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  • Becky G: Another female caught in pop's cookie-cutter vortex

      Becky G: Another female caught in pop's cookie-cutter vortex
    Is there a campaign to make all Top 40 hits by female artists sound like an endless stroll through Forever 21? Consider the latest from Becky G, the Mexican American rapper from Inglewood whose mix of Disney-like cuteness, street smarts and lyrics...
  • Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'

    Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'
    The characters could be ripped from a superhero script. Recalling the genesis of his trippy, atmospheric beat-based concept album "You're Dead!," producer Flying Lotus describes it as occurring while he was rolling around Los Angeles, "driving my car...
  • 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a reminder of rap's potential

    'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a reminder of rap's potential
    Two decades have passed since the release of Nas' seminal debut album, "Illmatic," in which the hip-hop artist chronicles brutal inner-city life with a mix of autobiography, journalism and poetry. The album creates a near-cinematic vision, immersing...
  • Interview: Introducing singer Jasmine V

    Interview: Introducing singer Jasmine V
    Jasmine V released her first single with rapper-of-the-moment Kendrick Lamar, “That’s Me Right There,” in August and is months away from releasing her debut studio album. How does she already have 1.68 million Twitter followers? V isn&...
  • Kendrick Lamar film to debut at Sundance Next at Ace Hotel

    Kendrick Lamar film to debut at Sundance Next at Ace Hotel
    Kendrick Lamar always referred to his album "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" as a "short film" in the liner notes. Now he's got an actual short film to accompany it. "m.A.A.d." is a 14-minute experimental documentary that will debut as part of the Sundance...
  • Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more

    Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more
    Booty, beauty, beats and Kate Bush. Below, a rundown of some of what happened this week in popular music.  -- A few decades from now, when music historians are writing the tome of Los Angeles in the early part of the century, two names will be at the...
  • Made in America L.A.: Day 1 sizzles, Top Dawg claims throne

    Made in America L.A.: Day 1 sizzles, Top Dawg claims throne
    During the first day of the Made in America festival, which had its Los Angeles debut in Grand Park this weekend, a hot and cloudless Saturday sunburned a lot of music fans before the Cali breeze drifted in at dusk to cool the crowd and relax the vibe. ...
  • Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1

    Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1
    The first day of the Made in America festival featured a diverse slate of acts (Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities), pounding heat, snarled lines aplenty, busy porta johns, shirtless bros, girls in floppy hats and everything else that comes...
  • Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

     Searing sets save Made in America L.A.
    What makes a good Southern California music festival? Quality acts, artfully selected, with pleasant surprises and an overarching vision. Easy access to essentials for enjoying — not just surviving — the daylong adventures. Accessible good...
  • Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans

    Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans
    "Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it," Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established...
  • Grading Coachella, Made in America, FYF, Electric Daisy Carnival, more

    Grading Coachella, Made in America, FYF, Electric Daisy Carnival, more
    Labor Day isn't just the unofficial end of summer. When the lights went down on Kanye West's Made in America set in front of L.A. City Hall on Sunday night, another time of year came to a close: festival season. There are some school-year stragglers,...