Compton

Interviews

Redefining Black Masculinity with Channel Tres

With the release of his new EP 'Black Moses,' the Compton-bred artist challenges the way Black men are perceived in society.
DeAsia Paige
8.16.19
international relations

Partying in LA With Germany's Most Notorious Rapper

Police fear him, women love him, and Americans have no idea what the fuck he's saying. A behind-the-scenes look at Gzuz's wild-ass trip to Compton.
Pascal Kerouche
5.18.18
PROFILES

Buddy Is One of the Best West Coast Rappers You've Been Sleeping On

Since 2011, the 24-year-old Compton native has spent his career on the cusp while working with Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Kaytranada, and more. Now he's almost famous, so he bought a billboard.
Max Bell
9.7.17
New music

YG Is Not Backing Down with "YNS" and "F*ck It Up"

YFN Lucci and Blac Youngsta provide an assist on one of two new songs.
Phil Witmer
7.28.17
Basketball

LaVar Ball's AAU Team Got Trounced by 52 Points Yesterday

Maybe that'll shut him up for a second.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.28.17
Holy Shit

Humble Thyself, Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' Has Arrived

K Dot's fourth studio LP features collaborations with Rihanna and U2, as promised.
Alex Robert Ross
4.14.17
Interviews

LA's OGs Have Some Words for Celebrities Saying They're Bloods

On their song "Not For Sale," Big WY and Jay Worthy question celebrities who want to buy gang credibility.
Poly Rob and Andy Capper
3.15.17
Noisey News

YG Is Giving Away Blood-Red "Fuck Donald Trump" Bagels in Compton Today

Because crullers wouldn't work, obviously.
Phil Witmer
11.8.16
Los Angeles

Live At The Drew, Basketball's Greatest Pro-Am

Compton's Drew League became legendary—and attracted NBA talent, from Kobe to LeBron to Kevin Durant—because of its unique combination of community and competition.
Louis Keene
8.16.16
Interviews

Araabmuzik's Dream World Is Your Reality

The producer goes inside the making of his new LP 'Dream World': being the target of senseless violence, dealing with the music business, and breaking stereotypes.
Reed Jackson
7.15.16
Holy Shit

Hear Compton Rapper Hitta J3’s Strong New Mixtape ‘The Collect Call’

The Kendrick collaborator also teams up with some of the West Coast’s finest.
Noisey Staff
7.5.16
Holy Shit

Give Thanks, YG's 'Still Brazy' is Streaming Right Now

The Compton rapper's second LP wasn't supposed to drop until Friday but... surprise?!
Noisey Staff
6.15.16
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