You might already be familiar with "Lausd," the track off Jurassic 5's 2000 classic Quality Control
, but you probably don't know what the hell the song title means. It's an acronym for Los Angeles Unified Skills District, which is also the name of J-5 rapper Akil's new, totally underground side project. L.A.U.S.D. is composed of Akil, MCs Pupa Don, Filthy Rich, Ching, and L Don, and DJs 3rd Degree and Whip. It's an all-star collection of L.A.'s subterranean hip-hop artists.
L.A.U.S.D. is hitting town on Friday, July 23, playing at the Old Brickhouse alongside DJs Radar, Emile, and Senbad. It's an all-ages party with a $15 cover, and doors open at 7 p.m. It'll be a tasty appetizer for the KRS-One show at the Brickhouse the next night, when Drunken Immortals open for the legendary MC. Hip-hop hooray!