Electric Piquete bass player Michael Mut has a direct connection to the Bay of Pigs. His grandfather spent 18 months in a Cuban prison after John F. Kennedy abandoned him and hundreds of others on La Playa Girón during their invasion to topple Fidel Castro's communist dictatorship. Today, the Cuba ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Welcome to Ultra land. The weather is perfect. The kids are nice. There are "No Guns Allowed." But famous lady rapper side-boob is plentiful. So are the naked dancing dudes. And even 70-year-old ravers feel totally at home. Quite honestly, Ultra Music Festival is paradise, if you're into fist-pump ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 Lil Wayne is a dick.Miamians are mad as hell at rapper Lil Wayne because he said fuck the Heat, LeBron James, Dwyane ... More >>
Rick Ross is having a party! The Grammy-nominated Maybach Music Group guru and Wingstop franchisee will attend Sunday service at LIV, celebrating his 37th birthday with a Bawse party. Unlike normal folks' birthdays, where overindulging on ice-cream cake and Wild Turkey is both the highlight and ... More >>
If Planet Earth had testicles, they'd belong to Kendrick Lamar. Because, proverbially, homie's got the world by the balls. With five critically acclaimed mixtapes and an independent release already under his belt, it's easy to forget that the Compton MC's first major-label LP hasn't even dropped y ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
See also "The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre" and "Eight Richest Musicians in Their Teens and 20s." Dear haters ... Even though beefcake-y blonde Dutch disc jockey Tiësto is kind of a corporate whore, he's also a pranksterish dude who enjoys talking shit, ... More >>
In the gritty rap game, honor is everything. And honor usually means a bag full of automatic weapons at an airport. Alright, not every rapper's got a rap sheet. But if you talk the talk, you're expected to do the time. A mean MC with a big mouth is just a poser without a felony charge. And getting ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Back in 2010, Miami New Times ran a no-holds-barred expose on the life and lavish times of prolific hip-hop producer (and South Florida native) Scott Storch. As subtly alluded to via our front page illustration (see right), the Storch story involves a shit-ton of drugs. Not just any drugs, mind ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up Presented by Rock the Bells Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth. Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... More >>
Photo by Gaby IzarraBoregore With Caligula, Juan Basshead, and MC Jumanji Fillmore Miami Beach June 17, 2011 Better Than: My high school graduation, which just happened to be at the same place. A full moon brings out the untamed and feral-minded, and the kids were ruthless last night at the F ... More >>
Tyler the Creator: Is he the über-hipster hopper?There is no escaping the young-and-vulgar West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future. There was a brief incubation period on the internet. But ever since performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the group has been everywhere: SXSW, Coachella, and ... More >>
Nate Dogg is a bad motherfucker. And we mean forever, because that's how long his music's gonna live. However, Nate Dogg's human self, Nathaniel Hale, died today after struggling for the last two years with the aftereffects of multiple strokes, which left him halfway paralyzed and unable to breat ... More >>
The Roots' Black Thought.We're pretty sure no one's ready to think about anything beyond December 31. But for all you diehard heads, January 2 is only a couple of days away and you don't wanna miss this thing. For the first time ever, New York City mixtape king J.Period will be bringing his hig ... 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 >>
How low can you go?
On the corner of Breakbeat and Bass, in the town of Danceville, there hangs a cat whose scratch is surely as deep as the hiss of some vintage vinyl. I'm not talking about some throwback turntablist trying to revive the art of the back-cue, mind you - hell, most of the time those guys don't even use ... More >>
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously absurd record or ... More >>
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