Those two letters have become synonymous with an entire visual narrative. Wind swept palms, sun drenched beaches, and convertibles rolling down Sunset Boulevard. But if Los Angeles is Tinseltown and the city of dreams, it can also be a city of nightmares as well. Active from to , NWA drew instant notoriety for their explicit lyrics, glorification of drugs and crime, and inner feuds and violent behavior. At one point, one of the members threw a critical journalist down the stairs of a venue.
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She seems to conquer not just Venice but the entirety of the California dream. Del Rey told Beats One host Zane Lowe that her desire to release a long song was dictated by it being the end of summer. The artist born Tyler Okonma came up in Los Angeles, but rose to fame after he imagineered his own fantastical Southern California musical theme park called Odd Future. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Annie Clark, who performs as St.
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