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Ice Cube (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, March 28 Release the Bats! Que Sera Our favorite "hard-drinkin', foul-mouthed, in-yer-face American gothic dance club" swings back 'round the Que Sera for the Near Dark Tour 2014. It's always Bats Day inside these black a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014

    Ice Cube

    Ten Nightclub

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
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    June 23, 2013

    Power 106 Powerhouse - Honda Center - June 22, 2013

    Power 106 Powerhouse Honda Center June 22, 2013 On Saturday night, thousands of hip-hop fans converged on Powerhouse--the yearly celebration of all things current in hip-hop and R&B courtesy of L.A.'s KPWR 105.9 FM. The lineup, headlined by R&B's ever-polarizing star Chris Brown, capped a bill teemi ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly-updated Orange County Concert Calendar Friday, June 21 Intocable House of Blues Anaheim Mickey Mouse and Norteño music this weekend? Why not. Intocable will provide just that.With their accordion/guitar sounds paired with romantic lyrics, these guys from C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Power 106 Powerhouse 2013 Lineup Announced

    The lineup for Power 106 FM's annual Powerhouse concert was just announced. Headlined by Chris Brown, this year's show is decidedly focused on the future of FM hip-hop ( i.e. this is the first time in a few years that we're not seeing Snoop Dogg or Ice Cube on the the bill...shocker!). Supporting ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Acts at Paid Dues 2013

    A few months into 2013 and we're less than a week away from the first big live hip-hop experience of the year. Last year was filled with immensely enjoyable shows all across Southern California, from Nas at Rock the Bells to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky at the Observatory. And, here we are, ready to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock The Bells

    See Also*Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup Announced*Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12*House of Campaign: Five Rap Songs Looking for Your Vote The twilight of the summer festival circuit is fast approaching, and hip-hop's foray into all the sweaty, sometimes expensive act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine - 5/5/12

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyColdplayKROQ Weenie Roast y FiestaVerizon Wireless AmphitheaterMay 5, 2012 The Weenie Roast is always a great show for people who just want to be entertained. You sit back, watch the giant platform on the main stage rotate (no waiting time in-between sets!) and just take it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Gifts For People Who Play With Their Food

    Neatorama​You don't need to be high-chair bound to think food is hilarious. We've got presents for fun-loving cooks and eaters of all ages.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Five Haunting Rap Songs for Halloween

    Sal Rojas/Psycho RealmPsycho Realm -- ooh, scary!​Halloween has arrived, and its time to break out the spooky sounds once more. Fake spider webs, fog machines, and the right props can make a trick-or-treater think twice before mustering up the courage to come to your door. Or, if you're one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011

    Ice Cube

    Honda Center

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    TGIF: Ice Cube, Studio K Reunion, Fitz and the Tantrums and More!

    ​Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010

    Vox Merger

    DiPiazza's

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Power 106 Cali Christmas Lineup Includes Ice Cube, Chris Brown, Far East Movement

    ​Power 106 (KPWR, 105.9 Los Angeles) is holding their annual Cali Christmas  on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and the usual suspects (Ice Cube, Chris Brown) are in the lineup, as well as some noobs (Far East Movement and The New Boyz--literally! hah!).

  • Film

    August 19, 2010

    'Lottery Ticket' Is Ghetto Fabulous

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! A boy in the (pretty nice) hood, Bow Wow strikes it rich

  • Blogs

    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 week...you betta' ask somebody.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    An Open Letter to NYC: These Five California Songs Show You How to Make a Track Your Own

    We love "Empire State of Mind," too, New Yorkers. But ease up on bringing her out everywhere. Ask your buddy California for some song advice.​Tonight, the season premiere of Rescue Me airs on FX. If you watch the network, you've seen the promos that intersperse shots of star Denis Leary* fighting ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2010

    (100) Days of Summer Movies

    [Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Crunkmeister Lil' Jon Deejays At Sutra Lounge

    www.myspace.com/liljon​Ghetto rap auteur Lil' Jon is holding his CD release party at Sutra Lounge tonight for his new album Crunk Rock. He's performing a live DJ set--no electric guitar crossover, unfortunately--but you will be able to herald the coming of his album with him at midnight.

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Incoming: Ice Cube, David Archuleta, a Lot More at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​De-cem-ber thir-teenth, much more bayyyyyounce, Ice Cube's coming with a half-ounce. (Or not, potentially. Just wanted to be lyrical.) Sure, Ice Cube may not be as "cool" as he once was, what with his starring in a slew of mediocre-at-best family films like The Longshots (directed by Fred Durst!) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos

    OK, so this has been floating around for a bit, so it may already be "old," but if you haven't seen it yet, is truly is worth a look. It's so hard to figure out the Best Part: the comedy stylings of Rowdy Roddy Piper? The inexplicable presence of Ice Cube? Helicopter Rides? (Smart money's on that on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    The Curious Case of Triple S

    There was once a Sizzler on Newport Blvd. in Tustin, beneath the shadow of the 5 Freeway overpass. Then around October of last year the owners severed their ties to the company. They decided that they would rebrand themselves "Triple S". Why "Triple S"? Well because they would serve "Steak, Seafoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    This Week in The OC Weekly

    In this week's issue: Daffodil J. Altan follows Alfonso Guerrero and Manuel Chavez on their wedding day in "Eat Drink and Be Gay Married: After 27 years together, one couple finally has its big, fat, Mexican, recovering-drug-addict, HIV-positive, ex-transgender gay wedding" Rich Kane offers some ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Looking Ahead to South by Southwest

    The annual sonic bacchanal known as South by Southwest goes down March 12-16. Every year, several thousand music-biz types, musicians and ordinary mortals with more money than sense descend upon downtown Austin, Texas, cramming five months of musical activity into five days. I'll be blogging about a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008
  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    Church Boys

    Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion in First Sunday

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    Busybody

    Mike Sager peeks in on the lives of our times

  • Blogs

    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. ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2007
  • Film

    April 5, 2007

    New Reviews

    Are We Done Yet?; Firehouse Dog; The Page Turner; The Reaping; The TV Set

  • Music

    April 13, 2006
  • Film

    September 19, 2002

    Clipped Wings

    Down on Igby, cutting Barbershop

  • Columns

    December 13, 2001
  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Aural Reports

    What's Buzzing Through the Skulls of Orange County?

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Jon Halperin

    Owner of Newport Beach-based Indie Label Vegas Records

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