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 >>
Recently, the worlds of rap classics and children's literature collided with the online release of "Regulate: the Children's Book." The debut project of the "HipHopChildrensBooks" Tumblr, it's the brainchild of rapper and Soulcrate Music member Wes Eisenhauer who brought Warren G and Nate Dogg's st ... More >>
If Monday night's show at the Observatory is any indication of what's to come, then fans who are heading to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday for Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Festival, they better braves the traffic and get there early. Why? G-Eazy, that's why. Born Gerald Gillum, the Bay ... More >>
Comedian John Heffron has a pretty hectic life and yet somehow, he always manages to stay full of energy while consistently keeping it funny. Just how busy is this guy? Well, he's getting ready to shoot his fourth comedy special, working on a book, he invades earholes via his hilarious podcast "Heff ... 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 >>
Last weekend, the news of Lil Wayne's health issues gave us at the Weekly quite a shock. As longtime fans of Weezy, we were happy to hear as the conflicting reports subside that it sounds like he's going to pull through. Being that we seemingly came so close to losing him, what better time than now ... More >>
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See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsLast week, New Orleans-born rap superstar Lil Wayne made headlines coast-to-coast for uttering five words: "I ... 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 >>
Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!
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 >>
Stop grinning. Your album sucks. See also: The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6 5. Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist There was no way Perry Farrell and company were going to shock the world with another Ritual lo Habitual. That much we knew -- if for no other reason t ... More >>
Here are the top five selling record this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870.This week's top seller is Irvine-based post-hardcore band Thrice, who graced the cover of last week's issue.
Here are some solid arguments for and against a clean-living rapper
July 20th marks the observance of National Lollipop Day, and what would any holiday be without an aptly assembled play list to aid in the festivities? Here are a handful of tracks that celebrate the sweet side of oral fixation so you can get your suck on righteously.
by minusbabyNeedless to say, it hasn't been a good week for Young Money Entertainment.We all know how notoriously noncommittal rappers can be about retirement (read: Jay-Z) but Lil Wayne has been flirting with the idea for a while--according to MTV, he announced during a radio interview with Ho ... More >>
When our sister publication LA Weekly reported that Lil Wayne finally dropped his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait and freestyled over white chick rapper du jour Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci in a track by "Lil Tunechi," I got a little, well, nervous.Haters may diss Kreayshawn's one-hit wonder of a song as a ... More >>
Little Wayne emerged from Rikers Island late last year. Now, owing to the terms of his probation, he must lay off drugs and liquor for three years or return to prison. And, by all accounts, he's kept kosher. And yet something doesn't quite sit right. For the man who once composed a lo ... 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.
Not everyone agrees with our writer Brooklyne Gipson in her post earlier today about Lil Wayne's genius. This Colorlines story by Jamilah King talks about Watoto From the Nile, two girls, ages 9 and 10, who rapped an official letter to Lil Wayne about his disparaging lyrics about women over the b ... More >>
According to all-knowing TMZ, now that Lil Wayne is free from his sentence of gun possession, serving only eight months of his year-long sentence, he's found out the rules of his probation. The rules "clearly state that Wayne 'may not consume or drink any substance containing alcohol' as long as ... More >>
"I am doing fine and I am recovering! I'm weak though," rapper Guru, who went into a coma after suffering heart attack over the weekend, tells AllHipHop.com.Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and EMI reach agreement to officially release the heavily leaked Dark Night of the Soul album due out last May. ... More >>
twitter.com/account/profileLil Wayne says goodbye via TwitterIt appears Lil Wayne will actually be turning himself in today to begin a one-year prison sentence. The rappers appears to be bidding fans farewell via a Twitter post from "about two hours ago.""They can't lock up my heart because y'all ... More >>
Lil Wayne (who "humbly noted that he recorded the solo originally sung by Bob Dylan"), Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand among 80-plus musicians who participated in "We are the World" remake for Haiti. Interesting New York Times piece on Taylor Swift: "Big Win Means Innocence L ... More >>
"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 >>
Lil Wayne video for "On Fire" officially out (see above). Not sure if I'm feeling it.Speaking of Weezy, he's gonna voice Jesus!Jack White--the coolest and hardest working man in music--readies new Dead Weather album; produces record by rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson covering Amy Winehouse's "You Kn ... More >>
Pederast prevention group wants the Who out of Super Bowl. We just think they're guilty of CSI overexposure. Speaking of pederasts, more on outed MJ track (what? too early?): "As you know and have heard, part of the song leaked--not by me, because mine has been locked up in a vault since we recor ... More >>
The White Stripes unveil trailer--click above--for upcoming tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights and release new song "Let's Shake Hands."Long Beach-based Cold War Kids talk to Billboard about new EP Behave Yourself. It drops January 19 but we have been totally rocking it out for the past ... More >>
Lil Wayne's forever delayed delayed rock album Rebirth--now due out Feb. 1--mistakenly shipped to 500 Amazon customer. Can't wait to read those "most helpful customer reviews."Karen O up for Grammy and Golden Globe for Where the Wild Things Are score.Bill Berry drums/sings backup vocals on new R.E. ... More >>
Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>
Chris VictorioLil Wayne's all "whoa, dudes."We saw some stuff over the weekend. While some may argue whether or not it was better than midget wrestling at the Galaxy, it was still pretty swell. Well, maybe it's not right to say "we" saw stuff over the weekend--these were both Chris Victorio speci ... More >>
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 >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>
BY ANNIE ZALESKIPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>
OC Weekly freelancer Ben Westhoff has a blog post detailing what could possibly be the worst press release ever—and it's for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, only one of the most anticipated albums of 2008. Check out Ben's dissection of the press release's awfulness and then look for his review of Tha ... More >>
Police near Yuma, Arizona have arrested Southern rap star Lil Wayne for possession of “dangerous” drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia, TMZ is reporting. This incident follows a 2007 arrest in Idaho, also for drug possession. If Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter Jr.) had kept in the responsibl ... More >>
Sole and the Skyrider Band find poetry in the darkness
'Save the music, y'all'
'All credibility has just gone down the drain'
No, really. It all started with Ben Westhoff's hysterical SATIRE piece on Zac Efron and Lil Wayne. Yes, satire. Y'all think this sort of collaboration would happen in real life?! With lyrics like these: Efron sings the chorus—“Everybody all for one, a real summer has just begun! Let’s rock ... More >>
Wayne and Zac: brothers from other mothers, fo' sheezy. Have you read Ben Westhoff's “The Efron Scandal” feature yet in this week's OC Weekly? Dozens of thousands of 'net surfers have (enough—30,000 and counting—to crash our site, temporarily). Among those readers are those who work for ver ... More >>