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Joshua Glazer is Editor and Content Director of URB Magazine and URB.com, one of America's longest running and most respected independent music and culture publications.

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Hackers Anonymous Declare War on Marijuana Prohibition

(19) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 4:57 AM

After our exclusive Anonymous interview, other members of the hacker collective came forward to reveal more details surrounding their plan for legalization.

They're calling the next steps of their process Phase 2. Phase 2 involves organizing marches in support of medical cannabis in as many locales as possible....

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Twelve Song About Weed (for Prop 19)

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 8:39 PM

Tomorrow, California residents will take to the polls and push the lever on a historic ballot initative, Prop 19, that could legalise the sale, possesion and taxation of marijuana for personal use for anyone over the age of 21. And while Prop 19 is currently behind in the polls thanks...

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Naked and Violent :: 10 Banned Album Covers

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 10:01 AM

Kanye West is pop culture's ultimate villian these days, but he is hardly the first to challenge the sense and sensibility of mainstream culture. The news today that the album artwork for his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, has been "banned" just makes him the latest...

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10 New Music Artists to Watch This Autumn

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 5:57 PM

I get a lot of new music at my daytime gig as the editor of a music website. So much that it's impossible to keep up with all of it. In this digital overloaded world, I can't even imagine how music fans with jobs that don't involve surfing the web...

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8 Infamous Rave Crackdowns

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 5:04 PM

With the immense success and subsequent backlash against Electric Daisy Carnival following the death of a 15-year-old attendee from an ecstasy overdose, the future of dance music events in America is suddenly up for discussion. But if the conversation sounds familiar, it's because this is hardly the first time that...

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10 Things to Do at Burning Man

(4) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 4:01 AM

Today marks the first day of Burning Man, the infamous gathering of freaks, fools and flashers that takes place every year in the Nevada Desert. Part hippie commune, part cyber rave, all covered in dust, Burning Man is a place where you go to discover the unexpected. But that doesn't...

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Rave Promoter Sues City of Los Angeles Over Canceled Event--Why We Should All Care

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 3:25 PM

On Friday, Insomniac Inc, the promotion company behind the now notorious Electric Daisy Carnival, filed a million-plus dollar lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Convention Center after the facility canceled an upcoming concert by the global trance DJ phenomenon Tiësto in the wake...

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Six Ways to Improve Electric Daisy Carnival

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 3:38 PM

I wrote this post last night as I watched the hysteria surrounding Electric Daisy Carnival hit the mainstream news media. With one death and over 100 hospitalized, obviously some changes need to be made if events I like are going to continue on a large scale....

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Another American Disenfranchised--For Good?

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 12:53 PM

"I've never been directly affected by an act of Congress before." Those were the words a friend used to announce that he would be one of the 1.2 million people who has suddenly found himself ineligible for continued unemployment benefits after the Senate was unable to pass the...

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Five Hip-Hop Classics That Wouldn't Exist Without P-Funk Guitarist Garry Shider (R.I.P.)

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 4:40 PM

Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider passed away yesterday from cancer. The 56-year-old musician will be remembered for many things, not the least of which was wearing a diaper onstage. But more importantly, his contributions to music will be known for generations, thanks to both the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic catalog as well as...

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Dr. Dre Vs. Bloggers = Everything Wrong With the Music Biz in 2010

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 1:31 PM

Yesterday, a new song by Dr. Dre and Jay-Z titled "Under Pressure" leaked onto the internet. Even though the song was clearly half-finished and sounded pretty awful, the song spread like wildfire via the music blogs. To make things worse, the "cartel" of bloggers who apparently acquired the track felt...

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Coachella's Hottest (Not White) Women

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 4:09 PM

Everybody knows that Coachella is one of the finest collections of beauties that you'll find anywhere in the world. And it seems like this year, every web editor covering the concert had the same idea, "Let's do a gallery of hot chicks at Coachella." And while we appreciate any and...

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Banksy Film Predictably Divides the Art World

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 4:11 PM

Last night's premier of the debut film by globally renowned street artist Banksy has the entire community talking about the film's creator, as well as its subject, Mr. Brainwash (amateur videographer Thierry Guetta), who notoriously used his connections with the street art elites to leapfrog over a lifetime of artistic...

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Fred Armisen's SNL Tribute to Hardcore Punk

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 3:54 PM

Of all the excellent cast of SNL's past few seasons, none have left me as impressed as Fred Armisen -- whose skewing impressions of folks like New York Governor David Paterson and Barack Obama have been sources of constant amusement. I've actually been a fan of Armisen's for years, dating...

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Five "Real" Dance Artists who Should Have Beat Lady Gaga at the Grammys

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 5:17 PM

Last night, thanks to the power of my DVR, I was able to watch the full 3.5 hour Grammy broadcast in under 90 minutes. Truth be told, I could have saved myself the time altogether. Every year, I am stunned by how many obvious categories don't make it to the...

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Why DJ Hero Flopped

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 4:27 PM

It's being widely reported that Activision's highly anticipated new game, DJ Hero, undersold in it's first weeks on the market. Ars Technica has a pretty good explanations as to why DJ Hero failed to move many units, despite overwhelming positive reviews and press.

What happened?...

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90,000 Ravers With Very Few Clothes Break Attendance Record at Electric Daisy Carnival

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2009 | 6:40 PM

This weekend, I missed Electric Daisy Carnival for the 10th year in a row. But while I've never been to EDC, I figured I'd been there. Yet as reports from this year's fest, allegedly the largest single festival day in America, start to filter in, I'm wondering if...

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Pirates Gain Seat in EU Parliament

(3) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 6:41 PM

They're not the "yo-ho-ho" kind of pirates, nor the much scarier "taking-ships-hostage-with-rocket-launchers" pirates. But Sweden's Pirate Party won a seat in the European Parliament in yesterday's election, winning 7% of their country's vote. This could mean the start of a meanful debate regarding copyright and it's application to modern...

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Jazzy Jeff Booted from Kansas City Club for Playing Hip-Hop [Updated]

(15) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 2:57 PM

Update: Z-Trip offers a more extensive account of the night-

On Saturday, June 6th, DJ Z-Trip performed at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, followed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, then MSTRKRFT. That evening, Jeff's set was unexpectedly cut short by the venue. While speculation continues as to the...
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