Sean Combs

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Coachella 2014: Weekend One Party Recap

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 5, 2013

    DNA Project: Straight Outta OC

    How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    30 Facts About Ke$ha We Learned From Her New Book 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'

    By: Brian McManusIf you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha? ), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Norman Doray - Yost Theater - 6/24/12

    Norman Doray June 24, 2012 Yost TheaterSee also: *Rusko and Andy C - Hollywood Palladium - 6/1/12 *Armin Van Buuren - Sutra - 5/28/12 *Bingo Players - Yost Theater - 5/22/12 This past Saturday, the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana hosted DJ Norman Doray, a fiery French selector who hit the dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    3hree Things: On The Agonizing Death of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.My obsession with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest started in 1985, and thrived for almost a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Big Sean, Now Really Big

    The Detroit rapper lives the dream on his debut album

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    El Centro Cultural de Mexico Faces Eviction

    [Mental Notes] Plus: Introducing the softer side of Rob Zombie, and NYC inmate says he shot Tupac

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Five Pop Stars More Deserving of Abduction than Joss Stone

    ​Two men were arrested in England this week for trying to abduct the soul singer Joss Stone. Making the case stranger, the suspects reportedly had in their possession a Samurai sword and written plans to kill Stone and dump her into a river. Call us a bunch of softies, but we're perplexed that an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Why is Lil Wayne a Genius? We Explain His Appeal (Plus, His New Video for 'Six Foot Seven Foot!')​Lil Wayne is a genius, and not simply because he spends seven days a week in the studio, recording some of the most lyrically intricate, metaphor-laced verses in the history of the rap game off the top of his head, no pen, no pad. 

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Stars And Fans Pay Their Respects to "Lady T"

    ​The death of R&B legend Teena Marie continues to shock fans and fellow musicians around the world. Many stars have shared their memories and thoughts on this sad event. Celebrities including Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, along with news reporters and millions of fans, have paid t ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 2, 2010

    Mychael Darwin Is the Genie of Jeans

    [Trendzilla] Find some of America's finest pair of denims at his La Habra store

  • Film

    September 9, 2010

    Joaquin Phoenix Implodes to Prove a Point

    'I'm Still Here' takes on the Hollywood machine. We think

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Top Five Little Known Facts About Soulja Boy

    ​I interviewed Soulja Boy (who I'll just go ahead and call by his real name DeAndre Way) recently, and it was pretty wild. The Atlanta-based, teen millionaire rapper wore his colossal, eponymous pendant--which he says contains a hundred Gs of diamonds--and bragged about how all the big names in hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2008

    Reg-O-Meter© -- Week Ending May 3

    ●We’ll dispense with the usual rundown of all things eye-rollingly wretched in the Reggie this week—our way of being nice, what with the new round of departures at OC’s largest-circ fishwrap just announced. So we won’t even get into that intellectually-challenging poll where the Reggie ask ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Power-puffy Grrrls

    Puffy AmiYumi Go Butch (Walker), Rock Harder, Stay Cute

  • Music

    November 8, 2007


    Jay-Z’s American Gangster Proves He Ain’t All That—and Never Was

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Aural Reports

    The (White) Rapper Flow: Loose Logic’s Rhymes and Production Are On (Dana) Point

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Andy Summers' War

    Ex-Dantalians Chariot guitarist comes to Orange County

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    College Admissions

    Take the Kanye West aptitude test

  • Music

    May 22, 2003


    Ugly Ducklings Politics Are Even Uglier

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Nothing to Prove

    Ikey Owens and the sonic politics of race

  • Film

    July 19, 2001


    Flub and bluster in Made

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Damn Dirty Remakes

    Summer flicks 2001

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Western Philosophy

    Is Cornel West the most hopeful man in America?

  • Features

    September 28, 2000

    Shiny, Happy Peephole

    Ugly Duckling's Amazing Journey

  • Features

    July 27, 2000

    Q & A

    Quick answers to questions we needed to ask OC's finest roots musicians!

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Hip! Hop! Shop!

    Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution