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One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. "Ni**as in Paris," last year's most popular song, exploded in roughly the same amount of time that its producer spent creating it. "It took me probably 15 minutes to make tha ... More >>
Barely two days after his and Beyonce's baby Blue Ivy Carter was born, Jay-Z put her on a song. "Glory" is a tribute to his new daughter, who closes the track out with a guest feature -- crying. Jay-Z may be starting his kid off young, but nepotism is standard practice among rap superstars. There' ... More >>
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Just a few days after being mourner-of-honor at the funeral of former associate Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg hogged the hip-hop limelight once again by releasing all the tracks of his much-awaited album Doggumentary two days before the official release via moribund social network oddity MySpace. 10 ... More >>
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Malcolm McClaren, the art/punk swindler/genius who managed the Sex Pistols, died this morning in New York. He had cancer, and was 64. Throughout a spotty but rather fascinating forty year career in pop culture, McClaren had hands in fashion, all forms of music, and film. He famously lost hi ... More >>
Donovan LeitchIn honor of the second week of Camp Freddy's December residency, which happens tonight at the Roxy, West Coast Sound asked members of the band to chime in on their favorite music of the decades. Last week Billy Morrison highlighted his favorite things about the 1970s. Tonight's ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldNow that the costume stress and sugar rush are history, take some time to check out LA Weekly's Halloween party coverage.
Halloween in Los Angeles can be overwhelming, so many parties to attend, so many elaborate costumes to catch our eyes. While the costume party madness began for us over a week before the big day, the festivities didn't kick into full gear until Thursday night. Keep reading to find out what we did. ... More >>
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