[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with quickly-emerging, 29-year-old Compton rapper Problem. Also along for a small part of the ride was Jamie Foxx.]
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Larchmont Village is a little gem of a shopping district tucked inside affluent Hancock Park, where the main shops of Larchmont Boulevard span just one block between Beverly and 1st. Locals (including the occ ... More >>
10:00 PM, Monday, Oct 8: I'm standing outside Paramount Recording studios on Santa Monica Boulevard waiting for the publicist for rapper Ty Dolla $ign -- aka Ty$. The plan is for me to hang out with the Hollywood denizen, who rolls with the Pushaz Ink label crew (YG, DJ Mustard, Fuego). Ty$'s blowin ... More >>
Justin BuaJustin Bua is a hip-hop painter; you may have seen the print of his painting "The DJ" (see below), at Target, of all places. It's been out for over a decade, and has been selling ridiculous amounts of copies for years.
He's done portraits of everyone from Nas to Kool Herc to Quee ... More >>
Who's got the sage?Remember Three Kings, the David O. Russell war drama starring Ice Cube? And the original Three Kings, those bearded, robe-bedecked fellas that gave the Baby Jesus all that cool stuff?
Well, there's a new Three Kings in town and it aims to bridge the gap between quirky gre ... More >>
In the schoolyard world of rock & roll, it's easy to see why Vampire Weekend gets picked on. Looking so meek, so intellectual, so teacher's pet, the band -- from suburban New York, no less -- looks the very antithesis of rebellion. They're more like an after-school study group than the most buzzed- ... More >>
Last Friday the so-called Party Rock Tour descended on the Hollywood Palladium in a homecoming of sorts for LMFAO, Shwayze, and their partners in neon electro-hip-hop. The all-ages event (read: mostly between onset-of-puberty and 20) offered a nonstop party from sundown till closing, a full bill goi ... More >>
"Eddie Lin eats raw chicken," sounds like the kind of insult you might find scrawled on a bathroom stall or passed around on a piece of scratch paper in a high school classroom. In Lin's case, it validates a Renaissance eater.
Eddie Lin, the blogger behind Deep End Dining, has risked his stomach ... More >>
De La Soul, back in the day
Only a handful of rap groups can be bandied about as G.O.A.T: Wu-Tang, Outkast, EPMD, Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, UGK, The Geto Boys, and De La Soul. If you need an introduction to the De La -- Posdnuos, Dave/Trugoy the Dove, and Maseo -- you obviously hav ... More >>
25. Prafit-"Nice Weather"
The nice weather is long gone--the ostensibly immutable Los Angeles sun blotted by kidney colored clouds and cold rain. So Prafit's ode to the sizzle of July feels like an antique postcard documenting endless light, chicken breasts smothered in BBQ sauce, and basement ... More >>