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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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  • R.I.P. Rammellzee: The original abstract-rapping outlaw

     
    Before MF Doom donned a metal mask, before Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys conquered the adenoidal vocal and street art was bound in $100 books for sale at Taschen, Rammellzee was the original train-bombing, abstract-rapping outlaw. He passed away......
  • Art review: 'Dennis Hopper Double Standard' @ MOCA's Geffen Contemporary

     
    "Dennis Hopper Double Standard" opened Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art's Little Tokyo warehouse. A sense of melancholy hangs over the late Hollywood maverick's photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works....
  • Album Review: Company Flow's 'Funcrusher Plus' reissue

    Album Review: Company Flow's 'Funcrusher Plus' reissue
    Let's ignore the reductive Asher Roth/Eminem comparisons for a minute. Anyone awed by the white rapper du jour's soporific "Asleep in the Bread Aisle" would be wise to listen to "Funcrusher Plus," the 1997 debut from Company Flow. The album is currently...
  • Off the floor, onto the walls

    In the few hours before twilight, you can find Dave Lefner driving slowly through Los Angeles' sprawl, peering from the window of his black Ford Explorer, seeking out shadows. Mostly, it's signs that catch his attention: "Liquor!" and "Cigarettes!" and...