| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:17 PM
The rapper known as 2 Chainz got another piece of jewelry for his collection Monday when an L.A. judge handed him a sobriety bracelet after he pleaded guilty to a charge related to carrying codeine at LAX.
The 36-year-old performer, born Tauheed Epps,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:21 PM
As tours of California go, 2 Chainz is probably ready for this one to be over.
Just days after the rapper was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in downtown San Francisco, the MC was arrested Tuesday at LAX on drug charges, according to various reports,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at LAX this week after officials found marijuana and a bottle of “purple drank” in his checked bag.
Tauheed Epps, 35, was removed from a departing flight and arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:17 PM
A Metro bus driver was mourned Thursday at a makeshift memorial in downtown L.A. after her death in a head-on crash with a speeding tow truck driver.
It was around 5 a.m. Wednesday when Matt Mattu, the owner of the 7-Eleven at corner the 5th Street...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A ballot measure to cap the number of medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles won in last month's election with support from nearly every corner of the city, according to a Times analysis of election returns.
Proposition D received majority support in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Sean “Diddy” Combs knows his way around the small screen — whether he’s launching reality competitions, peddling vodka in commercials, starring in music videos or doing guest spots on dramas.
But the hip-hop mogul’s next TV...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge?
If so — and I'm not convinced there is — it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Rap videos can be tricky to understand as an art form. If you aren't in tune with the culture, you might just dismiss them all as a cavalcade of ginormous butts, bottles, cars and one tough guy in the back row counting a large wad of money. (People in...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
British roots music band Mumford & Sons took the top honor for its album "Babel" at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday. The night mostly distributed honors broadly to an array of younger generation acts including New York indie...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 39th birthday in New York with a little help from rappers Kanye West and 2 Chainz.
Because that's precisely what Jay Gatsby would do if he was a real person.
"The Great Gatsby" star feted himself at Tao Downtown in New...