Darnell Price nearly killed himself 22 years ago. Now he raps about it
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, October 25 Tav Falco's Panther Burns Alex's Bar Something wild and even a little spooky is coming to Alex's Bar, and he comes bearing gifts of lo-fi blues-infused rockabilly. Tav Falco's Panther Burns is one the of origi ... More >>
How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!
The latest contribution of the Dr. Dre's lineage to West Coast hip-hop continues to write itself in lily-white Lake Forest. We know, it'll take people a while to get used to hearing that. Maybe you never will. But to feel that way is to deny the indo-smoking inventiveness laced inside the beats that ... More >>
Power 106 Powerhouse Honda Center June 22, 2013 On Saturday night, thousands of hip-hop fans converged on Powerhouse--the yearly celebration of all things current in hip-hop and R&B courtesy of L.A.'s KPWR 105.9 FM. The lineup, headlined by R&B's ever-polarizing star Chris Brown, capped a bill teemi ... More >>
Good morning. Are you sure you've found the real deal when you see it? I mean the Real Deal, in caps, or in quotes, or whatever punctuation is required to separate if from the rest? Friends, home-grown So Cal short story writer Jim Gavin is the R.D., though most everybody already knew that except, i ... More >>
A new documentary examines the tennis champs' rise from their upbringing in Southeast LA
The sons of Dr. Dre and Eazy-E re-imagine the sounds of West Coast rap from behind the Orange Curtain
By the time the month of October is over, each member of California's rising rap quartet that flies under the banner of Top Dawg Entertainment and Black Hippy will have performed in or around Orange County. Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock are coming to play The Fox Theater in Pomona and School ... More >>
When Westminster police caught up with Edgar Antonio Lucha in September 2010, he was in a Compton drug rehab. But, according to the state crime database, the 25-year-old's fingerprints matched those a naked man drugged out of his mind had left under a 10-year-old boy's bed a few nights earlier.Last ... More >>
The GameThe ObservatoryMarch 18, 2012The Game--the man famous for wearing a red bandanna, the man who grew up in Compton as a certified Blood gang member--took over the Observatory last night. But it wasn't like the night that Yelawolf punched a fan in the face and a number of fights broke out. T ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Sorry you don't have wheels, but please don't like my lift . . .
Do you like gospel music? What about Disney California Adventure?Well, if you like both prepare to have your mind blown, because those two worlds are about to collide when "Celebrate Gospel" (an annual celebration of gospel music... duh) makes its way back to the park this Saturday.Lea ... More >>
Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar is a man after our own heart. After penning the honest, yet tragic "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)" song about women caught up in the cycle of prostitution, the Compton rapper follows up with a concert to benefit L.A.'s Downtown Women's Center and Project RISHI.
Although it may feel like Chris Brown has been on his F.A.M.E. tour for forever and a day, that's really only because it went to Australia and Canada before it even started in the States. The concert series already hit SoCal last Oct. 20, but it's finally coming to a close with its second to last ... More >>
Seal Beach City Councilman Gordon A. Shanks shanked one, saying at a memorial service for hair salon massacre victims, "These things are not supposed to happen here. Maybe in Compton." Since then, the 76-year-old has acknowledged that his remark was out of place and "not nice." That was not enoug ... More >>
It's been two years since rapper/actor Ice Cube first announced plans to produce a film recounting his days as a member of gangsta rap group NWA. There's finally some news about the oft-delayed film. Director John Singleton (of Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious and the upcoming Taylor Lautner-starring Ab ... More >>
Rapper Game establishes his place in the hip-hop heirarchy with 'R.E.D. Album'
Our periodical Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week has featured clear winners--if by winners you mean losers--as well as clear winners and a few also-rans. We've also crowned souls who were not that physically unattractive, but their crimes put them over the top with our judges--if by judges you mean ... More >>
A La Habra man headed a notorious Crips street gang drug ring that sold marijuana across the country and held meetings on the same Compton block where a second Crips operation sold pot and moved prescription drugs to Louisiana, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles.Deverick Desha ... More >>
Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves. Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>
If you swing by the Albertsons corporate headquarters in Fullerton about seven minutes from now, you might spot your local checker.He or she will not be there to collect his or her paycheck, however. Members of the grocers' union are picketing outside 1421 Manhattan Ave. to coincide with demonstr ... More >>
Flickr user pablovenegasCompton's not the place you think it is anymore. Sure, it's got some of the best barbecue in the area, but it's got an increasing population of Samoans, Filipinos and other Pacific Islanders, and it's the home to this year's picnic of the Casal dels Catalans de Califòrnia ... More >>
www.myspace.com/yg400 Green Aid, a medicinal marijuana collective in Anaheim, recently developed a new strain of weed--"YG OG," named after Compton rapper YG. It's sold exclusively at their location.
Brian KasnyikAgents have diplomatic immunity?Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and start ... More >>
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Headline: Banks Robbed in Buena Park and FullertonComment by C5INLA: What you are seeing lately is a bunch of hit & run robberies being committed by our gang banging neighbors from Compton and Long Beach.Comment by GWESTLIE: Illegal Aliens and Watts gang members. nuff said.
An anxious public can breathe a sigh of relief.Westminster Police say the nude burglar is behind bars.
Headline: 2 Arrested in Buena Park Shooting CaseComment by SORTANDDEPORT: Bet they were MEXICAN!!!!!!!!!!Comment by RUFUS1: Now if the PO'lice had killed either of these guys (and they should have...) we would have heard from their mommas (as opposed to "his baby's daddy") that he is good, was going ... More >>
The Orange Unified School District is known for racking up national academic honors, three of its high schools consistently making Newsweek's "1,000 Best Public High Schools in America," and elementary and middle schools there continually scoring above average on standardized tests.The district i ... More >>
The must-have fashion accessory of the season for robbers in Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of Orange County police calls . . . TUESDAY, JUNE 16Forest Firebug is a Pot Farm Exposer to Boot: Seven fires were ignited within a short distance of each other in Trabuco Ca ... More >>
Fatal Femmes! In the July 30 issue of Time, Sean Gregory reports on the Fatal Femmes Fighting Championship for all-female mixed-martial arts caged combat. Need I say more? Well, okay. In an enjoyable read based on the event in a Compton casino earlier this month, Gregory describes the brutality and ... More >>
Dangerous Minds: An exclusive interview with Long Beach about Freedom Writers, Joseph Campbell, and the cult of celebrity
The septuagenarian hot rodder shares some of his favorite things
10. Strange nights and days of the Ali Baba Motel
According to Money Magazine, Orange County is one of the best places in the country to live, if you happen to be, say, sheetrock or a nice kitchen countertop. Because if you are, then you could be part of some of the most expensive homes in the country. But if you're not building material, then Mone ... More >>
Nightlife and more: June 30-July 7
JUNE 2 THRU JUNE 9:
MEET A NEED
An open letter to DA Tony Rackauckas
21 reasons Madonna blows
Woodbridge is still a scary place
Jay Bees offers real barbecue and Jenny Jones on the picture box
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