Shoreline Mafia isn’t a rap group— it’s family. For OhGeesy (real name: Alejandro Coranza), Rob Vicious (Robert Maggee), Fenix (Fenix Rypinski) and Master Kato (Malik Carson), hip-hop follows an organic friendship from their native Los Angeles. The group’s inception happened when OhGeesy and Fenix linked through MySpace in 2012 while doing graffiti in high school. “I had this nigga in my Top Friends,” OhGeesy laughs. “When we met, we had no idea we were gonna make music. But as we were hanging out, doing crazy shit. I got a laptop and began recording myself.
Then, Fenix heard it and he was like, ‘I’m trying to make music too!’” In 2017, Shoreline Mafia released its first full-length mixtape ShorelineDoThatShit, which spawned tracks like “Nun Major,” “Spaceship,” “Serve A Boat” and “Whuss The Deal,” amassing millions of fans on SoundCloud. As they prep their debut project, each member maintains his own unique vibe. “We’re a group of kids, going crazy and having fun,” says OhGeesy.