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At this stage of her career, it’s clear that Blimes Brixton is appreciative of the life in battle rap she had once hoped to forget. “As much as I try to put my battle rap past behind me, I still have to pay so much...

When L.A. Weekly first profiled singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson five years ago, the Canyon Country native had already racked up a respectable number of writing credits with such chart-topping pop artists as Charice and Demi Lovato, while also working alongside hitmaking legend Timbaland. Now, her fan base has grown considerably,...

Nearly halfway through “House Party,” a two-steppin’ jam appearing a fourth into Overdoz.’s RCA debut 2008, Friday night sexual conquests soundtracked by some groovy Terrace Martin production are interrupted by gunfire. The irreverent humor as someone yells “I was tryin’ to spend the night, now I...

The newer generation is also blurring those journalistic/recording artist lines as well when they aren’t challenging genre notions – let the Portland-native Aminé tell it. His breakout single “Caroline” became a viral success, earned him Triple Platinum status and placed him amongst this year’s coveted...

Virginia native Masego has spent the past several years dismantling music criticism’s beloved "high art versus low art" argument through his unique brand of "trap house jazz." In his world, the two genres, both deeply rooted in Southern black culture, get along with each other fairly well. Read...

Describing Tiffany Gouché always leads to conversations regarding millennial artists refusing to be “boxed in” by genre. From the Inglewood native’s perspective, she’s even evolving past the alternative R&B/soul label given to her music by tastemakers, fans and even herself. “I want everyone to define 'soul music,' because we...

London-based tastemaker Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and his genre-defining Bubblers compilations have become golden-tinted ambrosia for modern experimental groove junkies over the past several years. Current semi-underground standards ranging from Jose James and Hiatus Kaiyote to The Hics and Nick Hakim have been featured on...

News of 16-year-old Compton native Isaiah Cooper becoming the youngest African-American pilot to fly solo around the continental U.S. last summer went viral and became the against-all-odds story that eventually becomes a Hollywood blockbuster. At the center of the accomplishment was none other than Robin Petgrave,...

Future’s “Purple Reign” Pop-Up Shop: Trap Chic & Fandom Overload

Some notable fan pieces include a representation of the ultra-popular “If Young Metro don’t trust you,” producer tag in the style of Ricky’s murders from John Singleton’s classic film Boyz N The Hood and an oil painting featuring Gucci flip flops. Those who remember Sergio Garcia’s Future tribute from Art Basel in Miami can get an up-close look at the original pieces, as well. Then there are small touches like doubled-up styrofoam cups adorning the bathroom door.