Max Bell is a freelance writer based in L.A. His writing has appeared in print and online for publications such as Noisey, Complex, XXL, Billboard, and Passion of the Weiss.
1 month 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...
2 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.
5 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.
1 year 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...
1 year ago | Longform
For nearly 30 years, much of Los Angeles rap has been shaped by the same hand. Listing regional stars who've worked with Dr. Dre — Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg, 2Pac, Kurupt, Xzibit, The Game, Kendrick Lamar — essentially serv...