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Travis Scott Purges the Angst of 2016 at the Observatory on New Year’s Eve

2016 has been… demoralizing. Reviewing the reasons why would be redundant, and quite frankly, triggering. We just want to forget. We just want to hide. But like all times of national despair in history, we can at least count on the musicians of the world to stand by us. Frank Ocean came back. System of […]

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Living Legends bust out all the goods at 10th annual How The Grouch Stole Christmas featuring Evidence and more at The Novo

The Grouch had something extra special this year for the 10th annual ‘How The Grouch Stole Christmas’ tour. The headliners this year were none other than, the Living Legends with all eight original members performing backed by DJ Fresh. Opening for them was the Grand Tapestry and Los Angeles’ very own, Evidence from Dilated People’s. […]

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Pusha T at Belasco Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days In LA
Pusha T gets the night wild at Belasco for Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

For it’s 16th night of its 30 Days In LA, Red Bull Sound Select brought out G.O.O.D. Music’s very own Pusha T to headline the beautiful Belsaco Theater. The night started off with two talented artists, Tunji Ige from Pennsylvania, and local artist Boogie, from Compton. Both openers brought the proper energetic performance that the […]

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Isaiah Rashad joined by SZA, Hugh Augustine, Mansion Air and Sampa the Great for 14th Night of Red Bull’s 30 Days In LA at Echoplex

For the 14th night of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA they brought out Isaiah Rashad at the Echoplex along with a fresh crew of artists such as Sampa the Great and Mansion Air. Headlining the vending as the main event was the Tennessee hip artist-producer extraordinaire, Isaiah Rashad. People of all ages […]

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Fool's Gold Day Off
Photos: Fool’s Gold Day Off jumps off at Shrine LA with A$AP Rocky, Pusha-T, A-Trak and more

Fool’s Gold Records began Fool’s Gold Day Off as a simple parking lot party in Soho, New York several years ago and it has since blown up to be one of the most badass hip-hop and electronic music festivals on the map. The annual music extravaganza went off this past weekend is coming to  at Shrine LA (Outdoors) with unbeatable performances […]

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Atmosphere at Shrine LA
Atmosphere drops the beats and flows at Shrine LA with guests Dilated Peoples, Brother Ali and more

The Shrine Los Angeles was the place to be this past Saturday, as infamous Minneapolis bred hip-hop duo Atmosphere  brought their Freshwater Fly Fisherman Tour to the city of Angels in support of their seventh studio album Fishing Blues. Dominating the stage with unique beats and fierce, fiery flows courtesy of producer Ant and his partner in crime rapper/lyricist Slug, Atmosphere […]

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Frank Ocean’s Blonde is the Pop Masterpiece this Generation Has Been Missing

On Blonde, Frank Ocean fearlessly balances avant-garde themes and aesthetics with cathartic pop bliss Words: Jamie Lawlor For a minute there, we thought the day might never come, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon, the second studio album by Frank Ocean was finally out. A lot has happened in the realm of black culture since Ocean’s […]

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Photos: Nas and Wild Belle Close Out KCRW’s Sound In Focus at Annenberg Space

Last Saturday at the Annenberg Space in Century City, Illmatic fans were in for a treat. The folks over at KCRW and the Anneberg Foundation went out with a bang for their final Sound In Focus event. Featuring acclaimed rapper Nas as the evening’s headliner, and brother-sister duo Wild Belle, the night shined with a […]

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Public Enemy at The Art of Rap Festival at Hollywood Palladium
The Art of Rap Festival goes down with peace, unity and a whole lotta fresh hip hop

Promoting peace and togetherness, The Art of Rap Festival streamed through the Hollywood Palladium for a night fresh beats, rhymes and unity. Old school hip hop’s artist, Busy Bee came out and got the crowd fired up. He had a simple obbessage that rang throughout the night: “peace love and unity is the culture of hip hop.” […]

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Logic
Logic & G-EAZY pack The Forum for Endless Summer Tour, Yo Gotti & YG get things fired up

On July 6th, sparking things up right after the 4th of July holiday,  Logic and G-Eazy rolled through Los Angeles as part of their co-headlining “The Endless Summer Tour.” Both Logic and G-Eazy have been widely known for putting on a hell of show so witnessing their first co-headlining tour together seemed like a no […]

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