October 24, 2013 |
Jayceon Taylor, the rap musician known as Game or the Game, has listed his house in Glendale for sale at $1.799 million. Built in 1958 and updated, the gated two-story features an open floor plan, high ceilings with skylights, a game room (really), four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,667 square feet of living space. The one-third-acre lot contains a swimming pool and custom-built barbecue area. Taylor, 33, is a fixture on the West Coast hip-hop scene and has worked with Dr. Dre, G-Unit and Chris Brown, among others.
October 4, 2013 |
Quick, what rhymes with "start-up?" Celebrity music artists, including rappers, have been finding new ways to invest their money, and Nas, born Nasir Jones, is no exception. After a six-figure investment in the lifestyle publication "Mass Appeal," the rapper has put money into a San Francisco company called Proven , which makes apps to help people apply to online job postings through their smartphones. Nas, who rose to fame with his smash 1994 album "Illmatic," participated in the company's $1-million seed funding round that was led by Andreessen Horowitz and closed this summer.
October 4, 2013 |
Naya Rivera is engaged to rapper Big Sean, the "Glee" actress revealed Thursday, flashing her new ring on the red carpet. Rivera, whose character Santana on the musical show has a new love interest in the form of guest star Demi Lovato's Dani, has been dating Big Sean (real name Sean Michael Anderson) for about six months, according to Just Jared , which first reported the engagement news. The relationship is very 2013, having started on Twitter. "I had followed him and he sent me a little message like, 'I'm a fan,'" Rivera told " Access Hollywood " in September, when she also said she definitely saw marriage in her future.
October 2, 2013 |
A crackdown on Greece's neo-fascist Golden Dawn party, including the arrest of six lawmakers, has set off a frenzied debate about whether Athens authorities are persecuting political opponents. Condemnation of the racist and nationalist ideology of the party has emanated from human rights advocates for years. Golden Dawn thugs on motorcycles are notorious for sweeping through immigrant neighborhoods to beat dark-skinned people with clubs and smash their market stalls. But it took the slaying of a white Greek rap musician to spur the government to investigate the group and charge its leaders with belonging to a criminal organization.
September 19, 2013 |
Short-track speed skater J.R. Celski leads another life away from the rink, having co-produced a recent documentary about the Seattle hip-hop scene. Two artists featured in his film -- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -- have shot to fame on the strength of their hit, "Thrift Shop," and a gay rights song called "Same Love. " So, during a teleconference on Thursday, Celski was asked about his take on the Russian anti-gay legislation that has stirred so much controversy in advance of the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics.
September 9, 2013 |
The hip-hop festival Rock the Bells kicked off its 10th anniversary run Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, and to celebrate the landmark event, organizers called upon some unlikely guests. The late rappers Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard materialized in hologram-like form over the weekend, joining a lineup of more than 60 acts on a bill that included veterans and newcomers such as Common, Jurassic 5, J. Cole and Kid Cudi. FOR THE RECORD: Rock the Bells: In the Sept.