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When Delia Brown was growing up in Venice Beach in the Eighties she was surrounded by the surf and skate scene, but hewed closer to the academic track. Her father founded a think tank at UCLA for public health policy and was later on Obama’s titular task force; her mother directed the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH). “I grew up going to demonstrations for social justice and environmental causes,” says Brown. “But I was the weirdo artist.”
After studying painting at UC Santa Cruz, she returned to Venice and started working for Betsey Johnson in Santa Monica by day while clubbing around the underground hip-hop scene at night in trendy spots like The Good Life, King King and Prince’s club Glam Slam. “I saw Nas there when he was like 18 years old,” recalls Brown, who was playing around town with her own two-girl rap group, The Fuzz, at the time.
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