We want to start by reminding you that Paris Hilton is 33. If, at that age, we are prancing around a sound green-screen stage dressed like a my-size Barbie princess doll, please, don't hesitate to shoot us. No adult woman should be stuck in such a stunted hell. That she looks magically shiny at 3 ... More >>
The mainstream rap game is servin' up so many soft rappers, we should stop calling them MCs and start calling them TCBYs. Have you listened to the hot 100 hip-hop charts lately? It's like a damn 16-year-old girl's mix tape in this mess. Someone must have let the dogs out, because all we see in the s ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
Transformed by her time behind bars, Kat Stacks (née Andrea Herrera) has apparently become a social activist. Freed three weeks ago from a Louisiana immigration detention center after being locked up for over 24 months, the Miami-Dade resident, Venezuelan native, notorious supergroupie, and forme ... More >>
Kat Stacks says: "Freedom baby." That's right ... The supergroupie and ex-Tootsie's Cabaret stripper (who scored 2010/11's Best 15 Minutes of Fame by claiming to have humped the entire Young Money crew, Soulja Boy, Bow Wow, and basically every other rapper who ever rolled through Dade, Broward, or ... More >>
There aren't enough Johnson Family Vacation residual checks to pull Bow Wow out of the financial web of shit he's spun for himself since dropping "Lil" from his name. The Atlanta-based rapper-tuned-actor is just one parachute pantsuit away from inheriting the world's worst money manager award from ... More >>
Hip-hop is a giant pissing contest set to music. But while diamond-plated rims and gold watches will always be rap music standard bearers, you rarely hear declarations of being tremendous in the most literal sense possible. Yes, many rappers are fat. However, only a certain subset of the hip-hop c ... More >>
Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone! So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... More >>
He's considered the forefather of funk and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. But to the Federal Government and the Internal Revenue Service, George Clinton is a delinquent. According to TMZ, Clinton owes Uncle Sam more than $115,000 in unpaid taxes from 2007 and 200 ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Best 15 Minutes of FameKat Stackstwitter.com/ihatekatstacks
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsCrossfade is a firm believer in designated drivers. Drunk driving can not only kill you, but it can kill someone else and ruin the lives of their friends and family. We also believe rappers have a lot of money. We believe this because we watch MTV Cribs. But in the mi ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians, unholiest celebrities, and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustration ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>
via twitter.com/ihatekatstacksWhenever Kat Stacks releases a new video, it's like day-job Christmas. Last week we brought you up to date on the latest in the Internet-famous hip-hop escort's saga, in which she was attacked in public by two men who tried to force an apology from her on Bow Wow's b ... More >>
The logo on Kat Stacks' old blog.If you haven't heard of Kat Stacks, it's okay. It means you spend a healthy time away from Twitter and from following the minutiae of struggling, up-and-coming rappers in Miami's busting hip-hop industry. Still, for the past month she's been taking the rap-centric ... More >>
This time of year, everything should be decided using tournament brackets. Riptide picks our breakfast by scrawling our kitchen's options on a whiteboard. Yogurt and oatmeal always get knocked out in the first round, and Honey Bunches of Oats is highly seeded. Today a champion will eme ... More >>
Just a few items we tackled in this week's New Times Broward-Palm Beach print edition.In Music: Pitbull is throwing a party on Sunday. Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho's guest list includes T-Pain, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Spam Allstars and a million or so of their closest friends. Someone was also gon ... More >>
smileylili19 via flicker ccNot long ago, Riptide implied -- via a Moron of the Week post -- that Miami rapper Bow Wow isn't very smart. Sure, maybe he did announce his own drunk driving -- in a "Lambo" -- via Twitter. And, yeah, maybe Miami Beach cops did slap him with a DUI two second ... More >>
Nothing like some uber-potent fresh-squeezed moronic behavior to make a hungover writer's job easier. Last night Bow Wow -- the crap-tastic rapper who insists he is no longer "Lil'" -- flew into Miami, the nation's undisputed celebrity-drunk-driving capitol, and drove his Lamborghin ... More >>
Ever since MTV Cribs moved to CMT, the world has been deprived of seeing the interiors of rapper's Miami pads. Who could forget Missy Elliot's Ferrari bed, or Bow Wow's rented car controversy? Thank goodness for YouTube.While, Lil Wayne did show off his New Orleans crib for the show, we never got a ... More >>
"You may be T-Pain and you got the mothafuckin' hits, but I'm DJ Irie and I'm the shit," boasted our hometown spindoctor at the DJ Battle that the Headliner Market Group had engineered to rock their "It's Actually Fly." party last Saturday night. But the Pain didn't let Irie get away with that. He c ... More >>
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The Worst Things In Music This Year, according to Ben Westhoff! 1. Worst Album: the Arcade Fire, Neon Bible This cerebral garbage entertained about 100 people, none of whom didn’t either live in Canada or work as a music critic. Speaking of critics, it’s hard to agree with Sasha Frere-Jones ... More >>
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