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 talks about the lack of respect for his accomplishments It's humbling when your peers show appreciation for the work you've done ... More >>
Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message." Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
Most art is silent. Even during Basel week. That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... 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 >>
Edvill, FlickrThe Beastie Boys, Eric B. & Rakim, Donovan, and the Cure were among 15 artists nominated this morning by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee for the class of 2012. Only five will make it, earning a sacred spot alongside some of the greats. Chances are, Guns N' Roses, will ... More >>
Big Boi in lights!The Trinumeral Festival With Big Boi, ¡Mayday!, ArtOfficial, Juan Basshead, Mochipet, and more Sunday, October 10, 2010 (10/10/10!!!) Grand Central Better Than: Probably the other two nights of the Trinumeral Festival. There's no doubt that 10/10/10 is a date that will make any ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick. Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow. Q-Tip and the Roots With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather, Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve, and supa secret guest Bobby Brown Saturday, September 25, 2010 Ice Palace Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... 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 prepares to be honored by VH1 and explains why Miami-Dade County is the birthplace of Southern hip-hop. I'm feeling g ... More >>
photo by Tobin VoggesserJJ GreyJJ Grey & Mofro, GalacticRevolution, Fort LauderdaleSaturday, January 9, 2010Better Than: Being stuck on a boat with "suspicious liquids."The Review:This past weekend marked an annual ritual: the end of the Jam Cruise, which always floods South Florida with musi ... 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 >>
Karu & Y's resident battle champ.
In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
MC, community activist, and Kendall native, Brimstone is serious about the history of Miami's hip-hop culture
Def Jam Records founder finds yoga and some fly ladies
Mo' Mega (Def Jux)
Interpol looses Antics and takes on the world
For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté
Dancehall producer Troyton Remi takes his Black Shadow label to the top with "Gimme the Light"
Cujo Serves Up Drum and Bass With Jazz Flavor
Another round of Los Van Van insanity
Beat deconstruction courtesy of Richard Devine
Bass Mekanik breaks beats and windows