T.I. (Rapper)

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    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 >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Caifanes - Nokia Theatre - June 12, 2013

    Check out our slide show of Caifanes at Nokia here! "No human being is illegal!'' shouted Saul Hernadez in Spanish to a Nokia Theater packed with raza from all walks of life, from the chilango a week removed from Tepito to the fresas who probably thought they bought tickets to Maná. "This is for y ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Is Killer Mike the Perfect Link Between Dr. Dre and MLK?

    For Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, it has never been just about hip-hop. It has never been about preaching rhetoric over a beat. But his sharp-tongued lyrics and booming baritone carry enough ferocity to scare your social consciousness wide awake. It's a style that's both refreshingly informed and effo ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Tales From the Trap: Behind the Scenes of Gucci Mane's Early Recording Process

    Picture this. It's the mid 2000's, and the south has been steadily drawing out the blueprint for street music in the 21st century. Records in Young Jeezy's early canon such as Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 and T.I.'s Trap Muzik have all but literally set in stone the commandments ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited

    See Also:*Five Unexpected Cover Songs From the Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Kai: Street Artist Painted Kanye and Eminen How They Act--Like Medieval Kings Believe it or not, at one point Kanye West was considered an underdog. Before we were watching the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Pacific Amphitheatre

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    October 20, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Kid Rock

    ​WTF?Here's a twist on an OC Weekly blog from a few weeks ago. You may remember that last month's Hotlist in Rolling Stone deemed the muse du jour of rappers across the nation to be fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy. This month's RS reported on an unlikely rapper du jour for off-kilter hip-hop ... More >>

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    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).

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    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Travis Barker: More Hip Hop than Hip Hop

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has had plenty of side gigs over the years. Box Car Racer and 44 both featured other Blink members, while a duo called TRV$DJAM included his friend Adam Goldstein. Known as DJ AM, Goldstein, of course, was with Barker in a Learjet crash that killed four people in ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    TONIGHT: Jamie Foxx at the Grove of Anaheim

    Jamie Foxx, leave something for the rest of us. He can act, he can tell jokes, he can sing the hooks of smash-hit Kanye West tunes, and now he's got his own solo career going, too. His third studio album, Intuition (not to be confused with the Jewel song of the same name, not that anyone would), cam ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Listen to the Band: Boogaloo Assassins

    There's something distinctly familiar about the Latin powerhouse Boogaloo Assassins. Maybe it's that authentically greasy mixture of sharp brass, pounding drums, thick bass and gang vocals that hearkens back to the time of sweaty basement parties on a hot summer night in Spanish-Harlem...p ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Free Crap That Came In The Mail: Straight No Chaser, 'Live Your Life and Flo with Whatever You Like'

    Well, the "electronic" mail. That counts, I'm sure.Got an e-mail today from Atlantic Records promoting "their" a cappella group "Straight No Chaser." (That's how they put it: "Straight No Chaser is Atlantic Records' a cappella group." As if they own them, and if they can't have more than one a cappe ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Pop Songs

    BY ANNIE ZALESKIPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers' billfold braggadocio is getting ridiculous

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    June 7, 2007

    Fo' Sizzle!

    Summer concerts/festivals to heat the beat

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    May 18, 2006
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    May 18, 2006

    Get Out!

    Party's Over!

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    February 10, 2005