Big Punisher

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Rap and R&B's Worst '90s Ripoffs

    The '90s are back! The fashions, the music, the attitude. There are more people Rollerblading by the beach than we've seen in about 25 years. (Wow, it's been too long!) Now, we couldn't be more excited about the return of the most bleakly apathetic decade in pop culture. But along with the return o ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Top Ten Musical Makeover Stunts: From Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber and Micheal Jackson

    Miley! The Makeover Stunt.So much of today's music industry is image. But what happens when a pop star totally hates the way that she's been played out by her PR people? She takes matters into your own hands. She makes the kind of fashion-forward, control-taking maneuver that horrifies her record l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Socavivor's Dag Talks Madhouse, Big Pun, Elephant Man, and the Future

    ​South Florida's 21st century dancehall, soca, and hip-hop party scene can be described in one word: Madhouse. That's the name of the weekly party started on Key Biscayne in the early millennium and keeping the bashment going even today via Friday nights at Opium Hard Rock.The teams behind the mov ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Q&A With Termanology, Performing at PS14 Tomorrow Night

    To understand up-and-coming MC Termanology's commitment to the golden age of hip-hop, just take a look at the production credits on his new album, Time Machine. It's enough to make you cry: the Alchemist, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and even the untouchable DJ Premier all lend beats to this sophom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Q&A: UB The Underboss, A.K.A. The Apex, Drops A Book Of Knowledge

    UB The Underboss is a South Florida hip-hop veteran and new media pioneer. I asked him 10 questions via e-mail and got back so much information I can't even call this an interview, it's the Underboss Book Of Knowledge. Check out Urban Medero's 20 years worth of insight on hip-hop culture and check h ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Budget Ballin'

    To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    Large and in Charge

    Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Waiting for Tonight

    Which stage of J.Lo are you at?

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Last Man Standing

    Hialeah MC LMS brings the grime of his native Dirty Jers

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Student of Life

    Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Immigrant Song

    With his politically charged sophomore effort, El Mariel, Miami homeboy Pitbull bites back

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Abstrack Art

    A couple of local guys get hip-hop

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    Calle Blowup

    What's going down is Signature Sound

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Tomorrow's Yesterday

    Miami's fastest-rising hip-hop MC can't forget his past

  • Music

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    August 11, 2005
  • Music

    June 16, 2005


    Mr. Haka brings Latin rap to a bus stop near you

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Livin' in a Video

    The massive police presence might just add to the thrill of play-thuggin' on Miami Beach this Memorial Day

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Heavy in Hialeah

    The president of Universal Music Latino reveals his hip-hop strategy for getting Latin kids to buy Latin music

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Rising to the Top

    Miami producers Cool & Dre make their mark with Epidemik Records

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Money for Nothing

    50 Cent gets by on personality alone with Get Rich or Die Tryin'

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Miami & Havana & Hip-Hop

    Bring together musicians from both sides of the Florida Straits, let them mix it up, and watch what happens

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Big Back

    The haters may jab, but Cuban Link can take any knife

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Hip-hop Honeymoon

    This Memorial Day Weekend, R&B songbirds soothe the ruffneck rabble

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002
  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Infinite Drama

    Daisy Dukes jiggle while Cuban Link heals hip-hop violence

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    What's His Name?

    Fulanito fights for respect in the hip-hop world

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Terror Takes Miami

    Last Laugh Entertainment wants your dinero

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Los Raperos de La Habana

    Hip-hop culture puts down roots in Cuba

  • News

    February 17, 2000


    Kids in Exile: Right-winging it

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Don't Touch That Dial!

    Maria Staub is determined to make Teen Live Wire a hit radio show -- even if it destroys her family