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March 4, 1990 | DUFF MARLOWE
Rap never rests. Just a year after such forces as Tone Loc and N.W.A established humor and rage, respectively, as the trademarks of the burgeoning rap scene in Los Angeles, another movement is asserting itself around town. This new layer of activity involves the emergence of a school of rappers who are as ethnically diverse as the city itself. The budding stars of this cultural mix: Cuban-born Mellow Man Ace, Cuban-Salvadoran Skatemaster Tate, and the Samoan brother act the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
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March 4, 1990 | DUFF MARLOWE
Rap never rests. Just a year after such forces as Tone Loc and N.W.A established humor and rage, respectively, as the trademarks of the burgeoning rap scene in Los Angeles, another movement is asserting itself around town. This new layer of activity involves the emergence of a school of rappers who are as ethnically diverse as the city itself. The budding stars of this cultural mix: Cuban-born Mellow Man Ace, Cuban-Salvadoran Skatemaster Tate, and the Samoan brother act the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
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March 22, 1992 | Steve Hochman
Fans of Perry Farrell--which include the writers at Rolling Stone and Spin magazines who named him artist of the year for 1991--have been hanging in suspense for months since the mysterious performer officially announced that he'd broken up his band, Jane's Addiction. Though Farrell had previously talked about leaving music for good, he assured the world that he'd be back with a new musical venture, but gave no clues as to what or when. Until now.
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May 8, 1997 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Members of the music, porn and supermodel community converged on Echo Park over the weekend to shoot a new video for the Sublime single, "Wrong Way." In tribute to the band's late singer, Bradley Nowell, his favorite model, Bijou Phillips (daughter of singer John Phillips), stars in the video.
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August 12, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda, Special to The Times
La Velvet Margarita is one giant art project. From a Day of the Dead-inspired wall loaded with black velvet skeletons to a hallway bedecked with outlaws, the new Mexican supper club is a feast for the eyes. "It's an homage to Latino subculture," says owner Big Daddy Carlos, whose real name is Carlos Adley. "We like to think of it as a Mexican brothel meets a black velvet painting on 'shrooms." Imagine that.
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July 24, 1992 | ROSE APODACA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bust out a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon, 'cause the working-class hero is now in style in nightclubs, coffeehouses and on the street. It's a look inspired by gas station attendants, delivery truck drivers and auto mechanics that combines the slouchy, urban street-wear trend with industrial-strength apparel. The wardrobe includes coveralls, uniform pants and those navy or khaki short-sleeved shirts boasting names such patches as Ray, Joe or Hank. Footwear is just as utilitarian. The Dr.
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April 24, 1988 | JEFF SPURRIER and STEVE HOCHMAN
Summer has always been the best season for local clubs, but this year may be a washout for many club-goers if the situation at Osko's Disco on the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills border doesn't clear up. Osko's four rooms are home to five rotating clubs, ranging in style from hard rock to hard funk, trash-glam and glitter to urban underground and dance-hall reggae.
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