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    June 28, 2013

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Beat Out J.Coles 'Born Sinner' in First-Week Album Sales. But Was it Really the Better Album?

    Going head to head on hip-hop album release dates is nothing new for Kanye West. His September 11, 2007 Graduation album topped 50 Cent's Curtis in first week sales after a much publicized face-off where 50 Cent declared he would quit his solo recording career if he finished second. Unfortunately fo ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    Hip-Hop's Greatest Hockey Moments

    Despite a long-lasting lockout that vivisected this season, hockey is hotter than ever as this year's Stanley Cup Finals have become the highest rated games in history. In anticipation of tonight's game six between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, we've assembled the five most memorable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The Top 10 Male Rappers of All Time

    By: David Thorpe Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the 10 finest male rappers, from the smoking-hot hardbodie ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 20 Dillinger Escape Plan Chain Reaction Dillinger Escape Plan, the New Jersey mathcore band (that's mathrock-meets-hardcore for those who were wondering) stops by the all ages venue Chain Reaction this Monday night, giving hoards of angsty teenage boys something to yell and thrash and ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    January 11, 2013

    Tommy Gun Tunes: A Playlist for Gangstas and Gangsters

    Today, the highly anticipated gangster movie Gangster Squad hits theaters. The film, which will hopefully usher in a resurgence in classic gangster period pieces, promises that classic shoot 'em up action with a sleek new style. Of course, in honor of the occasion, we at the Weekly feel compelled to ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Top 10 Black Artists Who Should Go Country

    [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]  By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 22, 2012

    See also: Our Complete Coachella CoverageBy the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.

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    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

    ​This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Top Five Asian-American Rappers

    Last month, OC Weekly's Justin Shady created a list of the Top Five Worst Black Rappers and Top Five Worst White Rappers. The following is a list of five Asian-American rappers or rap groups who have found moderate to great success in crossing the color line of hip-hop. Like the two previous lists, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Who's Bashing Bieber? A Celebrity Checklist

    ​ Along with the unrequited love of a billion tweens, Justin Bieber has earned equally intense scorn from parents sick of hearing "Baby," mischievous 6th graders trying to wind up smitten classmates, and overreaching critics who laughably equate Bieber's popularity with the crumbling of Western ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Remembering Nate Dogg: Tweets and Tracks From Collaborators 50 Cent, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, the Game, Xzibit and Daz Dillinger

    ​Long Beach native Nate Dogg passed away last night, and although he had been battling serious health problems after suffering from a massive stroke in December 2007 (he was left paralysed on one side of his body and was then struck by a second stroke in September 2008), the news was a shock to ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Top Five OC Artists to Follow on Twitter

    These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Just in Time for Your Halloween Mix: 'Like a G6' Remixed by 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia

    Far East Movement​It's not enough that our boys from Far East Movement have been rockin' the No. 1 spot on Billboard and iTunes for weeks now; they're also getting remixed by big names such as 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    50 Cent Has Too Much Time on Twitter: Photoshops Himself as Hitler, Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Hannibal Lecter

    OMG OMG What does it all mean? Exploring the wonders of his Twitter/Twitpic account, 50 Cent today Photoshopped himself in photos of nefarious world villains, with only these explanations as captions: "Twitter will never be the same Don't miss it" or " 50 will not let up 12pm tomorrow Total mayhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Cee Lo Green's Viral "Fuck You" Officially Out Tomorrow​You'd think that the shock value of the word "fuck" would diminish by now, but it hasn't. Take, for example, Cee Lo Green's viral video for "Fuck You," which is the first single off his first solo album in six years, "The Lady Killer," out Dec. 7.Maybe it's because it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Crepe Truck To Debut This Week​It seems every week sees a newfangled food truck. This week is no exception. On Thursday, March 4th, Crepes Bonaparte, already a fixture at the Anaheim Farmers Market, will debut their own (wait for it) food truck named "Gaston". And it'll be cookin' up crepes with equally f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    This Week in Food

    bsx @ flickr.comSam Adams Utopias 2009​50 Cent gets his draws in a bunch when Taco Bell "asks" him to change his name to "70 Cent" to promote its new low-priced menu items.Is Tustin's Total Wine & More having a ghost problem? Then what's Dan Aykroyd doing there?Do breakfast at Huntington Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​To show ustedes how out of it I am in the world of modern-day rap, the following story from the New York Post will show a company that has always been good with its hoaxes, and a rapper who's full of his overrated self:Rapper 50 Cent will cost you more than a taco. The rapper, whose real name is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Release the Sounds: 50 Cent, 'Before I Self-Destruct'

    ​The cover of this album kinda says it all. 50 Cent's empire is crumbling. Some would say it's been a long process beginning around about 2007. You can almost time it with the public's growing disinterest in the record industry's profits.  Since the less-than-stellar release of his last album ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    50 Cent's performance at Bamboozle Left: Some thoughts

    Like most people who saw the bill for Bamboozle Left when the new additions were announced last month, there was one name among the list of nonsensical sentence fragments (sorry, band names) that stuck out no matter who you came to see....50 Cent?WTF?! Yeah, you all thought it, don't lie. I did too. ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 12, 2009
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    March 9, 2009

    The Vandals, Asher Roth, More Added to Bamboozle Left

    With less than a month to go before Bamboozle Left, a whole mess of new acts have been announced for the two day festival, set for April 4 and 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Pleasantly, a couple of the acts are even from Orange County--like punk legends the Vandals (on April 5) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2009

    Unknown bands battle to break out at Bamboozle Left

    This weekend, while your band is hot boxing in the drummers van, it might be worth while to put down the bong and see what more enterprising young rockers are doing. Chain Reaction in Anaheim is giving local acts a chance to take the main stage at the 2009 Bamboozle Left Festival. This Sunday, seven ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    Taking Back Sunday, Deftones, Added to Bamboozle Left

    We told you earlier in the week about headliners 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy being added to the Bambooze Left lineup, and now, guess what: there's even more bands!You can "Tell All Your Friends" (ahaha, get it?) that Taking Back Sunday will be playing on Sunday, April 5. So will the Deftones. You remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    50 Cent, Fall Out Boy, to Headline Bamboozle Left

    We talked about the Bamboozle Left lineup a couple of weeks ago, but something seemed to be missing--namely, headliners. It's a situation that's been remedied through an announcement via Live Nation today: We've got Fall Out Boy (pictured) on Saturday, April 4, and 50 Cent on Sunday, April 5. FOB ma ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: Mediocre Chinese Hip-Hop

    I'm not sure what I think about this Chinese hip-hop video from an act called T.H.P., other than the fact that it's depressing how they take the worst elements of the worst contemporary American hip-hop videos and duplicate them, as if all those Jay-Z and 50 Cent clips were pieces of highly conceptu ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers' billfold braggadocio is getting ridiculous

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    October 25, 2007



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    September 13, 2007

    CD Review

    Kanye West, Graduation (Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

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    January 25, 2007


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    January 26, 2006

    You, Me, 50 Cent, and Everyone We Know

    If you can read this Six Degrees of Separation review, were connected

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    October 6, 2005
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    October 6, 2005

    Chirp Where You At

    Oct. 6 - Oct. 13

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    July 21, 2005
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    June 30, 2005
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    April 7, 2005
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    February 17, 2005
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    April 1, 2004

    Its All Destiny, Guey

    Control Machete continues to push el funkiness del flow

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    February 26, 2004

    Hard Cell

    Slider cell phone owners try to phone it in

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    September 25, 2003
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    February 20, 2003
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