Fresh Kid Ice is the only member of 2 Live Crew to appear on every 2 Live Crew album. He's one of three founding members who got together in a dorm room at an Air Force base in Riverside, California, started rocking shows in Miami, moved permanently to the 305, and took sexplicit bass music around ... More >>
Soulfrito Music Festival With Nas, Don Omar, Busta Rhymes, and others Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens Saturday, February 22, 2014 Better Than: The Winter Olympics. In contrast to the Olympic Games being broadcast the past couple weeks, Soulfrito: The Urban Latin Music Festival was organized to rep ... More >>
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 >>
Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.
Even though 2006 inductees Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols might think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is "a piss stain" that charges too much for dinner and a gala, there are plenty of "music industry people" (i.e. not gaping A-holes) who'd be happy to grab a decent dinner while basking in the glo ... More >>
If you're a Vh1 junkie like ourselves, there is a good chance you have caught classics like Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels or Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. But no one did fake love competitions better than Flavor Flav with Flavor of Love. If we told you we had missed an episode, we would b ... More >>
Lately, Nicki Minaj has been all about them chicken wangs Back in August, the Young Money diva showed up to a Good Morning America photo shoot decked out like the prom queen in a John Hughes movie, and waving around a mighty fine, golden brown chicken leg. Then this past weekend, Nicki wore a pi ... More >>
Does the Godfather of Heavy Metal get crunk? You bet he does. It seems like enough time has passed since the sweaty-armpit era of mainstream rock (otherwise known as the Nu-Metal Dark Ages) that we can finally, maybe, approach the subject of fusing hip-hop with rock and roll. It wasn't always Fr ... More >>
Crossfade is sick and tired of Ice-T and Coco's overly pampered pooch.The only thing more annoying than pop stars and their lavish lifestyles ... The lavish lifestyles of their freaking pets. Yeah, while plebs like us spend our downtime shuffling kitty litter that sears our nostrils and looking ... More >>
Yesterday, Top 40 hip-hop megastar and occasional actor Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to file his taxes. Remember the good old days when rappers were taking each other out on their records and in real life? Or they wrote verses about crackhouses from inside crackhouses ... More >>
We here at Riptide like the sordid side of things. And while we're hoping that, come the end of the 2010-11 NBA season, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh are lobbing a championship trophy to each other as they ride dolphins through Biscayne Bay, we're also hoping for a bit of off-the- ... More >>
When Liberty City's Chad Ochocinco does something, he doesn't half-ass it. Especially when that something is utterly ridiculous. The man changed his last name to Ochocinco, after all.So when it was announced he'd make the inevitable jump to reality TV by being a contestant on Dancing With the S ... More >>
When Lil Wayne said, "Miami is my home. I'm home, bitch.," it felt really good. I am a Miami native, born here. When Khaled mentioned that he had seen me on WSHH in the studio with Mack Maine and Kevin Rudolf, I felt like I just won a certificate of eligibility. I love Miami and I lov ... More >>
Swingin' iguanas, a prince from Sudan, and tawdry tales at SoBe's top dive.
Like an island full of desperate strangers or a house full of women throwing themselves at Flava Flav, the Miami Dade School Board’s public meetings apparently have become the stuff of great reality television. In fact -- fueled by the divisive drama of a recent campaign to oust Superintendent Rud ... More >>
Rihanna's new boss? Now that Jay-Z has stepped down from the Def Jam presidency, the label might need a new president, but could that position end up going to Chuck D? It's hard to say. If the label ends up hiring a new figurehead, it'll probably be Jermaine Dupri or some such asshole. Jay is basic ... More >>
Aesop on turning 30, getting hitched, and leaving New York
Lisa Lampanelli lets it all hang out at the Fillmore
Hialeah homeboy Ralphige has become the most notorious crank caller in the world of hip-hop. Jerky Boys, watch your back
This used to be Madonna's playground, but it's time for her to get off the swing
A sobering journey into one man's weeklong binge in the world of alcohol distribution
Traveling hip-hop show goes back in the day
Dead Prez battles record companies and the white power structure
Party Music (75 Ark)
Will hip-hop homophobia upset the Beach's delicate balance?
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Lessons for aspiring studs
Kool Keith, crazy like a fox
I entered the Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Bowl on a whim. How'd I do? Just call me Johnny Ca$h.
After a dry decade, the grass is looking somewhat greener for Paisley Park, the label headed by Whatshisname
Ask yourself, then ask them
Not to belabor the point, but here's a look at more local musicians who get what they play for
When Richard Griffin, of Public Enemy fame, was interviewed on May 9, 1989, he was quoted as saying, among other things, that "Jews have a grip on America" and that they "have a history of killing black men"