1 month ago | Hip-Hop
Is Moreno Valley rapper The Faze's "Liquid Swords (A Cover Album)" an act of sacrilege, or a clever recontextualization of The RZA's classic beats?
2 months ago | Education
Under music director Manuel Castaneda, the bands at Centennial High School in Compton regularly win national competitions, and band students go on to enroll in college at a rate of 95 percent.
4 months ago | Hip-Hop
Jazz drummer and beatmaker Karriem Riggins just had a hell of a year. He produced Kanye West’s “30 Hours,” co-wrote and featured on Kaytranada’s “Bus Ride” and co-produced all of Common’s latest album, Black America Again with his fellow L.A. jazz...
5 months ago | Hip-Hop
“Shit was crazy,” says Dominique Purdy, better known as The Koreatown Oddity. Cops were obsessively pulling him over for driving while black. And after his ride got towed, he was borrowing friends’ cars to keep his pizza-delivery job. The drama bi...
6 months ago | Hip-Hop
After 10 years writing for other artists, Gizzle is finally launching her own career with her debut album, "The Jump."