Kid Sister — born Melissa Young and big sis to Josh, one-half of DJ duo Flosstradamus — finally has some new music to for the world. Her Dusk 2 Dawn: The Diary of Jane Jupiter mixtape not only claims to push the envelope of the artist’s boundaries in terms of style, but actually serves as an introduction to [...]


20 Aug
Crafted from red Nappa leather & possibly a lot of weed

High-fashion shoe guru Giuseppe Zanotti teams up with rapper/rock star/actor/erstwhile weed enthusiast Kid Cudi for a sneaker collaboration that is about to blow up come spring… or at least it might make your feet kind of look like they have. The balloon-like high-top’s upper puffed appearance is built from red Nappa leather with velcro straps atop a white rubber [...]


This is a project of great interest to us here at LIAS. Mike Brodie, also known as “the Polaroid Kid”, left home with a camera and spent the next several years hopping trains all over America. The collected photos of the era have since toured the country in exhibits, ultimately settling down into the 104-page book [...]


This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the [...]


8 Feb
San Francisco artist's opening reception, Saturday February 9

Alec Huxley, a San Francisco-centric artist, is having an opening at Venice Beach gallery C.A.V.E. tomorrow, Saturday February 9 from 7-10. One of LA’s best galleries, we’ve enjoyed their Kid Acne Stand & Deliver show as well as their collective exhibits. A self taught painter, Huxley’s cinematic scenes choke on their surroundings. Surrealist narratives inside landscapes that [...]


27 Dec
The Sunset Strip's Roxy Theater kicks off the 20th Anniversary of hip-hop's most beloved party album

In our humble opinion, there is no better hip-hop party album ever recorded than the Pharcyde’s stellacular Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. It is pure celebration in sonic form (oh how many brain cells we’ve happily surrendered to “Oh Shit”). In honor of The Pharcyde’s groundbreaking 1992 debut, (which, by the way, was quoted as Kanye [...]


5 Nov
HBO examines the history of the British rock & roll icons

HBO is releasing a documentary on The Rolling Stones on November 15th, a film that promises to shed new light on one of the most notorious rock and roll bands of all time. Directed by Brett Morgen, who previously crafted the Robert Evans documentary The Kid Stays In the Picture, the feature length Crossfire Hurricane provides [...]


26 Oct
Gianni Lee & Mike Blud assemble 9 tracks of KL samples

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Kendrick Lamar’s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, we cannot recommend the album any more highly. The Compton kid is a true lyricist and storyteller the likes we haven’t seen since maybe early Outkast. For many hip-hop fans, it will most likely be considered the album of [...]

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