Alexander Spit

Twitter: @AlexanderSpit

Pros: Also a dope producer

Cons: Has yet to find a way to get the attention he deserves

Essential Listening: These Long Strange Nights

Okay, okay Alexander Spit isn’t technically from L.A. but as an L.A.-based artist with his caliber of talent it’s only inevitable that Angelenos will try to stake a claim on this San Francisco transplant.

Equally adept behind the mic as he is behind the boards (check out Mansions, a haunting mixtape of instrumentals he describes as “a wide array of drugged-out 4 a.m. vibes to sample-heavy neck crampers”), Spit relocated to Los Angeles to get his voice heard beyond the Golden Gate bridge and he’s finally seeing that goal accomplished since the release of his These Long Strange Nights mixtape. The Hundreds-backed artist who works on Rosewood and had his debut at SXSW and Murs’ Paid Dues festival this year, is well on his way.