These days, Fat Joe ain't so fat. But he owes an obese (or is that obscene?) amount of back taxes to the IRS.
According to a press release from the Department of Justice: "Joseph Cartagena, the rapper popularly known as 'Fat Joe,' pleaded guilty [in New Jersey] today to two counts of failing to fil ... More >>
That adorable Midtown girl named Ricochet is celebrating her very first birthday.
And Daddy -- business guy and nightlife impresario Alan Roth -- is so proud to see his baby turn 1 year old that he's letting the little lady spend three whole, mostly unsupervised, and certainly wild nights with a n ... More >>
Hip-hop is a giant pissing contest set to music.
But while diamond-plated rims and gold watches will always be rap music standard bearers, you rarely hear declarations of being tremendous in the most literal sense possible.
Yes, many rappers are fat. However, only a certain subset of the hip-hop c ... More >>
Miley! The Makeover Stunt.So much of today's music industry is image. But what happens when a pop star totally hates the way that she's been played out by her PR people?
She takes matters into your own hands. She makes the kind of fashion-forward, control-taking maneuver that horrifies her record l ... More >>
See the full 51-photo slideshow from Best of the Best 2012.
Best of the Best 2012
With Fabolous, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Ace Hood, and others
Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami
Sunday, May 28, 2012
Better Than: If you know what this was better than, "MAKE SOME NOIII ... More >>
Photo courtesy of NLPGimages.comAce Hood and his mentor DJ Khaled.Broward County hustler and We The Best prospect Ace Hood never stops, sleeps, or surrenders.
The game is ruthless. And a real player's gotta stay hard. Just like Hood spits on "King of the Streets": "It's blood, sweat, and tears ... More >>
South Florida's 21st century dancehall, soca, and hip-hop party scene can be described in one word: Madhouse. That's the name of the weekly party started on Key Biscayne in the early millennium and keeping the bashment going even today via Friday nights at Opium Hard Rock.The teams behind the mov ... More >>
Fat Joe's new, 10th studio album, Darkside, Vol. 1, dropped just two days ago, but is already expected to debut in the Billboard 200. Why all the sales fuss over Jose's latest? Well, it's a return to his old, street-level form -- a 180 from the continued attempts at pop crossover that marked his ... More >>
photo CC by 2.0, by Alexander Boxi via TopStreetwear on FlickrCan you blame him? Fat Joe is seen around Miami all the time, but when he's in South Florida, he doesn't actually sleep in the 305. Instead, he's been living like a king out in the western edge of Plantation. And now, apparently, he's ... More >>
Props to Crown the South for pointing out a new song from West Palm's own Karbeen Mafia, "Getting to the Money," that popped up over the weekend. Karbeen frontman Schife, whose production work with Fat Joe caught Crossfade's attention in the fall, has also cooked tracks recently for Trina, Rick Ross ... More >>
South Florida loves Fat Joe; he seems to be here so often we can almost claim him as one of our own. So it was with some interest that I read this MTV News Mixtape Daily blog post on his latest album, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2). But it was this quote that stopped me, about the trac ... More >>
To understand up-and-coming MC Termanology's commitment to the golden age of hip-hop, just take a look at the production credits on his new album, Time Machine. It's enough to make you cry: the Alchemist, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and even the untouchable DJ Premier all lend beats to this sophom ... More >>
Here's a guide to some of the hottest parties tonight that kick off the long weekend on South Beach.Welcome to MiamiInk Nightclub, 717 Washington Ave., Miami BeachDoors open at 10 p.m., Tickets cost $30, miaminiceweekend.comSouth Beach Jump OffHosted by Fat Joe and Trick Daddy;With DJs Khaled, Entic ... 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 >>