Fiscal cliff, shmimal shmilff. You're a baller. You aren't worried that your stock portfolio will be worthless on January 1, 2013. That's why come December 31, you can afford to be irresponsible with your money.
And there is no better city to be financially irresponsible than Miami. This is a city ... More >>
Fierce, strong, independent -- Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva, known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
But like so many enormously talented young women in the music business, she's endured seriously hard times. Throughout her teens and 20s, she struggled with drugs, alcohol, her ... More >>
Simultaneously reviving the clubland economy and refueling America's obesity epidemic, fast food giant McDonald's is damn near ready to crown this year's "hottest DJ" at a hamburger party inside South Beach's Cameo Nightclub.
But first, three mix-masters will have to woo a panel of judges compr ... More >>
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
Miami New Times.
This week, Luke says hip-hop artists are never too old to stop
rapping.Rick Ross recently celebrated his 36th
birthday. Some folks might ... More >>
A memo from Uncle Luke to all y'all haters who seem to think the hip-hop industry should institute some sorta superstrict mandatory retirement policy ... Screw you. That shit's ageist.
In today's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "Jay-Z, Eminem, and Rick Ross Are Never Too Old For Rap," New Tim ... More >>
Uncle 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 Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why a 2 Live Crew reunion tour will prove booty music desegregated hip-hop.After 2 Live Crew and I performed at the ... More >>
Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda bummed.
We referred to the lineup as "lackluster." We complained about Kenny G's saxophone sucking. We called ... More >>
Cali Swag District's M Bone, far left.No matter how smooth he was, M-Bone couldn't Dougie his way out of two head shots in an Inglewood, California drive by that left him dead inside a vehicle out front of a liquor store.The 22-year-old Cali Swag District member made famous by his group's chart-t ... More >>
Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella say: "Push it!"If you can believe it, there was a time, commonly called back in the day, when a female with a microphone could be cute, dirty, sexy, funny, and smart.
This was before Lil Kim and the boom of the MC slut. And back then, the undisputed rap scene queens ... More >>
Bobby Brown gonna get jazzy.Last month, Crossfade reported the massive news that Ms. Lauryn Hill would be headlining the two-day Jazz in the Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium -- and only a few months after the former Fugees frontwoman laid down one of Miami's best concerts of 2010 as part of U ... More >>
It was billed as a "private" performance. But unless you're one of those rule-watching wimps with way too much respect for authority, you snuck onto the University of Miami campus to see November 5's free homecoming concert starring Lauryn Hill. We did. And we brought back a recap, some photos, a ... More >>
image via New Times archives Back in August 1988 South Florida had a pretty good line-up of shows at venues from the Hollywood Sportatorium to the James L. Knight Center to the Kendall Town and Country Mall to the Fontainebleau back up to the Button South.The Dope Jam brought together Eric B and ... More >>
Friday night comedian Mike Epps performed at the Fillmore and as usual, his raucous conversational comedy was hilarious and he had the crowd in stitches for the majority of his hour-long (don't quote me on the length of time, thanks) set. He also dropped a few sexual pearls of wisdom on the crowd:Wo ... More >>
Courtesy of the Opium GroupIt's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Sto ... More >>