Let's play a game. What can you buy for 35 cents in Los Angeles? Not the L.A. Times, not a first-class stamp -- maybe a gumball in one of those machines outside of Ralphs? Your options are pretty limited on this piddly budget, unless you head over to Diddy Riese, a hot cookie spot in Westwood tha ... More >>
At a concert in New York this past weekend, Bad Boy Records presented its recent signee King Los. Other members of the crew, including MGK, are currently getting some shine as well. But what about the Bad Boys of yesteryear? What are they up to these days? Glad you asked! Here's a rundown.
See also: SWATting, a Deadly Political Game. Swatting has hit the homes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and others. And, while it probably is pretty funny to the braces-wearing little buttheads who dial 911 with app-enabled masked numbers to report that their fa ... More >>
See also: Diddy's Son Justin Combs Gets Full Scholarship to UCLA as Many Students Struggle. The swatting phenomenon hit the home of one Sean "P. Diddy" Combs today. Police told the Weekly an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon call this morning at a Toluca Lake residence turned out be a big nothin.' In ... More >>
This is a ridiculous thing, to be sure; a game birthed in the crevices of 2 a.m. emails and WAY TOO MANY mp3s and SoundCloud links. And it's as simple as it is stupid as it is infinitythings. On the following page you'll find a picture of eight separate sets of eyes. Underneath the picture you'll ... More >>
Let's be honest: It's been a great year for hip-hop. Mainstream and underground MCs made some of the most refreshing and innovative work in years. It's been a good year for albums, for sure, but also a dynamite one for singles. Here are our picks for the five best five, from artists around the count ... More >>
View Westwood Sandwich Walk in a larger map Who says L.A. isn't a walking town? I mean, sure, we might not be known for our crowded sidewalks, but it's worth mentioning we ended up on the higher rungs of Walk Score's 2011 list of walkable cities in America. (We're number 13! Take that Jacksonville! ... More >>
A slight guy in nondescript white t-shirt and baggy Nike basketball shorts is bent over the vintage jewelry case at Fairfax's Dope Couture. Bracelets encircle both of his wrists; nevertheless, he points to a YSL piece whose thick links glint. It pairs nicely with the well-polished chain already slun ... 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. He said: 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 >>
Last night, Sean "Diddy" Combs arrived at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to sip drinks with us. Well, us and the billion bloggers who mention the vodka he promotes, Ciroc, so they will get invited to events like these. See what we did there? The rapper, singer, record producer, actor, vodka ambass ... More >>
Guy Gerber is an electronic music artist who can frustrate the short-attention-span masses used to the nonstop aural pop shots of top festival DJs such as David Guetta, Afrojack and Deadmau5. His sound is ethereal and groovy, sublime and cinematic, optimistic and airy. The Israeli artist's work has ... More >>
Pusha TSee Also: Pusha T and Tyler the Creator's "Trouble On My Mind" Video Shoot "I've had a good fucking year and it's pretty amazing!" Pusha T, one half of the Neptunes-endorsed rap group The Clipse, sounds relaxed and happy as he prepares to release his new solo project, Fear Of God II: ... More >>
This week Weekly staffers Chris Vogel and Simone Wilson broke revelations from the new book Murder Rap, in which former LAPD detective Greg Kading cites testimony implicating Suge Knight in the death of Biggie Smalls and Diddy in the murder of Tupac. On our sister blog The Informer, Wilson also brou ... More >>
Top detective on rap murders says LAPD pulled the plug despite confessions
Yesterday LA Weekly brought you the shocking revelations of former LAPD detective Greg Kading, whose new book Murder Rap fingers Suge Knight for ordering Biggie's killing and Diddy for ordering Tupac's. At the center of the story is Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis, who told Kading that Diddy offered him ... More >>
In the pages of his potentially game-changing self-published book Murder Rap, set for release Oct. 4, former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading reveals that LAPD has been sitting on extensive tapes and documents containing confessions from key players behind the alleged assassinatio ... More >>
Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson (pictured) shot Tupac to death, according to his uncle, Keffe D."A barrel-chested black man with a front tooth missing, relaxed yet instinctively cautious, is seated across from four spellbound cops in a glass-walled conference room at 8200 Wilshire Blvd." So beg ... More >>
Take thatThis Friday, the Stokely Williams-fronted Mint Condition will be taking the stage at Club Nokia. The group came to prominence in the '90s with the huge hit ballad "What Kind Of Man Would I Be?" But beyond Mint Condition's slick soul moments, the band also embraced the mid-'90s trend ... More >>
Jay-Z gazes upon the glory of BevMo!It's a top ten of the hip-hop verses we all know and love, that promote the liquor we've all loved but can't remember (because of how much we loved it). 10. In a very special Snoop Dogg track called "Stoplight," Snoop educates the layman on the proper way ... More >>
Marguerite de BourgoingWiz Khalifa's super high Diddy's not from Wiz Khalifa's home base, Pittsburgh, but he knew what referencing the rapper's runaway hit single "Black and Yellow" would do. Clutching gold-accented black Nikes, he captioned his Twitpic, "Gettin' my get fresh on for my brothe ... More >>
Felix Da Housecat is a rare survivor of house music's '80s beginnings. An acolyte of DJ Pierre and an O.G. producer in his own right (he put out "Phantasy Girl" in 1987 -- 1987!), the DJ has reinvented himself as a contemporary hipster fluent in the neon accents and hip-hop flavorings (he's c ... More >>
Diddy was at Les Deux (and Playboy Mansion's Kandyland). Interscope held a velvet-roper at Playhouse. Will.i.am did his Dipdive at My Studio. And there was a mysterious Prince after-party and 3 a.m. jam session... somewhere. It seemed everyone hosted a shindig of some sort around the BET Awards. ... More >>
[Ed.'s Note: The LA Weekly's Dennis Romero, Los Angeles' MVP dance writer, picks the best dance options for the upcoming weekend each Thursday on The DJ List.] Friday: The three-year anniversary of Incognito club nights happens with American progressive-house pioneer Chris Fortier on the decks. Kin ... More >>
The Notorious Fake Vodka P.I.M.P.Oh Puffy... Insanely talented (and plain insane) rapper Jay Electronica has just leaked a track called "The Ghost of Christopher Wallace." Christopher Wallace, in case you don't know, was the Notorious B.I.G.'s birth name. Jay told MTV that "when Big was aro ... More >>
A strange home-invasion robbery unfolded over the weekend in a tony part of Woodland hills, on Mulholland Drive, at a home that might or might not be connected to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. It was reported about 2 a.m. Sunday at 22146 Mulholland Dr., said Los Angeles police Sgt. Pablo Monterrosa ... More >>
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In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "We play a lot of his music and Snoop's music, Diddy's music, and Eminem on our breaks on the TV shows. It's all rap."
Laurie ScavoI don't need to explain the Playboy Mansion. You've probably seen Girls Next Door, the E! Entertainment show that managed to successfully de-mystify the estate like the channel did Saved by the Bell, Puff Daddy, and Fabio. But despite the camera's depiction of Heff as goofy and groping g ... More >>
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