Following on from a string of successful independent releases, rapper Hugh Augustine has built himself a cult-like following in his hometown of Los Angeles and Germany in recent years. Supporting the likes of Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples on tour, Hugh has performed at a number of historic LA venues including the Troubadour, ROXY, and the Glasshouse. Following the release of his well-received ‘Massimo Ciabatta’ album this past July, Hugh successfully launched the project at the Low End Theory in LA before heading to Hamburg to perform at the prestigious African Heritage Festival.

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Bars & Tunes

Hugh has given us the inside track to the best places to hang out in LA.

Bar Stella: 3932 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States.

Authentic French cuisine & handcrafted cocktails meet Caribbean vibes at this Silverlake speakeasy.

Black Bar: 6202 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States.

From hip-hop spinning in the dance room to punk and reggae in the spacious outdoor patio, Black serves as a one-stop shop for all your weekend havoc.

Eighty Two: 707 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States.

Old school pinball machines, great drinks, & Galaga. Make sure you bring your quarters to this 21+ “Barcade” in Little Tokyo.

The Virgil: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States.

An iconic venue, bar, and restaurant in East Hollywood, where the drinks, food, and music programming is always on point.

The Lash: 117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States.

Located in Downtown & Hollywood, this “concept club, bar, performance, and so social space” was designed by renowned visual artist Erik Hart, making the vibe incredibly unique.