| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:52 AM
I consider myself a rap nerd, wholly able to quote lines and lyrics from acts ranging from AZ to Lil' Zane. When I saw The Rap Test, a new online quiz developed by 21-year-old programmer/developer Danny Friday, I knew that the time had come to showcase my...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Snoop Dogg has a few choice words for Donald J. Sterling, embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Unfortunately, almost none of them are fit for publication in a family newspaper's blog.
On the heels of an audio recording obtained by TMZ which...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The best part about a surprise is keeping the big reveal a secret.
Unless you're Mariah Carey.
The pop diva has spilled the beans that her forthcoming record will arrive Beyoncé-style, meaning she plans on dropping it unexpectedly on the Internet...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:34 PM
It's like a scene out of a rap video. From driving an exotic car to reportedly spending big bucks at a strip club, pop star Justin Bieber has been living it up after arriving in South Florida on Monday. We combed through social media to get a sense of his...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
“I'm from the streets where the ‘hood could swallow a man,” rap mogul Jay Z sang in the song “U Don’t Know” to open his concert Wednesday at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. And though clearly Jay Z has left...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Next year will mark a major centennial in Huntington Beach — 100 years since George Freeth visited the pier for a surfing demonstration and helped brand the city as a beach-culture mecca.
Count on plenty of 1910s reflections in the coming months....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:47 PM
After the last Grammy was handed out Sunday, the dash toward one of the night’s countless post-show parties was immediate. It was the last night of partying till the wee hours to celebrate big wins -- or drown those losses with an open-bar cocktail....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Sorry, zombies. AMC's "The Walking Dead" continues to have fans swarming Twitter, but the apocalyptic show couldn't top Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards.
The music awards show, which gave multiple honors to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, was the most...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
What: BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 When and Where: Oct. 15 at 8pm ET/PT on BET. About: Uncle Snoop (Snoop Dogg) hosts the annual event, which honors the biggest names in hip hop music, along with recognizing new and rising talent, and which BET says has been...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There’s one thing that took a major backseat on the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: actual awards.
The telecast, which aired Tuesday, didn’t parcel out many trophies during its two-hour telecast. Instead most of the night was dedicated to live...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Rick Ross built his career rapping about his exploits as an above-the-law drug kingpin, a front he kept up even after it was famously revealed that in a previous life the Miami MC had once worked as a Dade County corrections officer.
The news might...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan."
Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...