Groupie lit is getting around. Two recent publications bookend the extremes of this growing canon of female-authored works -- in other words, one's worth settling down with, while the other should be quit before it's hit. See Also: * Groupies, Piss, and Penises: Five Shocking Music Memoirs * Lose t ... More >>
Earlier this week, Rolling Stone our colleagues at L.A. Weekly reported that an ex-LAPD detective has implicated Sean Combs in Tupac's murder. Greg Kading apparently asserts in a new book that Suge Knight and Puffy ordered the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac, respectively, and that h ... More >>
Happier times for the whole countryChristopher Wallace, better known to posterity as the Notorious B.I.G., died fourteen years ago today in Los Angeles. (Obligatory S.F. cameo: a few days before, he did a radio interview here on WiLD 107 where he said he'd hired a security detail because he feare ... More >>
Choice moments in the surprising history of medical marijuana and music
Richie Rich's credentials as a Bay Area rap pioneer are surpassed by perhaps only Too $hort. When Rich hit the scene back in the late-'80s as a member of the Oakland-based quintet 415, they scored big with the regional classic "41Fivin." Since then, he's journeyed a career arc that's taken in a s ... More >>
Sucka Free: Rick LeeIf you like hardcore Bay Area/West Coast rappers like Keak Da Sneak and The Jacka, or get titillated by industry gossip about Suge Knight allegedly getting a beatdown by a member of Akon's entourage, there's a new magazine just for you: Go Der (urban slang for "go there"). The m ... More >>
Notorious B.I.G., made B.L.A.N.D.
The amazingly true tale of the Bay Area's greatest hip hop success story
Forget caroling. Here are a few hip hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.
Rapper, actor, deity: the life and times of Tupac Shakur
A rap-war documentary, the old new wave, and Gypsy-fied French noir
Roger Troutman and his family brought funk to West Coast hip hop and influenced everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac Shakur. Then his older brother put four bullets in him.
Berkeley's Zion I is out to prove that hip hop and drum 'n' bass aren't strange bedfellows
U-God comments on the state of the Wu nation after a tumultuous year for its members