Mad Skrews is a Miami Beach producer with more metal in his face than Kanye West, hence the name. And in the four years since Crossfade last caught up with him, he has continued landing placements on albums from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Trina, and Ky-Mani Marley. Now the Colombian studio wiza ... More >>
Rick Ross has may have a "Fuckin' Problem," but a drive-by shooting ain't one. On the same day that Funkmaster Flex debuted the MMG Kingpin's "Fuckin' Problem" freestyle, Rozay was all smiles after leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant yesterday with his head held high and puffing on a fat stogie lik ... More >>
Long before the rapper Rick Ross allegedly started "selling dope straight off the iPhone," the drug dealer Ricky Donnell Ross, a man the Wall Street Journal called "a mastermind of the crack-cocaine trade," was pushing 100 kilos of Nicaraguan blow per day and building a $600 million criminal empire ... More >>
He was asking for a "big booty ho" on his birthday, but we're pretty positive that 2 Chaniz wrote Santa for a couple of "dem strippers" this Christmas. The lucky bastard just booked a gig at New Time's favorite strip club, King of Diamonds. Hip-hop's explicitly heterosexual equivalent of disco's ... More >>
American Idol has only just begun filming its 11th season. But in the grand tradition of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, two of the recent additions to the judges' table are already at each other's throats. Pop stars turned Idol officials, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, really fucking hate each other. ... More >>
And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites. During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees. Yeezy was nomin ... More >>
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami." The Beach is about to get flooded, son. At this very moment, there are 250,000 rappers, DJs, celebs, porn stars, strippers, and regular people packing the Hummer full of champagne, cash money, and 12 changes of clothes. ... More >>
See also "Is 50 Cent Dying? Rapper Tweets Pictures from Hospital, Reaches out to Floyd Mayweather." Just one day after having his colon stretched at a New York City hospital, according to Media Takeout, 50 Cent is following in Jay-Z's footsteps and weighing in on President Obama's decision to back ... More >>
Since the mid-'90s, Miami Beach has welcomed some of hip-hop's biggest names during Memorial Day Weekend for an alcohol-fueled, four-day throwdown, commonly referred to as Urban Beach Week. It began as a South Beach fashion event and eventually became an intercity celebration of black culture, com ... More >>
Rep the real shit with Oscar G and Nervous Records.From all the way back in the day when street-level party music label Nervous Records was first founded in 1991, the master plan was always straight-up support for the deepest and grittiest parts of the house and hip-hop subcultures. "The true ... More >>
The famous Free Weezy cupcakesLast week, we re-introduced you to Hialeah's only bespoke, hip-hop-loving cupcake company, 2 Girls and a Cupcake. The two namesake girls, 27-year-old Evelyn Dieppa and 26-year-old Lorena Castro, appear tonight on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars.To celebrate, they're ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenDrake is still the best I ever had.Crossfade -- and every other publication in the universe -- was denied reviewer access to last night's Drake show. Our blogger, Esther, took it pretty hard. So, alongside Crossfade's exclusive pics, read her lovelorn open letter. (Then go chec ... More >>
South Florida's busiest head-spinner.
One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>
Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.
New York Citys top record dealer sets up shop again in South Florida
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
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Yet another South Florida radio station enters the fray, this time on autopilot
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