Ky-Mani Marley's first name means "Adventurous Traveler."
He is the son of Bob Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He was born in Jamaica. But he grew up in Liberty City.
The new label that he's created is Konfrontation Muzik, and his album of the same name is currently being ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers.
It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... More >>
Yesterday, Crossfade reported on prolific pop/rap producer Scott Storch's recent arrest for cocaine possession in a Las Vegas hotel. The story was simple: Homeboy didn't want to pay his bill (probably because he spent all of his money on coke) and when the cops rolled up they found a few grams le ... More >>
Photo by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.comMs. Lauryn Hill and Nas serenading the James.After two kids, a decade-long courtship, and zero NBA championships, LeBron James has finally asked high-school sweetheart Savannah Brinson for her hand in marriage.
Having turned 27 years old approximately 24 ho ... More >>
Usher Has Got a Message For Lil Wayne.Usher. Just about every woman in the world wants to be his wife. And there Prunk TV was, standing next to him, as we both leaned against a wall on the rooftop of Red Steakhouse in Miami Beach.
The party had just begun. Lord Usher was wearing dark expensive ... More >>
photo by Anthony MendoliaDespite forecasts of economic and music industry gloom and doom, for the talented and lucky the good times still roll. So it went that last night's launch for songwriter/producer Rico Love's new label, Division 1, was a relaxed but still definitely upscale affair. ... More >>
Will Castro and Unique Autosports are both brands in themselves. Unique, once based in New York and now Miami, encompasses a car customization business as well as cable TV titles for the Speed Network and Spike TV. Boasting celebrity clients like Diddy, the cast of the Jersey Shore, 50 Cent, and ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioThis week BET announced the nominees for its annual Hip Hop Awards, which air on Tuesday October 12th and is hosted by the always hilarious Mike Epps. We had a few Miamians score some nominations, like usual suspects Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, each picking up four noms i ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Spiff TV-Hip-hop fans can officially relax now that Rick Ross and company have released the Kanye West collabo track from Teflon Don titled "Live Fast, Die Young". The track features Kanye on the second verse as well as on the production side.Recorded in Hawaii not too long ago, ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- The Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross saga continues. (Click here if you need to catch up on the background). But things are going to get a little more ugly. Former drugpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is now trying to stop the release of Rick Ross the rapper's Teflon Don album, whic ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- DJ Khaled continues to ride the wave of success that his song
"All I Do Is Win" has garnered. Since releasing the song, he's received
tons of iTunes downloads for it. So I guess as a thank you of sorts,
Khaled recruits pretty much all of the most relevant rappers of ... More >>
Armand Van HeldenBritish house music label and booking agency Milk'n'2 Sugars has been contributing to the dance music scene for 15 years. So it's only fitting that they celebrate the milestone during the biggest gathering devoted to electronic music, Winter Music Conference.The agency will take ... More >>
The Miami-based, 26-year-old Rico Love is quietly becoming one of the industry's most sought-after R&B and pop arrangers and songwriters. Starting out in his early 20s as a rapper in Atlanta, he got his real boost when, as a performer, Usher signed him to his J Records imprint. And while working ... More >>
image via derickg.comAkon "So Paid" Video Shoot
image via DerickG.com"For the most part I just get hired to shoot." Here are excerpts from a recent email interview with local hip hop photographer Derick G."I started in the music industries by getting on music video sets. The ball really started roll ... More >>
Pusha T of the Clipse playing to the crowd at Sneaker Pimps in Miami on Saturday.Sneaker PimpsLive Performances by the Cool Kids and ClipseSaturday, May 30, 2009The Moore Building, MiamiBetter than: A backpack full of factory-fresh, limited edition kicks.Outside the Moore Building, footwear fetishis ... More >>
UB The Underboss is a South Florida hip-hop veteran and new media pioneer. I asked him 10 questions via e-mail and got back so much information I can't even call this an interview, it's the Underboss Book Of Knowledge. Check out Urban Medero's 20 years worth of insight on hip-hop culture and check h ... More >>
All you street festival lovers, I know you know what time it is! Last week I asked and none of you answered. But I know that's purely a matter of laziness, because who doesn't love street fairs? Well, the granddaddy of all street festivals is fast approaching and it's celebrating its 30th annive ... More >>
So we were driving through Hialeah a few days ago when we saw a billboard advertising Daddy Yankee's cologne. Yeah, yeah, it launched a couple of months ago, but this is the first we've heard of it, and before you blast us for old news you should consider the ramifications of revealing you're on Dad ... More >>