Compton

Los Angeles

LA's Black Food Entrepreneurs Remember Nipsey Hussle's Lasting Influence

Nipsey bought a fish market and a Fatburger—and uplifted local business owners by preaching the importance of ownership.
Daniel Barna
4.15.19
international relations

Partying in LA With Germany's Most Notorious Rapper

Police fear 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
5.21.18
New music

Lil B and YG Team Up on New "Young Niggaz" Remix

The 'Black Ken' track gets a new hit of energy.
Alex Robert Ross
10.2.17
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
9.8.17
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
3.16.17
Noisey News

Listen to YG’s New Anti-Police Brutality Track “One Time Comin’”

"In loving memory of the victims of police brutality.”
Alex Robert Ross
10.26.16
Interviews

'Original Gangstas' Goes Beneath the Surface of West Coast Rap's Origin Story

Twenty years after Tupac Shakur's murder, Ben Westhoff digs into the legacy that made gangsta rap so fascinating to its listeners—and deadly to its artists.
Reed Jackson
9.13.16
Premieres

Earl Swavey Ups His Game Again on the “40s” Video

It's the first video off the 'Gangland' mixtape.
Noisey Staff
8.25.16
Interviews

YG Is America's Voice of Reason in Brazy Times

Bompton's own discusses his new album 'Still Brazy' and the newfound importance of speaking up in his music.
Justin Staple
Kyle Kramer
7.29.16
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
6.16.16
Features

Watch This Extended Clip of YG Telling All to a Therapist

Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. Ahead of his new record, we filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.
Noisey Staff
6.14.16
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