Updated Wednesday, Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. EST:
Right now, hip-hop is in the midst of an actually entertaining rap beef. Both Drake and Pusha T, two capable wordsmiths, are trading diss records down the slippery slope of who might be willing to go the lowest, leaving family members, producers and potential children in their wake. And as usual, I think Brick killed…
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On Thursday, Compton, Calif., Mayor Aja Brow, the superhero foil to right-wing Stacey Dash’s bogus attempt at politics, has made it official: She announced that she is indeed running for Congress.
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time won’t be out for another week, but thanks to her efforts, her hometown of Compton, Calif., got first dibs on seeing the fantasy epic from the local legend.
When you hear the city of Compton mentioned, you might think about gangsta rappers like Dr. Dre, N.W.A, Eazy-E and DJ Quik. You may even think of gangbangers and drive-by shootings, but the hometown of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams is being touted as something else: the newest place to buy up…
Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre has shelled out a cool $10 million to help develop a performing arts center for one of the high schools in his native Compton, Calif., the Compton Unified School District announced Thursday.
Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was one of four people shot and wounded outside his grandmother’s house in Compton, Calif., on Saturday evening, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s authorities.
If you could confront your absentee parent, what would you say? Compton, Calif., musician Garren had a lot of questions for his father and used a familiar video format to get some answers.
“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Girl, why you ain’t in they movie? You was there. You was down with Ruthless Records right along with them boys,’” Michel’le Toussaint informs us in her intro to her Lifetime biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le.
On July 18, 16-year-old Isaiah Cooper made history by becoming the youngest black pilot to fly around the country.
A mistrial has been declared in the case of a California man who spent 16 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned, the Los Angeles Times reports.
I know that sounds absurd. But follow me.
Let me put it out there upfront N.W.A. is my favorite rap group of all time. I will sing the praises of Eazy, Ren, Dre, and Cube (plus DJ Yella) until the cows come home. Except, there's an asterisk on that last sentence. Because there has to be. But we'll put a pin in that.
I've been plenty mad before in life. For instance, last night while watching Scandal, I felt myself saying "what in THE fuck?" is happening here and in my life way more than I intended to. Shonda Rhimes trolled the shit out of everybody last night. I needed a cigarette and had to listen to Rage Against The Machine…
(Aaron McGruder's highly anticipated 'Black Jesus' debuted last night. Damon and Panama exchanged a few emails about it this morning.)