The Nonce were one of L.A.’s greatest 90’s groups-Until tragedy intervened(LA WEEKLY)

While G-funk from Long Beach and Compton dominated hip-hop airwaves through the 1990s, the pulse of underground rap was maintained at the Good Life Café, a health food market and open mic workshop on the corner of Crenshaw and Exposition. After Freestyle Fellowship became the first Good Life group to invade the national consciousness with 1991’s To Whom It May Concern…, a young duo called The Nonce were their heirs apparent, seemingly primed for a breakthrough. But that success was deferred for years, and finally precluded altogether by a tragedy still mourned by their peers. read the whole article over at the LA WEEKLY

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