5 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Hanni El Khatib’s natural setting is night. The tattoos covering his arms are darkly inked. His black hair is greased back like a knife-fight winner’s. His wardrobe color scheme is fit for the hero of a Johnny Cash song. Even his new album is call...
7 days ago | Hip-Hop
Outside of obsessive sports radio callers from Temecula, you won’t find more diehard Lakers fans than Lil Wayne. Since Kobe Bryant entered the league, the Louisiana rapper has repped the Lake Show in times of good and bad. He even made a tribute s...
12 days ago | Bizarre Ride
You might not immediately recognize Paul Stewart’s name, but you’re aware of his contributions. His résumé reads like a chapter from a West Coast rap history book. The Pharcyde? He became their first manager, brokered their first record deal and p...
19 days ago | Bizarre Ride
The tears are 10 years dry. The emotional abrasions have long faded. But a decade after Edward Ma’s debut as edIT, his first song collection retains a melancholic timelessness. Released on British imprint Planet Mu in the spring of 2004, Crying Ov...
27 days ago | Bizarre Ride
You don’t meet someone named Captain Supernova every day. In fact, until this afternoon, the cosmic synth wizard had never revealed the man behind the radiation-proof curtain. But here he is, sitting at an Eastside cafe on a rainy afternoon, weari...
1 month ago | Lakers
The Lords don’t leap as well they used to. Even if defenders triple-team the pear tree, Kobe refuses to pass the partridge. No pipers are piping, unless you count Jeremy Lin paraphrasing Das Kapital in this recent post-game interview. No turtle do...