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Jurassic 5 turn up on a Thursday night at Club Nokia

After Thursday night, I can confirm that there is at least one Jurassic-named entity that began in the ’90s that is still thriving more than 20 years later. Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective Jurassic 5 performed to a sold-out crowd at Club Nokia, proving in the process that there’s been no decline in their game since they […]

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Death Grips to headline The Glass House in Pomona after FYF Fest

Remember last year when Death Grips suddenly called it quits and never showed up to their scheduled FYF date. As previously reported, the controversial shock-value band got booked for FYF again this year (since they’re apparently back together). Additionally, they have booked a post FYF date at The Glass House Pomona on Tuesday, August 25. […]

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Action Bronson busts out the space shoes and rhymes at Observatory show; truly Mr. Wonderful

This was hands down the best show I have ever seen at The Observatory. Action Bronson is a breed of his own rapping. Not only can he bust mad rhymes, but he has such a fantastic sense of humor. The man radiated on stage with an incredible energy. With a stage presence that makes you […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks bring out “The Thief and the Fallen” at The Observatory in Santa Ana

Jedi Mind Tricks took over The Observatory in Santa Ana this past Sunday for a solid evening a real and raw underground hip hop. The Philly natives have been laying down the beats and rhymes since 1993 and are still rolling strong. Performing in support of their new album, The Thief and the Fallen which […]

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Slick Rick gets The Observatory in Santa Ana turn’t up on a Tuesday

As part of his “Eye Patch Tour,” the one-and-only Slick Rick The Ruler came to The Observatory in Santa Ana and treated fans to a very special $5 show on a Tuesday night. With his slick rhymes and welcoming stage presence, Slick Rick took fans to old school hip hop heaven. Soon as The Ruler played […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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La Mala Rodríguez stings the El Rey with a powerful Spanish hip hop performance

Mala (Spanish for bad) Rodríguez (born Maria Rodríguez), belongs to a wave of female hip hop artists making noise world wide. Born in Cadiz, Spain, she is part of a generation that built their own identity rhyming about strength, social issues, rough lifestyle vs the money-making hip hop we get bombarded through the ole American mainstream. […]

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Adrian Younge debuts Linear Labs with all-star lineup of special guests at The Regent

Perfecting today’s next generation of soul sounds, talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, Adrian Younge delivered a robust Linear Labs performance at The Regent in downtown Los Angeles this past Friday. The evening was hosted by the legendary Fab 5 Freddy, and included some seriously A-list special guest performances by Kendrick Lamar, Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn, Talib […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Artist Alert: Yonas Michael shares sultry new single “South Pacific”

Los Angeles hip hop artist, Yonas Michael has taken the reigns behind the mic once again. Formerly one part of the hip hop duo U-N-I, Yonas has taken his birth name to reveal his new solo project. Bursting with old time-y jazz and soul influences, as well as modern experimental beats and clever samples — […]

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Mos Def and Inspectah Deck fire up The Mayan for Rhythm Fest Los Angeles

This past Sunday at the Mayan, Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) was the headlining act of Rhythm Fest along with Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan. It was a show not like any I have covered. Hip hop shows from what I have experienced, do not have a lot of order. The stage tends to be covered […]

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Win tickets to Travis Scott & Young Thug at Club Nokia

Travi$ Scott and Young Thug are bringing their wild rap show to Club Nokia on Saturday, March 28th for two back-to-back shows! If you want to get in on this madess, we’re giving away a couple pairs of tickets to their late show (11:30 PM). After catching the duo’s Rodeo Tour debut at the Observatory in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |