Max Bell is a freelance writer based in L.A. His writing has appeared in Noisey, Complex, XXL, Billboard and Passion of the Weiss.
3 months ago
Kendrick Lamar has been the default choice for "best L.A. rapper" since 2012's Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Acclaim for each subsequent offering has been deafening, and the impact of Lamar's artistic innovation endures long after the buzz has dulled (n...
4 months ago | Low End Theories
You don’t go to karaoke bars to hear the progressive, head-nodding instrumental music emanating from L.A.’s internationally renowned beat scene. If you’re lucky, no one in your besotted cohort will belt a tone-deaf “Don’t Stop Believin’” or attemp...
5 months ago | Hip-Hop
The Dogtown rap trio knows how to make laid-back tunes for long, hot days, and "Full Effect," premiered here on LAWeekly.com, is no exception.
8 months ago | People 2017
Station director Ale Cohen is spearheading the beloved internet radio station's big leap to 99.1 FM, set for later this year.
2 years ago | Hip-Hop
Our appetite for underworld fare is insatiable. For evidence, see Tarantino box office figures, the bestselling HBO box sets, or all 300-plus episodes of The First 48. L.A. based rap duo The Kleenrz follow such grim fare in hazmat suits, picking a...