Last year I asked my sister, an LA native, about the LA music scene and who I should be listening to. She put me on to TiRon & Ayomari’s album A Sucker For Pumps. I didn’t know anything about these guys, and I listened to the album for almost a year before looking up their previous work.
Released Sep 2011, its described by them as “An album about boys and girls, dedicated to men and women”. Every song is about relationships, the good the bad and the ugly. Songs like I’d Rather describe those relationships between people who shouldn’t be together but can’t stand to be apart. While Perfect is about women who struggle with self esteem and insecurity. The production on the album blends hip hop, jazz, and r&b without breaking up the cohesive sound of the project. Their sound falls in line with a lot of the progressive hip hop coming out of the West now.
TiRon and Ayomari (originally from ATL) are both solo artists with projects of their own. They’re also part of a larger collective called The Cafeteria Line, whose members include some of the Woodworks extended fam Tiffany Gouche, Sir, and D Smoke. They just dropped a compilation in August called HNGRY that I hope everyone will go check out. Peep the rest of the dope vids from A Sucker For Pumps below and go check out The Cafeteria Line’s bandcamp page here where you can find ASFP and HNGRY.