[Editor's note: In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots late last month West Coast Sound spoke with rappers and writers whose work has been influenced by them. Here's one more.]
Despite being born in New York, Everlast was a pivotal part of early L.A. hip hop, joining Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate Cartel before House of Pain, and touring with Cypress Hill. His group La Coka Nostra brings real West Coast heat as well, though his latest project veers toward country. We talked to him about his memory of the riots.