From jamming with funk forefathers to helping break New Jack Swing and cofounding legendary '90s R&B label LaFace Records with partner Antonio "L.A." Reid, the man known as Babyface has spent three decades creating and shaping pop music.
Now 53, Kenneth Edmonds is working on a new album by Are ... More >>
Got your "I Love JIG" tees?
Well, looking deliver on their promise of an "an all the way live weekend," Jazz in the Gardens and mayor Oliver Gilbert have just added human "Stress Reliever" and pop-hop loverboy Ne-Yo as well as R&B diva Monica (AKA "Miss Thang") to JIG's 2013 lineup.
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It's a sad state of affairs when Rihanna and Chris Brown are sucking face and playing grab ass inside New York City's Griffin nightclub.
TMZ reports that Breezy and RiRi spent the better part of Monday night and early Tuesday morning "all over each other." The former couple was allegedly spotted ... More >>
Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly
column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite
musical genre: mainstream country.
With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing
reelection appeal from the nation's first bla ... More >>
Bobby Brown has a bad reputation.
He's been labeled a drug addict, spouse abuser, and poor father by the media, friends, and family alike. When his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, died earlier this year, her family requested that he not show his face at the funeral.
Naturally, he rejected their wishes ... More >>
Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs."
Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back.
As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
Drug addiction, alleged spousal abuse... That's all behind him.
Ever since Whitney Houston drowned in a Los Angeles bathtub, Bad Bobby Brown's been able to focus on the important stuff like fighting a DUI charge in California and hitting the road with his Boston-bred R&B group, New Edition.
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The internet, a safe haven where perverts can download fetish porn and degenerates bet on sports. It's an information superhighway trolled by digital pirates on the lookout for copyrighted gold and a place where everyone can be the star of their very own Truman Show.
But on Saturday, February 1 ... More >>
Shocking news as publicist Kristen Foster confirms the death of R&B and pop legend Whitney Houston at the age of 48.The singer, who catapulted instantly to super-stardom in 1985 with her self-titled debut, had struggled with sobriety and rumored drug problems. Still, her musical contributions ... More >>
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G!
Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
In 2009, a teenaged Chris Brown was arrested for beating the crap out of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. It was an ugly scene and everyone will always remember him as one of the most famous wife-beaters of all time.
Certainly, though, Brown is not the only male musician with anger management pr ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezBobby Brown breakin' it down at the Hennessy Artistry bash back in September 2010.Right now, if we were to play a game of pop-culture free association beginning with the ever-infamous name Bobby Brown, our minds would probably wander off in the following direction: Whi ... More >>
Bobby Brown gonna get jazzy.Last month, Crossfade reported the massive news that Ms. Lauryn Hill would be headlining the two-day Jazz in the Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium -- and only a few months after the former Fugees frontwoman laid down one of Miami's best concerts of 2010 as part of U ... More >>
No, crazy conductor Lenny Bernstein didn't make the cut. (For one thing, he's dead.)Maybe you're the kind of high-minded individual who enjoys the occasional night out at the opera. Or maybe you spend every Saturday night losing your mind to murder thrash in an abandoned Coconut Grove bomb shel ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezMr. Q-Tip.As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.When Crossfade first stumbled into the Hennessy Artistry party, our biggest interest was the free booze. We were thinking: ... More >>
This past Saturday night, Banana Republican witnessed a magical moment in Overtown proving that Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell has got it right when he says hip-hop has the power to bring people together. A true cross section of Miami's hip-hop lovers came out to Ice Palace Studios to ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick.
Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow.
Q-Tip and the Roots
With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather,
Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve,
and supa secret guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... More >>