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  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    In Defense of Rick Ross

    It's hard being the Bawse. 

Just ask Rick Ross. Miami's most famous rapper is no stranger to controversy. Between his 18-month stint as a correctional officer at the South Florida Reception Center and those "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics about a molly sex assault, it's pretty easy to throw hate in Ross' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Travis Scott on Why "This Trill Ain't Just Gold Grills and Sippin' Lean"

    He growls. He flashes gold grills with fangs. He's Travi$ Scott. Signed to the production wing of Kanye West's GOOD Music, with credits on Cruel Summer and Yeezus, many consider this 22-year-old Houston rapper and studio pro to be 'Ye's protégé and possible heir. Now, more than a year after the ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2014
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    July 23, 2014

    Miami's Five Best New Dance Clubs

    "When one club closes, another one opens." That seems to be the Golden Rule when it comes to Miami's fickle nightlife scene. Just take a look at the past 12 months. Within the last year alone, the Magic City has lost several party gems, and with it, some of our favorite weekly bashes, DJs, and han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Today's Rappers Owe Everything to As Nasty As They Wanna Be

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 reminisces about the album that changed hip-hop. It's hard to believe 25 years have gone by since I put out 2 Live Crew's As Nas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Rap's Top Ten Weird-Awesome Fashion Icons

    Hip-hop and fashion have always gone together like suits and ties. Ironically, though, rappers who wear suits and ties belong to the most boring slice of rap's style spectrum, right next to dudes in baggy pants and plain white tees. It's about being flashy. It's not about being like everyone else. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Rap's Ten Best Songs About Big Butts

    What is every rapper's favorite body part? C'mon, that's an easy one. More MCs have put their mind to the big butt issue than there are scientists working on curing cancer. And obviously, in rap music, the bigger the booty, the better. Modern asses are reaching colossal proportions, but not all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Machine Gun Kelly on Rap Versus Rock: "There's Only a Divide If You're Ignorant"

    He's gone wild with Steve-O, shared paint with the Cavs, and sparked up with Juicy J and (likely) Wiz Khalifa. He was signed by Diddy. He covered XXL magazine. And his track, "Invincible," has been used as theme song by both the NFL and the WWE. Born in Houston but raised all over the world, he fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Lisa Leone's Here I Am Captures 25 Years of Hip-Hop Through Photography

    Ever since she was a teenager growing up in New York City, Lisa Leone has always had a camera in her hands. "I started working in high school as an assistant to photographers," she recalls. "Now it's like second nature, like a part of my body." Throughout her 25 year love affair with the lens, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Library Advocates Say Gimenez Budget Would Slash Services For Miamians

    At Pinecrest Branch Library, there are homeschooling groups where children and parents get to sit on rugs and cushions while working together. There's a genealogy group, creative writing sessions, a podiatrist teaching a 'Happy Feet' class and free summer lunches for children. And that's only on a T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Library Supporters Feel Betrayed By Mayor Gimenez's Budget

    After releasing the proposed budget for next year, it was clear Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is looking for a quick fix for the county's libraries. In a press conference Tuesday, Gimenez proposed to raise the library tax rate, but only enough to allocate $45 million to the financially troubled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    22 Richest Pop Stars of 2014

    Pop stars. They're so rich it makes our brain hurt. The rest of us toil day in and day out for a yearly salary that these pretty-faced bastards would spend on shoes. Still, we all want to watch these guys live the lives that we never will, which in turn funds the whole spectacle. Oh well. Things ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Deeno, John Lewis the Fifth Rep West Kendall: "Just Like the Inner City, Drugs and Violence"

    You've got to strive to survive on Kendall Drive to stay alive. More people live in the massive area known as Kendall than anywhere else in Miami-Dade County. And ever since the founding of Crazy Hood Productions over 20 years ago, it has been a home for real hip-hop. Now two young artists, Deen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Neighbours, New Weekly Party at Electric Pickle: "Summer Vibes and Feel-Good Songs"

    Miami's Champion Sound and Soul Amazing are here to remind us that the 305 moves to more than SoBe's commercial EDM beats. Our city's scenesters bump it to alternative hip-hop, leftfield disco, and future bass too. And what better place for a local sonic smorgasbord than Wynwood underground dance mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Music Venues for Local Acts

    We know what you're thinking. Does Miami even have five music venues for local acts? The answer, our skeptical friend, is yes. It was actually hard for us to narrow this list to only five spots. 
Because, while it may come as a surprise to the average club hopper, Miami's got a thriving undergro ... More >>

  • Film

    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014
  • Music

    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Yandel on His Solo Career: "I'm Happy Making My Own Music, It's Refreshing"

    From his early days cutting hair and trimming beards as a barber en la isla del encanto, to global reggaeton dominance and Billboard Latin Award-winning success with Wisin y Yandel, to his now solo career, Llandel Veguilla Malavé AKA Yandel, is working his way up De Líder a Leyenda. "I just woke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Sorry, Miami, That Story About Roman Ruins Discovered Downtown Is a Lie

    The story flooded Facebook feeds all over South Florida last week. Topped with a photo of a construction site filled with tall, dusty pillars, it boasted of a remarkable discovery: ancient Roman ruins discovered right in downtown Miami. "This find will change everything we know about modern history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Bey Z and the Five Greatest Pop Power Couples Ever

    In our modern times, real love is hard to find. How many minutes have you wasted sifting through Tinder and OKC matches only to realize that everyone within a 30-mile radius is unattractive and has terrible taste? Will you ever meet someone you wouldn't be ashamed to be seen with in the day light? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Galactic Effect on "Downtown Miami Scene" Versus "Commercial Crap South Beach"

    Although The Galactic Effect has only been around since early 2014 his impact on Miami's music scene has already been felt. Determined not to be another faceless producer in a sea of EDM crazed Miamians, The Galactic Effect combines aspects of classical music with futuristic bass and old school hi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
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    June 18, 2014

    Ten Softest Rappers in the Game

    The mainstream rap game is servin' up so many soft rappers, we should stop calling them MCs and start calling them TCBYs. Have you listened to the hot 100 hip-hop charts lately? It's like a damn 16-year-old girl's mix tape in this mess. Someone must have let the dogs out, because all we see in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Metal Bands of All Time

    The state of Florida has always been associated with the vibrant metal scene of the '80s, thanks to recording studios like Morrisound, as well as bands like Death and Morbid Angel, which catapulted this wasteland into international consciousness. There have been metal outfits formed in every corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    No Fraud's Dan Destructo Reflects on 30 Years of Punk and Influencing Kurt Cobain

    Dan Destructo has lived through five decades of punk rock, witnessing its ebb and flow from the skewering environs of Venice Beach, Florida. Now relocated to the Los Angeles area, his long-running outfit No Fraud has proudly released a 17-track collection of some demos recorded in 1984. While Destru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Ten Best Female Punks Ever

    The music industry is a male-dominated business. And though punk rock disturbs the status-quo, it's no exception to paternal rule. That being said, it is one of the most open and inviting genres in music. With the right attitude, anyone can be a punk rocker, and plenty of ladies have put their edg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
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    June 11, 2014

    BUFU Records' Ben Katzman Talks Japanther, Jellyfish Brothers, and "Punk Rock Friendship"

    Ben Katzman, a South Florida native now based in Boston, got his start in the music world at a young age, booking his friends' bands in high school. "We were 16 still, and we knew what it was like to have no one really care about you." He recalls when he played a reunion show for his band Acidosis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Fat Joe Talks J-Lo, Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Living in Miami, and Baseball

    Fat Joe. He used to be fat. Never as big as Big Pun. But still, a few hundred pounds. Times have changed, though. Now he's fit. He's got a sports talk show on MTV2. And these days, the NYC native lives in Miami, and he's headlining the Miami Marlins Summer Concert Series. Here's what Joe has to sa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
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    June 3, 2014

    DJ Drastic X Talks Phish vs. Hip Hop

    It wasn't long ago that DJ Drastic X turned his "It's All Gravy" show on FIU's WRGP Radiate FM into the vehicle by which artists like Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and DJ Khaled saw some of their first college radio airplay. And today, he continues to break new ground with Phish vs. Hip Hop (Phish- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    How Miami's Bizerk Went From Locker Drums to iTunes No. 1 With Shaggy

    Bizerk was a 13-year-old kid when he started fetching water for rappers at Circle House, the North Miami studio where artists from Pitbull to Rick Ross have laid down some of their first major verses. At the time, Trick Daddy was smashing the world with hit after hit, iTunes didn't exist yet, and C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
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    May 27, 2014

    Erasure Announces The Violet Flame 2014 World Tour, Launching in Miami

    Prepare for a blizzard of glitter and the heat of The Violet Flame. In just a few months, English dance-pop pioneers Erasure, otherwise known as Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, will be revealing their 16th studio album, a ten-track electro-pop opus recorded in New York and London, and produced by synth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    There's nothing like waking up and realizing you don't have to go into the office today because it's Memorial Day! That means that the rest of the four-day work week is gonna fly by as quickly as the arrival of summer, especially when you've got all these great shows to check out. Here are the fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Ten Best Girl Bands Ever

    Holy mother of period-prone angst, you guys. Veruca Salt just got back together and performed for the first time in 18 years on Conan. We were immediately transported to that time when we were 10 and our mom bought us the Eight Arms to Hold You cassette, with the warning not to play it at our frie ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    The Last Movie Star

    YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.

  • Music

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Underground Rock Venues of All Time

    Venues in South Florida have come and gone with an alarming casualness. Over the last 30-odd years, only one place, Churchill's Pub, has held the torch for Miami's savvy underground rock fans. Now that new owners have taken control, an era is coming to an end. And that's fine -- pub founder Dave D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    21. Barton G's Flair for Whimsy

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    José Díaz-Balart Will Host an MSNBC Show From Miami

    José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Ten Best Parties

    Time to grind in the 305. It's Memorial Day weekend, AKA Urban Beach Week. As usual, South Beach and the mainland will be offering a great variety of new and old, ratchet and refined, as well as some straight gangsta lineups. So start practicing your twerk, get your 26-inch chrome rims installed, ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014
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    May 15, 2014
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    May 15, 2014
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