In the process of evolution, some species die, others get stronger. The guys of Miami hip-hop crew Cornerstoners and others of their ilk used to be fish, but then they grew legs, left the pond, and started walking the streets of downtown with flyers for the upcoming Fishoutawata Festival at Tobacc ... More >>
Last year, the Rhythm Foundation and Heineken's TransAtlantic Festival brought together the Afrobeat extravaganza of saxophonist and bandleader Seun Kuti and the modern-day cumbia stylings of Quantic and Combo Bárbaro. You might think it would be hard to follow that kind of lineup. But maybe that' ... More >>
Congratulations, cocaine smugglers. You've successfully moved the War on Drugs from island-hopping airplanes to Caribbean submarines to the most daring transportation method yet: Huge breast implants.A Panamanian woman flying out of Bogota, Colombia has been arrested in Spain after cops became suspi ... More >>
The hip-hop lifestyle doesn't always lend itself to clean living. Especially not when the faucets run Cîroc and a single feature spot buys 30,000 Doritos Locos tacos. Rick Ross's longtime rap bud Gunplay is having a great couple of years, stepping out from the Carol City Cartel to release some awe ... More >>
Everyone plugged into Miami rap has known about Gunplay and his raw, unhinged lyrical style for years. The longtime Rick Ross running mate and Carol City Cartel member figured prominently on the Triple C's 2009 album Custom Cars and Cycles, and scored a substantial regional hit with his Waka Fl ... More >>
via Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeThat's not Rich 'n Moist cake mix inside.Last Friday, Miami International Airport officers inspecting the bags of a 17-year-old British girl headed back to London took a look at a couple dozen boxes of cake mix stuffed amid her clothes. They weren't full of red ... More >>
When someone says Venezuela, you probably don't immediately think hip-hop. After all, the South American nation has long been knows for its salsa. Oh, and a strange, insane little dictatorial ferret who's more than just a little bit acquainted with Castro's backside.But don't tell Cuarto Poder th ... More >>
Back in the early '90s, almost no one -- except Pablo Escobar, his fellow kings of cocaine, and their constantly warring cartels -- would've ever willingly taken a trip to Colombia's 473-year-old subtropical capital, Bogotá. These days, though, the city is a dense urban hub that's home to seven ... More >>
Shortly after moving into our swanky new offices at 4500 Biscayne, Crossfade saw the potential for a concert series. The premise was simple: Musicians come into our editorial suite and perform on a plush white couch overlooking the Ivax building's parking garage. We film the performance, post t ... More >>
Now comes the news that the U.S. Senate has voted to double penalties for mixing controlled substances with sweets. It's still not a law yet. Short Order believes this is a pot o' shit. Not only is a food-inspired high cleaner and clearer, it lasts longer. According to The Marijuana Food Handbook "s ... More >>
AFPThis morning, Riptide was all set to go on Spanish-language Radio Caracol (1260 AM) to finally reveal how our Castro Death Meter really works. How do our high-priced scientists determine, with such accuracy and consistency, the precise level of Fidel Castro's death, time and time ag ... More >>
via DEAA 100-foot narco-sub packed with coke, anyone?Amidst all the fireworks, Budweiser and drunken yells of "America, fuck yeah!" this weekend, our Independence Day festivities turned out to be a busy couple days for the drug that built Miami.Not only did Colombian cops seize a full-size, gold ... More >>
Millions of Colombians turned out to the polls yesterday to elect a new president, and the environment, Facebook, and free-thinking lost out to security, money and familiarity.via Antanas Mockus' facebookMockus' Green Party captured just 21 percent of the vote in Colombia on Sunday.That's oversimpli ... More >>
Food philosophy, simplicity, culinary Zen. [Chadzilla]Eating ice cream in Tel Aviv. [AllPurposeDark]Kitchen Inquisition with Giancarla Bodoni of Escopazza. Cooking osso buco for Gorbachev. [NBCmiami]Six-year-old boy, Italian tourist, catches stray bullet while eating with family at Mai Tardi in Desi ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>
Miami's resident internationalist.
Pardon the cheesy pun, but Bomba Estereo is blowing shit up! The Colombian outfit has made quite a name for themselves internationally since forming in Bogota. After letting the creative juices simmer abroad, 2009 is the year they finally take over the States, winning over fans with their unique ... More >>
A house-kicking Colombiano.
The Weston-based indie up-and-comers Old Wives' Tale are nothing if not professional -- the band's entire existence argues further for the end of record labels. Its web site and debut disc are snappily designed and art-directed by the band itself, with a high-gloss, New Wave style much like the band ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Miami transplant Social Klash crafts electro en español.
Colombia ska upstarts Skampida hit Miami in search of social justice and a record deal
Tripping Tropicana (Cielo Music)
Colombia spawns its own posse of angry young rappers
A Colombian actor decides to dump his role and become Símon Bolívar
What price pasta at Archie's? Not much, and it's good
Forget crossover: Selling a Colombian rock band in the United States is a mission for the custodians of culture -- or a very powerful magician
The other Plan Colombia
More Grip (Palm Pictures )
A report from the Latin Alternative Music Conference
Shakira's Amphibious Tour 2000
Salsa's melancholy daredevil: Victor Manuelle