N.W.A. (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Rap Shirts for White People is Hip-Hop Hilarity!

    What do you get when you mix Stuff White People Like sensibilities with hip-hop? The answer comes in the form of a hilarious new clothing line! Rap Shirts for White People puts a twist on famous lyrics while having fun at the expense of the world of whiteness. Can we all really picture Method Man's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Is Dr. Dre's Son's 'DNA' Album Destined to Become 'The Chronic' 2.0?

    The latest contribution of the Dr. Dre's lineage to West Coast hip-hop continues to write itself in lily-white Lake Forest. We know, it'll take people a while to get used to hearing that. Maybe you never will. But to feel that way is to deny the indo-smoking inventiveness laced inside the beats that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Rilo Kiley Taps Too $hort For Collection of Rarities

    In case you haven't heard by now, indie band Rilo Kiley released a selection of B-sides and rarities yesterday under the clever title RKives. Though some in the blogosphere are ruminating about how this collection of songs by the defunct Silverlake quartet should have remained on the cutting room fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Wiz Khalifa - Gibson Amphitheater - November 13, 2012

    Wiz KhalifaGibson Amphitheater, Los AngelesNovember 13, 2012From Pittsburgh mix tap flop to festival main stage headliner, Wiz Khalifa turned the Gibson Amphitheater into LA's next best Cannabis expo last night. Since he recording Ink My Whole Body in 2008, the Wizzle man has had a snow ball effect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    March 1, 2012

    Gonjasufi, Jeremiah Jae, and Dot At Low End Theory, Feb. 29, 2012

    ​Gonjasufi, Jeremiah Jae, and DotLow End Theory at the Airliner, Eagle RockFeb. 29, 2012 A roster such as this at Low End Theory is one not to go unnoticed. Having the Bjork-Lee Perry hybrid of the western United States' beat culture Gonjasufi perform with manufacturer of skull ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    DJ-Producer Duo Nadastrom On Their Punk-Rap Beginnings, The Evolution Of Dance Music, Touring With Skrillex and Working With Scion A/V

    Nadastrom: Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom​ While Redbull and Converse have worked tirelessly over the last couple years to support new independent music, Scion has proved committed to supporting ultra-niche artists from subgenres like grindcore, dubstep and moombahton by taking on a label-like role ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    10 Songs About Police Brutality

    Charles Moore / Black Star​It seems like you hear about the police more often than usual these days. Whether it's the death of Mark Duggan that's inciting the London riots or the killing of Kelly Thomas that's shaking up the Fullerton PD, the news is rife with reports of police misconduct, and it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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.

  • Music

    December 10, 2009