Ben Westhoff

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  • 6 months ago | Pazz & Jop

    In the early days of 2011, Snoop Dogg and E-40 set Young Jeezy up. In the middle of shooting Snoop's new video, "My Fucn House," the two California hip-hop veterans casually sat down the Atlanta trap rapper, who was in the midst of a career lull. ...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story i...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. As you can see from the SeatGeek chart above, prices on the secondary market (places like Stub Hub and eBay) are absolutely ...

  • 1 year ago | Drugs

    Are ravers the modern day hippies? There are plenty of parallels, from the flower imagery to the PLUR mentality. Then, of course, there's the idea of using drugs as a path to enlightenment. (Or at least, amazing vibes.) But when it comes...

  • 2 years ago | Music Festivals

    It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there's more to being a...

  • 2 years ago | Hip-Hop

    Kanye West is the greatest hip-hop artist of all time. He's made the best albums and changed the game the most, and his music is the most likely to endure. One thing before we get going: This isn't one of those arguments meant to piss people off o...