Everyone loves a good concert, and everyone loves a good porno. So it's only math that everyone loves it twice as much when famous musicians get nasty as fuck in public.
And nothing beats being brought on stage by your favorite performer for a scandalous, titillating, once-in-a-lifetime sexual expe ... More >>
Each year 'round the holidays, Crossfade readies itself to receive an influx of letters from Miami-Dade County hip-hop heads asking the one question that plagues rap fans around the country: What should we stuff our favorite rapper's stocking with this year?
Well, rather than replying to each let ... More >>
The Stage Miami
Friday, December 7
Better Than: Getting Paid in Increments.
It had been a long time since Rakim rolled through our hood prior to last night's performance at The Stage.
-Basel Castle 2012: Twin Shadow, Trinidad James, and Purity Ring
-Danny Brown and Shepard Fairey ... More >>
"Stank pussy smellin' like Cool Ranch Doritos!"
That's what all the hip cats were screaming at Bardot last night, 'cause Danny Brown was in the spot tearin' it up on the carpet, among the people.
The weed was in the air and the streets were representing for an intimate set from the loud and rowdy ... More >>
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
When Danny Brown tells you to rub them titties at Bardot, you will motherfucking obey.
That's because you'll be inundated with propaganda of the highest order.
And when we say "propaganda of the highest order," we mean a VJ set from graphic art star Shepard Fairey.
Yeah, Brown and Fairey are team ... More >>
The feud between Miami's Raider Klan and NYC's A$AP Mob continues ...
As we here at Crossfade have previously pointed out, Raider capo SpaceGhostPurrp and Mob boss A$AP Rocky were once homies. They spent time together, smoking blunts, ripping up studios, and dropping some collabo slabs. But then th ... More >>
He's got a "Fucking Problem" that's a hit, and one that isn't. But A$AP Rocky isn't letting unlicensed samples ruin the LONGLIVEA$AP tour.
"It's just so hard to get things cleared, because you got to find people to clear samples," Rocky said during a recent radio interview.
The MC's debut LP was ... More >>
Has anyone seen Molly?
Have you checked the strip clubs or the mean streets of the inner city? Have you asked around the Louis store? Have you checked ATL, MIA, and NYC?
It used to be that wide-eyed and sweaty raver kids ruled the molly scene. And basically, they still do. But over the past coupl ... More >>
President Obama didn't mention Band of Horses when he was asked about the music on his iPod during an interview with Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner, but British Prime Minister David Cameron did.
In a chat with the Daily Telegraph, Cameron admitted that Band of Horses and Lana Del Rey are among his fa ... More >>
See also "A$AP Rocky Announces LongLiveA$AP 2012 Tour With Fillmore Miami Beach Show."
It had been 62 days since Miami's last zombie attack. But now we have to restart the counter.
A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob just released "Bath Salt," a dark banger with enough evil swag to make you eat a face off ... More >>
See also "Soulja Boy to SpaceGhostPurrp "We Gone Eat Yo Face," Thows Bath Salts on A$AP Beef."
Extraordinary swag and a mouthful of gold ...
Yeah, we're talking about A$AP Rocky, the preternaturally talented 23-year-old Harlem Mob boss, rapper, and grillz model who's been beefing with SpaceGhostPu ... More >>
White girl rappers are a tough sell. Ask Uffie, Kreayshawn, and Iggy Azalea. The vitriol thrown their way -- whether deserved or not -- tends to stem from the question, "What do white girls know about hip-hop?"That's why Kitty Pryde, a Daytona Beach native, seems to differ from her peers. She gets p ... More >>
It took six mixtapes, a fake Cuban accent, and a sizzurp high before Future landed a record deal with Epic. Now the Atlanta-based rapper is one of the Dirty South's most promising artists.
"I'm just coming out, but if you go anywhere in the South," he says, "I get that love and respect like I have ... More >>
The best things in life are free, and the good folks at Bacardi want to show off their new line of pre-mixed cocktails in a way that you won't find obnoxious.
So they've announced the Bacardi Plus Fest, a nationwide booze-and-tuneage event. On May 4, there will be a free show for 21-and-older parti ... More >>
Nearly a million people have seen Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y." About 4,000 really liked it. But it left a sour taste in about 770 others' mouths.
"No words," says YouTube user Serbsaint. "I hope she dies from bleeding of the asshole." Meanwhile, non-fan Slimjim90tj quips, "I bet those beef curtains flap ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
Ever since the internet turned every last drip-drop of intellectual property into the featured item at an ever-extending, all-you-can-download digital buffet, nobody's even sure if concepts like "underground" or "mainstream" exist anymore.
But Chicago electro-hop diva Kid Sister straddles the li ... More >>
Invented in the late '80s by electronics wizard Roger Linn, the Music Production Center is a pimped-out drum machine on steroids, usually equipped with eight to 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive pads, multiple MIDI inputs and outputs, a superpowered sequencer, advanced sampling systems, and an ... More >>
Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise.
Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>
See the full 30-photo Das Racist at Grand Central slideshow.
With Danny Brown and Despot
Grand Central Miami
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Better Than: The graveyard shift at a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
A Lot Better Than: Langerado.
About a month ago, Langerado organizers a ... More >>
Photo by Bek AndersenIn the hot-as-balls summer of 2009, three dudes from New York City -- rappers Himanshu "Heems" Suri and Victor "Kool A.D." Vazquez, and hype guy Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu -- banded together under the vaguely ominous moniker Das Racist, made some beats, spit some rhymes, smok ... More >>
Photo by Simon Wald-LasowskiDas RacistWith Langerado acts like Arctic Monkeys and Ghostland Observatory rebooked at Broward venues, we suspected it was only a matter of time before Miami got some of the other defaulted acts. First one announced: Das Racist at Grand Central, which was confirmed ye ... More >>