Los Angeles TimesThe young victimUpdate: Destiny Young (see below) was charged today with two counts of murder (one of which was allegedly related to Meir's demise) and five counts of second-degree robbery, the D.A.'s office announced. Jabaar Vincent Thomas and Richard Edward Anderson were hi ... More >>
NBC Los Angeles30-year-old Gabe Ben MeirUpdate: Ben Meir was reportedly shot execution-style in the back of the head while walking from his car to his home just after midnight. Shocked responses from those who worked and lived near him, after the jump.
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Illustration by Jason SeilerOur sibling publication Miami New Times just published a long article about hip hop/pop producer (and LA resident) Scott Storch. Writer Gus Garcia-Roberts tried to interview Storch for this account of the spiral into drug-addiction and debt that destroyed his once- ... More >>
Mary J. Blige has partnered up with American Idol's Randy Jackson (who plays bass), plus Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Steve Vai, and Michael Jackson's former touring guitarist Orianthi, to record versions of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love." This strange project was pro ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>