I’d be a lying pr*ck if I said I was prepared for what popped up today in my inbox. That’s right, The Pricks are here with their first Booth feature, and man is it eclectic (what else would you expect from a group that shouts out both the Ramones and N.W.A. as influences?). The Long Beach natives are coming straight out of their signing with Cinematic Music Group in full force to give listeners an earful on the worldwide premiere of Ghetto Blaster. The laid-back, west coast vibe from T-Nut on the boards delivers a perfect balance between the lyrical bombs and otherworldly distortion on the bars. With talented guest features from B-Real and Smoke DZA, The Pricks definitely have major backing (and originality to boot) on their side to keep their momentum going. They certainly have my attention, and I’m sure they’ll grab yours. If you like the notes blasting through your headphones now, be sure to keep an ear out for the Jonny Shipes Presents: GoodTalk Vol.9 “Curve Your Enthusiasm” Edition (dropping Dec. 6), on which the Cali boys will be featured.