Events, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Life, Cacophony and Hiatus Kaiyote

When I first heard of the New Zealand neo-funk/soul/r&b/everything-sonically-pleasing-under-the-sun-quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote, it was through their 2013 hit, “Nakamarra” featuring the legendary Abstract Emcee, Q-Tip. The experience of being introduced to that track and subsequently the band’s full body of work felt like a reprisal of self for me. It was eye-opening, really, what with their […]

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Lifestyle, Media

Word on the Street: 6/8/15

Kanye West celebrated his 38th birthday with a private basketball game inside the Staples Center. Celebrity friends included Tyga, Pusha T, Justin Bieber, Russell Westbrook, 2 Chainz and A-Trak. Get more #WOTS after the jump!

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Emcee, Events

HUF x G-Shock Launch Party Brings Diplomats Mob to Los Angeles

One of the first skate brands to tread streetwear waters, Huf Worldwide, launched their collabo watch with G-Shock at the Avalon last night, and brought out none other than Harlem natives and the original mob, The Diplomats, better known as Dipset. Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana and the crew mobbed the stage for an opportunistic turn up […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle

Ja Rule Lost His Chance on Fast & Furious Sequels

As you speed past the highways and drift into the theater parking lot hoping you didn’t miss the 8pm time slot for Furious 7, let’s slow down and reminisce on the first movie from the franchise. The Fast and The Furious had it’s opening weekend on June 2001…almost 14 years ago! Hopefully some of you […]

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DJ, Emcee, Events

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage

For hip-hop to rep so hard at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a function that’s long been a hub for rock music, it speaks volumes on its tremendous progress here in Los Angeles and pop culture in general.  Taking advantage of its new platform via the Murs316 stage, which was curated by proud LA rap legend […]

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