Whether singing in his local gospel choir, recording jingles or rocking at downtown clubs in his native New York City, music has played a major part of Chris Glover's life. In 2009, Glover adopted the moniker Penguin Prison, which he says came from "a joke rap song and there was a line about goin ... More >>
Buff Love aka The Human Beat BoxLast week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>
Hennessy V.S calls it "Blending of Art," which basically has 10 artists and hip-hop artists collaborating on bottle designs. Personally, it's about time Hennessy acknowledged all the free advertising their product has been getting from hip-hop artists since 2Pac.
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last nightHours before their gig at Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton, we found Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron hanging out by the stage. So we figured we'd help them kill some time with a probing interview about a wide range of topi ... 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 >>
A 25-track disc comprised of beats made by the late J Dilla is "dropping" (that's hip-hop for "being released") June 2 on Nature Sounds. Dilla was a much-heralded producer who gained fame in the late '80s with the group Slum Village. Many credit him for helping to place Detroit on the hip-hop map, b ... More >>