5 days ago | Commentary
For Eazy-E, the concept of gangster rap was fully formed in his mind. By 1986 the genre, which nobody then called "gangster rap" ("reality rap," please) had begun to sprout in LA by way of Ice-T's "6 'n the Mornin'," which was patterned after Phil...
11 months ago | Music Festivals
Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story ...
12 months ago | Music Festivals
Paul Westerberg wasn't exactly thrilled to be in the Southern California desert last night. "Headed out to San Francisco, definitely not L.A.," he once sang. During his latest reunion show with The Replacements - at Coachella - he often mocked the...
2 years ago | Music Festivals
); return false">It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there'...
3 years ago | Commentary
See also: *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. The...
5 years ago | Music News
Imagine revamping a fiery activist anthem into a mindless, rump-shaking jam. That's exactly what Ludacris did on "How Low," which features Chipmunk-style vocal effects and young girls being seduced out of pajamas. (It should be noted that How low ...