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Rapper Kanye West defies sophomore slump stereotype


The sophomore slump may have started as an old wives’ tale, something to encourage students to work hard in school, but for musicians, it is a looming nightmare that has forced many of them into a cold sweat. A well-received first album doesn’t mean a damn thing in the world of music, and while the […]

Kim Kardashian Vogue cover reflects culture


I hate working out. It keeps me away from my happiest place: stuffing my face with mint chocolate chip ice cream. I do, however, subject myself to exercising at least three times per week, or at least that’s what I tell my physician to keep her happy. And usually while running on the treadmill, I turn […]

Fast beats spice up work out


Folks, I have a full disclaimer: I have never, ever stepped foot in the Lyon Recreation Center with the intention of using a treadmill, elliptical — or any other machine, for that matter. The one time that I did go was to sign the general waiver form during orientation. The closest I have come to […]

Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music deliver another hit


ince its 2004 founding, G.O.O.D. Music has been considered one of the industry’s most top labels, and its highly anticipated compilation album Cruel Summer, released Tuesday, did not disappoint. Ringleader Kanye West and his fellow rap and hip-hop impresarios have put together a quality album in a time when no other labels are showing this type of team connectivity.

HAUTE HIGHLIGHTS


The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Friday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept.16 · Ports O’ Call Village, San Pedro Cling to the end of summer at this three-day festival, which is essentially a massive lobster bake. Fans of the crustacean will surely have no issue filling their bellies with the $19 Maine lobster meal deal. And […]

Will Coachella’s second weekend repeat the small touches?


With the first weekend of this year’s Coachella Music & Art Festival wrapped up, it’s time to reflect on the highlights and see what people are anticipating for weekend two. Of course the one thing everyone’s been talking about is the holographic resurrection of music legend Tupac Shakur during the Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre set. There […]