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Dilated Peoples, The Visionaries, Sick Jacken and more to perform at The Regent for 2MEX Benefit Show

Los Angeles underground hip hop artist 2Mex (Alejandro Ocana Jr.) recently suffered complications from diabetes, sadly resulting in the amputation of his right leg from the knee down. Recognized as one “the hardest working man in underground hip-hop” for the past 20+ years, 2Mex has collaborated with Of Mexican Descent, Visionaries, Mindclouders, SonGodSuns, The Afterlife, […]

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GZA thrills fans at the Novo with Liquid Swords and Wu-Tang classics

Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t nothing to fuck with… The Wu is still here and still have their die hard fans. Last Sunday night at The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, Wu-Tang Clan showed that their movement still exists and is even stronger than ever. With a variety of fans boasting different ages, ethnicities, and cultures — […]

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PHOTOS: Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and Busdriver drop fresh sets at The Novo

Last night at The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, Aesop Rock lit up the room with fierce beats and rhymes flowing from his new album The Impossible Kid. As his his first solo record in four years, fans took it all in bobbing their heads to the fresh Aesop vibes. Along with Rob Sonic, Aesop Rock delivered an electric […]

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The Roots + special guests to headline The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles

The Roots are set to headline The Novo on in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 25. Joined by special guests, the star studded event will be part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE. With 14 records under their sleeves, The Roots have grown to be recognized as one of the most inspiring hip […]

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Digable Planets schedule Los Angeles date at Regent Theater

It’s time to bust out that “nickel bag of funk.” Digable Planets are making their way to Los Angeles with a headlining performance date at the Regent Theater in Downtown LA! As part of their reunion tour, the influential 90s hip hop trio will also grace the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego along with […]

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Kali Uchis shares new track “Only Girl” featuring Vince Staples and Steve Lacy (of The Internet)

Rising Colombian-born singer Kali Uchis has released a new track called “Only Girl,” and it’s packed with some heavy features. Burgeoning rapper Vince Staples as well as Steve Lacy of The Internet are on the track, which is also produced by Kaytranada. Lacy opens the track singing “There’s only one girl for me, come on […]

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Slum Village Pay Tribute to Hip Hop’s Dearly Departed at the Regent Theater

The world woke up with heavy hearts to the news of the death of rapper Malik Isaac Taylor, better known as Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, who greatly influenced hip hop history. Detroit hip hop duo Slum Village honored Phife Dawg’s legacy during their performance at The Regent Theater on Wednesday, a much anticipated stop […]

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Open Mike Eagle takes on the world and wins with New Album “Hella Personal Film Festival”

As his moniker might imply, Chi-town transplant Open Mike Eagle crafts improvised, “art rap” of his own design–hammering out a niche for himself and sparking the most exciting underground hip-hop album of the year in the process. Hella Personal Film Festival is in itself a mighty collaboration between Eagle and British producer Paul White, but […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Anderson .Paak

Oxnard rapper Anderson .Paak is poised to have a monster 2016 — and it couldn’t be happening to a harder-working guy. Paak is part black and part Korean, giving him a different viewpoint from many within his genre. His 2016 album Malibu is one of the year’s best so far and much of the lyrical content of […]

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Naughty by Nature drop nostalgia with 90s party anthems at The Regent

New Jersey’s legendary hip hop super group Naughty By Nature is on tour celebrating their new EP and 25 years of hip-hop. Last night, the Regent Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles witnessed an epically nostalgic night with the group covering more than two decades of music history reminiscing TuPac, Biggie, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang, NWA and the […]

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