See Also:*Get It Together: 6 West Coast Posse Cuts For Your 4th of July Cookout *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Big K.R.I.T. Keeps His Beats Homemade and His Rhymes CountrySummer Olympics gather the greatest athletes in the world to perform at the absolute heights of human ... More >>
See Also: *Spaceghostpurrp is Here to ElevateMississippi native Big K.R.I.T. makes it cool to be country, and it's not
just because of the southern drawl in his voice, or the leaned back
cadence splashed all over his discography.
The 25-year-old has a strong enough flow to please purists ... More >>
Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with dubstep sensation Rusko, and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.
Matt & Kim are well-known for their high-energy shows and positive vibes, but their recordings and performances never preach or cloy. They're all smiles on stage, and even the most cynical of listeners can't help but feel propelled by their warmth and good feelings. Equipped with synthesizer ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Girl TalkMarch 19, 2011Fox TheaterGirl Talk's sold out show at the Fox Theater was one massive dance party, '90s MTV spring break style, with hundreds of college-aged kids grinding on each other and balloons and giant beach balls filled with confett ... More >>
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 >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? It was a long one for us, full of what Orange County has come be known for (partially, at least): Action sports! We celebrated Brett Simpson's (right) second win at the U.S. Open of Surfing, checked out Weezer and Hot Hot Heat's performances a ... More >>
Friday marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and really, many fans are still reeling from losing the King of Pop. Fans are holding tributes and still milling to his grave.The Jackson family is unveiling a monument in Indiana. Everyone--from big stars such as Busta Rhymes and Lud ... More >>
[via Gawker]The biggest thing on the Interwebz this weekend was a story going around that President Obama was in Tag Team's 1993 hit song "Whoomp (There It Is)." According to Gawker, the whole conspiracy theory has appeared everywhere, from the hip hop message board Tha
Corner, the message board ... More >>
It's an album title that pretty much speaks for itself. Although one would think that three years after the chart success of Juvenile's 2006 album Reality Check, the Crescent City rapper might attempt something a little more humble than Cocky & Confident (the title of his new record, out ... More >>
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 >>
James CarneyWe may be a day or so behind on this one, but in a quest to find some ever-elusive liner note credits for Black Key's Thickfreakness album, we stumbled onto something a hundred times better. Up until now, things were staying pretty quiet on the whole "rap-rock" front, at least for the ... More >>
For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>
With less than a month to go before Bamboozle Left, a whole mess of new acts have been announced for the two day festival, set for April 4 and 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Pleasantly, a couple of the acts are even from Orange County--like punk legends the Vandals (on April 5) an ... More >>
Please, Plies, come out in support of Sarah Palin
Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though emcee after emcee has supported Obama wit ... More >>
Dave Segal moved into Detroit Bar on both Friday and Saturday nights: "Free the Robots' thrilling [Friday] live show blew away Afrika Bambaataa's moldy DJ set. Local upstarts overshadowed a legend!" And on Sat, "DJs Josh One, Hyder, James Pants and Peanut Butter Wolf spun loads of great hip-hop cuts ... More >>
Review, video and photos by Patrick Chavis.
Ludacris, Pacific Division
Walter Pyramid, Cal State University Long Beach
February 23, 2008
A night of protests, hos and intellectual conversation in the LBC: isn’t that what hip-hop’s all about?
The opening act—Pacific Division from Palmdale, ... More >>
REGGAE CRUISE, 7 p.m.
For all the Reggae-loving bredren.
Star Party Cruises, 140 Marine Dr. Alamitos Bay Long Beach
CLUB RUBBER, 8 p.m.
Celebrating their 12-year anniversary.
Galaxy Concert Theater, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana
LUDACRIS, 8 p.m.
And for extra entertainment: a protest outside.
Ca ... More >>
Usher is rather fond of Dat Girl Right There.
I never thought the day would come that I'd gush over an Usher track. But “Dat Girl Right There” (who hasn't had similar complex thoughts?) featuring Ludacris and produced by Rich Harrison is amazing—sonically anyway. The electronic backing is om ... More >>