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Song: Beyonce's "Party" featuring J. Cole
History: "Party" is the fourth single from Beyonce's fourth studio album, 4. That's three fours in a row, bro. Three ... More >>
Editor's Note: Writer Jessica A. Koslow is a USC master's student writing her thesis on krumping. Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances explores some of the most popular street dances in our city.
Background: Supermodel Kate Upton does the Dougie. Michelle Obama does the Dougie. Even Justin B ... More >>
Salt-N-PepaLong before there was rap vixen Nicki Minaj, and almost a decade prior to Lil Kim and Foxy Brown introducing the world to their sexed-up shopping spree lyrics, two female rappers from the heart of Queens named Salt-N-Pepa helped craft the idea of sassy female rap. And while the wor ... More >>
Timothy Norris Jill Scott
Better than ... drinks, dinner, and a movie.
No venue is too big for Jill Scott's voice. It wields the kind of deeply supported, belly-rumbling power every Broadway baby dreams of. She had no problem saturating the Gibson Amphitheatre ... More >>