I know a lot of people who are kind of frustrated that the Vans Warped Tour has passed them by -- that they're targeting new teenagers instead of targeting the people who were teenagers when Warped Tour began. To those people, I ask: How many fellow 30-year-olds do you know who want to stand outside ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
See also: Cut Throat Logic Spit Live (Video) See also: Lifted Aims for Timeless Pop, Like His Boss Kanye WestRapper Kendrick Lamar had some choice words about voting earlier this week. Namely, that it's pointless. "My vote counts? I'm not voting, I don't do no voting. I will keep it straight up re ... More >>
Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: this year there was rain. The festival held in the Southern California desert is known for scorching, someti ... More >>
We're not going too far out on a limb here by saying it's going to be another long year for ASU's men's basketball team. The Sun Devils play hard for head coach (he of the recent contract extension) Herb Sendek--but the team is thin and the remaining players on the squad basically are jus ... More >>
This is the final installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com caught up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today's post is on Eric "Eazy E" Wright, who passed away 15 years ago today. To read the other installments ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with Dr. Dre the superstar rapper/producer who has had the most success since this photo w ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with Krazy D -- the mysterious Mexican guy in the front row. To read the other installment ... More >>
The cover of N.W.A. and the Posse, does not look like something released by the most important rap group of all time.Actually, just looking at the photo, who would believe that some of the guys in this alleyway would change the course of popular music forever less than a year after the flashbulb ... More >>
There's absolutely no doubt that Smite is a definite rarity amongst P-Town's glutted DJ/dance community. First, there's the 31-year-old's absolute passion for vinyl that's second only to other record-loving freakazoids like his cohorts Djentrification and Johnny D. Serato ain't a word that's curr ... More >>
What's going on with Tent City? Outlaw Fleetwood aims to tell ya... MC Outlaw Fleetwood may not be getting any awards for lipsyncing prowess in this particular video. Keep in mind, however, that all of this footage of Fleetwood mouthing the words to his anti-Arpaio song "Tent City" ... More >>
We've got a lot of show announcements for you this week, though by and large they're D-listers. The major exception is The Game, who's coming to the Celebrity on February 21. As a long time West Coast partisan, I've always admired the way the Compton rapper went to head to head with 50 Cent's G-uni ... More >>
Stirring up hype and spiting the haters
Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log
Letters from the week of July 31, 2003
Letters from the week of July 24, 2003
Pokafase risks taking Phoenix hip-hop on the road
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Thanks to Dr. Dre and his partners in crime, smoking dope looks cool again
Styles of Beyond takes underground back to the future
Ice Cube re-stakes his position as a rap icon on the Family Values tour
With Suge Knight in prison, onetime receptionist Norris Anderson is now the big man on Death Row
Tupac Shakur's murder leaves behind a formidable legacy--and disturbing questions
A fledgling indoor-football league is a steppingstone -- for some, to the future; for others, to the past
EIHT IS ENOUGH RAPPING WITH THE TOP MAN IN GANGSTA RAP
AS THE LATIN PLAYBOYS, HALF THE BAND FROM EAST L.A. HARVESTS ITS AVANT-GARDEN
HIS HOME AND PERSONAL LIKE SMOLDER, AND DR. DRE STILL PLAYS WITH FIRE
HIP-HOP IS GOING TO POT. LITERALLY.
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?