Ben Westhoff


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  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Everything you know about Tupac is likely wrong. Casual fans think of him as a loyal left coast soldier in hip-hop’s East Coast/West Coast war, but he actually had tremendous love and admiration for New York, where he was born and largely raised. ...

  • 4 years ago | Hip-Hop

    Back in September, on the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, cameras rolled in the parking lot of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium as actors playing prudish protesters hoisted signs ("Crap Rap N.W.A") and ran over a pile of the group...

  • 4 years ago | EDM

    Since its founding in 2008, Electric Forest has split the difference between jam bands and EDM. On Friday night Skrillex, playing a guitar, joined String Cheese for a medley of Doors' songs “Break on Through (To the Other Side)” and “L.A. Woman.” ...

  • 4 years ago | EDM

    At big music festivals like Electric Forest, totems are critical for meeting up with your friends — just stick 'em in the sky and your people will stop wandering in circles. These decorated placards-on-sticks have become tremendously popular in re...

  • 4 years ago | EDM

    We all know kids die at raves. It happens all the time, including most recently at EDC last weekend in Las Vegas. Usually, the cause is drugs. But not everyone who takes drugs die; those who know what they're actually taking, stay hydrated and tak...

  • 4 years ago | Festivals

    If you're headed to Electric Forest this weekend, you might not want to advertise it by decorating your car. Police are profiling the shit out of anyone driving in the greater Michigan area who looks like they might enjoy bass in their face. Polic...

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