2 months ago | Longform
Back in September, on the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, cameras rolled in the parking lot of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium as actors playing prudish protesters hoisted signs ("Crap Rap N.W.A") and ran over a pile of the group...
9 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...
2 years 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 ...
2 years 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...
3 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...