| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:09 AM
It turns out Coachella is only the beginning.
Days after revealing that it will be among the headlining acts at this year's festival in Indio in April, OutKast announced Monday that it's to spend the spring and summer "as the marquee act at over 40...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Leave it to a couple of "ice cold" rap stars to bring the heat back to the desert.
OutKast, the trailblazing Atlanta hip-hop duo whose members memorably described themselves that way in their 2003 smash "Hey Ya!," will headline this year's Coachella...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Who is the H2O Music Festival for?
On paper, Saturday’s hash of old school hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi), buffed-for-radio Latin pop (Pitbull, Prince Royce), bro-down EDM (DJ Chuckie) and highbrow pan-Latino soul (La Santa Cecilia)...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Coachella has pulled off plenty of buzz-worthy reunions over the years -- Blur, Rage Against the Machine, the Pixies -- but Indio might be staging one of the biggest on-stage moments in hip-hop since Tupac (virtually) rose from the dead.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:54 PM
TORONTO -- I caught John Ridley’s Jimi Hendrix movie on the fly in Toronto.
Literally. "All Is By My Side" was the last film I watched at the festival before catching a plane back to L.A.
The film is both written and directed by Ridley, whose...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise is one of the most lucrative entertainment brands in history, a multi-million dollar juggernaut whose highly anticipated upcoming fifth installment -- and the first since 2008 -- will arrive on Sept. 17.
| Jun 20, 2010
— Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Pitbull can't get enough of Los Angeles.
Two days after he played the Hollywood Bowl with Kesha -- in a concert The Times' August Brown called "a fire hose of raved-up singles, crotch-swinging guitar solos [and] Spanglish salaciousness" -- the Miami-...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The long-hoped-for OutKast reunion finally materialized (in a way) Friday night with the release of Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" remix, which features appearances by both members of the influential Atlanta rap duo. The song premiered on hip-hop...