With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?
Wiz KhalifaGibson Amphitheater, Los AngelesNovember 13, 2012From Pittsburgh mix tap flop to festival main stage headliner, Wiz Khalifa turned the Gibson Amphitheater into LA's next best Cannabis expo last night. Since he recording Ink My Whole Body in 2008, the Wizzle man has had a snow ball effect ... More >>
Using the world "destiny" to describe Fashawn's trajectory toward a hip-hop career might be a bit much. He'd prefer to think of it as more of a calling. At 3 years old, Santiago Leyva wanted to be a preacher, having been raised in a trailer behind a church, which apparently isn't that extraordinary ... More >>
We all know Shawn and Marlon Wayans from their various roles in, White Girls, Scary Movie, Dance Flic, and the best movie of all time, Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. But real talk, the list goes on and on and one has time for all of that. Since these guys s ... More >>
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This week, we've been convinced that Snoop Dogg has finally, once and for all, smoked too much weed. The iconic, Long Beach-born rapper is currently working on a reggae album titled Reincarnated with EDM wiz Diplo as the executive producer. Under his new found moniker Snoop Lion, a music ... More >>
The gloomy and spaced-out sounds of Spaceghostpurrp --"trill phonk," as he calls it-- may transport the listener to the crime-ridden swamp-grounds of nineties-era Memphis, but Purrp -earth name Muney Jordan--is not on this mortal plane to corrode or destroy. When it comes to his purpose and his asp ... More >>
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 >>
Raised in a city full of churches, the Fresno rapper's gritty rhymes inspire true belief
Last night, the folks at Guerilla Union announced the lineup and dates for Rock the Bells 2012 and a couple new surprises to its format.In an obvious attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Coachella's decision to clone itself, this year's Rock the Bells will be expanding its lineup to two co ... More >>
A veteran of high-profile labels such as No Limit and Cash Money, Shante Scott Franklin finally just decided to start his own imprint under a deal with Warner Bros. Records, Jet Life Recordings (the name pulled from the mantra he created, "JETS" -- "Just Enjoy This Shit"). Last night, the crowd ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella CoverageBy the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
See also:*Tupac's Hologram: How It Was Done*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesDr Dre and Snoop DoggCoachellaApril 15, 2012Headlining on Coachella's Sunday night is a tough slot to fill -- by that ... More >>
Smokeout 2012 NOS Events CenterMarch 3, 2012Guerilla Union threw another successful festival in Cypress Hill's Smokeout 2012. The all day mind opening experience showcased a unique lineup with a wide variety of talented artists including hip-hop, heavy metal, dubstep, experimental, reggae and ele ... More >>
So I've heard some talk around the water cooler that Coachella has become too big. Too commercial. Too KROQ-ey. Really? No Gerard Way.Two Weeknds? That $h!# cray. Nevertheless, the Chelly will welcome its usual cast of characters: the Bro Montegnas, the Hairy Potters, the Cloney Deschanels, and a ... More >>
New things are happening at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest this year: One, Cypress Hill and Rusko are performing together. Two, there's going to be a Low End Theory stage--yes, LA's most famous experimental hip-hop and electronic music night that Thom Yorke frequents when he's in town. Three, Wol ... More >>
Wu-Tang Clan City National Grove of Anaheim Jan. 18, 2012Even without Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Wu-Tang Clan at the City National Grove of Anaheim last night was nothing short of spectacular. The C.R.E.A.M. Team showed Orange County what real east coast hip hop looks and sounds like, with the ... More >>
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 >>
Ryan RitchieSnoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaWiltern December 13, 2011 To use a tired party cliche, if you remember the Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show last night at the Wiltern, you weren't there.I mean, seriously, was anyone not getting high? The answer is no.Wiz performed for about a half hour ... More >>
Along with every other straight-to-DVD film, we've been ignoring Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's upcoming buddy comedy, Mac and Devin Go to High School. The movie promises to be a Cheech and Chong redux. We have no idea what the concept is other than getting high, potentially blowing up a chemistr ... More >>
Mac Miller's affinity for Chuck Taylors and alumni status with Taylor Alderdice's Pittsburgh high school might have you believe that he's a part Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang crew, the truth is Miller and Khalifa couldn't be further apart. Although they both launched their careers with Pittsburgh-bas ... More >>
sgs_1019/FlickrNintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>
UK rapper Tinie Tempah performed at Lollapalooza this weekend and we caught up with him to talk about what's next. The artist born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, 22, made his first mixtape in 2007 with 28 songs, freestyles and remixes. His first album, Disc-Overy, debuted at No. 1 last year in the ... More >>
So you can now download Chris Brown's 21-song mixtape Boy in Detention (here), which not only features Swizz Beatz, Kevin McCall, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa, but also Shawty Mane, Justin Bieber's rapping alter-ego, in a song called "Ladies Love Me." Obviously you don't need me opining on the qual ... More >>
People say that even without Toto, Jeff Porcaro would've cemented his place in music history because of the high caliber of his drumming. It's said to have defined much of the music produced in the late '70s and '80s. Born into a musical family, he toured and/or recorded with Sonny and Cher as a ... More >>
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
After this year's dramatic NBA season, basketball fans may have to wait a long time before the league's owners and players agree to a new collective bargaining deal. The off-season normally allows fans to speculate over player trades and retirements, but given the current lockout, they'll have to se ... More >>
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Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>
First the DigiTour, and now Rebecca Black is going to be at the MTV O Awards. Why does the world keep proving the Onion right again and again?As you all know, "Friday" has racked up more than 122 million views on YouTube. This is apparently enough to merit an appearance on MTV's inaugural O Award ... More >>
Whether its movies like Scary Movie, The Wayans Brothers, White Chicks, Dance Flick, or Don't be a Menace, the name "Wayans" goes hand in hand with the word laughter. This Thursday through Saturday (April 21 to April 23), Shawn and Marlon Wayans are coming to the Irvine Improv.
www.myspace.com/yg400 Green Aid, a medicinal marijuana collective in Anaheim, recently developed a new strain of weed--"YG OG," named after Compton rapper YG. It's sold exclusively at their location.
The Maloof Brothers-owned Sacramento Kings are ditching their outdated digs at Arco Arena (which has recently been renamed Power Balance Pavilion) for greener pastures at Anaheim's Honda Center. The move, which would make them the Anaheim Kings and bring yet another NBA team to ... More >>
Snoop Dogg, one of the most celebrated hip-hop MC's of all time, manned the decks (well, really, Mac) at 300 Bowling Lane in Anaheim on Friday night. He was joined by Wiz Khalifa, the hot young MC from Pittsburgh, and they "lit up" the stage. Snoopaloop laid down the programmed beats, while ... More >>
Doug Neill/OC WeeklySnoop DoggCheck out our Rock the Bells slideshow here!Rock the Bells Festival August 21, 2010 NOS Event Center Scorching heat, swarming crowds, parking gridlock, inefficient management, and borderline incompetent staffing didn't stop Southern California from "rocking th ... More >>
www.lauryn-hill.comYesterday, Urb.com called it: Lauryn Hill would be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety at Guerilla Union's veritable hip-hop fest, Rock the Bells. When the lineup was announced at the Key Club in Hollywood last night, Rock the Bells announced ot ... More >>
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