"It was 1988, I was 18 years old, trying to graduate high school." That's how Vincent Mason, otherwise known as Maseo of golden-era hip-hop trio De La Soul, remembers the days, weeks, and months leading up to the life-changing release of 3 Feet High and Rising, a golden-era hip-hop masterpiece so d ... More >>
It's the start of the holiday season, which in Miami means decorating the palm tree with red twinkle lights and hoping it gets cool enough to wear your reindeer sweater for just one night. While the rest of the year is basking in the chill of an early snowstorm, we're still wearing shorts and a T-s ... More >>
Yo, Mahomies! Only a week and a half ago, Austin Mahone -- your fave Texas-bred, Miami-based, Cash Money-signed 17-year-old pop sensation -- was forced to postpone his entire MTV Artist to Watch Tour because "I've never felt so bad." But like a true teenage dreamboat, Ameezy (and yes, that's an ac ... More >>
A higher percentage of Miamians don't have bank accounts than any other large city in America. A new survey finds 20.1 percent of Miamians have neither a checking nor a savings account. Another 21.4 percent are considered "underbanked," meaning while they do have a bank account, they rely more on th ... More >>
Trailers and booze have a long symbiotic history, but it usually involves pre-painted aluminum panels and Bud Select. Leave it to Veuve Clicquot to up the combo's class factor with an Airstream trailer tour. To celebrate the arrival of spring, the luxe champagne brand will tour the count ... More >>
Movies are alive in the age of McConaughey.
Cancel whatever plans you've already made for Saturday, June 8, 2013 ... Because Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks are getting the band back together. Fleetwood Mac announced a 34-city North American reunion tour yesterday, curbing any and all Rumors that "The Chain ... More >>
As Florida vote counting goes to the wire tonight, what is clear is that this state -- and this city -- remains bitterly divided.That divide was apparent at two locations just blocks apart in Little Havana: there was elation at Obama campaign headquarters on SW 1st Street as a small band of voluntee ... More >>
While Miami is best known for palm trees swaying among neon-lit avenues, Texas is probably most famous for cattle, oil, lots of excess...and old fashioned duels to the death.Read Also:- Haven's Isaac Grillo Wins Inaugural Ultimate Miami Bartender Award at Magic City CasinoThat vision apparently has ... More >>
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>
See also "Lady Gaga Stinks Like FAME" and "World's Most Powerful Women in Pop: From Gaga to J.Lo." Lady Gaga has been straight pissing people off with her latest tour, the Born This Way Ball. She canceled her trip to Indonesia, landed amid some serious protesters in the Philippines and riled up Ko ... More >>
A funny thing is happening with this year's installment of Hard Knocks. Previous seasons focused on obvious, larger-than-life coaching personalities in Rex Ryan, Herm Edwards and Brian Billick, but the idea behind this year's inside look at the Dolphins was to cut out all that cute shit and pull bac ... More >>
Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group just got some fly shit from Chicago, and you know they're gonna bring it down to the family. The newest signee to the Bawse's label is Chi-Town's fast-spitting swagmaster Rockie Fresh. He comes to MMG already two mixtapes deep and hailed by Complex Magazine as a fo ... More >>
The Dallas, Texas blog-turned-label French Express can do no wrong right now. Hotly-tipped artists on the young roster, like Jonas Rathsman, Perseus and Moon Boots, are stirring up a nu-disco storm in clubland. But the label's undisputed star is Chris Malinchak, an NYC-based producer with a gift fo ... More >>
It's official. Miamians dine out in restaurants more often than our neighbors in Broward and Palm Beach counties.According to a survey on Bundle.com, a website that tracks consumer spending by analyzing credit card data, Miami residents eat at restaurants 21 percent more often than the U.S. average. ... More >>
Earlier today, Nicki Minaj announced 14 North American dates for her worldwide summer tour in support of new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. "When I 1st started this shit there were a few cities/states I'd play ALL the time. Always showed luv," she tweeted. "Rlly wanted to get u guys for summer. ... More >>
Miami-Dade County saw its population grow by 58,331 residents between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 according to the United State Census. That adds up to the fourth largest numeric growth by any county in the country. These estimates also make Miami-Dade the seventh largest county by population in ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
Holy nostalgia, it's 1991 all over again! Pearl Jam's de facto captain, legendary singer-songwriter, and uke-man extraordinaire Eddie Vedder is bringing his one-man show to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 13. Announced earlier today, the grunge rock godfather's solo ... More >>
Admittedly, we were nervous about Jacuzzi Boys' upcoming European tour. But we quickly changed our tone when Hardly Art assured us it'd be a land-based trek. Phew, what a relief. European tours can be a real bummer. Shitty guides recklessly leading you into dangerously shallow waters, shoddy sa ... More >>
Being the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet can be a real pain in the sesamoid bone and flexor tendon. Just ask Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis. The porn 'stachioed rocker recently underwent surgery to treat a bum foot, the result of "multiple" injuries. And regrettably, ... More >>
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more encyclopedic guru of house and techno than Chistopher Milo AKA DJ Three. And it's no surprise, given he's one of the most highly regarded tastemakers on the underground American EDM scene. The Florida native has been commanding dancefloors since the early '90 ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach and the surrounding bacchanal kicks off this week, and on the tenth anniversary of the festivities we've realized the entire week comes down to two factors: expensive artwork and free booze. So it's about time that an artist fully combines the two into one work. Austrian art ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian EdgeRadioheadRadiohead just released the first 10 dates of its 2012 US tour and we couldn't be any happier. Thom Yorke and his mates from Oxfordshire will be kicking things off at the American Airlines Arena on Monday, February 27. Since releasing its eighth studio album, The ... More >>
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
When we last saw the Rapture, it was at Nocturnal, of all places, alongside the Miami Heat's DJ Irie and electro icon Felix Da Housecat. Odd lineup? Definitely. It was one of those liquor-sponsored events that took over the 11th Street nightclub on a weekday for the sole purpose of creating "br ... More >>
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that requires all people seeking welfare take mandatory drug tests. Interestingly, it turns out Scott has a younger brother who receives welfare and seems to have a history of drug charges.
Almost a month ago, we received word that Puerto Rican tag team Calle 13 was planning a Miami show on May 27 as part of its initial 11-city Entren los Que Quieran US tour. At the time, there was no venue. And details were sketchy. But still, we got all riled up and started ranting wildly about ... More >>
Calle 13's Residente and Visitante go guerrilla again.With ten Latin Grammys and even a pair of standard gold-plated gramophophone statuettes stashed in the safe, it's been a solid minute since Calle 13's Residente and Visitante could be legitimately called underground guerilla rappers. The ... More >>
Photo by DJ Scoob Doo via weezythanxyou.comLil Wayne's hitting the highways with Nicky Minaj and Rick Ross.Ever since he made the break from Rikers back in November, we've been so hyped about Lil Wayne's inevitable trip across these United States that we could barely sleep. Or shit. Our goggles ... More >>
There are certain things that studies and data analysis don't really need to tell us, like, for example, that the commute-time traffic in Miami is pretty horrible. Yet, whenever these scientist or mathematicians or data-obsessed journalists tell us something we already know, and perhaps rank it, ... More >>
Last time we wrote about Gerald Posner, we showed -- in excruciating detail -- how the disgraced South Beach author appears to have plagiarized at least 35 passages from dozens of sources in two books, Why America Slept and Secrets of the Kingdom. photo by Bill CookeThat story came a few w ... More >>
Photo from Paragon's website, paracr.com.How come Bill Gale didn't want to talk to a New Times reporter?In 2005, Dallas resident Richard Silverman returned from vacation in Costa Rica convinced the Central American paradise was a perfect spot for a second home. So after searching online, Silverman ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
When you think about it, Mizner Park is sort of like an overstuffed, smothered burrito. There are all the fancy Boca ladies sporting expensive jewelry - they're the cheese. There are the teenage children of wealth driving around in cars worth more than the valets who park them make in two years - th ... More >>
Michelle SolomonA-Trak spinning at Bacardi B-Live.If you were one of the 300 "regular" folks, or the 150 or so "press" types who got invited to the Bacardi B-Live Press Pool Party on Tuesday night, say a hefty thank-you prayer to the God of Groove.Inside the basement Japanese restaurant, Fountainble ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
"Any story that involves strippers and hip-hop that's not derogatory but informative is cool with me."
Old rockers offer soundtracks for sleaze
Neither rain, nor cops, nor crabby neighbors can stop South Florida's house concerts