Rock The Bells 2012: San Bernardino

In the few short seconds before officials opened the black gates, San Bernardino’s Nos Events Center transformed from a field of scorching asphalt to the epicenter of hip-hop on the west coast. Drawing more than 37,000 fans this weekend, the Annual Rock The Bells festival served as a platform for more than 60 artists, all representing the past and future of hip hop music. On what seemed to be the hottest day of the summer (a burning 101 degrees)... Read More

Rock The Bells 2012

A musical heatwave is about to hit San Bernardino unlike any other. This weekend more than 40 legendary and emerging artist will touch down on the stage, setting off the first day of the annual Rock The Bells Festival concert series. Featuring artist like Nas, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar w/ Black Hippy, Method Man and Redman, Common and many more, Rock The Bells 2012 is sure to be the most talked about event of the summer. The concert kicks off at... Read More

Ice Cube Drops Some Architectural Knowledge

Ice Cube, the embodiment of “gangsta,” gives us a glimpse of his more intellectual side as he describes why loves The Eames House (Case Study House #8). In the video, the South Central, L.A. native and former student of architectural drafting shares his take on the L.A. landmark’s designers, its design and the parallels between architecture and hip-hop. Check it out:  Read More

Ice Cube to Bring “Eye for An Eye” to FX

Ice Cube could soon be adding another role to his repertoire. The rapper-turned-actor-turned-executive producer, who currently executive produces TBS’s “Are We There Yet,” is set to star in a new FX series, “Eye For An Eye.” The show would see Cube take on the role of a veteran paramedic who becomes a vigilante. His  film company Cube Vision has partnered with producer Jeff Kwatinetz and Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez... Read More

Support Michael Miller’s Forthcoming Photography Book, “West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures”

Michael Miller was in the right place at the right time when it came to capturing West Coast hip-hop. In the early ’90s, the photographer became part of the movement by shooting all of the major players, including Snoop Dogg, Tupac, NWA, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, and others. By immersing himself fully into the scene, Miller was able to capture the true nature of this riotous period in hip-hop history. By January of next year, Miller’s photos... Read More

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