For an interview in 2011, at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens insisted on meeting for drinks at the V Room, a dive bar on 4th Street in Long Beach. As he sipped a Jim Beam neat, he talked about hanging out in the early days with pre-Fergie Black Eyed Peas (who were playing the Sup ... More >>
Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>
Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino deliver a beautiful story of life, love and family
It's Election Day and that means not only will millions of Americans be making their way to voting booths in order to participate in our great democracy, but chances are they'll first have to work through that dreaded pre-election anxiety as the fateful hour draws closer. What better way to pass the ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann, congresswoman and GOP presidential contender, walked across the stage to sit next to Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, house band the Roots chose to play Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." While the audience only heard a "la la" refrain, the message was pretty clear.
Michael Rapaport observes the vibe and checks out the scenario
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.
Except now they rage with everyone they've influenced
When you find out that Gary Coleman, child star from '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes died via Twitter, you know you live in the future. But it wasn't just any Twitter account; we found out Coleman was dead from the Roots' drummer Questlove's Twitter account.
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 >>
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Create Vintage Soul Music, Not Tabloid Headlines
Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again
Dave Chappelle raises the roof
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Oct. 27-Nov. 3
The Roots at the tipping point