It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>
Ms Krazie is truly a hip-hop phenomena. With five studio albums now to her credit, the Jenni Rivera-style chingona on the mic is one of the best at what she does. Ms Krazie's raspy, raw Spanglish delivery makes her an undeniable talent upon first listen. She continues to mature in her craft as is di ... More >>
With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?
Are octagon-shaped jail cells in Orange County's future?It's worth asking as the local crime wave tied to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters continues with Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall's recent arrest in Irvine for outstanding warrants.
City Attorney Joseph A. Fletcher left the cracked streets of Santa Ana a January ago with more than $605,000 in salary, severance and benies, and new data released by the State Controller show that brought him this "distinction":Fletcher earned more in 2010 than any other municipal employee in Ca ... More >>
Edelmira Corona was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, closing the book on the murder-for-hire case reportedly born from co-worker Deborah Ann Perna's jealousy and hatred toward her brother, who was taking the reins of the family trucking business. The only one of six defendants who d ... More >>
Toni Monroe may claim to be the "Biggest Bitch in the Game," but she's not what we'd classify as a bitch at all. She is a woman on a mission, and that mission is to go hard. Releasing Big Girl Cookies: First Batch on January 5, this West Coast native's mixtape features DJ Crazy Toones, Kurupt, a ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonDJ Quik (aka David Blake) started making great music in the early '90s, and has been pumping out hits ever since. But Quik's been controversial over the years and has gone through his share of highs and lows. Now, though, he seems more confident in his skill than ever, which only ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon WirelessChris Brown November 5, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Attending Chris Brown's concert Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a test of devotion, with the traditionally long, 15 minute walk from the pa ... More >>
Joseph Hyungmin SonUPDATE, OCT. 13, 8:36 A.M.: The cellmate who rapist and torturer Joseph Hyungmin Son is accused of killing has been identified as Michael Thomas Graham, 50, of San Luis Obispo County, according to Wasco State Prison officials.Graham was beaten to death, the Kern County coroner' ... 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 >>
Hollywood actor and mixed-martial arts fighter Joseph Hyungmin Son, who played Dr. Evil's henchman Random Task in the 1997 comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing a Huntington Beach woman on Christmas Eve 1990. Orange County Superior ... More >>
Los Angeles County prosecutors claim a Whittier man facing the death penalty for fatally shooting four people tried to arrange a gang hit on Steven Bickel, an Orange County deputy district attorney attached to the Welfare Fraud unit.The allegation was made Monday during the penalty phase of 37-ye ... More >>
Lilledeshan Bose/OC WeeklyA somber send off for Nate Dogg ended at 4 p.m. today in Long Beach. His wake, held at the New Hope Baptist Church, was attended by friends, family and fans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The church was where Nate Dogg (real name Nathaniel Hale) got his musical start by s ... More >>
Dispensary owner and Costa Mesa City Council aspirant Sue Lester is ready to 'raise my hand and do what I can for what I think is right'
Looking up at the skies over north Costa Mesa a couple weeks ago produced a most disturbing site: a JetBlue plane making its normal descent into Long Beach Airport was passed maybe 100 feet above by another airliner heading for either LAX or the landing line at John Wayne Airport. Maybe that's a ... More >>
"Rampage Jackson is an Orange County 'HOUSE WIFE'. I'm from the streets champ, I mean chump!!! Lose lips sink ships....... #checkyaself 10:01 AM Aug 4th via web." That was a tweet rapper Game directed at Irvine Ultimate Fighting Championship brawler and Orange County roa ... More >>
[via Gawker]The biggest thing on the Interwebz this weekend was a story going around that President Obama was in Tag Team's 1993 hit song "Whoomp (There It Is)." According to Gawker, the whole conspiracy theory has appeared everywhere, from the hip hop message board Tha Corner, the message board ... More >>
I work with this girl. I'll call her Mandy. Two days ago, Mandy was telling me some story about a dude she went to Sizzler with. When she told him there was nothing between them, he broke down in the parking lot.Apparently, homeboy didn't have enough paper for Mandy's tastes.My co- ... More >>
Eight years after Daniel Sanchez became known as the "Long Beach Freeway Rapist" for his calculated, brutal rapes against mostly teen-aged women along the 710 freeway, he was sentenced to 615 years and nine life sentences in prison. Sanchez refused to go into court yesterday morning to face his vict ... More >>
Last Night: "Quik's Groove" featuring DJ Quik and um...some other people. Friday Mar. 13 at The Grove of AnaheimBetter Than: Getting a flat tire in a bad neighborhood. Download: The new "Fuck Y'all" single by DJ QuikBetween the soft, melodic rise of string ensembles and the thumping energy of ... More >>
“This could be an entire other article, sell this to Wizard magazine, 'Rob Liefeld goes after Alan Moore'” -- Rob Liefeld, during our interview for this week's cover. Since I don't work for Wizard, and this particular tangent didn't make it into the paper, you're gonna get it here, because it's ... More >>
Jan. 17-Jan. 23
Jud Nesters hot hip-hop single debuts at No. 4
And some we regret
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
Jesse James and the gradual degreasing of the West Coast Chopper
A local minister has his sights on Orange County community radio
How Jenni Rivera changed Mexican culture forever
Orange Countys 31 scariest cops!
When it comes to cops and crew-cut Latinos, justice isn't blind -- it's suspect
From Bollywood to La Palma with Haldirams Indian Munchies
Biggie & Tupac doesnt solve anything
DJ Quikunderexposed and loving it!
Big Time fest goes small time
Designer John Brown is positive about one thing: Hes going to be wildly successful
The Up in Smoke tour means hip-hops all grown upand safe
Warren G chills
A Soldier's Play is too at-ease, Two Sisters sparkles