The offices of L.A. Voice, where Umar Hakim is in residency, are on the third floor of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles. So when it comes time for Hakim to offer his daily prayers, he finds a quiet room, faces Mecca and turns his thoughts to God.
"Most people don't object to prayer," he says ... More >>
Rick Ross feat. Busta Rhymes
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Better than: Actually being Big Meech. Or Larry Hoover. At least in 2012.
"Schindler and I are like peas in a pod! We're both factory owners, we both made shells f ... More >>
Jena Ardell"FLAVAAA FLAV!!"Q: Why did Flavor Flav arrive late to his discussion at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles last night?
A: Because he left his clock at home.
Sounds almost too comical to be true, but that is exactly what happened.
Jena ArdellFlavor Flav felt honored to be i ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
25. Prafit-"Nice Weather"
The nice weather is long gone--the ostensibly immutable Los Angeles sun blotted by kidney colored clouds and cold rain. So Prafit's ode to the sizzle of July feels like an antique postcard documenting endless light, chicken breasts smothered in BBQ sauce, and basement ... More >>