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Rick Ross

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Funniest Tweets From the 2014 BET Awards

    It's clear that all Chris Rock needs is a platform in front of an open-minded audience and he will have you at "hello." That's exactly how it went down when the 2014 BET Awards kicked off with Rock at the helm delivering a monologue that slaughtered Rick Ross, took jabs at the Solange/Jay-Z elevator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Best BET Hip-Hop Awards Tweets

    The breakdown: Hosted by Snoop Dogg, this year's BET Hip Hop Awards (randomly on a Tuesday) were filled with performances galore by rappers like French Montana, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Future, Yo Gotti, and even Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The kicker? They barely gave out awards. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    World Star Hip-Hop's Founder Tells Us Which Web Videos Are Too Vulgar, Even For His Site

    Lee "Q" O'Denat, founder of World Star HipHop.com, is an unlikely figure in the canon of modern hip-hop success stories. The reserved, 40 year-old Hollis,Queens native of Haitian descent is probably one of the first and most controversial examples of hip-hop's ability to create moguls out of tech wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Capital Cities Almost Signed a Deal With Rick Ross, Worked With Andre 3000

    In our print feature this week, we caught up with Los Angeles' Capital Cities who have been flying up the pop charts on the strength of their hit single "Safe and Sound." Ahead of tonight's sold out show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, we decided to share a few interesting tidbits that didn't make ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    NBFF: Smaller, Shorter & Uncut

    The fabled film festival has learned that less is more

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    January 17, 2013

    Cutthroat Boyz (Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, Vince Staples) - The Roxy - January 16, 2013

    Cutthroat BoyzThe RoxyJanuary 16, 2013Since the drop of his EP Chipper Jones Vol. 1 this past summer, Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts has been quickly spreading his strain of hybridized street-hop across the Internet and from his roots on our YG & TDE loving West Coast to the Action Brons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Top Five Rappers We'd Like To See At Coachella This Year

    It's the dawn of a new year, which for those of us who love music means a whole new year of live shows and another Coachella. Speaking a bit more specifically, it means another period of buzz surrounding possible Coachella lineups, rumors, definite answers, and photoshopped posters. This list is non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Five More Hip-Hop Holiday Renditions We Would Love to Hear

    If the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this week have started to stop, drop, shut 'em down and open up shop, that's likely because they're still beaming from DMX's absolutely spellbinding cover of the children's Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." We at the Weekly consider th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Five Porn Stars Who've Attempted Music Careers

    Earlier this week we examined both hip-hop artists who would make interesting adult film stars as well as rap stars who've actually attempted creating their own erotica. As shocking as that was, would you believe that plenty of porn's biggest names have actually attempted to crossover into music as ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012

    Datsik Fine-Tunes His TrapStyle Skills Before Migrating to SoCal

    The Canadian EDM producer is moving fast with his signature blend of dubstep and hip-hop

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Sami Matar, Music Man

    [Best Of 2012] The Muslim-radio pioneer's favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12

    See Also*Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Big K.R.I.T. Keeps His Beats Homemade and His Rhymes Country*Slaine Opens Up About New La Coka Nostra Record, Friendship w/ DJ Premier and La Coka Nostra Without EverlastThe lineup the Smoker's Club tour at the Observatory read like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?

    See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy  *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Adventure Club

    The Observatory

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    June 15, 2012

    Shazam Predicts 2012's 10 Most Popular Summer Jams

    Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2011

    Kreayshawn at the Observatory Last Night

    ​Kreayshawn The Observatory Dec. 30, 2011 Having been to more shows than I can count in 2011, last night's Kreayshawn gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was definitely was one of my most eagerly anticipated of the year. With all the hype (both good and bad) that surrounded the pint-sized rapper, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011

    Kreayshawn

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Five Things to Expect at Kreayshawn's Observatory Show

    ​5. Mixed Reviews (Mostly Bad)Despite the MTV nomination, the million-dollar record deal and the 17 million page views on YouTube of Kreayshawn's hit, "Gucci Gucci," we have yet to read a review of the 21-year-old white rapper's show that's all praises. Most of the time they're like these less-tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Ticket Giveaway: Kreayshawn at the Observatory

    ​About six months ago, Kreayshawn--white chick rapper, music video director--dropped the polysaturated video of her infectious single "Gucci Gucci" on the interwebz. Twenty-eight million views on YouTube, a multimillion dollar record deal, numerous magazine covers and an MTV awards nomination late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Wale at Yost Theater Last Night

    ​For most hip-hop acts, there is a threshold that must be crossed before entering the realm of  Jay-Z-esque fame, that awkward cliff hanger that most artists find themselves lining up for, only to spend forever peering over onto success, rather than toppling into it. Wale, with two critically ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Big Sean, Now Really Big

    The Detroit rapper lives the dream on his debut album

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011

    Wale

    Yost Theater

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Kreayshawn on the Cover of Complex Magazine: We Call BS

    ​ Hate her or love her, Kreayshawn is the female white rap phenomenon du jour, and sans album or a legitimate body of work, the press just won't stop coming. Now the 22-year-old born Natassia Zolot is on the cover of Complex magazine. While interesting, it validates everything Kreayshawn's done so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Rick Ross Thinks Kreayshawn is a 'Dirty Bitch'

    ​Oakland rapper Kreayshawn hasn't been having the best luck since losing out to Tyler, The Creator at the VMAs--first her underage nude pics leak online, then Rick Ross threatens to "slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags" in an interview with XXL.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    [UPDATED Muppets 'Monster' Remix] Kanye West's 'Monstrous' New Video Leaked

    S. Affandi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons​UPDATE, 12:15 P.M., JAN. 10: Kanye's leaked "Monster" video was made into a Muppets-style "Monster" remix. Check it out below.ORIGINAL ITEM, 8:47 A.M., JAN. 3: After a momentous 2010, Kanye West looks to raise the stakes even higher in 2011. A possibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Record Review: Rick Ross, 'Teflon Don'

    ​Borrowing the nickname of iconic crime boss John Gotti, Rick Ross' newest effort employs an Escalade-full of gaudy, bone-rattling beats to remind us exactly how hard he's shining with his latest album, Teflon Don (out today on Def Jam).

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      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 >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
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    August 11, 2008

    Worst Song Lyric Ever

    Who would you imagine has written the worst song lyric ever? Jethro Tull? Billy Joel? Vanilla Ice? Rick Ross? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and, well, close but still wrong. 3 Doors Down, "Here Without You" In fact, the pop culture perps are Escatawpa, Mississippi band 3 Doors Down, in the form of their ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008
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    May 10, 2007

    Never Mind the Shit, Here's Coachella

    Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes

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