Old-school Chevrolets and Miami hip-hop go together as much as the driver and the gold teeth brightening up their smile. Boxes, donks, and bubbles have become a staple of the 305's rap scene, whether it's seeing one gliding on 24-inch rims or hearing about them in a song. Remember "Chevy Ridin' Hi ... More >>
The confetti wafted onto his impossibly square shoulders. The Nashville audience stood and roared. Then a medal on a royal-blue ribbon was draped around Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho's neck. Last month, after more than five years of agonizingly hard work, the self-proclaimed son ... More >>
Sounds like the 305. Just stumble down the street, slip into the club at 3 a.m., or tune into some pirate radio station while crossing the causeway from South Beach to the mainland. And almost as if by accident, a Magic City soundtrack will arise from the cacophony -- a buzzing, blaring mix of str ... More >>
Call it Farenheit 305. Ever since he released a proposed budget plan that would have shuttered 22 libraries across Miami-Dade earlier this summer, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been trying to put out a fire of his own making. The backlash prompted him to find a way to keep those libraries open, bu ... More >>
John Errol Ferguson is a monster. Between 1977 and 1978, he killed eight people around Miami-Dade in a vicious, cold blooded robbery and murder spree. But Ferguson is also severely mentally ill. He truly believes he is the "Prince of God." He thinks the state wants to execute him because he can "con ... More >>
As 305 maestro Pitbull boasts on "Welcome to Miami" (Dat Lil Chico's edition of Jermaine Dupri's infectious ATL anthem): "Y'all got Uncle Sam, we got Uncle Luke." Mr. Worldwide is damn right. Ever since the early days of Luke's booty bass, The Magic City has been an X-rated paradise full of fast be ... More >>
"Miami bass is the ghetto-style hip-hop that came out of Miami," says DJ Jerry Pulles. From 1989 to 1994, he drove a van loaded with speakers and records from Miami Lakes to Hialeah to Carol City, playing house parties for his friends from American High. Later, he took a full-time job on Spanish ra ... More >>
Stolen songs. Rampant suspicions. Secretly recorded phone calls. Welcome to the twisted world of twerk. Last week, hip hop fans rejoiced when new song "Twerk It" by Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes appeared on websites. Local Miami rapper Monty $$ was furious, however. He already had a song calle ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke analyzes the Miami Hurricanes' sudden aversion to Florida high school football players.The University of Miami football program r ... More >>
Welcome to Club H&M. Any business on Miami Beach (bar, restaurant, clothing store, strip club, doggy nail salon, etc.) has gotta have that VIP vibe. Even when you are "Hennes and Mauritz, one of the world's largest fashion retailers known for offering high fashion at affordable prices." And th ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the sorry state of Hurricanes football.It is University of Miami Coach Al Golden's second year on the job, and he's on h ... More >>
Between 1977 and 1978, John Errol Ferguson led a shocking killing spree through Miami-Dade County, helping to kill eight people between a home invasion gone wrong and a rape-murder of a teenage couple. More than three decades later, Ferguson will die for his crimes. Gov. Rick Scott signed his d ... More >>
As recently as a year ago, Miami rapper Gunplay was better known for a clip of him snorting cocaine outside a restaurant in Medellín than he was for his music. In recent months, however, the co-founder of Rick Ross's Carol City Cartel (AKA Triple C's) has flipped his image as an unhinged goon. Hi ... More >>
From Trick Daddy protege to self-made street monster, Ice "Billion" Berg has blazed his way through the rap industry since signing with the 305 Mayor's Dunk Ryder Records back in 2007. That label has folded due to what Berg calls "bad business decisions" on the part of Trick's brother Charles Young ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke declares the best MCs in hip-hop.After listening to the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, I was left ... More >>
Richard Ingraham is quite an accomplished guy. In our first interview with Dwyane Wade's personal chef, we learned about how he got the Heat player into eating lentils and teaching the homeless. During the second half of our meeting, the Miami native discussed staying with his parents when in town, ... More >>
Remember that movie Falling Down, where Michael Douglas goes on a violent rampage against the everyday nuisances and obstacles of urban life? If you believe a police account, Miami-Dade Public Schools elementary substitute Rolanda Benjamin is Miami's real-life William Foster -- although, thankful ... More >>
Jackson's mental health unit fails Miami.
Flo Rida and Missy Elliott at Sunset Place?
Local hip-hopper Jediah has a debut album ready to drop, a penchant for feuds, major-league hype and a lot of tattoos
Money. Money. Money. It could be yours.
A watch company and a strip joint face off
Hydroponic marijuana production is growing up
Eight years later, a dead girl's family awaits justice
Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice
Tiffany > Timoney
Ted Lucas says forget what you heard, Slip-N-Slide Records loves the kids
According to these folks, there's hope for America's most impoverished city
Tricky Daddy Dollars brings a little of Northwest Miami to South Beach
Street Money, Volume 1
Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000
Some inner-city volunteers are questioning Miami's Citizens on Patrol crime-watch program
A former resident of TV Park meets with a violent end
Students who can't overcome the alienation of inner-city public schools are finding their thrill on Beacon Hill
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos
Their flocks have multiplied despite past controversy. But can the Revs. Victor Curry and Richard Dunn preach politics?
Miami's black community finally gets an honest shot at the county commission, and the scramble among candidates is on
Prosecutors are about to try one of the late reggae DJ's alleged abductors, but the Mighty Viking's demise remains shrouded in rumors
As half of the local rap duo Young & Restless, Charles Trahan is talented and popular. But he isn't bulletproof.