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How the Death of Mac Miller Informed Thundercat’s New Record

The Compton-bred musician talks 'It Is What It Is,' an album about 'love, loss, life, and the ups and downs that come with that'
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45 Fascinating and Unconventional Landmarks That Define Los Angeles

Underrated. Overlooked. Whatever you want to call them, these offbeat icons will introduce you to the other L.A.

How a Compton Native Turned Cajun Chicken Into a Viral Sensation

Shad's New Cali's cajun chicken is crunch, juicy—and reserved via Instagram

CityDig: This 1926 Map is Straight Outta Compton

Before the days of N.W.A., Compton was an honest-to-goodness farm town

A Different Tune: Three L.A.-Boosting Song Lyrics

Last month, we spoke with Compton mayor Aja Brown about her hopes of dispelling the city’s N.W.A.-era image. To kick things off, we tracked down three ditties with an upbeat take on L.A. that may be worth a listen

Aja Brown: Compton is The New Brooklyn

The Hub City's new 31-year-old mayor on why Compton's ready for a renaissance and what she's doing to make it happen

Video Village With Ask Chris: One Hundred Stylophones At Compton City Hall

This edited clip, featuring David Bowie, is a lot more pleasant than the electronic cacophony that wafted from Compton City Hall this summer.

Foam Finger: The 17-Year-Long Story—And Latest Dream—of the Compton Cricket Club

Ted Hayes and Katy Haber brought the sport of cricket to Compton in 1996, and in doing so changed the lives and helped shape a community. Now their challenged to keep the project going for a new generation