Jake Brown

Music writer and author of “Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records.”

Guest

Award-winning Music biographer Jake Brown has written 35 published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of Rock's biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), living guitar legend Joe Satriani, Heavy Metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), celebrated Rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, late Funk pioneer Rick James, superstar Country music anthology Nashville Songwriter (featuring interviews with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc.) and the all-star Rock producers anthology Behind the Boards, among many others. Brown has also appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV's Live Through This series and Bloomberg TV's Game Changers series, and received national press in Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS News, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, MTV.com, Guitar World Magazine, Billboard, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, etc. In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

Jake Brown on KCRW

Singer Chris Brown’s Saturday night VMA party at a Hollywood nightclub turned to chaos when shots were fired.

Suge Knight Shot, Again

Singer Chris Brown’s Saturday night VMA party at a Hollywood nightclub turned to chaos when shots were fired.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

from Greater LA

Not a comicbook, but literally illustrated text, “Street Cop,” written by Robert Coover and inhabited by Art Spiegelman.

from Bookworm

Earlier in his career, Hugh Grant played the charming lead in romantic comedies.

from The Business

California fully reopens next week, so you may be thinking about hitting the roads this summer.

from KCRW Features

The cost of living surged 5% last month, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the highest inflation rate we’ve seen in more than a decade.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Have not parking lots provided great utility, even life-saving service, during the COVID plague?

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Some of the world’s largest corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Google, and UPS are all looking into using drones to deliver small packages.

from Greater LA