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Bling it On! A Close-up of Hip-Hop’s Hottest Rocks

From the earliest days of hip-hop, star rappers have sported dazzling diamonds and golden ornaments as bold and outsized as their music. Here are some of the standouts
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How Nipsey Hussle and YG Harnessed the Power of Hip-Hop and Took on Donald Trump

In an excerpt from the new Nipsey biography ’The Marathon Don’t Stop,’ author Rob Kenner looks back at the origins and influence of the protest track ”Fuck Donald Trump”
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Nipsey Hussle’s Fans Reflect on What He Meant to Them and L.A. South of the 10

”When I heard about his passing, I was sad. I lost my soul. I lost a piece of my mind.”
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Cypress Hill Rapper B-Real Is Opening an Upscale Marijuana Shop in the Valley

He talks to us about going from “Insane in the Brain” to the legal cannabis game

Why You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Dioz

The Latinx emcee's message is powerful in any language

Here’s What You Missed at Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour Finale in Inglewood

The rap legend is not giving up the throne just yet

Snow Tha Product is Exactly the Rapper We Need Right Now

The SoCal native deserves your Spotify follow

The Roller Rink That Incubated L.A. Hip-Hop Is Back—But Not the Same

World On Wheels was brought back from the dead, but those who remember the old days aren’t sold on the new approach

Bringing Better Hip-Hop To Asia

Unimpressed with Korea’s music scene, Kirk Kim of Cycadelic Records aims to storm the market with West Coast beats
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Cookies with Attitude: This Home Baker Started One of L.A.’s Most Creative Pastry Companies

Auntie Apple’s custom cookies depict everyone from Biggie Smalls to Frida Kahlo to the cast of Star Wars