Lil B, the heavily tattooed Berkeley, California rapper with a gleaming grill and oversized earrings, entered the hip-hop game in 2006 as part of Bay Area rap group The Pack.
Over the last three years he's garnered a tremendous Internet following, popularizing the words "swag" and "based," the lat ... More >>
Tuesday, December 25
Believe it or not, there are actually a few clubs open on Christmas. Over at Liquid Kitty in West Los Angeles, DJ Charlie X is spinning a no-cover mix of punk rock and various hits from that lost decade, the 1980s. Across town, at Viva Cantina in Burban ... More >>
The internet is broken again. It's telling us that first-week sales of Kreayshawn's debut Somethin' 'Bout Kreay -- released last week, it moved about 3,900 units -- are the weakest ever for a major label release. Thanks for the misinformation everyone, which has come fast and furious, often with th ... More >>
When her "Gucci Gucci" video dropped last summer, Kreayshawn found herself in the middle of a maelstrom. Some people thought she was a breath of fresh air and that "Gucci Gucci" was a much-needed middle finger to the label-obsessed materialism that's run unchecked in hip-hop for a very long time. Ot ... More >>
It's award season again for America's journalists, and LA Weekly is racking up the noms like a fat chick on Pinterest.
On a national scale, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia just released its list of finalists for the annual AltWeeklies Awards, the most coveted alt-plaques around. At that Ju ... More >>
Jackson Rathbone takes charge as Nick Green: a high school student/CIA assassin in Aim HighHave you heard of the new WB/Facebook web series Aim High? You know, the show about a high school student/CIA operative that actually allows you to incorporate your own pictures and data into the story? ... More >>
Jena Ardell"It's fucking Halloween, do you know where your skull is?" Glenn Danzig asked the crowd at Gibson Amphitheater on Monday night. Actually, it was his skull that was showing up in strange places this week, as Jena Ardell imagined what scenes from famous movies would look like if Danz ... More >>
BrassSpeakIt's an August afternoon in Hollywood, and the shaggy-bearded rapper Speak is snacking on mac 'n' cheese in a recording studio at Atlantic Records.
He doesn't seem like he belongs here. For starters, he's wearing beach bum attire: sun-bleached peach board shorts and Sperry Top-Sid ... More >>
By Lina Lecaro and Andrea Domanick
Nothing is a more fun cultural zeitgeist indicator than what folks wear for Halloween. And, of course, musical personalities are prime fodder. So here are our predictions for what will be the most common music costumes this year.
Of course, despite the fa ... More >>
Beth MaherSee also: Van Halen Assteroidz Is Back!
She ain't no Princess Peach, but Kreayshawn now has her very own video game. Kreayshawn: The Game bowed earlier this month, courtesy of Toronto-based illustrator-cum-game-designer Beth Maher. The 8-bit creation places the L.A. rapper alongsid ... More >>
whysarah/flickrFish tacos at Best Fish Taco in Ensenada.
The ideal fish taco is a time-sensitive collision of hissing-hot battered fish, a shell puffed up around mild, sweet flesh; a tortilla or two; crunchy cabbage; and cool, slightly sour crema. It is time-sensitive because, if the diner ... More >>
David BallThe birthday girl Kreayshawn's Birthday Party
September 25, 2011
Around 9:30 last night, just as I was settling in for the evening, I got a message from Freak City's Rick Ross. "Krea just decided to have her birthday party at Freak City tonight. Wanna come by?" Well, du ... More >>
Christopher VictorioKreayshawnAfter Silver Lake saw its Sunset Junction hopes and dreams come crashing down last Wednesday, West Coast Sound examined the fallout this week. First question: Where's my damn refund? Well, it turns out that if you bought discounted tickets at the Silver Lake Farm ... More >>
V-Nasty(See also: Kreayshawn's Worst Day Ever)
On Saturday night Kreayshawn performed in L.A. for the first time since "Gucci Gucci" went viral in May. I was curious to see the show, but not expecting to be completely captivated by V-Nasty, Kreay's controversial cohort in their White Girl Mo ... More >>
Spaceghostpurrp and SpeakWhile you were running back Jay Z and Kanye's impossibly out-of-touch single "Otis" last weekend, Spaceghostpurrp and Speak were recording in Miami's Poe Boy studios.
While you were recalling Jigga and 'Ye's humble roots, two of today's realest rising rappers were t ... More >>
Hate her or love her, you can't deny Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci." The beat sticks in your head like bubblegum to your shoe on a hot-as-all-hell New Orleans' summer day.
Guess it got lodged in Lil Wayne's brain, too, since his freestyle over the beat was just released. While we all wait throu ... More >>
KreayshawnRemember when we told you to go see Kreayshawn? Those shows are about to get a lot more crowded. The Oakland rapper who stormed the blogosphere less than a month ago with the video for her single "Gucci Gucci" has officially signed with Columbia Records.
Though rumors began to swi ... More >>