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Smoking Wax With Rapper Demrick

4:02 p.m.: Demrick lies on a couch in B-Real's studio downtown. B-Real's 4:20 internet TV show is on every night, and De appears Fridays. Right now he's waiting to freestyle......

Ghost Hunting With Meg Myers

8:10 PM: I'm driving to meet singer Meg Myers and her producer Andy Rosen aka Doctor Rosen Rosen outside Meg's apartment in Echo Park. See also: *Meg Myers Is a Fucking Monster. That's a Compliment *Doing Drugs, Lots of Drugs, With Myka 9 Back story: The duo met via Andy's......
Myka (left) and Factor (right)

Doing Drugs, Lots of Drugs, With Myka 9

8:55 PM: I arrive at Corner Bakery Cafe in Westwood to pick up 43-year-old rapper/producer/MC Michael Troy (aka Myka 9) and his Canadian producer Factor. For some background on Myka, peep our story on his seminal group Freestyle Fellowship. See also: I Hung Out With Ty$ the Other Night. Things......
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I Hung Out With Ty$ the Other Night. Things Got Out of Hand

10:00 PM, Monday, Oct 8: I'm standing outside Paramount Recording studios on Santa Monica Boulevard waiting for the publicist for R&B singer 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......
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Janelle Monae, Big Boi – Club Nokia – 9/25/12

Janelle Monáe & Big Boi Club Nokia 9-25-12 Better than: Hearing my mother sing in the shower. A tuxedo-clad man with a top hat approached the stage and started to hype the crowd before Janelle Monáe's set. He got the fans pumped and chanting, and then suggested that folks Instagram......
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Lyrica Anderson: Family, Art and Catharsis

It's been 40 minutes, and I'm still sitting at Mid-City Italian restaurant Ca' Brea waiting for singer Lyrica Anderson. I'm sipping a large glass of water and making small talk with her publicist. "You know how artists are," she says. "Always late."   Moments later, Anderson glides into the room,......
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Rapper Wax Loses Def Jam Deal, Regains His Mojo

See also: Rapper Wax on 'Rosana' and Little Mamacitas Who Don't Play Recently L.A. rapper Wax told us about his Internet-generated fame, the raunchy hit video for "Rosana," and being signed to Def Jam. But even more recently he had surprising news: he's parted ways with the label, after being......
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