Here at Crossfade, we have mad love for SpaceGhostPurrp, but not everyone shares our feelings. In fact, some offhand remarks about bad rap music have got 11-year-old rapper Lil Shark feelin' more than just some type of way. The whitest kid in hip-hop not only put out a less-than-scathing diss trac ... More >>
Henry Stone first met James Brown in about 1955, when King Records founder Syd Nathan told both him and Ralph Bass to race to Augusta, Georgia, to sign the R&B singer to a record deal. Bass got there a day before Stone and inked the contract with James Brown. But the funkiest man in the history of ... More >>
"I am the two-time chicken wing world champion. I am number one." So declares 98-pound competitive eater Sonya Thomas, who has indeed reigned as chicken wing queen for two years straight, setting world records and twice defeating America's top eater Joey Chestnut at the National Buffalo Wing-Ea ... More >>
The journey began at Calvin's house. It was simply the most fucked-up house on NW 22nd Avenue. A towering sea grape tree hunkered out front. Cardboard had been stuffed in many of the windows. I wandered up to the front door where a sagging Bahamanian woman sat rocking on the front porch, a long c ... More >>
"I think he deserved to be executed"
October 22 - 28, 1998
The Florida Elections Commission and the Florida Bar. Maybe the FBI, too. For a man who won automatic re-election, Metro Commissioner James Burke seems to have a lot of explaining to do.