus F – Laced Weed [VIDEO]

 In true Sweet Petey fashion, Nickelus F hits us with a brand new, trippy visual to accompany his hit single, “Laced Weed.”  If you are a frequent Flagrant City visitor, or a fan of our yearly compilation mixtapes with DJ Tiger, then you’ve heard this track on Illicit Activities 7 (download the single on iTunes) or you checked out the chopped not slopped version we did with DJ Slim K (download on Soundcloud).

Stream the entire Illicit Activities 7 Mix on Soundcloud

Illicit Activities 007: Vintage Designer Drugs on Soundcloud

Roll up.  Spike the punch.  Then lace the trees. Enjoy the video below.

 PREVIOUS: Flagrant City X Tiger The DJ Presents Illicit Activities 007: Vintage Designer Drugs! [7th Annual Mix]

ALSO: The FC (Flagrant City) Presents Nickelus F x Slim K – TRIFLIN’ Chopped Not Slopped [EXCLUSIVE RELEASE]

RELATED: Nickelus F – TRIFLIN’ EP – Official Release 8.28.15 [ALBUM]

Around LA: Babylon Cartel x Anml Hse Presents A Special Halloween #HousePartyLA! [10.31.15]

Oh you don’t have plans for Halloween and you’re in LA? Now you do.

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DJ Tiger, Gianni Lee, DJ Suga Shay, Osk Kosh, Chynna, and Seca will be offering the spooky soundtrack for the evening.  I was your door gal at the 4th of July house party this summer, maybe I’ll be your friendly face at the door again this time around: $7 with RSVP, $10 without, so have your funds in order and come out to have a great time!

Open Bar (until supplies last) + Halloween RSVP:

PREVIOUS: Around LA – @anmlhse X @babyloncartel presents #HousePartyLA! [7/3/15]

Flagrant City x DJ Tiger presents Illicit Activities V [MIXTAPE]

Welcome back to the 5th installment in the Illicit Activities series with Flagrant City and DJ Tiger! This time around we give you guys some cozy, mellow, Woodstock-esque, groovy & sultry sounds to vibe out to and enjoy.

We gave you 5 promotional teasers leading up to the release, so eloquently crafted by Kat. A few of these are included with the mixtape.

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DOWNLOAD: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 5 (Tracked Out Version)

DOWNLOAD: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 5 (Full Mix)

Featured artists: Nell, Nic&Rell, Schoolboy Q, Suga F, Vic Mensa, Antwon, Supa BWE, Nickelus F, Jon Connor, 100s, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Lucille Ghatti, Declan?, Huzzah, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Amber London, Kari Faux, Mick Jenkins, ndeluv, The Internet, Jesse Boykins.

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DOWNLOAD: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 5 (Tracked Out Version)

DOWNLOAD: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 5 (Full Mix)

Hosted by DJ Tiger

Musical Selection/Song Direction by Kenzo

Artwork and Promotional Teasers by Kat

Marketing, Press & Promotion by Lowe

(c) 2014

Check out the previous mixtapes in the entire catalog below.

PREVIOUS: FLAGRANT CITY X DJ TIGER X SLIM K PRESENTS ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 4: PREY IV REIGN [MIXTAPE]

ALSO: DOWNLOAD: FLAGRANT CITY & DJ TIGER PRESENTS ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 3: SLADDERDAY SAINTS [MIXTAPE]

OH YEAH: #IA2 – FLAGRANT CITY X DJ TIGER: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 2

WHERE IT ALL STARTED: ILLICIT ACTIVITIES

End of Show Cipher at The Demo feat. Deuce Ellis, Imperfekt & more! [VIDEO] [@DJMAHF]

DJ Mahf put on a great event featuring independent artists from all over The Demo in The Grove section of St. Louis, MO last month.

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This show was a part of Deuce Ellis’s Spread the World Tour, in which he performed with his road DJ Tiger.

Other performers included: Imperfeckt, Caveman Chronicles, Daniel Dwyer, IQ, Farout & Matthew Sawicki & more!

PREVIOUS: DEUCE ELLIS – SPREAD [ALBUM]

ALSO: DEUCE ELLIS – COLOR THE WALLS [VIDEO]