August Brown

staff writer for the LA Times

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Music writer for the Los Angeles Times

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Kanye West, now Ye, will headline the hip-hop festival Rolling Loud. Despite past controversies like his antisemitic remarks, the comeback hints at a forgiving audience.

Antisemitic rants to Inglewood performance: Is Kanye West back?

Kanye West, now Ye, will headline the hip-hop festival Rolling Loud. Despite past controversies like his antisemitic remarks, the comeback hints at a forgiving audience.

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An LA Times investigation looks into Sean “Diddy” Combs’ recent downfall, as he faces allegations of rape, sex-trafficking a minor, and assault from multiple women.

Sexual assault allegations threaten Diddy’s hip-hop empire

An LA Times investigation looks into Sean “Diddy” Combs’ recent downfall, as he faces allegations of rape, sex-trafficking a minor, and assault from multiple women.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Musicians earn meager streaming residuals and are threatened by AI, but unlike Hollywood actors and writers, they don’t have a union that can fight for them.

Musicians can’t strike but face same struggles as actors, writers

Musicians earn meager streaming residuals and are threatened by AI, but unlike Hollywood actors and writers, they don’t have a union that can fight for them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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