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You Should Know The Name “Chief waKiL”

If you follow the underground hip-hop scene (especially west coast), you should know him by name. Kansas City, Missouri born rapper Chief waKiL beat out thousands to become the 2014 winner of LA’s Power 106 Who’s Next— a battle of underground rappers vying for a spot to open at PowerHouse 2014 with Nicki Minaj, YG, Trey Songz, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, and a slew of other artists. Luckily, I got to see him in a more intamate venue at LA’s Los Globos on Sunset. Shout out to Chief waKiL for the interview!  Continue reading You Should Know The Name “Chief waKiL”

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Grab A Bomb & Run For The Hell Of It: Color Me Rad

Run wild through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly covered cornstarch– check ✓. Below are pics from yesterday’s Color Me Rad, a 5K run loosely based off the Hindu Festival of Colors, aka Holi. And if you’re wondering, YES this is the best (and in my opinion the ONLY) way to tie-dye shirts.

Run through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly colored cornstarch-- check✓
Run through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly colored cornstarch– check✓
The faces of RAD. I took their picture while waiting in line to take more pictures.
The faces of RAD. I took their picture while waiting in line to take more pictures.
I hope this stuff was safe to breathe...
I hope this stuff was safe to breathe…
That's going to leave a stain...
That’s going to leave a stain…
Everyone got a pair of Color Me Rad sunglasses. Next time, we may need goggles...
Everyone got a pair of Color Me Rad sunglasses. Next time, we may need goggles…
And the shades come in an assortment of colors to match the face
And the shades come in an assortment of colors to match the face
Covered in color yet his tutu  is spotless. I have know idea how that happened...
Covered in color yet his tutu is spotless. I have no idea how that happened…
A color bomb.
Color bombs. My weapon of choice.
Go Orange
Go Orange
Could this be more Pink?
Could this be more Pink?
He has a phone pouch-- genius.
He has a phone pouch– genius.
Caught throwing bombs
Caught throwing bombs
Everything is purple. Everything is purple.
Everything is purple. Everything is purple.
Meet the newest member of the blue man group!
Meet the newest member of the blue man group!
Ironically, my bib was the only thing that stayed clean!
Ironically, my bib was the only thing that stayed clean!
Face of RAD
Face of RAD
So this is where they keep the ammo...
So this is where they keep the ammo…
Blue bombs
Blue bombs
Green bombs
Green bombs
Made it out alive
The blasting station. Really, really yellow.
Rad Since Forever.
Rad Since Forever.

…And by the end of the 5k you’ll have the rainbow  boogers to show for it.

 

REWIND: Hip-Hop Should Be LIVE. LA Duo ‘YRF’ Proves It.

I could care less about what you’re doing (or say you’re doing) in the studio– hip-hop should be live!  Continue reading REWIND: Hip-Hop Should Be LIVE. LA Duo ‘YRF’ Proves It.

50 Bucks Got Me Unlimited Tastes Of LA’s Eastside

Taste of The Eastside was yesterday (June 1st) and for 50 bucks I got unlimited tastes of LA’s top eastside restaurants, not to mention a full stomach. The event took place at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and proceeds went to LA’s first cooperative nursery school, Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, as well as other local non-profit organizations.

Meatballs from Maximiliano [5930 York Blvd 90042]
Meatballs from Maximiliano [5930 York Blvd 90042]
Laughing Bird Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Diablo [3129 Sunset Blvd 90026]
Laughing Bird Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Diablo [3129 Sunset Blvd 90026]
I don't remember what this is called but it's from Little Beast and it has bacon on it (that's all that really matters, right?) [1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
I don’t remember what this is called but it’s from Little Beast and it has bacon on it (that’s all that really matters, right?) [1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
Ocean Trout Tartare from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Ocean Trout Tartare from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Caramel custard with wafer from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Caramel custard with wafer from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]

Let's play count the fedoras.
I started counting fedoras while waiting in line.

Vietnamese Chicken Curry Tostadas from Xoia [1801 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Vietnamese Chicken Curry Tostadas from Xoia [1801 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Totopos con chili from El Condor [3701 Sunset Los Angeles, CA Blvd 90026]
Totopos con chili from El Condor [3701 Sunset Los Angeles, CA Blvd 90026]
Chocolate Hazelnut gelato from Pazzo Gelato [3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Chocolate Hazelnut gelato from Pazzo Gelato [3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]

Guess the region? Hint... it's also a dance.
Guess the region? Hint… it’s also a dance.

Potato dumplings from Polka Restaurant. [4112 Verdugo Road  Los Angeles, CA 90065]
Potato dumplings from Polka Restaurant. [4112 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065]
Healthy shots. Eagle Rock Juice Co. [1565 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
Healthy shots. Eagle Rock Juice Co. [1565 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]

Food for the SOLE. DJ Jeremy Sole from KCRW 89.9 FM.
Food for the SOLE. DJ Jeremy Sole from KCRW 89.9 FM.
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper

Shucking Oysters at L&E Oyster. [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Shucking Oysters at L&E Oyster. [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Game over. L&E Oyster [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Game over. L&E Oyster [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]