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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 |
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SXSW Saturday explodes with hip hop: J Cole, Too $hort, G-Eazy & more

If Friday was the busiest day of SXSW for me, Saturday was the most intense. If you would have told me I’d end up seeing 39 performances and almost half of them would be hip hop or rap, I wouldn’t have believed it. But that’s what SXSW is partly about, broadening your horizons. My day […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Travi$ Scott and Young Thug kick off first night of Rodeo Tour at The Observtory on a shaky start

What makes the genre of rap compelling is the one-upmanship of artist’s egos. This is most obviously noted in lyrics, but can also be a form of bravado associated with being the first to corner a sound or a theme. On the stage this is no different. Wu Tang, D-12, Watch The Throne, have all […]

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GZA brings his Liquid Swords philosophy to the Observatory in Santa Ana

Liquid Swords is considered by many to be one of the top hip-hop albums of all time (Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and The Guardian). Released in 1995, by GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame, the album quickly found an audience and critical acclaim. Despite the dark subject matter of ‘Liquid Swords’ it stands as a lyrical masterpiece […]

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Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic give Constellation Room a slick dose of Hail Mary Mallon

San Francisco-based rapper, Aesop Rock and the Bronx’s Rob Sonic showed the Constellation Room in Santa Ana what Hail Mary Mallon is all about. Fans packed into the small room connected to The Observatory and were granted a one of a kind intimate performance, directly under the noses of their favorite rappers. Slaying rhymes without […]

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Warren G announces headlining performance at The Observatory

It doesn’t get any smoother than Warren G. The Long Beach rapper, Warren G has scheduled a headlining performance date at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Best known for his debut 1994 single, “Regulate”, which reached number 2 in the U.S. and charted worldwide, Warren G has eight studio albums under his belt, has been featured […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Vince Staples to perform a free show at Echoplex

Long Beach’s Vince Staples is on the rise in 2015. As one-third of the Hip hop group Cutthroat Boyz, alongside fellow California rappers Joey Fatts, and Aston Matthews, Vince Staples has announced a FREE headlining performance at The Echoplex on Friday, January 16th. The show presented by Converse Rubber Tracks will include supporting act, Antwon. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Oakland’s G-Eazy lights up Fox Theater Pomona, joined by special guests Too $hort and Kehlani

After witnessing his performance Friday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, one thing has become abundantly clear: Oakland rapper G-Eazy has arrived. Beginning a tour that will return to L.A. with shows Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at The Wiltern, G-Eazy put together a fantastic and memorable hour-and-a-half long set, with some help from his friends. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Aceyalone And Thurz to Headline Los Globos

Calling all hip-hop heads! Aceyalone and Thurz are scheduled to headline Los Globos on Thursday, January 22nd. Aceyalone is a founding member of Los Angeles hip-hop collective Freestyle Fellowship and famed open-mic night, Project Blowed, which birthed a rich and engaging LA hip-hop scene back in the early ’90s. Aceyalone has also collaborated with and […]

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Emily Saex |
Theophilus London to Headline The Echoplex

Fashion forward and slick as hell, singer-songwriter Theophilus London, breathes new life into a spectrum of genres from soul-pop to indie-electro to rap and R&B. He is touring in support of his newest album release, Vibes, which was executive produced by Kanye West and showcases his penchant for catchy, expressive lyrics and extremely dance-able jams. […]

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Emily Saex |