Earlier this month Mountain Dew pulled its Tyler, the Creator directed commercial wherein a trash-talking goat in a police lineup (full of black men) taunts an assaulted women attempting to identify the perpetrator. Accused of both racism and trivializing violence toward women, it was another Tyler ... More >>
Since unleashing his metal-themed 666 mix and DJ set on June 6, 2006, Stones Throw chief Peanut Butter Wolf has spent the last half-dozen years watching the signs of the beat.
July 7, 2007 brought forth his 777 spiritual podcast mix, following by performances on seven consecutive nights in seven c ... More >>
While visions of sugarplum fairies might be dancing in your head this time of year, it's going to take a little more to bring your Christmas party to the next level.
While the traditional seasonal standards are... standard, the surefire way to put the star on your tree -- or the eggs in you ... More >>
So what I'm Bob Dylan's grandson, you gotta problem wit dat, fool?The times truly are a-changin. Bob Dylan has left his legacy on countless folks, even in hip-hop. People may have forgotten, but he has collaborated with everyone from Kurtis Blow to Wyclef Jean (remember the "Gone Till Novembe ... More >>
CPBDo these belong under a tree, or maybe in a bong?You know it wouldn't be the holidaze without some seriously grinchy stories coming at ya. Yesterday we told you how L.A. city officials and police cracked down on fake designer crap (and DVDs) your mom buys.
Now comes word that the crack, h ... More >>
YouTubeKurtis Blow on 'Soul Train' in the day.Kurtis Blow, the rapper who wrote the urban chant of a decade (1980's "The Breaks"), caught a bad break of his own when TSA security screeners claimed to have found some weed on him Thursday.
LAX police spokesman Harold Johnson tells the Weekly i ... More >>
Okay, the flyer itself ain't the best -- competing fonts, a non-sequitur collection of LAX, an astronaut and a zebra standing on the moon, faux-thrown-together vibe -- but the intent and the message more than make up for the design deficiencies. To wit: Rong Music, which has been releasing some of ... More >>
Randall RobertsPrince at L.A. Live (taken on dinky cell camera)
There's a lot of responsibility to go around for the wildly uneven Six Hours of Prince gig at L.A. Live on Saturday night. You can blame AEG, the owners of L.A. Live, which is what Prince did during the final of his three performances ... More >>
Whether consciously or not, rappers have understood the concept of branding since the on-and-on-to-the-break-of-dawn days. You can listen to everything from the "The Breaks" to "Crank That" and figure out pretty quickly that they were performed by Kurtis Blow and an autistic 4th Grader with a rud ... More >>