El Rey Theatre
Since producer Jae Chong formed Aziatix a year ago, they've been on the cover of Newsweek in South Korea, sold out a 10-city U.S. tour last year, hit No. 1 on Japan's R&B and Soul charts, reached No. 4 on the iTunes R&B and Soul chart and were in two showcases ... More >>
While visions of sugarplum fairies might be dancing in your head this time of year, it's going to take a little more to bring your Christmas party to the next level.
While the traditional seasonal standards are... standard, the surefire way to put the star on your tree -- or the eggs in you ... More >>
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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 >>
Exposay22-year-old Montae TalbertUpdate: TMZ wildly speculates that M-Bone's murder was tied to a Twitter war over a girl, while the Los Angeles Times quotes his publicist as saying it was "a random act of violence." We're not buying either theory. Here's why, after the jump. Originally poste ... More >>
De La Soul, back in the day
Only a handful of rap groups can be bandied about as G.O.A.T: Wu-Tang, Outkast, EPMD, Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, UGK, The Geto Boys, and De La Soul. If you need an introduction to the De La -- Posdnuos, Dave/Trugoy the Dove, and Maseo -- you obviously hav ... More >>