At a concert in New York this past weekend, Bad Boy Records presented its recent signee King Los. Other members of the crew, including MGK, are currently getting some shine as well. But what about the Bad Boys of yesteryear? What are they up to these days? Glad you asked! Here's a rundown.
By Patrick James
It's Friday evening at L.A.'s Grammy Museum, whose walls are hung with iconic rock photographs and shelved with pop artifacts. On stage in the museum's Clive Davis Theater is another Clive -- Aden -- a young rapper from South Central Los Angeles. He bounces back and forth between h ... More >>
A good cookbook collection does not look like it came straight out of a food stylist's studio. Sure, it will include several near-perfect volumes, those monumental titles that still capture your attention. But some cookbooks, like Flavors of Belize, will sport a few flaws.
You might keep them beca ... More >>
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with MCs Subz and Eso Tre from Substance Abuse, who are known for their well-regarded 2006 album Overproof and their just-rele ... More >>
South Central band Buyepongo is known for digging deep into the neighborhood's Latin roots and serving up a new formula for grinding on the dance floor. They're inspired by Wu-Tang Clan and manage to live up to their name, which means, literally, "to cause a ruckus."
Originally formed in 2005, they ... More >>
Getting the right people to run things in a new restaurant or hotel is key. And when you've got a world-famous director running things, you can bet he's gonna get his casting right the first time around.
Francis Ford Coppola is no newbie to the hotel biz. His exotic resorts in Belize, Guatemala and ... More >>
This is too perfect.
According to Glamour Magazine's wedding blog, two producers who met and courted each other while filming ABC's hit romance series The Bachelor (and The Bachelorette) are getting married in California this summer. And Chris Harrison, career goob behind the tearful interviews and ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshBlack truffles from Trufflepalooza.[Update: Reservations are now open.]
Chef Laurent Quenioux's highbrow/lowbrow collaboration with Starry Kitchen reaches new heights of luxury with an 18-course truffle dinner. Between touring the city with his cheese cart, overseeing the kitche ... More >>
Ranter: Tiny, elderly woman in a pink straw hat; fortyish guy in sunglasses applauding her.
Location: The sidewalk outside the post office at 4951 West Washington
Time: 11 a.m. on a Thursday
Topics Covered: Injustices of the justice system; the inadequacy of CalFresh; how each gene ... More >>
Food MarathonThe hot sauce didn't make it to the table until a third of our whole fried snapper had been stripped down to its bones. Attracted by a laudatory L.A. Times article, we were dining at Flavors of Belize, a retooled cafe wedged into the Relax Inn on La Brea near San Vicente. One of ... More >>
By Julienne Gage
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled ... More >>