The New Generation of LA Rap Is Changing Everything
A group of rappers and producers are reimagining not just the sound of Los Angeles, but its slang, its fashion sense, and the cultural divide between blacks and latinos.
Warren G Ain't Trippin, Ain't Mad, and Is Forever Hip-Hop's Unsung Legend
We sit down with the G-funk great to talk his new documentary, the birth of West Coast rap, and his legacy beyond "Regulate."
Vince Ash's Video for "Solid" Is a Perfect Example of Gritty Post-Drill Rap
The 21-year-old from Hammond, Indiana has a thundering new video from his EP 'Do Or Die.' It's hard as bricks.
Rucci Is at the Heart of Los Angeles’ Rap Renaissance
With his latest project 'Dawgystyle,' the 23-year-old joins 03 Greedo and Drakeo the Ruler as leaders in a new West Coast movement.
The Impossible Tale of 03 Greedo, the Future of West Coast Rap
The rapper's incredible potential has made him one of Los Angeles' most enigmatic artists, but his complicated history could cause his future to be in question.
Dâm-Funk Breaks Down the Freaky Influence of Electro Pioneers Uncle Jamm's Army
Ahead of a new documentary he scored, we join the LA funk scion in his studio to talk about growing up with the game-changing hip-hop crew, attracting women with vinyl, and why funk is like "a smile with a tear."
TeeCee4800 Is the Secret Weapon of California Rap
He's also Ty Dolla $ign's cousin, which might stink of nepotism if he weren't so damn good at rapping.
Remembering 'Merry Motherfuckin’ Christmas,' Eazy-E’s Insane Christmas Song That Gave will.i.am His Start
We spoke with will.i.am and the producers behind "Merry Motherfuckin' Christmas" to get the story behind the most ruthless Christmas song of all time.