Many music fans won't even spend 99 cents on a download. So why do so many pay $3.99 to send Trey Songz a virtual bottle of champagne and some imaginary chocolates?
Santa Monica-based company Handmade Mobile Entertainment created an app called The Angel Network, an online fan club and social netwo ... More >>
I sent shirtless cell phone shots of myself to, like, I'd guess 300 people in 2010.
I was 29, and in the best shape I'd ever been in. In the morning, I would literally roll out of bed and onto the floor into push-up position. I could do more than 100 without stopping. I installed a pull-up bar in ... More >>
On December 31, BET showed their Top 100 videos of the year. It was a block of television that ended at 10 p.m. and began, if I'm remembering accurately, around 48 BC.
I'd planned on watching all of it, absorbing the videos and then using that information to reach some grand, great point about rap ... More >>
TiRon and AyomariUnder-the-radar rapper TiRon Jeffries was nervous about approaching dream hampton, first female editor of The Source and co-author of Jay-Z's Decoded. But like a freshman boy in high school who somehow had a shot with the most untouchable senior goddess, he wavered while his ... More >>
Last week we brought you the 60 worst Lil Wayne lines on Tha Carter IV. Those lyrics are bad mainly because Wayne has stopped exerting effort; he clearly used the first thing that came into his head, even if said thing was, "Nothing standing in my way/ Like nothing's my security."
But give ... More >>
On his new mixtape, Hoodmorning (No Typo), Game insults his haters' geographical acumen. "I'm in Cannes, France," he barks. "You don't know where that shit is." This might not be the strongest diss ever, but there's much to like on the tape; his voice is plaintively expressive, and he has an ... More >>
Andrew McMahonAndrew McMahon, the 28-year-old Orange County-bred songwriter behind the bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate, is just happy to be here. In 2005, just before the release of the first Jack's Mannequin album, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- which wa ... More >>
Scissor SistersScissor Sisters' new album Night Work -- three years in the making, and re-making (they scrapped 18 months of work and started over) -- is a typically frisky, preening mash-up of glam and disco that contains a lot of you're-gonna-have-to-be-there moments.
Fun, to be sure. But ... More >>
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
From hip-hop to pop to some of the craziest electronic music around, L.A. Weekly's writers and photographers caught the big parties of the weekend. Down on the Sunset Strip, Metric played a secret show for Twitter fundraisers. Jay Z sold-out Staples Center. Meanwhile ... More >>