West Coast hip-hop group Warm Brew have roots in Santa Monica where members Ray Wright, Manu Li, and Serk Spliff all grew up together.
Inspired by artists like A Tribe Called Quest
and De La Soul
, the three friends began developing their sound in 2009, culminating in the breezy, laid-back single "Doin' It Right," which was featured on their 2010 LP Natural Spirit. Over the next few years, they continued to develop their funky, chilled-out sound both live and in the studio, releasing their follow-up LP, Kottabos, in 2012 followed by The Ride in 2013. Their profile received a major bump in 2014 when they signed a deal with L.A. rapper Dom Kennedy
's label Other People's Money to release their third album, 2015's Ghetto Beach Boyz. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi