Busta Rhymes

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    August 29, 2014

    Five Things We Learned From the 1999 Source Awards

    This month marks 15 years since The 1999 Source Awards were broadcast nationwide on UPN. While at first glance it may seem inconsequential to note the anniversary of yet another award show, these particular Source Awards were a landmark event for many reasons. Recorded at Los Angeles' Pantages Theat ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Top Five Videos with Cheerleaders in Them According to Jonathan McDaniel

    Funny man Jonathan McDaniel is back reprising his role as German Vega for the second season of the VH-1 smash show "Hit The Floor" on Monday May 26th. And since some of you can't get enough of this man (and why would you want to?), he's also dropping a new album that'll be available on iTunes Tuesda ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Top Five Best Rap Songs to Help You Prepare for the Apocalypse

    We're only a few short days away from December 21st, 2012. For years, many have speculated that the Mayans predicted on this date, the world will end. We at the Weekly are somewhat divided on the topic, but when it comes to the end of the world, it's much better to be safe than sorry. That in mind, ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The Top Five Post-Break-Up Rap Debuts

    With the release this week of rapper Big Boi's sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, we're reminded of how truly great his 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty truly was. It's rare that a rapper hits a home-run when making their first effort as a solo artist fol ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Why the Hell is Psy So Popular?

    See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Underrated Performances

    See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Lil Wayne's New Shoe Line: Will it Suffer the Same Fate as These Companies?

    ​Today, Lil Wayne announced his latest foray into the fashion business with the announcement of his yet-to-be named shoe company. Weezy has had success with his Trukfit brand streetwear brand and getting into sneakers seems to be the logical progression for the New Orleans-bred rapper. Just to rem ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Happy Birthday J Dilla! Commemorate With A Must-Hear Soundtrack

    ​Had he not passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, beloved hip-hop producer J Dilla would have turned 38 years young today. Not the household name of say a Dr. Dre, Timbaland or Jermaine Dupri, the man born James Dewitt Yancey was -- and remains -- an underground hip-hop icon thanks to his work with De La ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Wu-Tang Clan Last Night at the Grove

    ​Wu-Tang Clan City National Grove of Anaheim Jan. 18, 2012Even without Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Wu-Tang Clan at the City National Grove of Anaheim last night was nothing short of spectacular. The C.R.E.A.M. Team showed Orange County what real east coast hip hop looks and sounds like, with the ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Five Things You Didn't Know About 'Ladies Love Me,' Chris Brown and Justin Bieber's Mixtape Collaboration

    ​So you can now download Chris Brown's 21-song mixtape Boy in Detention (here), which not only features  Swizz Beatz, Kevin McCall, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa, but also Shawty Mane, Justin Bieber's rapping alter-ego, in a song called "Ladies Love Me." Obviously you don't need me opining on the qual ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Lil Wayne Rips Apart Kreayshawn's 'Gucci Gucci' on His New Mixtape

    ​When our sister publication LA Weekly reported that Lil Wayne finally dropped his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait and freestyled over white chick rapper du jour Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci in a track by "Lil Tunechi," I got a little, well, nervous.Haters may diss Kreayshawn's one-hit wonder of a song as a ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Ice Cube At the Grove of Anaheim Friday Night

    ​Ice CubeApril 1, 2011Grove of Anaheim It's always interesting to watch an old school, West Coast rapper do his thing in Orange County. It's not that OC isn't street (cough-cough!), it's just that if you're a SoCal rapper who got your start on the gangsta' side of things, chances are you weren't w ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    20 Years Later: A Video Retrospective of 1991

    ​It may be hard to believe, but it has now been 20 years since 1991. "The Year That Punk Broke" may not have completely lived up to the eponymous documentary title, but it remains a watershed year in musical history, and not solely for the grunge-/alternative-rock breakthrough that defined the tim ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Anaheim Protesters and Others Opposed to Koran Burnings Should Look to Ronald Reagan

    ​It remains unclear whether Terry Jones will go through with burning copies of the Koran on Saturday, as the nutty Florida pastor says in one breath his stunt has been canceled and then in another impose a deadline for New York Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to indicate he will move a proposed mosque near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    International Burn a Koran Day is a Terrible Idea--Just Ask Busta Rhymes and Toumani Diabate

    Book burning? Puh-leez.​Ugh. File this under major stupidity: On Sept. 11, Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida plans to stage "International Burn a Koran Day" to demonstrate his anti-Islam values. Jones heads the Dove World Outreach Center, which consists of about 50 members. He says h ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Blok: "[My Friends] Would Go, 'When Does the Song Start?'"

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​The phrases "family act" and "hip-hop" seem incompatible--the combination conjures images of squeaky-clean congregants waving their hands gleefully while rapping about such subjects as being down with G-O-D. But just because Orange County rap trio Blok likes to keep it i ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Local Bands Wax Nostalgic On Michael Jackson

    ​Friday marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and really, many fans are still reeling from losing the King of Pop. Fans are holding tributes and still milling to his grave.The Jackson family is unveiling a monument in Indiana. Everyone--from big stars such as Busta Rhymes and Lud ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Slideshow: Busta Rhymes at Flight

    Nytehype and Sullen Clothing presented Busta Rhymes last night at Flight in Huntington Beach for a free show to benefit the Red Cross' relief for Haiti. Thousands of dollars were raised at the door for the free show that featured the hip-hop artist. The quick 30-minute show included "Arab Money," "P ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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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 >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Street Scene Favorites This Weekend....Any Thoughts?

    ​It's not much, but consider this meager post the first preemptive stitch to our coverage of the Street Scene '09 festival happening in Sand Diego this weekend, Aug. 28-29. Before you say anything, we know that San Diego is not in Orange County. Though it could be argued that some cities at the as ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Lemme Hear Ya San Diego!!!!

    If you'll drive from OC to Coachella, then I'm assuming everyone's cool with me posting info about the San Diego Street Scene. The 25th annual event takes place Aug. 28 and 29 in the East Village (which is near Big Corporate Baseball Park). This year's lineup is top heavy with hip-hop thanks to appe ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    November 5, 2008

    Club Pick: DJ Eric Cubeechee tonight at Ember

    In the fading remnants of presidential campaign season, it seems more people are getting in the spirit of reaching across the isle to their fellow brethren, even in the world of ultra-trendy night clubs. Tonight, Long Beach extends a hand to Anaheim's Ember Cafe and Music Club in the form of a boo ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    Detroit Bass Baller

    Ghetto-Tech Guru DJ Starski’s Hard-Cop Life

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    June 7, 2007

    Summer Cinema: A Vaguely Helpful Guide

    Ten films to see, five worth a look, and five more to shield your eyes from

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    March 1, 2007


    Contemplating the Pussycat Dolls

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    October 5, 2006
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    September 16, 2004
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    May 13, 2004

    Abu Huh?

    The mean bouncer, the mad waitress and the bad valet

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    May 17, 2001
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    December 28, 2000
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    September 21, 2000