Yeezus Tour Kanye West with Kendrick Lamar American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, November 29, 2013 Better Than: Church, and all that Catholic guilt. It's been five years since Kanye West's last solo headlining tour, but in those five years he's come from simple hip-hop prophet to full-on god. Las ... More >>
King Tee is on the beach in California backed by a 12-foot wall of sound. His DJ, a squad of bikini girls, and some homies rally up for the music video to his song "Bass," an early Compton gangsta boogie track from 1987. Later, the Notorious B.I.G. would tell friends that King Tee was one of his g ... 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 chimes in on K Dot's lyrical throwdown. The music recording industry needs to thank Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar f ... More >>
It must be something in the air, but Miami is definitely one crazy city. I mean, where else in the world would you find some of the most bizarre crimes, strangest laws (well, Florida in general), or a celeb-studded party going down at a megaclub on a Tuesday night? Only a place the wild, untamed, ... More >>
His name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., though he's better known by his stage moniker, Coolio. And in just a few days, the Grammy-winning pop culture icon will defy the odds for a 28th straight year. Coolio turns 50 on August 1. "I grew up during a time when the average lifespan of a black male was 22 ... More >>
It's been 18 years (wow!) since antenna-braided Compton rapper Coolio released "Gangsta's Paradise," the chorus-heavy, dark narrative about repenting for a thugged-out life in the hood. And on August 1, Mr. Cool himself will turn the big 5-0, partying down the next night at LIV Miami. Let's hope we ... More >>
These days, the rap game is kind of soft. It's all over-glorified Hokey Pokey dance steps, 808 tics, and bull-shit braggin'. Most of the time, these MCs are just mimicking the gestures of gangsters gone by. Still, there was a time when rap was real, and Ice Cube is one real motherfucker. He's been ... More >>
Hip-hop is the music of the people, and the sound of grumbling bellies sets the beat. In the game of life, it's eat or be eaten, and only the hungriest survive to tell their story. Songs about struggle are a cornerstone of the genre. Brooding tales of desperation often become heralded classics. Eve ... More >>
It can sometimes be hard to find Mark Gibson -- the pastor-turned-grillmaster and owner of Ribs-2-Go catering -- among the swarm of candy colored food trucks rolling around Wynwood. It's easy, however, to smell him. He's not on Twitter nor did he even want to be mentioned by name when, with Labor D ... More >>
The Committee to End Urban Beach Weekend on Miami Beach.Almost a month after the ignominious conclusion of Memorial Day Weekend on Miami Beach, ignorance is still flowing strong on a Facebook group page calling for an end to the controversial week-long unofficial party.No matter how many tim ... More >>
MystifyMe Concert Photography via FlickrT-Pain is shooting a music video in the 305 on October 13, and the auto-tune king is looking for "20-30 extras for a club scene," according to a Craigslist posting.T-Pain's "Rap Song," featuring Rick Ross, is a heartfelt track: "Or just put on that N.W.A./C ... More >>
The look alike in question... Obama with bling?Ahhh, the early '90s: A time for plaid shirts, grunge, cheesy pop hits, and rump-shaking. And, of course, Tag Team. The Atlanta duo's hit "Whoomp (There It Is)" hit number two on the pop charts in 1993, and is certified four-times platinum in the U.S ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for New Times. This week, Luke takes on Marion "Suge" Knight's $1 million lawsuit against Kanye West and South Beach's Shore Club, which wa ... More >>
Back in 92', that's 17 years ago, Snoop wasn't the Doggfather, DRE wasn't unfuckwithable and Luke got tried on wax on a track called "Fuck Wit Dre Day" on The Chronic. The diss apparently stemmed from a song on Luke's first solo cd, I Got Shit On My Mind, where he and JT Money call out all the fa ... More >>
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Rapper Jacquim and Mr. Fontobomb turn a def ear to Miami's rap rep. This posse's got something new to say.