Sixteen years ago, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and his partner-in-rhyme, Andre "3000" Benjamin, single-handedly put Southern hip-hop on the map as the rap group OutKast with the debut of their album, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik."
With an album, a concert tour, movies and merchandise carrying her name, Hilary Duff is one of the busiest 19-year-olds around. Her latest adventure has her creating original designs for a virtual doll community. PEOPLE caught up with Duff to dish on her latest project and find out what it's like to be one of Hollywood's hottest teens.
A vast, decentralized urban sprawl, Los Angeles challenges conceptions of what a city should be. It's the ultimate monument to America's love affair with the automobile, where even the food is fast -- four wheels good, two legs bad.
A vast, decentralized urban sprawl, Los Angeles challenges conceptions of what a city should be. It's the ultimate monument to America's love affair with the automobile, where even the food is fast -- four wheels good, two legs bad. These days of course the freeway ain't so free. The 16-lane snarl-up is an occupational hazard for L.A. commuters who reputedly total up 99 million miles a day between them. Autopia has become autogeddon, complete with a sub-culture of car chases, car-jackings and drive-by shootings. Built as far west as geography would allow and hemmed in only by the Pacific, LA is a crazy town where manifest destiny has been given free reign, where anyone can turn up and claim to be someone -- if their agent is any good. It's a city of angels and demons, where a thin sheen of plastic surgery perfection barely conceals a seedy underworld of hustlers, dealers and movers on the make. That side of the city has long fascinated crime writers from Raymond Chandler to James Ellroy and, more recently
It's been more than three years since Busta Rhymes' last album, a veritable eternity where rap is concerned. For a while there, it was starting to feel as if Rhymes might wind up like Coolio, a once-vital artist rendered irrelevant by a too-long hiatus.