Rob Base is a hip-hop pioneer whose hits with the late DJ E-Z Rock have sold so far out of this world that even aliens in outer space know that "it Takes 2 to make a thing go right." He went from winning rap battles at nightclubs in the Bronx to passing out flyers on the streets of Harlem to signin ... More >>
Chef Wheeler del Torro will take on Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell in an Iron Chef-style battle. It all goes down March 16 at 7 p.m. (smack dab in the middle of Winter Music Conference) at the Shore Club. The event is part of chef del Torro's daylong business boot camp where he teaches budding entrepr ... More >>
It was not long ago that we here at Crossfade knew Tip Drill simply as Miami's most recognizable stripper. But then a fall during one of her signature, death-defying slides down King of Diamonds' massive pole left her with a broken jaw, bringing a premature end to her days as the top money earner ... More >>
Are you having trouble managing your mustache amid the humidity of hurricane season? Your new gurus are coming to town in the form of Bear in Heaven, owners of indie's most fecund upper lips. Have you been wanting to sing along with Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," but needed someone else in the room ... More >>
Courtesy of Club PlayHey, we're no gang of psychics. But somehow we were right in our prediction about Friday night at Club Play being full of sexy women, lots of liquor, and hip-hop royalty. Cash Money was definitely in the building and Birdman even autographed an airbrushed portrait of himself. ... More >>
Cash Money's Birdman -- AKA Baby, Lil Wayne's Daddy, Mr. Millionaire, Bryan Williams.Who is Phil the Mayor? He is a nationwide party promoter, and the Thursday-through-Sunday boss in Miami.What's happening this Friday? His birthday.Why should you care? Well, it's at Club Play on South Beach, you' ... More >>
Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella say: "Push it!"If you can believe it, there was a time, commonly called back in the day, when a female with a microphone could be cute, dirty, sexy, funny, and smart. This was before Lil Kim and the boom of the MC slut. And back then, the undisputed rap scene queens ... More >>
Okay, we get it, Ratatat: You're way experimental. The New York-based duo has toured with even - cooler - than - they - are bands like Daft Punk, Interpol, CSS, and Mogwai, and their synth-heavy, guitar-laden beats sound a lot like an updated version of a '60s psych band.We thought they couldn't ... More >>
David "Dro" Rosario--Rick Ross is on course to bring in his fourth studio album Teflon Don very soon. This past Wednesday we posted the official pre-album mixtape. Well yesterday, Ross' official first single for Teflon Don hit the net. It's a relaxed tune called "Sweet Life" that features John Le ... More >>
He's addicted to hip-hop.
The knock on the door came late; too late for most folks. But DJ Heron was working in a recording studio, where work often doesn't start till the witching hour. And the cat doing the knocking said he was a friend of a friend who'd been working in the studio earlier that night, and that he was sup ... More >>
image via New Times archives Back in August 1988 South Florida had a pretty good line-up of shows at venues from the Hollywood Sportatorium to the James L. Knight Center to the Kendall Town and Country Mall to the Fontainebleau back up to the Button South.The Dope Jam brought together Eric B and ... More >>
Since revamping in mid-2007, Shine at the Shelborne has continued its program of high-quality, one-off or occasional recurring events (Bliss, etc.). The club's Winter Music Conference programming this year was, as usual, a highlight of conference too. But now teh club's getting its first proper week ... More >>
The famous BluBlocker hip-hopper holds court in South Beach.
Logan Fazio Erykah Badu and the Roots Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Better than: Listening to Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" on the radio for the umpteenth time. You never know what you're going to get when you see the Roots concert. The band has roughly 14 years of material ... More >>
Since it's Throwback Tuesdays, I'm in the mood to take it wayyyy back to the Bridge Wars of the mid '80s in the dawn of hip-hop's golden years. This originally was a battle of the boroughs. Queens rappers MC Shan and Marley Marl came out with a track called "The Bridge" that posited hip-hop culture ... More >>
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Biz Markie splash down at the Shelborne Hotel's Sunday pool party.
There's something about the video for "Just a Friend" and the song in general that was pivotal for an entire generation to get a better understand of what hip-hop really is. Up until this song went national, most hip-hop singles were either serious, message driven tunes of the "White Lines" by Grand ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
Don't ask. So we at CrossFade just got hip to the fact that beatboxer extraordinaire and hip-hop jokester Biz Markie is coming to town for a couple of shows. He'll be DJing for free at 11 pm at Nectar Lounge in Seminole Casino Coconut Creek this Wednesday, Nov 21. So go gamble and listen to the Bi ... More >>
Miami's own DJ Craze comes full circle
MC, community activist, and Kendall native, Brimstone is serious about the history of Miami's hip-hop culture
Webber: "Pass the bottle -- er -- ball!" If the Detroit Pistons look a little sluggish at the AAA tonight, blame it on the Patron. Last night at SoBe club, The Fifth, Piston Chris Webber had a birthday party, his so-called "Celebrity Birthday Extravaganza." Joined by teammates Rasheed Wallace, Ch ... More >>
The ex-Black Sheep member returns to roost
Whether it's festivals, VIP-only events, or block parties, it's all about how you work it
For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté
Traveling hip-hop show goes back in the day
WMC induces insomnia, shirtless ravers, and good music
Is there a method to the madness of Atlanta's most bizarre rap duo?
Danny Dominguez won't go with the mass- market hip-hop flow
This year's fest tastes a lot like the Eighties
Kool Keith, crazy like a fox
Not to belabor the point, but here's a look at more local musicians who get what they play for