*Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop
*Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums of All Time
Only ten days into January we jokingly picked the year's top rap albums of 2012. But it turns out that 2012 has in fact shaped up as a pretty amazing year for hip-hop full-lengths -- arguab ... More >>
James "Nocando" McCall titled one of his first solo releases, "Nocando is a Virus." And like any virus, he's innately aware of the importance of mutation. By 25, the Leimert Park-raised rapper had toured the country with Project Blowed avatar, Aceyalone, won Scribble Jam, dropped a pair of al ... More >>
This weekend was about one thing and one thing only: live music. While our sister papers Riverfront Times and Village Voice rocked out at Pitchfork Music Festival '09 and Siren Festival '09, respectively, the L.A. Weekly opted for more intimate club and theater fare. Dios, part of our current cover ... More >>
View more photos in the "Cardboard City West: Cage and Yak Ballz @ El Rey" slideshow.
The demographic of fans lined up outside the El Rey for Definitive Jux rapper Cage's show on July 18 betrayed little of the artistry and showmanship that would eventually transpire inside. Comprised mostly of a h ... More >>
And people acted surprised when Jerry O' Connell landed Rebecca Romjin.
10. Why? Alopecia (Anticon)
It's tough to write about Why?'s breakout record without anxiously jotting down a few choice lyrics from songwriter Yoni Wolf's notebook. Not to downplay its musicianship, but Alopecia is forem ... More >>