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August Brown

August Brown has covered pop music and nightlife at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. He has written extensively on electronic dance music, hip-hop, K-Pop, noise music and many other genres, and can reliably locate the best dive bar within a one-mile radius of any point in L.A. County. Once, as a wiseacre adolescent, he was almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-cop comedy, and really wishes that had panned out.
Music supervisors step into the spotlight with new Grammy eligibility in soundtrack category

A small rules change heralds a shift for the influential but overlooked craft of music supervision at the Grammys.

Cardi B closed Rolling Loud with a celebratory set, until Offset committed a made-for-social-media moment gone wrong

In a golden age for hip-hop, the Miami-born festival has taken L.A. by storm. Top acts included mainstream staples like Post Malone and social-media-driven hits like JUICEWRLD, Sheck Wes, Gunna and Trippie Redd. But all of them were overshadowed in a made-for-social-media moment gone wrong.

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