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    August 4, 2014

    Curren$y - Grand Central, Miami - August 3

    Better Than: Getting caught in the rain while out and about on a Sunday night. Even though Grand Central recently announced that the Miami venue would no longer allow smoking inside, last night the room was filled with a peculiar kind of smoke. 
It didn't smell like cigarettes, but it definitely ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    In the Magic City, the Monday blues are cured by one thing and one thing only: music. That's why there's never a lack of tuneage across the SoFla region. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week from Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater up in Boca to Animal C ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Travis Scott on Why "This Trill Ain't Just Gold Grills and Sippin' Lean"

    He growls. He flashes gold grills with fangs. He's Travi$ Scott. Signed to the production wing of Kanye West's GOOD Music, with credits on Cruel Summer and Yeezus, many consider this 22-year-old Houston rapper and studio pro to be 'Ye's protégé and possible heir. Now, more than a year after the ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely Tour in Miami

    Dom Kennedy Presented by Dope Ent Avenue D, Miami Friday, February 7, 2014 Better Than: These bitches talking a lot of shit about you. With the cell phones in full attendance, Dom Kennedy strolled onto the stage in his Los Angeles Dodgers hat and Wayne Gretzky jersey He began the set with "Domin ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Dope Ent on Bringing the Best Rap to Miami

    For one reason or another, things never go as planned. Just ask Dope Ent's Matt Zingler, 25, and his business partner, Tariq Cherif, 24. Take, for example, this past weekend: Nipsey Hussle had just left the building after his performance at Avenue D in Miami. And unfortunately, Zingler was forced ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Rappers on the Come-Up

    Miami's rap scene is on the come-up. There is no stopping or denying it. Over the past couple of years, numerous local talents have taken to the mic and released quality material that warrant outsiders' ears. Our city's rappers aren't only about the keys picked up at the Port of Miami at 2 a.m. fr ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Miami's Best Christmas 2013 Parties

    Our empty nug pouches have been hung from the chimney with care. Our palm trees are tinseled up like sexier, skinnier white pines. And our glowstick menorahs are ablaze. That's right -- it's holiday season in the MIA. And we, the party people, aren't about to celebrate with family, fruitcake, and a ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Ever been excited for Monday? Neither have we. But with good shows to look forward to this week including Dion Kerr's jazzy tunes, Curren$y's weed-y rap beats, and the Y100 Jingle Ball's pop star invasion, you might catch yourself a bit on the giddy side today all week. Check out the five best c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    FXRBES on Almost Getting Arrested for Filming a Rap Video: "I'm Like, 'Bro, We Just Shooting'"

    Conformity is overrated. The desire to fit the mold is so 2006. For video directors, the age of applying their vision with full creative control has already been upon us for several years, thanks to YouTube, Vimeo, and cheap but effective filming equipment. In just a little over a year, the forme ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Miami's Twelve Best New Year's 2012 Parties

    Soar like a half-naked angel this NYE with Bob Sinclar.​Forget your personal trainer, chartered accountant, and life coach. We here at Crossfade are the highest authority on how to spend New Year's in Miami. And we say: "This is no time for moderation!" Go live out the dying days of 2011 in a ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2012: Miami's Guide to Partying Too Hard and Drinking Too Much

    Photo by JipsySeize New Year's Eve!​Wanna know the truth about New Year's Eve? Well, it ain't the kickoff to a fresh, 365-day fiesta full of fun and promise. Quite the opposite -- this end-of-year holiday is your absolute last chance to overspend and overindulge before suppressing your natural ur ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Curren$y Announces Jet Life New Year's Eve Party at Grand Central in Miami

    ​Break out your biggest bag of OG kush. Burn a bunch of superdoobies. And board your private Gulfstream for the MIA. Earlier today, NOLA rapper and marijuana connoisseur Curren$y announced (in tandem with his own Jets International and local event-slash-video production company Dope Ent) that he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Rock the Bells Brings Ghostface, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep to the Fillmore September 13

    ​We all know hip-hop was better back in the day (namely the mid '90s) before MCs and beatmakers-for-hire became obsessed with their cellphones and started writing ringtones instead of blratt-blratt rap tracks. Thankfully, the Rock the Bells Festival Series is hustling hard to preserve the days - ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011
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    June 8, 2011

    Join the Reefer Party With Curren$y and the Jet Life Tour at Grand Central June 16

    ​For a semi-professional pothead, Nola spitta Curren$y is a surprisingly superproductive dude. Over the last 27 months, he's somehow smoked endless amounts of kush while still finding the energy and personal motivation to drop five studio albums (2009's This Ain't No Mixtape and Jet Files, 2 ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Rick Ross Says It's Maybach Music Month! Check Out These Five Self-Made Tracks

    ​In a fit of alliterative inspiration, Rick Ross and company have dubbed May as the official Maybach Music Month. Rap lately has been all about the label clique and compilation album -- just see the recent blockbuster success of Diddy's Dirty Money record, and Lil Wayne's Young Money posse cuts.&n ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 22, 2010

    The Smoker's Club Tour Loads Hip-Hop and Herb Into White Room October 28

    via​Funk music and a sweet, sticky spliff have been the perfect pair ever since James Brown and Bootsy Collins hotboxed a studio back in '70. A couple of decades later, there was Dre, Snoop, and The Chronic. And this Friday, the marriage of music and marijuana will go next level ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Introducing Mike Banger, Miami's Future Super Producer

    Mike Banger subscribed to our You Tube channel. He's a talented music dude. Here's the interview.New Times: How'd you get your nameMike Banger: You may know the slang term "banger" when speaking of a hard track. Well, when I first began producing I made nothing but hard mean heavy colossal beats tha ... More >>