DJ Khaled stands atop a platform on Mansion's stage, fist in the air, microphone in hand, heavy gold around his neck. Thousands of dollar bills explode in a hurricane of currency, fat purple thunder clouds of Himalayan kush blow around his camouflage pant legs, oceans of Luc Belaire Rosé flow int ... More >>
Everyone's 'bout to get long-weekend wild. It's almost Memorial Day in Miami. There are way too many megaclub and nudie bar parties. But "yeah, yeah, uh," we're still gonna attend 'em all. As Mr. Trinidad says: "Got new shoes, got new clothes ... We got bad bitches and a ton of brew." It's work ... More >>
Each and every year, we here at Crossfade spend Memorial Day honoring those brave men and women who've sacrifices their lives in service and defense of these United States of America. Then the sun goes down. The bricks of dolla dolla bills come out. And we hit up our favorite titty bars (namely Ki ... More >>
Pop the Dom. Buss that wallet open. Hit the ATM. Repeat. If you've never done Memorial Day in Miami, here is a warning: It's going to get expensive. The bottles aren't cheap. And neither are the hookups. But if you wanna party (or you know, remember the men and women who died while serving in the U ... More >>
Something really weird happened. We were walking into Ultra Music Festival, and just as we came around a corner, we saw a giant boombox blasting 808s and emitting smoke. We got closer to see what was up. Turns out, it was the UMF Radio stage, but it was overrun with hip-hop electro fusion. When we ... More >>
If we've learned anything from all the 30 Rock we've been watching, it's that product integration is the future of successful American capitalism. This is a lesson echoed with superb execution in the modern rap community, most members of which have a variety of products their hocking at any given t ... More >>
See the full 40-photo slideshow of Sneaker Pimps at Grand Central -- plus "Iggy Azalea Ain't All "Pu$$y": Five Secret Facts About the Aussie Rapper." Sneaker Pimps' Tenth Anniversary Tour With Iggy Azalea, Ace Hood, Honey Cocaine, and others Grand Central, Miami Friday, August 24, 2012 Better Than ... More >>
Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group just got some fly shit from Chicago, and you know they're gonna bring it down to the family. The newest signee to the Bawse's label is Chi-Town's fast-spitting swagmaster Rockie Fresh. He comes to MMG already two mixtapes deep and hailed by Complex Magazine as a fo ... More >>
Only in America will you get sneakers and "Pu$$y" for $20. And only an Australian dude can make it happen. A decade ago, Aussie Peter Fahey embarked on a mission to combine two of his passions -- footwear and music. The result: The Sneaker Pimp Tour, a mishmash of "limited, rare, exclusive, and cu ... More >>
See also "Ace Hood's Fisker Karma and Seven Other Hip-Hop Eco-Whips." Get ready for the Heat's return to Miami for the NBA Finals' Game 2 tonight by listening to Broward's own Ace Hood and "Elite," his tribute to El Fuego. The video consists of a bunch of playoff highlights (and at 27 seconds in, ... More >>
Recently, Ace Hood was back in town shooting the video for his feature on DJ Absolut's "Untouchable." And like most ballers, Ace was driving a sick whip. But what's notable is he was driving a Fisker Karma, a hybrid that can get 52 miles per gallon. Between money and marijuana, hip-hop was already ... More >>
See the full 51-photo slideshow from Best of the Best 2012. Best of the Best 2012 With Fabolous, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Ace Hood, and others Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami Sunday, May 28, 2012 Better Than: If you know what this was better than, "MAKE SOME NOIII ... More >>
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami." The Beach is about to get flooded, son. At this very moment, there are 250,000 rappers, DJs, celebs, porn stars, strippers, and regular people packing the Hummer full of champagne, cash money, and 12 changes of clothes. ... More >>
See also "Best of the Best 2012: A Five-Part Guide" -- plus "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Rap Parties in Miami and South Beach." He's socially conscious, believes Mitt Romney doesn't stand a chance against Barack Obama in the general election, and would totally buy Facebook stock despite its sl ... More >>
Since the mid-'90s, Miami Beach has welcomed some of hip-hop's biggest names during Memorial Day Weekend for an alcohol-fueled, four-day throwdown, commonly referred to as Urban Beach Week. It began as a South Beach fashion event and eventually became an intercity celebration of black culture, com ... More >>
Everyone plugged into Miami rap has known about Gunplay and his raw, unhinged lyrical style for years. The longtime Rick Ross running mate and Carol City Cartel member figured prominently on the Triple C's 2009 album Custom Cars and Cycles, and scored a substantial regional hit with his Waka Fl ... More >>
"Been stuck on this island ... And now we're back."No doubt, those ¡Mayday! homies ain't afraid to hustle. As we here at Crossfade reported last Thursday, the 305's raddest hip-hop collective is already prepping for Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover tour, an insane sked of 90 shows in 99 days with ... More >>
Photo courtesy of NLPGimages.comAce Hood and his mentor DJ Khaled.Broward County hustler and We The Best prospect Ace Hood never stops, sleeps, or surrenders. The game is ruthless. And a real player's gotta stay hard. Just like Hood spits on "King of the Streets": "It's blood, sweat, and tears ... More >>
Ace Hood's career is the stuff of rap legend. A few years back, the Broward boy handed a demo to 99 Jamz's DJ Khaled in the hopes of performing at his birthday bash. Soon enough, he was the first artist to be signed to Khaled's We The Best label, distributed through Def Jam Records. That encou ... More >>
Throw it back and ball wit' the Diamond Princess.Yesterday, Crossfade hooked up a guide to the first day of the Best of the Best fest. We got the mob. We got the grub. And we got the booze. But most of all, there's that block party music with rappers like the Boss Rick Ross and Travis Porter, di ... More >>
Photo by Ivon David RojasMemorial Day weekend is officially here. And you know what that means? More ass on the beach than grains of sand, so much liquor you can't feel your face, and so many parties you can't even decide where to wild out without help from Crossfade.Kick your Thursday night of ... More >>
Born and raised in Broward County, Ace Hood knows hard times. But he knows all about winning too. It's pretty simple. Like he barks on his latest hot hit track: "Same old shit, just a different day/Out her tryin' to get it, each and every way/Momma need a house/Baby need some shoes ... Guess w ... More >>
Get crazy with Chris Brown at Best of the Best 2011.Who's ready to wild out with compulsive window-smasher and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown? How about shaking some ass with the Magic City's Diamond Princess? Or popping the top off a bottle of Hennessy Black with DJ Khaled and ... More >>
Hustle consultant and Little Haiti rapper Ball Greezy.To succeed in a world where you'd need a calculator to count all the haters, you gotta have non-stop hustle. Start yourself on the path From the Bottom to the Top by downloading a free copy of the new mixtape-slash-street-guide by hustle co ... More >>
DJ Khaled's We The Best empire seems to be growing slowly but surely. Khaled is currently working on his 5th studio album, We The Best Forever - which is not to be confused with his previous album similarly titled We The Best, which spawned the name of the record label and studios of the same na ... More >>
City of North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre presents Rick Ross (and Trina!) with an official "Rick Ross Day" proclamation.Rick Ross' annual Be Out Day returned last week to the North Miami Athletic Stadium for its third year, and we just got our mitts on some photos of the star-studded charity event. ... More >>
DJ Khaled says, "Liiiisten." He says "We the best." And he says, "We global."E-Class from Poe Boy Records says he's right and together with some of the best artists the streets have to offer they're proving it's true.Live From the 305 is a compilation album they've created that is backed by the p ... More >>
South Florida loves Fat Joe; he seems to be here so often we can almost claim him as one of our own. So it was with some interest that I read this MTV News Mixtape Daily blog post on his latest album, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2). But it was this quote that stopped me, about the trac ... More >>
via pitbullmusic.comPitbull to Kanye: Ai-yai-yai!It's high time we gave some link love to the other local music blogs out there. Look out for a weekly roundup here on Wednesdays. Know of another site we should add to our blog roll? (It's on the right, scroll down). E-mail me and let me know. Here ... More >>
Mecca aka Grimo is an American of Haitian descent who raps in English and Kreyol for Wyclef's Sak Pase Records label. Listen above for his interview with Cheryl Mizell on WEDR 99 Jamz's Community Voices show from 6 - 7 am on Saturday.Did you know that Haitians fought in the Siege of Savannah in 17 ... More >>
via dejfam.comAce HoodAce HoodSaturday, May 30, 2009Club Premier, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Your standard birthday bash Just a few years into his young career, local rapper Ace Hood has garnered mixed early feedback. Despite being named as one of XXL's "Freshmen of 09," and collaborating with ... More >>
All you street festival lovers, I know you know what time it is! Last week I asked and none of you answered. But I know that's purely a matter of laziness, because who doesn't love street fairs? Well, the granddaddy of all street festivals is fast approaching and it's celebrating its 30th annive ... More >>
You can thank us later.
Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Brisco, Jazmine Sullivan, Busta Rhymes, and more. Tuesday, December 16, 2008Cafe IguanaBetter Than: Watching BET's 106 & ParkPower 96 does not like to be showed up. Last weekend, much attention was paid to Y-100's annual Jingle Ball concert, and their star studded line-up of ... More >>
DJ Khaled drops We Global.
You can thank us later.
With DJ Irie. And were celebrating in Lauderdale.
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.