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Even gangsta rappers need the occasional vacation. For the last half-decade, hard-working hedonist Problem has increased Compton’s gross domestic product. Between 2011 and 2013, the father of seven dropped seven projects through his independent co...
7 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Fatherhood hasn’t softened America’s best gangsta rapper. It’s merely made him more armed. “I had 50 guns, now I have 100,” says Freddie Gibbs, maybe joking but probably not. “I’ve bought two guns for every month that she’s been alive. It’s brough...
14 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Falling in and out of love was hard enough before Instagram. Social media creates a minefield of mind games. Only the most joyous mo-ments are captured. Cameos from strangers inspire jealousy. These agonies supply the subtext for Lena Fayre’s new ...
21 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Julian Petty doesn’t seem like a lawyer. The Leimert Park resident comes off scholarly and patient, not slick and fast-talking. It’s as though he’s been sent by the California Bar Association to combat every sheisty lawyer joke ever told. Then you...
28 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Carl Jung once claimed that “nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.” Chelsea Wolfe remains only partially convinced. “I don’t really believe in dream interpretation. It just depends on how much stress is in your life, and your ...
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A quarter-century ago, Q-Tip reminded us that things move in cycles. A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory grafted hip-hop back onto its jazz roots, and supplied the name for L.A.’s most influential club night in recent memory. Understanding music...