20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


24 Oct
SceneFour collaborates with music icons at Andrew Weiss Gallery

Los Angeles-based creativity house SceneFour and its army of collaborators have joined forces to showcase their art in an exhibition aptly titled Come Together. The exhibit, which is held at the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills, features work from RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, DJ Qbert (above), Shavo Odadjian […]


18 Oct
Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones make magic

I think four hundred years from now, when we’re zipping around on jetpacks and making sweet tender love to our personal Marilyn Monroe clones (with bi-polar disorder removed, naturally), we’ll still be listening to new Wu Tang-based mixtapes being freshly released. You just can’t go wrong with the formula: take some rare Wu accapellas (there’s […]


27 Sep
Dirt McGirt's landmark 1995 debut finally gets re-mastered

When you say that Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s landmark 1995 debut Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is one of the best Wu Tang Clan records, you’re basically suggesting it’s one of the best hip hop albums of all time. And you’d be right. Next to eminent classics like GZA’s Liquid Swords and Raekwon’s […]


14 Jul
Blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era

My god, what in blazes is there not to love about this musical project??? The fruits of a yearlong obsession by emcee, producer and founding member of Doomtree Cecil Otter and Minneapolis musician and producer Swiss Andy, Wugazi: 13 Chambers is a mixtape blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era. Cecil Otter […]


23 Mar
Drink some fine scotch, help restore a castle

What’s better than drinking a dram of fine single malt scotch? Drinking that dram and knowing the dime you spent on it is going to rebuilding an historic landmark. Highland whisky The Dalmore has launched a limited edition expression called Castle Leod, and all proceeds made from the edition will go towards restoring the legendary […]


9 Nov
7 minute blast of Beatles' massive cross-genre influence

A great, super quick 7-minute mini-mix from London’s incomparable A.Skillz highlighting the massive cross-genre influence of The Beatles. “This is a Mini Mix I was asked to do for The Beatles & Black Music Documentary on BBC Radio 1xtra Hosted By Semtex and featuring Interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Q-tip, Questlove, Common, Benga and Roots […]


18 Aug
GZA lifts the curtain on the greatest hip hop crew of all time

Damn, this looks like must-see TV for any die hard Wu-Tang Clan fan. Compiled and directed by Wu Tang luminary GZA, this 10 years in the making documentary seems to be the video that no one could make except for someone so integral to the crew. Who else would Wu let hold a camera to […]