'What's Good Los Angeles' EP Powered by Friends of Friends Drops First Track “Motivated” by Problem x Salva
Vans is proud to present a new 5-song EP entitled “What’s Good Los Angeles" featuring great artists from the City of Angels. We’ve teamed up with local record label Friends of Friends to find the best of the best to feature on the EP including Dam Funk, Jerome LOL, Baths, Salva, Problem, Hodgy Beats, and Mr. Carmack. 
The first track “Motivated,” a collab between DJ/producer Salva and Compton rapper Problem, is available now to listen via Soundcloud. The entire EP will be available for download starting October 8th at www.vans.com/whatsgood. We honestly can’t wait. 
Read after the jump for the full tracklist:


Track list:
1. Problem x Salva – Motivated
2. Dam Funk – Looks Like Ya’ Got Somethin’ to Say
3. Hodgy Beats – Bars (Produced by Mr. Carmack)
4. Jerome LOL – Burton Hall
5. Baths – Disorderly

'What's Good Los Angeles' EP Powered by Friends of Friends Drops First Track “Motivated” by Problem x Salva

Vans is proud to present a new 5-song EP entitled “What’s Good Los Angeles" featuring great artists from the City of Angels. We’ve teamed up with local record label Friends of Friends to find the best of the best to feature on the EP including Dam Funk, Jerome LOL, Baths, Salva, Problem, Hodgy Beats, and Mr. Carmack

The first track “Motivated,” a collab between DJ/producer Salva and Compton rapper Problem, is available now to listen via Soundcloud. The entire EP will be available for download starting October 8th at www.vans.com/whatsgood. We honestly can’t wait. 

Read after the jump for the full tracklist:

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FYF Fest: Earl Sweatshirt

Leave it to Earl Sweatshirt to pull a fast one on us and start off his FYF set on Sunday with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” inciting giggles and cheers from the audience. Although the young rap star just announced his break from non-stop touring since the release of his album Doris, he gave his all for his last performance at FYF and managed to put some smiles on the crowd after the day drama of long lines and way-too-hot temperatures. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens 

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist
After playing our House of Vans Boston and making an appearance at SXSW House of Vans with Tyler, The Creator, it was a no-brainer to place Earl Sweatshirt on the bill for FYF this weekend. The 20-year-old LA native, who already has his own label and is a prominent member of Odd Future, sounds way beyond his years, delivering tracks with a finesse that’s difficult to fabricate. In an age where young artists are starting to be taken more seriously, we’re glad Earl has stepped up to the plate and into the spotlight. But he still has time to be hilarious, especially on Instagram. Check out a couple snippets of possible new tracks for his upcoming album and watch him play FYF this Sunday. 
Photo: Jonathan Mehring, House of Vans Boston

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

After playing our House of Vans Boston and making an appearance at SXSW House of Vans with Tyler, The Creator, it was a no-brainer to place Earl Sweatshirt on the bill for FYF this weekend. The 20-year-old LA native, who already has his own label and is a prominent member of Odd Future, sounds way beyond his years, delivering tracks with a finesse that’s difficult to fabricate. In an age where young artists are starting to be taken more seriously, we’re glad Earl has stepped up to the plate and into the spotlight. But he still has time to be hilarious, especially on Instagram. Check out a couple snippets of possible new tracks for his upcoming album and watch him play FYF this Sunday. 

Photo: Jonathan Mehring, House of Vans Boston

Tyler the Creator // House of Vans

Since 2009, Tyler the Creator has been stirring up controversy, but all the talk has only built up more of a fanbase and curiousity about his music. His tracks almost hypnotize listeners as his raps leave no subject to the imagination. Tyler and crew stopped by House of Vans and the Vans lounge this week at SXSW.

photo: lifewithoutandy

Here’s another round of photos via JLay’s iPhone from Day 1. Looks like he checked in with the Odd Future crew at Earl Sweatshirt’s set & made it to Modest Mouse. More coming from Day 2 soon. Plus you can follow him on Instagram at @laytonjr

Southern California: Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival , courtesy of Guerilla Union and the Vans OTW Collection!! On Saturday April 7 artists including: Wu-Tang, Odd Future, Mac Miller, Living  Legends, Dipset, Three-6 Mafia, Kendrick Lamar, Brother Ali, DJ Quik (just to name a few) are hitting the stage in NOS Event Center in San Bernardino. Entering for a chance to win is as easy as:
1.) Follow @OTWVans & @Paid_Dues on Twitter2.) Tell @OTWVans & @Paid_Dues who you are most excited to see at this year’s show and tweet this post.3.) Be on the lookout on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00pm PST to see if you are one of the four lucky winners with Paid Dues tickets!
For more info, check out the the Vans OTW site.

Southern California: Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival , courtesy of Guerilla Union and the Vans OTW Collection!! On Saturday April 7 artists including: Wu-Tang, Odd Future, Mac Miller, Living  Legends, Dipset, Three-6 Mafia, Kendrick Lamar, Brother Ali, DJ Quik (just to name a few) are hitting the stage in NOS Event Center in San Bernardino. Entering for a chance to win is as easy as:

1.) Follow @OTWVans & @Paid_Dues on Twitter
2.) Tell @OTWVans & @Paid_Dues who you are most excited to see at this year’s show and tweet this post.
3.) Be on the lookout on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00pm PST to see if you are one of the four lucky winners with Paid Dues tickets!

For more info, check out the the Vans OTW site.