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B-Boy and B-Girl Summit Reborn in Grand Park – Live Review and Photo Gallery

Last Sunday afternoon, folks strolling through Grand Park got a hearty helping of bass in their collective face, courtesy of the B-Boy B-Girl Summit Reborn. This free afternoon event, whose history stretches back to 1994, featured multiple luminaries from the … Continue reading

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B-Boy B-Girl Summit In Grand Park Promises A Free & Funky Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday’s B-Boy B-Girl Summit Reborn in Grand Park LA looks to be a brilliant opportunity to get your funk on, for nothing. This free event goes on from noon to 8pm and will highlight each of the Key Elements … Continue reading

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Matisyahu’s Broken Crowns Tour Comes to the Historic Wiltern Theatre, November 13th and You Don’t Want To Miss it.

I saw Matisyahu years ago at the Long Beach Reggae Festival. He absolutely blew me away. Here was this Hasidic Jew singing rap-reggae, fusing traditional Jamaican music with rock, hip-hop and dub, in addition to singing freely about his faith … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Interview With Manika About Her Hit “I Might Go Lesbian (Featuring Tyga)”

I had a little time set aside to chat with Manika about her salacious and cleverly penned hit “I Might Go Lesbian: featuring Tyga” that strays into some of Manika’s other interest of  Love Line radio show, her TV show … Continue reading

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Bad Lands Debuts Love Heroes: Takes a Ride on the Dark Side Of Love

  Love Heroes is not Bad Lands first outing. The duo, formerly known as “He Met Her“ and fronted by Rocky and Mowgli, produced their first head turning recordings called Crime Novela. Chevy Nights, the secret track on Love Heroes,  references the tragic love story of Mickey and Mallory of Natural Born Killers, and was … Continue reading

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2014 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo

On Thursday, after my return form my San Francisco trip I popped into the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo at the Loews Hotel at Hollywood & Highland to put my hand on the pulse of the art and business of … Continue reading

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Live Review: Dessa at The Troubadour

Singer/rapper Dessa (Margret Wander) is a member of the Midwest hip-hop collective Doomtree and a genre-buster to an impressive degree. I was not surprised to learn that she has also published a collection of fiction and poetry, Spiral Bound. She … Continue reading

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