The Jubilee Music and Arts Festival -- formerly known as Silver Lake Jubilee -- is back this year on June 7 and 8, to be held in the downtown arts district.
There will be beer, there will be spirits, there will be comedy, and there will be poetry, whatever that is. Oh, and music, the lineup for wh ... More >>
Last fall we spoke to Brooklyn rapper Magneto Dayo, who has collaborated with V-Nasty, the controversial MC who used to be aligned with Kreayshawn in her White Girl Mob crew.
See also: V-Nasty, Having Split With Kreayshawn, Talks About Her "$750,000" Deal
Dayo said that he and V-Nasty had been in ... More >>
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 >>
Pazz and Jop is here! The Village Voice's annual, venerated, logistically-nightmarish critics' poll has arrived, and there are shit tons of L.A. musicians who placed highly.
Frank Ocean won the album poll, which was no big surprise; be sure to peep Eric Sunderman's quite-touching piece about him. ... More >>
One of hip-hop's do-no-wrong stories of 2012, Albanian Queens-native Action Bronson put out Blue Chips for free and followed it up with Rare Chandeliers last year. He signed to Vice Records and made countless critics' year-end lists flowing unpretentiously on typical rap fare (girls, chronic, hooker ... More >>
The late aughts saw a debate in the hip-hop community about the use of the n-word, sparked in part by Nas' plan to name his 2008 album Nigger (he ended up calling it Untitled), as well as Russell Simmons' call for industry self-censorship of the word. In 2007 the city of Detroit even hosted a "symbo ... More >>
Welcome to another installment of the worst rap songs of the year, brought to you by Why This Song Sucks.
See also: Why This Song Sucks: The Worst Rap Tracks of 2011
They are all here this year: The all-the-way aged king, the suddenly mortal demigod, the former darling, the current darling, the m ... More >>
So the center of the tech universe is still in Northern California. Big deal. Facebook's in freefall; the iPhone 5 is a snooze. Yes, innovation continues to matter, but these days, it's less about the platform and more about the content.
On that front, L.A. is king. The top YouTube stars live here. ... More >>
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>
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*Popping That Ass: The Ladies Who Won Diplo's Contest
*Is Riff Raff Serious? One thing's for certain: This maddeningly inscrutable white rapper is more entertaining than you are
On Saturday the fifth annual Mad Decent Blo ... More >>
Friday, August 24
Friends of Friends
L.A. lad Shlohmo brings sample-based, song-oriented R&B turntablism to his recent Bad Vibes full-length, sautéeing lo-fi, hip-hop, dubstep and beautifully odd sound design. As for Salva, he's been known to jack bassy, jungly warehouse and ethereal ... More >>
Somewhere right now, Adam Weiss probably is spazzing out and shouting the word "swag" over sleazy rap songs with hooks that have to do with eating pussy.
The 31-year-old party promoter, who lives in Echo Park, is perhaps best known for his outfits: tie-dyed T-shirts, DayGlo windbreaker jackets, a r ... More >>
See also: Is Riff Raff Serious? One thing's for certain: This maddeningly inscrutable white rapper is more entertaining than you are
Riff Riff, the L.A.-and-outerspace-based rapper and avid BET, MTV, NBA and World Star Hip Hop enthusiast (he's tattooed each brand's logo on his body in a dogged purs ... More >>