| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Album review: Rick Ross, “Mastermind”
**1/2 (out of 4)
By now, Rick Ross fans know that enjoying the flashy rapper means focusing on the details of his stories, not wondering if his larger-than-life boasts about making huge gains in...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Hip-hop is more than 30 years old, but some cliches remain at its heart.
Take 2 Chainz and Pusha T, who headlined Friday night at the Chicago Theatre. Also along for the party were August Alsina and Chainz's protege, Chicago's Cap 1.
If you were...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Apparently the "Based on a T.R.U. Story" series is going to be a trilogy. Rapper 2 Chainz recently tweeted that he is working on "B.O.A.T.S. III," the follow-up to the "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time" album. He even released a new song, "Ima Dog." But the tour...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Lawyers for the so-called NATO 3 got their first crack at cross-examining the first of two undercover Chicago police officers Thursday after Cook County prosecutors finished playing more than 50 undercover recordings that form the backbone of their case....
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Even in the coldest months, there is no slowdown in the Chicago concert season. Here's a sampling of some of the more notable shows in the next few months (listed chronologically):
Jay Z: After last summer's massive coheadlining stadium tour with Justin...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
What a difference a year makes. As cliché as the notion may sound, there was no escaping it Saturday night at Cali Christmas, the annual sampling of the year’s radio rainmakers presented by L.A.’s Power 106 FM.
The night’s headliners...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format
This week's TV Movies
Styled to Rock The designers create...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:31 PM
The bigger Drake gets, the more turmoil he feels. Or, in the immortal words of the late Notorious B.I.G., “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.”
Well, boo-hoo, right? It’s difficult to feel sorry for a guy who has had three straight...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Note to music journalists crafting their year-end lists: Omitting Wale has dire consequences.
As most publications are rolling out lists of their top albums of the year – Pop & Hiss’ year-end review is right around the corner – Complex...