With all the new and different styles of music on display nowadays, it was refreshing to hear Gridlok & Hive on consecutive nights at LA Beatdown. It reminded me of how much I liked the Welcome to Violence album. The artistic feel to the album was inspirational and helped me to continue to appreciate artist who get sonically artistic. Even though it was slept on by some, it was ahead of it’s time enough to still catch you when you finally wake up. I’m glad I don’t sleep too often.