Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message."
Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
Problem Kids are Miami Cubans with a message for Jay-Z about his trip to Cuba. Their response to his "Open Letter" is a new track called "Useful Idiot."
"He looks like he's praising the Castro regime, and we wanna give him a history lesson," say MCs Mario Obregon and Christian Martinez of the local ... More >>
Even though 2006 inductees Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols might think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is "a piss stain" that charges too much for dinner and a gala, there are plenty of "music industry people" (i.e. not gaping A-holes) who'd be happy to grab a decent dinner while basking in the glo ... More >>
See also "Korn and Six Other Bands Join ShipRocked 2012" -- plus "Godsmack's Robbie Merrill Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Tequila, Gambling, and Sushi."
God forbid the ship sinks ...
But if the big, bad, heavy music behemoth known as ShipRocked happens to go down during P.O.D.'s set, maybe the band's p ... More >>
Crossfade is sick and tired of Ice-T and Coco's overly pampered pooch.The only thing more annoying than pop stars and their lavish lifestyles ... The lavish lifestyles of their freaking pets.
Yeah, while plebs like us spend our downtime shuffling kitty litter that sears our nostrils and looking ... More >>
Maybe you haven't heard his obscene lyrics or witnessed his outlandish shows. But trust us, you love Blowfly.
He's the filthy soul uncle of Miami. And appropriately, Clarence "Blowfly" Reid is 69 years old. Dressed to impress in a crazy superhero Lucha Libre getup, he's not only a local hero. He's ... More >>
Rob Van Winkle is no Chuck D.All great imitation, even when it's parody, respects the original source. The covers that disappoint fail to do this.
Notably missing from Crossfade's list are the pain-inducing covers that have been discussed to death. Examples: Celine Dion's cover of AC/DC's "You S ... More >>
Washington, D.C.'s Grammy Award-winning production duo Deep Dish enjoyed unparalleled international success during their late-'90s and early-'00s heyday. Much of the pair's universal appeal could be attributed to the healthy stylistic balance between Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia's edgier experim ... More >>
We hereby declare that being strapped for cash is no longer a valid excuse for staying home and missing out on all your city's cultural offerings. You can see a movie, catch an art show or two, or perhaps even have a chance to rub hair poofs with the cast of Jersey Shore for exactly zero dollars. He ... More >>
via myspace.com/sharamSharam Tayebi - known to the dance community as just Sharam, for short - first made a name as half of the progressive house duo Deep Dish. As an individual producer, though, Sharam's style has sort of been the yang to partner Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia's ying. While the Dubfir ... More >>
via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>
WMC 2009 Public Enemy from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Yesterday's officially sanctioned WMC 2009 Public Enemy event, South Beach Sessions: The Terrordome Revisited, put DJ Lord, Chuck D and Professor Griff in a close-quarters Q&A session moderated by New Times music editor Arielle Castillo. The t ... More >>
Tonight at 6 p.m.as a WMC-connected teaser for the annual Red Bull Music Academy, Chuck D, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord will be speaking at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Avenue) and giving their insider's view on Public Enemy's musical journey. The moderator for the event is New Times' own music ... More >>
Image via www.myspace.com/chuckdpublicenemyThere are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now s ... More >>
When Richard Griffin, of Public Enemy fame, was interviewed on May 9, 1989, he was quoted as saying, among other things, that "Jews have a grip on America" and that they "have a history of killing black men"