The weekend we spent in LA was also the weekend that a big NBA convention was in town. Actually, it was unclear if it was a hip-hop convention superimposed upon an NBA convention, since there seemed to be many hip-hop artists and wannabes in town for the weekend as well. Maybe it was a convention to celebrate baseketball stars who also rap. (Hello, Shaquille O'Neal. I loved you in "Kazaam.")
Overheard in the lobby of our hotel, HQ to a fringe element of convention goers: "Yeah dawg. Got new rims for my car. Sheeee-it."