You may have heard the term "trap music." You may even realize that what people are calling "trap music" today (which sounds a whole lot like dubstep) is not necessarily what people were calling "trap music" a few years ago.
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This week, creatures in crocheted suits wander Barnsdall Park, a role-player tries to make a virtual battle real, and an artist digs up the dark side of Google Street View.
5. Handmade monsters
When I first met artist Zac Monday, he was crocheting a cashmere scarf in a coffee shop. The scarf was so ... More >>
Rapping about the finer things is a big part of what hip-hop's about these days.
But what happens when you have no idea what the hell's being boasted about?
That's the case on Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West's self-described "luxury rap" album. It's clear that they're bragging about ... More >>
V-Nasty with Don Cannon at Atlanta's Mansion It's been rough times for the L.A.-based White Girl Mob, particularly Kreayshawn. Maybe that's why shortly after their recent show here, her crewmate V-Nasty tweeted that she and Kreayshawn had purchased an apartment in Chicago.
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Crom: All Hail Those who Fail from Peliculas Cochinas on Vimeo.
[This week's print edition of the LA Weekly boasts an exclusive interview with Will Crom from Crom, LA's raddest cult metal band. "Crom's 17th annual metal war on Christmas unfolds Dec. 19 at the Echo, doubling as a Toys for Tots chari ... More >>
Gucci Mane loves accessoriesGucci Mane has a knack for making memorable song appearances. Whenever he leaves the studio he gets arrested so it's best he keeps busy at work. See, Gucci Mane is genuine. His real name is Radric, which contains the word "rad" and sounds like an Elizabethan Romanc ... More >>
Morrissey at the Gibson Amphitheater, December 10
It's no surprise SoCal is the last stop on Morrissey's current tour. He may be homeless and rootless at the moment, but L.A. has always been the big bosom of his fan base. And with the media curiosity over his local popularity fading years ago, only ... More >>
The famous Louis Vuitton logo was introduced in the late 19th century as a way to prevent counterfeiting of the company's designer luggage. Ironically, it's now the most counterfeited brand in fashion history. Ridiculous extrapolations of the brand include:
1. That Random Bungalow in Mexico
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Two female burglars who were caught red-handed looting a suburban Porter Ranch home during the Sayre Fire were sentenced to prison on March 5.
Judge Ronald S. Coen sentenced 32-year-old Sabrina Devens to four-years in state prison, and the suspected brains, Gina Rios, 19, to a two-year state pris ... More >>