Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the legendary Stones Throw Records, has presided over some of the most important releases and moments in modern hip-hop history. Recently, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, was released about his iconic mecca of underground hip-hop beats. It h ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke weighs in on Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. There are a lot of people hating on Miley Cyrus right now because she be ... 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 >>
Photo by Mark BrubakerTimes New VikingFor those us far away from the indie music pilgrimage in Austin, Texas, known as South By Southwest, there's good news: In addition to members of the Crossfade team being there, our parent company, Village Voice Media, is all over it.In fact, VVM threw a litt ... More >>
Jonathan Mannion / Cash Money RecordsLil Wayne celebrated his 28th birthday yesterday at New York City's Rikers Island. And even though he's currently locked up (due back in a month or so), he and his Cash Money Records crew also used his birthday to release the digital version of Weezy's new alb ... 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 >>
Miami may not have completely shed its reputation as a party mecca, even for its full-time residents. But with cats like DJ Manuvers coming up and taking over, we might one day also be known for our work ethic.Of course you might expect some fast action from one whose name is both a noun and a ve ... More >>
Eight years. That's how long Maxwell spent between LPs. And that's about eight times the general shelf life of the average pop star. But as we make clear in this week's feature, Maxwell is not, and has never been, your average pop-star. In fact, he's come off as something enduring and timeless from ... More >>
The best DJs dig deep into the sounds they're spinning. And that doesn't mean just the the components of a given track - the structure of the beat, the motion of a melody, the drive of a bassline, and so on. No, the best want to know where a song comes from, be it who did what and why, or the whe ... More >>
Locally born and bred songstress Karina Iglesias has got more soul than a sock with a hole -- one listen to her music gives that away. Songs from the singer-songwriter's repertoire traverse R&B, funk, and beyond, while remaining smooth but down to earth. Her sultry, throaty vocal style easily na ... More >>
Hip-hop for the high life.
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
Gym Class Heroes, Estelle and the Roots Wednesday, October 8 Fillmore Miami Beach Better than: Reading Okayplayer.com for news on the Roots. Last Night, the Fillmore Miami Beach was alive and drenched in abstract hip-hop. Putting Gym Class Heroes, the Roots, and Estelle on one line-up guarantees ... More >>
Check these guys out at The Fillmore.
In this week's issue of the Miami New Times, for my Suicide Blonde column I spoke with JWL B and Shunda K of the Tampa-based electro-rap group Yo Majesty. Click here to read my explanation of why they're one of the most punk rock things out there right now. But of course, the interviews ran longer ... More >>
For Sergio Mendes, "Nada" was just the start of it all.
Antidote party, featuring Bassnectar and the Freestylers Circa 28, Miami Sunday, March 30 Better than: A ripe, juicy peach on a hot summer afternoon while your boombox spills the top 40. A good amount of closing joints were poppin’ off Sunday night to see the close of WMC ’08, but downtown ha ... More >>
Hip-hop junkies and beat heads need to familiarize themselves with DJ Houseshoes. He's one of the foremost experts on all things Dilla related, which is a technical way of saying the two came up together in the same gritty Detroit night clubs and vibed outside of the typical DJ/MC relationship. Shoe ... More >>
It's sweltering outside, but there's still music worth hearing
Joss Stone June 16, 2007 Revolution Better Than: Her CDs, by far. No Opener: Just Raw Stone Joss Stone at Revolution Photo by Jamie Puntumkhul For a girl that hails from the white cliffs of Dover, England, Joss Stone is way into color - which made her magenta hair and loud, patterned ... More >>
The latest export from São Paulo, songstress CéU, brings an acclaimed debut album and live show to the States
An independent record store finds its own level
DVD releases for the week of June 13, 2006
Here's a mystery for Mulder: What's happened to Duchovny's career?
Our annual nonscientific tip sheet for WMC/M3's breakout tracks
Chocolate Industries is laying down the soundtrack for That Turn-of-the-Century Show
Boney James finally gets his funk on
Will Puffy, Pink, and Cash Money Crew replace Versace, Madonna, and Ingrid Casares?
Letters from the issue of March 2, 2000
Rastas and b-boys find common ground in Marley's legacy
The Cider House Rules
Dissed by Dre, rapper Eve struck gold anyway
Bob Marley tribute, Mark Lanegan
February 11 - 17, 1999