California has more billionaires than just about anywhere in the world except the United States itself, China and Russia. Really.
So, if you were to survey a couple of the Golden State's wealthiest communities, what car make do you think would enjoy top rates of ownership? Maybach? Maybe Ferrari? A ... More >>
Another rich rapper's son might be getting a full-ride scholarship to UCLA, which is part of a state higher education system struggling with deep cutbacks and the near tripling of tuition and fees in the last 10 years.
When we reported about how Sean "Diddy" Combs' son Justin was getting a full-rid ... More >>
Following our viral coverage of Justin Combs' full-ride scholarship to UCLA (despite his father Diddy's wealth and his own $300,000-plus car, and at a time of dire state cuts and rising tuition costs), Justin Combs took to Twitter yesterday to defend his rich self.
Regardless what the cir ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with UCLA noting that its athletic scholarships come from non-taxpayer funds. First posted at 8:05 a.m.
Should a multimillionaire's son be able to get a free-ride scholarship to a state school that has been struggling with budget cuts and raging student protests?
If that son ... More >>
I Self DevineWhat a year it's been for rap music! None of us knew what to expect of 2012 way back on January 1, last Sunday, but it has panned out big time. This year's class is an inspired bunch, a crew of rappers who are really pushing things forward. While it's a little early to call this ... More >>
Kanye and Jay-ZThe Spike Jonze-directed video for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis" debuted late last week. In it, the two professional luxury shoppers (and occasional rappers) gallivant around in a modified Maybach while rapping in front of a giant flag. If you've somehow missed it, knock yourse ... More >>
Rick Ross and Spaceghostpurrp are both from the Carol City community in Miami. Both are steeped in Uncle Luke's 2 Live Crew carnival of raunch--Ross' women wear panties that look like shoestrings, and Spaceghostpurrp's strippahs have already lost theirs. But Ricky Rozay has employed the J.U.S ... More >>
Twice in the past month, different snooty national magazines have judged us the second most stressful city in the nation.
Forbes judged our stress level on high unemployment, long commute times, long working hours, and bad health, while Portfolio also looked at heart disease, bad air, crim ... More >>
For sizzurp? Update: New details on the arrest, via City News: Deputies stopped the car for an alleged illegal U-turn, said Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff's Department. It was unclear who was driving, she said. Officers smelled marijuana, searched the car and found pills that resembled ecstas ... More >>
If there are any aspiring young rappers out there reading this, now is the time to rejoice. With his second album, Trilla, Rick Ross has proven that all you need to do to have a viable rap career is the foresight to rhyme "Ross" with "Boss." For those keeping score, that's two albums on Def Jam, t ... More >>