If you're hoping to look as good at 50 as you do at 20, there are a lot of (ultimately futile) things you can do. You can eat right. You can exercise. You can try to avoid stress and anything else that's wearing on you, with the help of prayer and meditation. Most of all, you can make sure not to ... More >>
Today, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., better known to the world as Snoop Dogg, turns 40. He's scheduled to share his birthday in Phoenix, performing at the Arizona State Fair tonight. Both of these things say a lot about how rap has changed since Snoop's debut record, Doggstyle, hit record store ... More >>
It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>
It's tough to argue with DJ Evil One that the life of a DJ is all about degenerative shenanigans, despite his chosen moniker. The globetrotting turntablist has seen his share of the wild life on the road, but secretly wishes hopes for something a little more laid back, like s'mores and a little ... More >>
It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>
worldfamousdesignjunkies.comYou can try and deny it all you want, but we all know we've done it at some point.I'm talking about creating a rap name for our fictional careers as rappers. Some people let this evolve into something far too dorky/nerdy for society's tastes, while others let it die wi ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Why did the drummer of a local band get stabbed in the neck outside a show? Is Tila Tequila at fault for the ... More >>
This guy looks way more like a cop than a "Cop Killer."Beloit College's annual Mindset list came out today.The fancy little Wisconsin school puts the list -- which aims to show how kids entering college this year see the world, basically by pointing out a bunch of pop culture references they won' ... More >>
Whats the Next Logical Career Step for 50 Cent?
Before we jump into the review, here are a few stats you should know about Cedric the Entertainer's show at Celebrity Theater last night. Number of performing comedians: 5 (including host Cedric and Aries Spears, Deray Davis, Tommy Davidson, and Kevin Hart) Number of comedians in the audience who ... More >>
Hippin' and hoppin' in the rain
The Cards sure played like wimps last year, but essentially naming their stadium Pussy Park?!
A genre as big as Texas
Felt Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet
The James Hotel
Letters from the week of August 12, 2004
Sheriff Joe Arpaio creates a musical monster
Prince Paul's latest concept record attacks lame commercial hip-hop by co-opting it
It took five years, but the old-schoolers of Gang Starr are finally on the comeback with The Ownerz. Guru, for one, is still hungry.
Hip-hop may have forgotten its debt to him, but reggae toaster Yellowman still knows he's king
Built From Scratch (Loud Records)
Jane's Addiction tries to find relevance in a rock world it helped to shape
Lunch with singer-songwriter Jill Cohn is an unexpectedly happy affair
Wordpower 2: Directrix (Mo' Wax)
THE YEAR IN MUSIC: IT JUST DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER (OR WORSE) THAN THIS
LOCAL RAP RULERS PHUNK JUNKEEZ DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP. IT'S MAKING THEM FAMOUS.
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?
THAT HORRIBLE ANNIVERSARY IS NEAR, BUT THANKS TO A SLEW OF NEW KEEPSAKES, ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE.
ICE-T AND SISTER SOULJAH GIVE MAKING MONEY A BAD RAP
MUSIC-INDUSTRY PRACTITIONERS OPERATE ON FRACTURED HYPE