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 >>