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    September 5, 2013

    DNA Project: Straight Outta OC

    How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!

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    July 2, 2013

    Is Dr. Dre's Son's 'DNA' Album Destined to Become 'The Chronic' 2.0?

    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 >>

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    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 22, 2013

    Top Five Old-School Dance Floor Jams, According to Brad Williams

    If there is something we've learned about OC native and comedian extraordinaire Brad Williams over the years, it's that he is one hell of a dancer. We know there's no denying he's funny as hell and gets plenty of well-deserved standing O's, but that aside, this guy has moves for days. With an upcomi ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Is Killer Mike the Perfect Link Between Dr. Dre and MLK?

    For Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, it has never been just about hip-hop. It has never been about preaching rhetoric over a beat. But his sharp-tongued lyrics and booming baritone carry enough ferocity to scare your social consciousness wide awake. It's a style that's both refreshingly informed and effo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    DNA: The Second Generation. Curtis Young, E3 and Lil Eazy-E Are Straight Outta OC

    The sons of Dr. Dre and Eazy-E re-imagine the sounds of West Coast rap from behind the Orange Curtain

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    February 7, 2013

    Local Rapper Kadillak Kaz Faces Three Strikes After Nearly Signing a Deal With Snoop Dogg

    It's not often that tales from OC's hip-hop scene grace the cover of the Weekly. But when it involves a local gangster rapper, a three strike prison sentence and Snoop Dogg (er, Lion...whatever) you best believe we're on the case. This week's cover story highlights the jailhouse saga of Kadillak Kaz ... 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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    October 23, 2012

    Five Hip-Hop Artists Who Would Make Absurd Adult Film Stars

    Careers in music, especially today, are among the rockiest paths of employment one could venture into. That said, it's understandable certain artists would want to make a little extra on the side or have a safety net if music stops paying the bills. But when rap artist Mystikal recently boasted that ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots Panel Discussion - Grammy Museum - 4/26/12

    Maybe it was the fact that we had to sit in downtown rush-hour Los Angeles traffic before we got to the Grammy Museum. But probably, it was the fact that we pressed through such a long, shitty day because the light at the end of the tunnel was the knowledge that after trying for so many damn years, ... 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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    April 19, 2012

    New Food Truck: Ninjas With Appetite

    With no apologies issued to Ice Cube or Dr. Dre, someone has launched a food truck called NWA, a.k.a. Ninjas With Appetite. Theirs is a lonchera plastered with non-menacing cartoon ninjas and other kawaii characters in colors that recalls something out of Adult Swim. It's brethren is, of course, Kog ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Tupac Hologram Going On Tour? Preview the Disney Haunted Mansion Stop

    Did you hear that Tupac Shakur's hologram is possibly going on tour? The image, which debuted at Coachella over the weekend, might go on the road with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg. The duo are currently "discussing logistics for a joint tour that would regularly feature the hologram."  Where will the ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Su ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac's Hologram at Coachella, April 15, 2012

    See also:*Tupac's Hologram: How It Was Done*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesDr Dre and Snoop DoggCoachellaApril 15, 2012Headlining on Coachella's Sunday night is a tough slot to fill -- by that ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain The Bathroom Situation The porta-potties at Coachella were truly repulsive. As the festival progressed, the combined waste of 90,000 accumulated, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Dr. Dre To Produce A Film and 5 Other Rappers To Work In Film

    ​Though this isn't his first rodeo in film (he's acted before), legendary hip-hop impresario Dr. Dre will be a producer on the upcoming horror/thriller film, Thaw. How this affects his Chinese Democracy-esque album Detox remains to be seen, but in the interim, this is likely to be the latest proje ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Six Songs with the F Word in the Title for Valentine's Day

    ​Ladies, I've got a secret for you: Men don't like Valentine's Day. I mean, we just got over the pressure of the holidays and now we're expected to come up with more gifts to show our love and appreciation. And do we ever get it right? Of course not. We're guys and we suck.But we know if we play o ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Six Best EDM Placements in Commercials

    ​Dancing robots, acrobatic bears, Victoria's Secret angels and shuffling hamsters are among the best new acts in TV commercials--but what about the music? Here are some of the best  EDM tracks you can hear on TV today.

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    January 9, 2012

    Coachella Lineup Announced!

    ​Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The Biggest Music Headlines of 2011

    [Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year

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    December 6, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: DJ Quik at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    ​He might not get as much attention as Dr. Dre or Tupac, but DJ Quik is just as -- if not more -- influential. Our sister paper, LA Weekly, even put the underrated rapper on the cover this summer. Win tickets to witness the man with the flyest hair in the game at the City National Grove of A ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Kendrick Lamar

    The Glass House

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    April 20, 2011

    Top Five Hip-hop Stoner Anthems, Interpreted

    ​Stoners and hip-hop go together like weed and paper. But did you know that there's a lesson to be learned from many hip-hop songs about sweet mary jane? It's virtually Ganja Smoking 101 set to on and get schooled.

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    LBC Remembers Nate Dogg

    [Mental Notes] Snoop, Warren G pay tribute in semiprivate affair

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    March 9, 2011

    Four Songs to Be Remixed Into Anthems If the Kings Move to Anaheim

    ​The Maloof Brothers-owned Sacramento Kings are ditching their outdated digs at Arco Arena (which has recently been renamed Power Balance Pavilion) for greener pastures at Anaheim's Honda Center. The move, which would make them the Anaheim Kings and bring yet another NBA team to ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Barren Earth: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young of Baltic Heavy Metal

    The Helsinki-based supergroup span pretty much every alloy of metal you could dig up

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    December 21, 2010

    "Merry Christmas, Motherfuckers!": Seven Favorite Hip-Hop Holiday Songs

    ​While it doesn't happen too much anymore these days, the hip-hop world has been known to put out a holiday album or two--and sometimes the  too-bright cheerfulness of Christmas carols pairs up extra nicely with the often humorous and/or the sometimes, uh, adult content of the lyrics.After th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Watch Dr. Dre's Latest: 'Kush' ft. Snoop Dogg, Akon

    ​It's interesting how this video gives you a feeling of stillness within chaos; "Kush" looks like its shot in downtown LA, at a party scene at the Mayan. There are the mandatory endorsement scenes (HP laptops, Ciroc vodka), but it doesn't seem as in your face as  usual. Throughout the video, ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Flier of the Week: West Coast Wednesday at The Crosby, TONIGHT

    ​If you don't know why this glorious portrait of revered West Coast rap legends was picked for flier of the betta' ask somebody.

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    April 7, 2010

    Dr. Dre to Join Jay-Z at Coachella?

    Twenty year anniversary's comin' up for this one.​The latest wacky, unsubstantiated Coachella rumor comes from Rolling Stone, which means it's maybe true! At least, it's something we don't feel dirty for repeating.

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    December 9, 2009

    Today in Music News: Outkast, Beatles, Timbaland with Dre. Dre, Bob Dylan

    Big Boi announces upcoming discs from him, Andre "3000" Benjamin and--get this(!)--"when the solo albums come out, depending on how the fans support them, then we're gonna give them the Outkast album."The Beatles score best selling album of the decade--yeah, this past decade. Perhaps the 1960s wer ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20!!!!

    To boring people, April 20 means two things: the anniversary of the Columbine massacre or Hitler's birthday. To stoners, it's something way cooler.Because stoners can't agree on anything other than, yes, they should smoke another bowl, the origins of 4/20 vary. Some say it's police code. Some say it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Snoop Doggy Dogg, et al, 'Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto'

    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 >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Paint the White House Black!

    Dated (circa 1993), yet timely -- George Clinton, with special guests Ice Cube, the Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, etc.

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    October 30, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    October 9, 2007

    N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton Turns 20, Gets Deluxe Reissue

    The album that launched Left Coast gangsta rap into white suburban consciousness and mainstream culture, N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton, will be reissued Dec. 4 with a bonus live track and covers by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Snoop Dogg and C-Murder, Mack 10, and WC to anticipate its 20th anniversary. M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    CD Review

    Various Artists, ArtDontSleep Presents From L.A. With Love ((Milan)

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    July 27, 2006
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    March 3, 2005
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    October 14, 2004

    Stop Acting Scary

    Visionaries are not just a living, breathing Benetton ad

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    Dont Know What You Got Till it's gone

    Live fast, die young and leave a pretty exhibit

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    February 8, 2001
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    June 29, 2000

    The Shock is Off

    Up in Smoke asks and answers: What happens to rap when its hard edge is draped with a little glitz?

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Big Respect

    The Up in Smoke tour means hip-hops all grown upand safe

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    May 4, 2000

    Hip! Hop! Shop!

    Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution

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