Exactly 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered an address unto the American people (although it's historically accepted that Secretary of State William H. Seward wrote it) calling upon the citizens of the United States to take the last Thursday of every November as a day of reflection an ... More >>
Putting together a proper showcase for classic Miami bass music in 2012 has proven to be a tall order. Early this year, Uncle Luke hyped up a 20-date "Lollapolooza of Bass music that he was planning for the summer, featuring a fully reunited 2 Live Crew and support from DJ Magic Mike, the 69 Boyz ... More >>
Strip clubs across the country (if not the world) owe the city of Miami a lap dance. Had it not been for our late '80s and early '90s bass, pole dancers may have never shown us that "Tootsee Roll" or how to buss the "Kitty Kitty." During booty music's most fertile era, a few Miami bassers from J ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why a 2 Live Crew reunion tour will prove booty music desegregated hip-hop.After 2 Live Crew and I performed at the ... More >>
When Crossfade read this week's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "2 Live Crew Is Reuniting Because Our Fans Want To Shake That Booty," we got, like, "Me So Horny!"-level excited.
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
Lately, Nicki Minaj has been all about them chicken wangs Back in August, the Young Money diva showed up to a Good Morning America photo shoot decked out like the prom queen in a John Hughes movie, and waving around a mighty fine, golden brown chicken leg. Then this past weekend, Nicki wore a pi ... More >>
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