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  • 8 years ago | Concerts

    Live hip-hop music — MCs performing alongside an actual band — is rare these days, unless you count VH1's annual attempt with Hip-Hop Honors and the ever-present Roots crew. However, in Miami this dearth of live hip-hop is not a problem....

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The Pink Panther puts down summertime game on the sampled, candy-apple Eighties R&B flavor of the S.O.S. Band's original. Killa spits signature syllabic flow such as "You model material/You need a runway/So let's run away/We could hit the runway,"...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Fort Lauderdale MC Butta Verses lately has been making noise on the underground circuit and continues to put in work with this aptly titled offering. The guitar-driven, drum-layered beat grips you from the get-go, as Butta sounds off on paying bil...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The hype surrounding Sa-Ra has been tremendous, owing to this silver-screened promo, which showcases the trio's penchant for Eighties drum machines, effects, and pitched DeBarge-like vocal harmonies. Imagine Fonzworth Bentley styling at a Versace ...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The twenty-year-old British S-O-V, affectionately nicknamed by Def Jam president Shawn Carter, delivers her first U.S. single for rebellious young teens and unassuming hipsters. A disciple of message boards and grime-music offshoots, the self-proc...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Songs like this one — by multiplatinum artists going off the beaten path to create music that comes right from the heart, or at least the ones of their producers — are exciting. DJ Premier grafts the backdrop, giving a postmillenium jazz...