Fun-loving Los Angeles rappers with a gangsta-lite lean, Chico & Coolwadda bring to the table all the best elements of West Coast rap. The duo remains true to the local tradition first laid down in the late '80s and early '90s by such West Coast legends as Too Short, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and 2Pac. They're not short on attitude, for sure, yet they're not out to stir up controversy. Rather, these guys are just rapping from the heart, rhyming about what matters most to them: Cali sunshine, pimped-out cars, hot women, good-time parties, and an overall laid-back sensibility. Yet it's not all sunshine in the world of Chico & Coolwadda. The rappers may emphasize the fun nature of life, but they never turn a blind eye toward the struggles faced by themselves and so many others. It's this balance of good times and tough times that makes them more than just another rap duo. Chico & Coolwadda may be from L.A., but they're not actors -- they're rappers who speak what's on their minds and in their hearts.