| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The line in front of West Hollywood marijuana dispensary the Farmacy was a block deep on Tuesday night.
There wasn’t a sale on pot, although there were a bevy of stoners in attendance. The shop was packed with Jhené Aiko fans who scurried to the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:56 AM
"He's not a rapper -- he's a writer, he's an author!"
That's how an impassioned voice describes Kendrick Lamar at the beginning of the celebrated Compton MC's brand-new single, "i," which appeared early Tuesday on SoundCloud.
You can understand the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Prince, America's finest eminence of funk, has a couple of new albums out now. Kendrick Lamar, L.A.'s uncontested titan of hip-hop, is suspected to have one of his own sooner or later.
At Prince's dual-LP release party last night in Minneapolis, the two...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
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?
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The early candidate for rap album of the year begins with a mother warning her son to stop following in the footsteps of his incarcerated father.
The colorfully delivered advice was given to Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, the 24-year-old rapper better...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The first-ever iHeart Radio Music Awards kicked off live on NBC at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show aired over 150 iHeart radio stations across the country, and 60 million votes have been cast for several categories of this awards show....
| May 2, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Ahead of a music award show, there’s usually tension-filled questions that viewers hope will be answered during the ceremony.
Who will shock? Who will flop? Who will win big?
But the big question heading into the inaugural iHeartRadio Music...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...