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Pea Soup and silly music making with Beardyman at the Roxy

Last night, Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman, took over the The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood with a crowded room and an enthusiastic audience. He did well bringing a bit of a dance party to the venue. Beardyman performed in his own crazy or self described “silly” way. I spoke with him earlier last week over […]

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Win tickets to Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire with Jonwanye at Los Globos

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire and Jonwayne have a bangin’ show scheduled at Los Globos on Tuesday, Aug. 5. If you love that good underground hip hop, this is the show for you. As eXquire’s bio on his Tumblr reads: “I rap for real niggas and bitches, I enjoy walks in the rain, Paulo Coelho novels, Dark […]

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Brother Ali to headline the Troubadour in West Hollywood

Photo by Lindsay Rodriguez Brother Ali will headline the Troubadour on Thursday, Oct 2 in support of this “Home Away From Home” tour. The tour will kick off on Sept. 12 in Iowa City and will go all the way through November in Chicago (more tour dates below)! The tour will also feature Bambu and […]

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People Under The Stairs get loose at sold out Troubadour show

It got real loose at People Under The Stairs’ sold-out performance at the Troubadour! It was an incredible hip hop show to say the least. We recently covered People Under The Stairs at Back To Basics and they definitely represented that 90s hip hop good and well, but this night at the Troubadour was all […]

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Win Tickets to Kevin Gates at The Roxy

One of hip hop’s rising stars, Kevin Gates makes his way to Los Angeles on July 24 with a headlining performance at The Roxy in West Hollywood. The Baton Rouge MC received critical acclaim for his BY ANY MEANS mixtape (stream it below) and last week he unveiled the accompanying video for “Wish I Had […]

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Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples Open Hip Hop Time Capsule at Greek Theatre

Photography by Ceethreedom / Review by Danny Baraz When hip hop enthusiasts talk East Coast / West Coast, the names Tupac and Biggie often follow but in the 90s, there was another, quieter, less flashy movement in the underground. The scene was quieter when it came to music videos on a boat, surrounded by hood […]

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Hot vs Not: White boys CAN dance?

As the saying goes, “white boys can’t dance.” Although we get what’s trying to be said here (that white boys don’t have any rhythm), we don’t always agree with that. Some white boys have tons of rhythm. Unfortunately, the dude pictured below does not. But you know what, he’s out there doing his stoney dance, […]

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The Weeknd to headline Hollywood Bowl with ScHoolboy Q & Jhené Aiko

The Weeknd is jumping back on the road this fall for a mini tour consisting of four exclusive shows including The Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 9! The Weeknd will be joined by ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko at all four shows (scroll down for more dates). This is going to be an unforgettable evening of […]

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Brother Ali, Murs and People Under The Stairs dominate Back To Basics at the Observatory

Back to Basics at The Observatory in Santa Ana came in hot with an A-list of underground hip hop performances! Dominating the stage at day one of Back To Basics were People Under The Stairs, Brother Ali and Murs (Mursday). It was a great display of what hip hop was and should be all about. Also […]

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Talib Kweli delivers a veteran fan-pleasing set at the Echoplex

It was a packed and sweltering night down at The Echoplex this past Sunday for the sold-out Talib Kweli show. DJ Phatrick, Knxwldge, and Niko Is got the crowd warmed up for Mr. Kweli. Once Talib took to the stage, he had the whole Echoplex moving and singing along. Talib’s set consisted of material from […]

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