Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, September 19 Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of t ... More >>
Lil Wayne has just released his tenth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. It's been 18 years since his first album: True Story as one half of The B.G.'z. In that time, he's been a lesser-known member of an embattled southern hip-hop group, a scrawny kid, a mixtape hero, the greatest rapper aliv ... More >>
See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>
TygaThe ObservatoryMarch 28, 2012 Warning: This review contains explicit language, and your children should not read this--too bad you let them attend this concert.If you were at the Observatory to see Tyga perform at his sold-out show, you heard a lot--and I mean a lot--of "Rack City," ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>
Oh yeah, Hollywood. While we get our Justin Bieber sightings and Kobe Bryant run-ins, we're still jaded Southern Californians. So it's really rare when we are taken off-guard by celebrities who deign to mingle with mere mortals, so to speak. Take this girl Dee, for example, who was singing karao ... More >>
As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>
The Detroit rapper lives the dream on his debut album
sgs_1019/FlickrNintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>
Grillmaker Ben Baller yesterday posted that Sean Kingston asked him to make grills for Justin Bieber. "Luckily I had my grill mold kit inside my car... I knew it was only a matter of time before I got to link with Bieber.... I have made jewels for Paris, Kim K, Tom Cruise, Drake, Michael Jackson, ... More >>
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
Making it big on the big screen is rough. Judging by the forgettable attempts by the cast of Friends--sans Jennifer Aniston, whose most memorable roles involve playing some semi-neurotic version of herself in intellectually-gutted rom coms--transitioning to movies isn't made any easier through su ... More >>
www.myspace.com/lilwayneLil Wayne is a genius, and not simply because he spends seven days a week in the studio, recording some of the most lyrically intricate, metaphor-laced verses in the history of the rap game off the top of his head, no pen, no pad.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-SlaterFormer Jet Blue employee Steven Slater became a household name this summer after quitting his job in epic fashion. It wasn't just another day on the job back August 9 when Slater got into an argument with a passenger over a package. He had finally had ... More >>
www.myspace.com/thisisdrakeDrake gave fair warning about the volatile nature of his shows when he expressed his apprehension by spitting "Everyone nervous/'Cuz them hipsters gone have to get along with them hood niggaz," on the "Ignant Shit" track off So Far Gone. This Thursday's show at th ... More >>
Borrowing the nickname of iconic crime boss John Gotti, Rick Ross' newest effort employs an Escalade-full of gaudy, bone-rattling beats to remind us exactly how hard he's shining with his latest album, Teflon Don (out today on Def Jam).
Fueled by sets from hip-hop's biggest money makers, Power House 2010--presented by Power 106 FM-- delivered a massive, beer-soaked night club radiating with radio gloss, left-field surprises, Laker pride and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Drawing crowds that nearly sold out Anaheim's Honda Center on S ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summerregardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you
More free music! Electro-dancehall duo Major Lazer (aka Diplo and Switch, who made the weirdest video of 2009 in my book) got together with British synthpoppers La Roux and created Lazerproof, a mixtape to be released for free tomorrow on Mad Decent. After the jump, how to get it.
"Tony [Kanal] and Gwen [Stefani] are rocking the synth. Our little studio is warm and candlelit, above the glowing city," Tweets No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont.Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake and Blink-182's Travis Barker "in a special performance ... added to stellar Grammy lineup!" reads the Tweet. Hope ... More >>