Before Eminem Became A Cyborg September 5, 2018
Zilla Rocca remembers the brief moment when Eminem was really fun
Torii MacAdams and Anderson .Paak talk about raising a child while being on the road, underrated musicians, and expectations surrounding fame.
Emerging from Dr. Dre's shadow, Anderson .Paak releases the formidable Malibu.
The G-Child talks Nate Dogg, collaborations with Mac Dre and Roger Troutman and visiting Tookie in Death Row.
Torii MacAdams just finished wiping his car down Summer jams are supposed to be breezy, feel-good anthems, girding the assumption that shit is sweet. It’s easy to view summertime with soft-focus nostalgia, especially in Southern California, a supposed paradise marketed to doe-eyed outsiders since the mid-Nineteenth Century. The truth is, the proverbial shit ain’t sweet, […]
Brad Beatson turns down only for freedom.  In the summer, I’m looking to push play on a playlist and let it ride. It’s too beautiful out. And I know it’s inevitable that some drunken fingertips will hijack the music at some point to play what they want to. So this is my grand attempt at […]
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A history lesson for the kids who only know Xzibit as the premier ride pimper. Back before he met Doc Dre, X to the Z was one of the rawest West Coast rappers of all-time.  He recorded for once loss-less Loud, mocked his peers’ “pussy pop,” and repped the Likwit crew (King Tee, Defari, and […]
Draked [drayk – ed] verb The act of turning an ostensibly joyous situation into one that is introspective and sad. Characterized by noirish ambiance, vocals that combine singing and rapping, and an adoration for being swaddled in antique angora sweaters. “Swimming Pools (Drank)” has been Draked. Of course, there’s a fine line between drank and […]