How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with rapper Kurupt from Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Nik Bean, a West L.A.-based mixtape impresario who has worked with Snoop and Tha ... More >>
Nate Dogg, 1969-2011.UPDATE, MARCH 16, 8:24 P.M.: According to TMZ, the family of Nate Dogg believes his cause of death was complications from previous strokes he had suffered. Nate Dogg's friend and manager, Rod McGrew, tells TMZ not only was the death unexpected, but that the musician had "cogn ... More >>
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 >>
Death Row Records--co-founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight in 1991--was, of course, incredibly influential in the world of west coast rap in the early '90s. And incredibly controversial.But not everything released on the label was quite as provocative as say, "Deep Cover." There was also 1996's Christ ... More >>
The falland possible rise againof LBC hip-hop
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