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Straight Outta Chachiville

Compton rapper Problem reps all of California (and the L.A. Rams) in his music. LA Weekly “One of my friends called me one day and was like, ‘We’re gonna call you Chachi,’” Compton rapper Problem tells me. He’s talking about Chachi Arcola, Scott Baio’s character in...

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Love Mixtapes? Like Vinyl? This Company Combines Them Both

LA Weekly Sometime in early September, a few hundred people around the world received in the mail a flat, cardboard box containing a heavily padded, highly anticipated vinyl record. Ostensibly, those same few hundred people slipped the record out of its astral-themed...

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Lil Debbie’s New EP, Home Grown, Is An Ode To Weed

LA Weekly  It’s Friday night, a little after 10:30, and I’m hoofing it through Hollywood to a spot called Las Palmas where Lil Debbie is premiering her new EP, Home Grown. There are stragglers hanging out front and they’re all young, definitely not over the age of 25,...

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I Wore Pasties At EDC And It Wasn’t That Bad

LA Weekly It’s easy to make friends when you wear pasties at EDC. I would know. I did it last night. I didn’t plan for this to happen. When I packed for the festival, I chose regular clothes—shorts, tank tops, a sundress. You see, I’m not a raver and I’d never been to...

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Tokimonsta Mixes Hip-Hop and EDM For The EDC Masses

LA Weekly It’s a little past 11 o’clock on Friday and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is pulsing with sound, lights and bodies. Polyester jellyfish and gigantic LED mushrooms hover above the crowd; the smell of funnel cakes and body odor wafts through the 100-degree air...

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