How does Santa Ana rapper Kadillak Kaz spend his downtime? Getting high on culture--and plenty of cannabis. In his latest video for the single "I'm In This" off of his recently released Downtime EP, the former OC Weekly cover boy stares at paint slathered portraits of Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X and other cultural icons, staring deep into their eyes and blowing blunt smoke in their faces. Sure, trying to give a civil rights leader a contact high might seem a little disrespectful, not to mention damaging to the artwork. But it's also symbolic of the rapper's hiatus since releasing last year's album, Late Nights, Early Money.
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Taking time away from recording music prior to Downtime, which came in early 2015, Kaddy's had plenty of time to sit, smoke, and contemplate his next moves as an artist. He says the time off has been crucial since we last spoke to him after his release from jail following a near conviction on a dubious carjacking charge that almost landed him life in prison. More »