Ch:35 Samoa

Kava

The Psychedelic Experience of Kava Culture

Here I am ocean-side in Montauk, a beautiful place that used to belong to the Mauntakket tribe but is now full of assholes. And one day, kava too is going to be taken away from the fa’a Samoa.
UCE Car Club

California Coasting: UCE Car Club

"Me and my brother sat down and said, “Man, that’s a good fuckin’ name ‘cause it’s also the card that they have in the pen’, the usos, you know what I mean? That’s not why we chose that name. We just thought it was a good name, because an uso can mean anything."

Rag Ties: The Samoan Gangs of Los Angeles

Our trip through the LA Samoan gang landscape took us from Scott Park on the East Side of Carson to the Scottsdale housing projects on the West Side, to Long Beach where the S.O.S. Crips bang.
Boo - Yaa T.R.I.B.E. shot by Estevan Oriol

The Origins of Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. played a pioneering role in the development of gangsta-rap. Consisting of six Samoan-American brothers, Boo-Yaa boasts eight LPs, a slew of side hustles, and decades of West Side experience.