The Madlib Mystique August 24, 2023
This is Jeff Weiss' 2010 interview with the elusive Madlib for LA Weekly, in which he spoke to him and some of his collaborators about the depths of his crate digging, his work ethic and more.
In honor of Arthur Verocai's recent show in L.A. celebrating his influential 1972 self-titled album, this is Jeff Weiss' 2009 interview with the legendary Brazilian composer for The Los Angeles Times.
I’ve spent a significant part of the last few years taking the death of gangster rap for granted. The narrative that I’ve run with tracks the rise in popularity of artists like (duh) Kanye West, the explicitly fake Rick Ross, and Drake, and the concurrent fall of Young Jeezy, the disappearance of 50 Cent, the […]
Much like the Grammy’s, the Academy’s selection process is questionable. Though it may seem that more often than not The Oscars do a good job of picking the cream of the crop, there are any number of outstanding films in a given year that will undoubtedly be left behind. So a few of us have […]
Inspired by a last minute cancellation and the enduring reality that all rappers are lead singers (and most have lead singer syndrome), the latest episode of Shots Fired features myself, Nocando, and our guests Open Mike Eagle and Taurus Scott talking about rappers who live on their own time, how fame effects a rapper’s ego, […]