Compton rapper Problem has worked heavily with hip-hop icons Snoop Dogg and E-40 -- his collaboration with the latter, "Function," is one of the catchiest songs of 2012. But he's also just about the only MC in the game who isn't scared to look happy about his success. Hot on the heels of his new mix ... More >>
Family members of 75-year-old Sherman Oaks resident and "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius found him dead in his home in the wee hours this morning, anonymous sources tell the Los Angeles Times.
Reports of his death say he suffered a gunshot wound to the head at 12685 Mulholland Drive. (LAPD ... More >>
Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train, is dead from a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75.
As our news blog The Informer reported this morning, Cornelius was found in his Sherman Oaks home and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 4 a.m. Investigators from LA ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Writer Jessica A. Koslow is a USC master's student writing her thesis on krumping. Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances explores some of the most popular street dances in our city.]
Not to be confused with popping, locking is the signature move of Rerun from What's Happening!! T ... More >>
Over the weekend we became aware of the fact that Lady Gaga a) has a little sister named Natali Germanotta and b) that Natali is pretty stylish, just like her big sis. This got us thinking about all the other famous musicians out there with siblings that are just as talented as they are, even if ... More >>
Dov RudnickHow do you say it, "le breakdancing"?Report by Dov Rudnick, Exclusive for LA Weekly
"Hip-hop is about a party, its not about a competition," DJ Skeme Richards says over breakfast. We are sitting in the lobby of the Citadines hotel in Montpellier, France, on November 20, the mornin ... 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 >>