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Little Simz Releases Punchy Anthem “Boss” Ahead of Demon Dayz Fest Appearance

With her new single, North London hip hop artist Little Simz reminds us that she is not just a girl, she’s a boss. The song debuted on television’s current best place to hear new music: Issa Rae’s HBO show, Insecure. “Boss” comes on the heels of another brand new Little Simz cut called “Offence,” which […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Day N Night Fest at The Observatory
Day N Night returns for second year headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper and Travis Scott

Day N Night Music Festival Makes Sophomore Return with 3 Days and New Location at Angel Stadium Day N Night festival makes its return for a second year in a row! This year the heavily hip hop and rap represented music festival will take place at the Angel Stadium in Orange County across three days […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Tory Lanez at The Forum by Andrew Gomez
Future gets The Forum lit with A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, Migos and surprise guest Drake

This past Friday fans piled into The Forum earlier than usual to witness Future’s Nobody Safe Tour. Future treated his fans with big name openers such as A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, and Atlanta’s very own Migos. The first big opener A$AP Ferg took that stage and immediately jumped into the crowd and performed his entire […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Nadia Rose
Nadia Rose schedules Los Angeles show date at The Echo

UK rapper Nadia Rose is making her way to Los Angeles for a headline performance at The Echo on July 25. With confident and slick rhymes, Rose is sure to make some new fans in Los Angeles. The 23-year-from South London has already been making quite the buzz in the UK with her no-fucks-given lyrics […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Emay
Are Our Gods Best? Ruminating on Emay’s New LP, Ilah

Often we treat records as developments to an artist’s career or a response to their previous work. It’s become a game of would-you-rather: Contra or Vampire Weekend? Visions or Art Angels? We expect each new release to explain who they are as succinctly as the last. With Emay’s newest album Ilah, now is the time to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Vince Staples at Observatory Santa Ana -- Photo by Andrew Gomez
Vince Staples roars through stunning performance at Observatory Santa Ana

Long Beach rapper Vince Staples brought the Life Aquatic Tour to the Observatory in Santa Ana and dished out an energetic and visually stunning set. At 10pm sharp after a theatrical and bizarre performance from Kilo Kish the house lights dimmed and all eyes were on a giant panoramic split screen backdrop lit up with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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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Jamie Lawlor |
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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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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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Jamie Lawlor |
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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Wes Marsala |
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