Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city is the frontrunner for hip-hop album of the year, and one of its most discussed verses comes from his Black Hippy crewmate Jay Rock. Far from new to the game, Jay Rock has put out music both on major labels and independently, he's been in boardrooms and boarde ... More >>
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Anita RosenbergPatti and Futura at FUN Gallery NYCPatti Astor -- indie actress, ground-breaking curator, Manhattan party girl and current SoCal resident -- is stirring things up again, this time here in Echo Park. Patti's headline-grabbing FUN Gallery in NYC (1981-1984) was the very first to ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldThe crowd watches the curators speak at the "Art in the Streets" press preview Journalists, artists, museum administrators and other members of the art community -- a few hundred, it seemed -- came out for the press preview of MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibit yesterd ... More >>
Graffiti photographer and author of Graffiti L.A. Steve Grody speaks graffiti's language at Saturday's closing night of Crewest's Legendary Belmont Tunnel show.
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