Wu-Tang Clan

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    The Great and Powerful Big Oz: Irvine's Afghan Rapper Delivers Battle-Tested Rhymes

    It didn't take long for Omar Azizi to establish himself as the biggest presence in a room. He easily outweighed his fellow newborns in a LA hospital nursery, tipping the scales at 12 pounds. Twenty-eight years later, the Irvine rapper known as "Big Oz" towers onstage, thanks to an imposing 6-foot- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    The Top Ten Rappers in OC

    Underground hip-hop is alive and thriving in OC. Anyone who tells you different, isn't listening or paying close enough attention! Last week, the Weekly brought you the top five female rappers in OC. This week, we return with their top ten counterparts--no easy task with the wealth of active talent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene

    Hey, Orange County--I know you don't hear this a lot, but we're sorry. Our musicians came down pretty hard on you a couple weeks ago, telling you how bad you suck and all that. It was harsh, nay, uncalled for--and it's kind of our fault for egging them on. The truth is, well, you're pretty great. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Five Must-See Acts of Rock the Bells 2013

    In a very recent interview with the Press Enterprise, Guerilla Union/Rock the Bells boss Chang Weisberg said "I think all of the acts on this bill are making a contribution to the fabric of hip-hop culture in their own unique ways." And, though it may sound like the usual pre-show pump-up a head-pro ... 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?!

  • Culture

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2013

    Here's How People Are Trying to Sneak Drugs Into Coachella

    If you're at Coachella, chances are you experienced full throttle security measures attempting to snatch any drugs you might have. As usual, these include three tiers of security checkpoints, at which eventgoers are frisked and searched. It can all feel a bit personal, particularly considering that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Here Are Five Insane Coachella Campsites

    The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Edifica Talks About Rap en Español's Place in OC

    [Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a new Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.]Eduardo Iniestra aka Edifica occupies a unique space with ever-expanding potential in OC's evolving hip-hop scene. The Cos ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    JD McPherson Signifies Roots Rock 2.0

    The Oklahoma singer/songwriter likes his rockabilly with a dash of Wu-Tang

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Curren$y - The Observatory - 5/2/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Tom Segura Talks Babies, Bears and Where The Dudes At

    ​ Valentine's Day may be all about love and all of that mushy stuff to some people but this February 14th, why not make it a fun one by checking out the pure comedic genius that is Tom Segura. Will it be a romantic show? Not so much. Will it be hilarious? Oh for sure! If you and your honey (or you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    The Spell at the Blue Cafe Last Saturday Night

    ​The Spell, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel and Ambush FreqsBlue CafeDec. 31, 2011You know you went to a good show when you're 100 percent sober on New Year's Eve, your date flakes on you a few hours before leaving, no girls even come close to kissing you at midnight and you still have a really ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Coachella 2011: Hits and Misses

    [Mental Notes] Kanye kills it, Duran Duran's '80s dance party and more

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    What You Missed: Red Bull Flugtag, Posse on Broadway, Bad Brains, Rock the Bells

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'd you do this weekend? Or, more importantly, what'd you miss this weekend? We headed out to Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor to see people hurl themselves into the ocean in an attempt to fly for Red Bull Flugtag. Later that night, we hopped over to Downtown Santa Ana ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Wee Man In Mariachi Divas Video

    [Mental Notes] Also, Avenged Sevenfold drummer's cause of death, Rock the Bells has Lauryn Hill

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Incoming: Unsurprisingly, More Cool Shows are Coming to Detroit Bar (GZA, Little Dragon, More)

    Detroit Bar is bringing some more neat stuff to town, including Little Dragon, pictured. The Swedish group is currently on tour with TV on the Radio, and once that wraps up, they'll be hitting Detroit on May 22.One week earlier (and only a little more than two months since his last Detroit appearanc ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Sprawl of Sound

    I regret . . . Things that made me sigh and rue in 2007

  • Music

    November 8, 2007


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

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    49th State Blues

    Portugal. The Man Prove That Alaskans Got Soul to Burn

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    Test My Balls of Fury

    More entertaining than the actual movie!

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Fo' Sizzle!

    Summer concerts/festivals to heat the beat

  • Culture

    January 25, 2007

    The Modern Organics

    eVocals mix of clothes-art-music: Hippie-skater-tagger with a twist

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Walk the Line

    Straight outta cartoon country: Hip-hop reality starts with LD and Ariano

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Aural Reports

    Brooklyn Compton Irvine: Ariano of LD & Ariano

  • Unknown

    June 16, 2005

    Tell Me Im Bad

    Nightlife and more: June 16-23

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Alone in the Dark

    Never heard of Writers Block?

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Huge in Europe

    But DJ Josh One wants respect at home

  • Music

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Bad Rap, Vol. II

    Big J-Mos best friend says hes ready to testify for the defense

  • Features

    November 23, 2000

    Kottonmouth Komrades

    Music, marijuana and one bands battle for your civil liberties

  • Music

    June 22, 2000