"California Love" is what you get when you mix one of the greatest West Coast rappers with West Coast's greatest producer, and then bring in funk legend Roger Troutman for safe measure.
05 May 2016
Straight Outta Compton is one of the biggest movies of 2015, and Bill Straus, who got his start as a production assistant on Boyz n the Hood, was essential to making it happen. He shares his journey here.
08 Sep 2015
Dre’s Compton, his first album since 1999, offered a different kind of entertainment but sparked just as much buzz on social media by a devoted following that stretches from teens to fiftysomethings.
11 Aug 2015
It's like this and like that and like this and uh, Dr. Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom to deliver the 115th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Deeez Nuuuts!
08 Feb 2013
This week's LP is expressin' with its full capabilities. It's not livin' in correctional facilities, though, it's the 109th most acclaimed album of all time. A West Coast masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.
07 Dec 2012
Coachella streamed live this past weekend and here you can catch entire sets sets from hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, indie rockers Real Estate, and Santigold.
16 Apr 2012
At the end of Led Zeppelin's masterpiece lies a doomy, bottom-heavy monster that connects the dots between the blues and heavy metal--and provided dozens of hip-hop artists with the perfect drum track to sample.
05 Dec 2011
Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?
15 Jul 2010
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