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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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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 of Wu Tang Clan
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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Aesop Rock at The Novo
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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anderson paak
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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Kanye West adds second show date at Hollywood Bowl

Kanye West has added a second show date at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, September 26. This past weekend, Kanye announced that he would perform his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, September 25. Naturally, one show would not suffice for Los Angeles Yeezy fans. A second show date was […]

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Kanye West has FYF Fest crowd thinking, ‘Frank who?’ — hit-filled set, joined by Rihanna and Travis Scott

Photo courtesy of FYF Fest There were a lot of people disappointed when Frank Ocean unexpectedly pulled out just a day before the first day of this year’s FYF Fest — myself included. Even when it was quickly followed up with the announcement that Kanye West would be the late substitute headliner, it wasn’t enough on […]

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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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Yonas Michael
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |