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    October 29, 2014

    For Rapper Hopsin, Winning Fans Is Easy. Everything Else Is Hard

    By Rebecca Haithcoat Hopsin ran away in January. Deeply depressed, he was on tour in Fort Collins, Colorado, when he decided he couldn't perform that night. Other rappers might booze it up, pop a Xanax or bed groupies to cope. But Hopsin doesn't drink, do drugs or cheat on his girlfriend. His only ... 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 >>

  • Music

    November 14, 2013

    OG Cuicide Takes His Shot At Redemption

    Darnell Price nearly killed himself 22 years ago. Now he raps about it

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    July 5, 2013

    The Must-See Acts at the Long Beach Funk Fest

    The Long Beach Funk Fest has become a great tradition in downtown Long Beach. Over the last four years, immense respect has been paid to the pioneers of funk who essentially laid the groundwork for the wealth of hip-hop and soul that followed in its wake. Without many of these performers, we would b ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Kevin Parx Steps to the Line With Confidence on 'Freethrows' Mixtape

    With his form readied, Santa Ana rapper Kevin Parx dropped his latest mixtape Freethrows earlier this week. The collection of 15 tracks definitely elevates his craft to another level. Parx warms up with a signature 'Haa' grunt before killing verses throughout. On the mixtape, the choruses comes with ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Revisiting the February 23rd Club as The Roots Go Platinum

    This month came the somewhat surprising news that, 14 years after its release, The Roots' album Things Fall Apart has finally gone platinum. An album whose reputation as the group's most critically acclaimed has made it the go-to entry point for new fans as their popularity has grown, it's still kin ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Method Man - The Observatory - March 3, 2013

    Method ManThe ObservatoryMarch 3, 2013Orange County's relationship with hip-hop is different than its Los Angeles neighbor. Whether it's Aesop Rock or ASAP Rocky, LA will come out in droves. Later in April, Aesop Rock will be performing at the Constellation Room, a small Observatory offshoot only ca ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen - The Constellation Room - Feb 14, 2013

    In the past month, both California psychonauts Foxygen and New Zealand export Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released critically heralded albums that base their templates on the weirder, wayward side of rock and pop. Both band's albums are divergent from more standard rock fare such as music made for ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Kurupt and DJ Nik Bean Are a Tough Act to Follow . . . Literally

    We spend the night hanging with the rapper and his DJ

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    December 11, 2012

    Following Kurupt and DJ Nick Bean From L.A. Video Shoot to Anaheim Gangsta Party

    [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 >>

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    October 29, 2012

    ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown - The Observatory - October 27, 2012

    ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Danny BrownOctober 27, 2012The ObservatoryTo finish up the California portion of the "LONGLIVEA$AP" tour, a show was lined up at our favorite Santa Ana spot, the Observatory. It was sold out several weeks in advance, so before we even entered the ind ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Sami Matar, Music Man

    [Best Of 2012] The Muslim-radio pioneer's favorite things about Orange County

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    October 4, 2012

    Five Musicians With Doctorates (None of Whom are in Dr. Dog)

    Is Dr. Dog the worst band name ever? It is pretty close but that kind of thing can be overcome. The Beatles is a pretty stupid band name too but look what they managed to accomplish. Most notably Dr. Dog are neither doctors nor canines. They are a 60's-indebted rock band from Pennsylvania that make ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Yeezy Engineer Confirms the Making of 'Watch the Throne 2'

    It looks like rap's favorite tag-team Kanye West and Jay-z are about to HAM on us again. Thanks to some flippant confirmation (which we're more than happy to lick up) from Yeezy's long-time producer Mike Dean, the Internet buzz surrounding a sequel of the duo's Watch the Throne album is making us al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Sahara Tent Sets Moved Up 20 Minutes; Nero Complains

    There were a couple of interesting changes to Coachella's set times for Weekend 2. (Compare Weekend 1's schedule here.) First, set times for outdoor stage headliners Miike Snow (Saturday) and Florence and the Machine (Sunday) had no end point marked. More noticeably, however, was the change in the S ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella: Let's Talk About Weed

    by Molly BergenSee also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaYesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates have a margin of error of ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Tupac is Back: Six Dead Artists We Should Resurrect Via Hologram

    As many of you know by now, Tupac performed at this year's edition of Coachella via hologram. When he appeared, the much-intoxicated crowd did not know what to do. It was as if Tupac had died and rose again (to many conspiracy theorists, that was a literal take). Now that we know how Dr. Dre and AV ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Avicii: "In Buddhism it means the lowest level of hell"

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesAt 22, Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has done more in the electronic dance music ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Coachella Parties: People Raging Alone?

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesYou'd think all the free swag at the invite-only Coachella parties would inspire people to rage harder, but no. ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Damizza On Being in the Music Biz and His New Book, Guilty by Association

    ​ Damion Young, aka Damizza, has done it all. He started in radio when he was 12 and his drive, passion, and ambition launched one of the most interesting and diverse careers in the music industry. He's worked with legendary greats like Michael and Janet Jackson, Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Tupac, Bigg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Kendrick Lamar to Play Charity Concert for Victimized Women

    Kendrick Lamar​Kendrick 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.

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    September 21, 2011

    John Singleton Discusses NWA Bio Pic

    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 >>

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    August 1, 2011

    MTV's 10 Coolest Videos From Michael Jackson to Metallica

    ​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 >>

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    July 15, 2011

    The Fling: Home for a Moment Before Hitting the Road Again

    ​ Wednesday was a busy day for The Fling. In the morning, the Long Beach quartet were the inaugural band on Nic Harcourt's new radio show on KCSN, set to air Saturday. After recording with the guru-DJ and former host of Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, the crew headed over to Amoeba Music. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever

    ​I bet seeing Chuck D's photo below the headline "Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever" almost made you shit your shorts, huh? Believe me, I love Chuck D. I just put him up there to grab your attention.Remember when I wrote this post about the top five worst white rappers ever? And then remember how ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Five Things You Want to Know About Akon

    ​Akon's been pretty busy lately--touring all over the world (he's was in India, Oregon and good old Cali), starting two labels (Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution), collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre and prepping for his new album in the fall. The Grammy-nominated artist ... 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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    March 28, 2011

    What You Missed: Nate Dogg Memorial Viewing, Break of Dawn Pop-Up, Maki Madness

    ​It was a long weekend for the LBC, but friends, family and fans got to pay tribute to a West Coast legend: On Friday, friends, family and fans flocked to New Hope Church in Long Beach for Nate Dogg's viewing. On the following day, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, the Game, Warren G and others helped pay trib ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Remembering Nate Dogg: Tweets and Tracks From Collaborators 50 Cent, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, the Game, Xzibit and Daz Dillinger

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Big Cisco: Style & Substance

    [Locals Only] Long Beach rapper glosses over gangbanger past

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    June 10, 2010

    Strange Love: Musical Weirdness From Daniel Johnston And Co.​Austin singer, songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston's six-album box set is due on June 22 (via Munster Records). Johnston became the musical and artistic elite's best kept secret in the early '80s; he self-distributed a series of home-recorded songs embellished with ... More >>

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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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    June 4, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>

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    December 27, 2008

    Last Night: Snoop Dogg, Warren G, The Twins at the Glass House

    BY RYAN RITCHIELast Night: Snoop Dogg at the Glass House in Pomona, Dec. 26, 2008.Wanna know if you're old? Go see Snoop Dogg and ask yourself which category of fans you fall in to. You're either in a) the group of shaggy-haired teenagers who wouldn't mind if he played "Sensual Seduction" twice, or ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 14, 2008

    Last Night: Santogold @ HOB, Anaheim

    Last Night: Santogold at the House of Blues Anaheim October 13, 2008 Better Than: watching Austin Powers in Goldmember Download: Santogold's "Your Voice" An eclectic assortment of bands offered a little bit of something for everybody as Santogold, Mates of State, Alice Smith and Low Vs. Diamond ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    Detroit Bass Baller

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

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    April 19, 2007
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    June 30, 2005

    Oh, Dread

    Nightlife and more: June 30-July 7

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    June 21, 2001
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    January 18, 2001

    Give Peas a Chance

    If Black Eyed Peas are hip-hop radicals, theyre also business pragmatists

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    December 21, 2000

    Palace Music

    Taj Mahals deep blues

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    November 25, 1999

    Not Angry No More

    Warren G chills

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    January 21, 1999

    Snoop Doggy Dad

    Vernall Varnado rides shotgun on his son's celebrity

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