Friday, October 19
Nosaj Thing's 2009 album, Drift, was arguably the first in the trio of holy-shit records that made Low End Theory regulars -- and by extension, Los Angeles electronic music -- a global phenomenon. (The other two? Gaslamp Killer and Gonjasufi's A Sufi and a ... More >>
Originally published Monday, March 7. Updated Wednesday, March 9, 4:30PM.
We have to bow to a new Based--acclaimed producer and professor 9th Wonder. Releasing "Base 4 Ya Face," a mostly other coast affair featuring Jean Grae and Phonte, he changed a few folks' minds about the ever-controve ... More >>
KING, touched by the almighty hand of Twitter Last night around 8:45, former Little Brother lyricist and current Foreign Exchange crooner Phonte's Twitter timeline showed that he'd just "liked" a song on iTunes by someone named KING. Then he left a review on iTunes. He then gave thanks to the ... More >>
Being in love is like being underwater. All outside noise is dulled; all light is ethereal. But, when isolated, your lover's dulcet voice can be deceptive, and that shimmering light can be marred by pockets of shadows.
The Foreign Exchange's latest album, Authenticity, is a love letter, but ... More >>
East Coast producer/DJ RJD2 will be appearing at the El Rey this coming Tuesday, April 6.
This "sample slayer" will be showcasing material from his recent, hip-hop inflected album The Colossus.
RJD2's show will present "a mixture of live-band playing and turntable shenanigans," plus, allege ... More >>
Because, why not? You like free music and so do we. Neither of us likes Mondays, so let's sweeten the pot, no? Here are five fresh MP3s from L.A. artists, with PR blurbs, a NSFW video (psychedelic boobs!), key release dates and other examples of sheer randomness. First, the boobs, courtesy of Immad ... More >>
Ted DiBiase knows a winner when he sees one. That's how he earned the nickname "The Million Dollar Man" when those Cash Money clowns were still learning to ice their first teeth. And rest assured, Teddy B. would've inevitably proclaimed Day 3 of Outside Lands, the winner of the match, even if he wo ... More >>
25. Chamillionaire ft. Slick Rick: "Hip Hop Police"
Chamillionaire's a good rapper. His flow kind of reminds me of Krayzie Bone had he grown up chugging syrup through humid Houston summers. And unlike a lot of his Southern brethren, Chamillionaire has interesting ideas, even if he doesn't always ... More >>