Gabriel San Roman
Weapons of Mass Creation Are Stockpiling Songs of Freedom
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
Weapons of Mass Creation like to keep their music almost all in the family. The live hip-hop band from Anaheim counts five siblings among its six-member crew. The Franco kids first came together as Franco Funktion, a jam band zigzagging through reggae, cumbia, and hip-hop. Being youngsters with dreams, band members drifted apart to study in the UC system at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Diego. But they all came back home in 2014, inviting family friend Josh Quiñonez, an Afro-Latino rapper formerly with the Analytiks, into Weapons of Mass Creation, their new group aimed at infusing innovative rhythms with deeper political knowledge.
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