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    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    White People in Rap Music: A Five-Part History

    Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster": Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Gucci Mane and Ten Other Drug-Addicted Rappers

    Gucci Mane has been going berserk lately. He spewed a bunch of hate speech about Brick Squad and how he banged Nicki Minaj via Twitter, and then his own friend called the cops and had him arrested for erratic behavior (getting an ice-cream cone tatted on his face wasn't a first clue?) -- but it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Eminem Isn't a Sellout: In Defense of Marshall Mathers

    Marshall Mathers deserves your respect. He was dealt a real shitty deck in life. His father left him as a baby. His mother mentally abused him. He grew up poor as shit in the bad really bad part of Detroit. And still, he overcame it all to stake a claim for white people in hip-hop, reversing the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Lil Wayne's "God Bless Amerika" and Six Other Rap Protest Songs

    Lil Wayne's got beef with the American prison system, and that could have something to do with his three incarcerations. But he also feels the purity, valor and justice are missing from the red, white and blue. This is according to the lyrics from his latest music video "God Bless Amerika." (We'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Rap's Top Ten Struggle Songs

    Hip-hop is the music of the people, and the sound of grumbling bellies sets the beat. In the game of life, it's eat or be eaten, and only the hungriest survive to tell their story. Songs about struggle are a cornerstone of the genre. Brooding tales of desperation often become heralded classics. Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    F#$% Valentine's Day! Top Ten Anti-Love Songs

    Valentine's Day really blows. If you're single, lovey-dovey shit will be rubbed in your face at every turn. And if you're not single, you've got to come up with some kind of sappy, cheesy display of affection or else end up in the dog house. And why? Because Hallmark and the damn chocolate compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Rihanna on Being 50 Years Old: "I Hope My Titties Are Still Up ... Nothing Else Will Matter"

    What really matters in life? Is it family? Is it power? Is it success in your career? No, it's tit buoyancy. At least, that's what Rihanna will be most concerned when she reaches her nifty 50s. The Barbadian sex goddess recently sat down for a revealing yet playful on-screen interview with Bravo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The 20 Richest Rappers: From Pitbull to Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Dre Day

    As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Lil Wayne Sells Mountain Dew, Six Others Rappers Who Love Soft Drinks

    ​Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Adele's Middle-Finger Fiasco and the Top Five Pop Star "F#%& You" Flip Offs

    ​Big ups to British siren Adele for keeping it seriously real at last night's Brit Awards. The "Rolling In The Deep" singer was in the process of accepting the award for Album of the Year when, seconds into her speech, actor and Brit presenter James Corden interrupted her to introduce a live perf ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Jay-Z, Eminem, and Rick Ross Are Never Too Old For Rap

    ​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 says hip-hop artists are never too old to stop rapping.Rick Ross recently celebrated his 36th birthday. Some folks might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Calling Battle Rappers! Enter Red Bull EmSee Miami and Win a Trip to the Finals in Atlanta

    Mangle that mike like Marshall Mathers.​Can you spit faster and farther than any other chump-ass rapper in the 305? Well, homie, WTF are you waiting for? Write a few rhymes, guzzle some energy drank, and go check out the United States of Amerikkka's baddest battle rap contest, Red Bull Emsee. T ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Top Ten Romantic Revenge Songs

    ​Today is Dave Coulier's birthday. And unless you've been hiding out in the Tanner's basement with Jodie Sweetin and a meth pipe for the last two decades, you oughta know that Alanis Morissette's biggest single, "You Oughta Know" is allegedly about Dave Coulier, AKA Uncle Joey from Full House. "Cu ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Jay-Z Is King of the Hip-Hop Throne

    Luther "Luke" Campbell, 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 declares the best MCs in hip-hop.After listening to the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, I was left ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Atmosphere's MC Slug and Ant Gonna Paint That Shit Gold September 16

    Atmosphere's MC Slug knows what to do when life hands you lemons.​The sensitive MC has always been a rare figure in hip-hop. While the early 2000s did see a spike in "politically conscious" backpack rappers like Talib Kweli and Mos Def (both of whom took a page from Common's socio-empathetic rhy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    From Traci Lords to Eminem: Five Music Videos With Porn Star Cameos

    Adult film star, Sasha Grey​Eminem's new video for "Space Bound" has been generating quite a bit of internet chatter. While the video's intense finale (which depicts the rapper committing suicide) has garnered a little attention, most of the buzz has revolved around the video's leading lady, porn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Lollapalooza 2011 Announces Lineup With Eminem, Girl Talk, DFA 1979, and 122 Others

    ​It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    53rd Grammy Awards = 15 Minutes of Fun!

    Photo by via grammy.comCee Lo acid puppets = Fun!​Did you waste three hours of your life watching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night? Well, congrats ... You got almost 15 minutes of genuine entertainment out of the deal. For one, Bieber took a beating at the hands of Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Eminem and Bruno Mars Lead the Grammy Nominations, While Miami Gets No Love

    via​Eminem was the name on everyone's lips during last night's Grammy nominations special. The Detroit rapper stole the show with ten nominations. They included nods for Record of the Year (for "Love the Way You Lie"), Album of the Year (for Recovery), Best Rap Solo Performance (for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Jay-Z and Eminem Bring Surprise Guests Kanye, Chris Martin, Dr. Dre, and More on Stage

    ​Unfortunately not all big shows can launch their tours in Miami. We get that. But when we heard that last night's Jay-Z/ Eminem concert in New York -- the first in the new Yankee Stadium -- had a ton of special musical guests, we just had to share some footage we found.Their special guests includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Top 10 List of Whiteys Who Might Get Away With Using the N-Word

    Pets 4 Dawn via flickr Oh no she didn't!​ The second the N word left Dr. Laura Schlessinger's mouth on her nationally syndicated radio show last week she must have known she started another N word related crap storm. Dr. Laura doesn't have near the street cred a white person needs to get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Kanye West "Power" vs. Eminem/Rihanna "Love the Way You Lie": Which Wins?

    ​No two songs have gotten more music publicity lately than Kanye West's "Power" and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie." We've been hearing about how good their videos will be for weeks now, but what will make this showdown possibly even bigger than the Kanye vs. 50 Cent Rolling Stone cover? It's defi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Jacki-O, Jim Jonsin, Rick Ross and more

    ​ -- Basic Vocab has just released their album A Better Way. The album will officially receive its nationwide release on April 27th, but they did a special iTunes early release this past Tuesday where you can get the album at $7.99 for a limited time. Conscious hip-hop from Miami never sounded thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Top Ten Thursdays: The Top Ten Greatest Rappers Alive (Let the Haterade Rain....)

    via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?​Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008


    Paper Trail (Atlantic)

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Eminem to Perform for Mandela?

    That sounds like an odd performance request, but according to this story, he's onboard to perform at the Mandela's 90th birthday party this summer. The article doesn't speak too highly of Eminem and you can almost hear the detractors and gay rights activists who will probably jump all over this in S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    The U.S. Military Torture Mix Tape

    (Via Idolator). Liberal mag Mother Jones did us all the favor of putting together an imeem streaming play list of songs used during military prison interrogations, according to various leaked documents. And I have to say -- I, too, would crack pretty quickly if forced to listen to "Babylon" by David ... More >>

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    She's a Lady, Yo

    Make way for the S-O-V at M3

  • Music

    August 25, 2005
  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Hate It or Love It

    The Anger Management Tour may be mainstream hip-hop's high-water mark, but has it poisoned the well?

  • Music

    December 23, 2004


    Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year

  • Music

    November 18, 2004


    Eminem's World

  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    July 8, 2004


    D12 is rich, famous, and better than you think

  • Best of Music

    May 13, 2004
  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Mind Games

    Can hip-hop music be saved? The students of Booker T. Washington High School say yes

  • Music

    June 20, 2002


    The Eminem Show (Aftermath)

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    White Squall

    What does the future hold for Eminem?

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Jukebox

    King Stable Bar and Lounge

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    A Country B-Boy Survives

    Kid Rock flips 1999's dismal script in his favor

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    The Arsonists

    As the World Burns (Matador)

  • Music

    March 18, 1999
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