Deep in East L.A. is City Terrace, California. This is where you find La Mina, a social arts collective that cumbia group La Chamba calls home. They get inspiration from their hood to write psychedelic licks for this Peruvian-inspired style of music.
Growing up in Brownsville, Texas, rapper Carlton Zeus garnered a special appreciation for Matamoros’ street vendors. For the days he can’t cross the border, Zeus found excellent grub in his own backyard. The Block Food Park & Patio Bar is the place Zeus and his crew indulge in nachos and beer. But the food comes second to the staff that makes everyone feel at home. Next up, a food truck where Martin “El Huero” makes tacos with tortillas made from burnt cheese. Zeus loves food…like, a lot.
Alain Gomez is a tattoo artist from Los Angeles, California. He lays down his ink at the Beautiful Truth Tattoo shop in the heart of Downtown L.A. Gomez draws inspiration from a variety of sources, whether it’s classic American tattoos or his Mexican roots. When he’s not hooking someone up with a sleeve or an intricate back piece, you can find Gomez trekking across L.A. on his bicycle.