Going from dirty clothes to filthy rich isn't easy, but Fort Myers' Pretty Boy Gangsta has done it by traversing Alligator Alley to Miami for over a decade. The rapper whose brother built the label and studio that made Plies famous is about to star in his own MTV music video. Working with his own ... More >>
Ryan Tannehill has one question for the haters: How does his pass taste? Fancy yourself a second helping, do you? Following an awkward week that felt like the worst dating show ever titled Joe Philbin Plays Hard To Get , Ryan Tannehill proceeded to rip the long-stemmed-rose out of his coaches hand ... More >>
As teenagers in neon cleats stutter-step between lines of orange cones on the sun-baked grass behind Norland Senior High, coach Daryle Heidelburg punctuates the sweltering afternoon with a booming outburst. "Damian, get on the ground, please!" he hollers to a receiver, who falls at once and starts d ... More >>
The Miami Heat won't let us, your dutiful local alt-weekly, anywhere near the team (to the point they wouldn't even let us interview a super-fan in a banana costume one time), but apparently they let just about anyone else with a press badge into post-game press conferences during the Finals. Someh ... More >>
It's amazing how much the 305's had its hands in the perpetuation of established underground genres. Sure, Miami hasn't invented any of them, but her additions to the sound are as unique and weird as they come. Now we look at the greatest hardcore punk acts that have called Miami home. Remember tha ... More >>
The NFL has released the independent report into the Dolphins' locker room climate conducted independently by attorney Ted Wells, and it doesn't look good for Richie Incognito ...or, surprisingly, two of his teammates. In addition to concluding that Richie Incognito "engaged in a pattern of harass ... More >>
Holy fucking pumpkin seeds, that was crazy! The Dolphins did the most Dolphins-y thing ever by snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat just as they were setting up to yet again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. On a 3rd and 10 and with the Bengals backed up against their own goal line, A ... More >>
With the 2013 Miami Dolphins football season nearing, fans of all shapes, sizes, and attitudes are readying themselves for the return of the NFL. Some of us are 75 years old and lived through a time when this franchise was second to none. Others are in our mid-30s and for the vast majority of those ... More >>
Many cops have side jobs. Some work security at nightclubs. Others are in the National Guard. Sgt. Nicholas Kealoha programs people's brains. Kealoha is an 11-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He is also the self-appointed director of what he calls the International Institute for Br ... More >>
An ex-soldier spun elaborate fantasies about being a professional killer. One day they came true.
Sure, the 'Canes might not have made it as far in the tournament as your Miami pride and/or bracket would have hoped, but luckily head coach Jim Larranaga still managed to storm through the competition in the race for the AP Coach of the Year award.See also:- Miami Hurricanes Basketball Moves to NCA ... More >>
How sweet it must have been for Miami Hurricanes fans to storm the court earlier this season after knocking off then-number-1-ranked Duke and signaling to the world that they were in fact contenders. Well, Duke and grumpy-ass Coach K are apparently upset about all the times they've had to endure cou ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team wrapped up their extraordinary week with a 71-47 drubbing of Florida State last night to remain undefeated in the ACC. Taken with their historic win over Duke on Wednesday, the 'Canes were rewarded handsomely in both the AP and USA Today Coaches' polls.
Better Than: Karaoke night with your co-workers. Retribution is a beautiful thing. And after nearly 28 years of pumping out tough riffs and churning circle pits, punk legends Slapshot finally brought Boston hardcore to Miami. The show (which many in the scene considered a gift after so many years o ... More >>
Just a season ago, FIU football coach Mario Cristobal's name was being tossed around as a possibility for some very high profile coaching gigs at bigger schools. Instead he decided to stick with the Golden Panthers. Apparently loyalty doesn't pay. The school fired Cristobal today after a disappointi ... More >>
Somewhere in Tallahassee, someone in the FSU athletics department is drafting up the open letter Jimbo Fisher is going to send out apologizing for using the word "retarded." You see, Fisher is pretty frustrated with the BCS rankings, and decided to drop the R word to describe the system.
If you're truly reppin' the 305, you know the Miami Heat scorched it last night, stomping the OKC Thunder and seizing the title of 2012 NBA Champions. For the rest of the weekend, this whole city is going into crazed, half-conscious party mode. And since it's Miami, you know that means a lot of ra ... 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 >>
Jay Z and Beyoncé love Florida. So much, in fact, they're planning to spend their family vacation exploring the 65,755-sqaure-mile peninsula that 19 million of us call home. According to Contact Music, after Jigga and Coldplay wrap their respective world tours, the hip-hop power couple is teaming ... More >>
The great college athletic conference shake up of the past year isn't quite over yet, and it's working its way down to the mid-majors.This morning, Florida International University announced that it's leaving the Sun Belt conference behind, and is moving on up to Conference USA in 2013. FIU could be ... More >>
Isiah Thomas has been fired from his job as head basketball coach at Florida International University, according to a statement released by the school. The former NBA star and New York Knicks coach brought big hopes with him to the campus but failed to deliver.
The Philadelphia Eagles helped head coach Andy Reid win the Mustachioed Overweight Coach Who Has Overstayed His Welcome Bowl when they blew away the Dolphins 26-10 yesterday. The Dolphins have ensured themselves their third straight losing season, falling to 4-9, and remain dead-last in the AFC E ... More >>
We're not sure what's hurting worse: Miami's already depleted defense or North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones' groin after he got punched in his nether regions by Miami starting defensive tackle Micanor Regis during Saturday's game. As a result, Regis will be suspended for the next match against ... More >>
After 27 years, Dan Marino's record for most yards in a single season is expected to be overtaken. Even Marino admits as much. But another Marino record will almost surely be broken this year.With 116 wins together with the Dolphins, Marino and Don Shula hold he NFL record for most wins by a QB a ... More >>
Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
A four-day event featuring Miami Modern architecture and style begins this week and runs through the weekend. There will be music, including a DJ set by Fred Schneider of the B-52s, at the American Legion Hall just off Biscayne Boulevard. The event will also include art shows, worksho ... More >>
Tristan Spinski A scrum between the Miami and Naples Rugby clubs Click here to view a slideshow of the Miami Football Rugby Club's game versus the Naples Hammerhead Rugby Club. They have nicknames like Pukie, The Chef, Crazy Lou, The Mexican, Mr. Barbecue, Tortuga and Colossal. They push themselv ... More >>
They came by the thousands, young women wearing their tightest Venezuelan flag tank tops and young men wearing t-shirts that read "Si, se va" (Yes, he goes), "Atrevete a cambiar" (dare yourself to change), and "Lo mio es Venezuela," (mine is Venezuela). Outside of the Orange Bowl on Sunday the expat ... More >>