Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling. Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio. Finding 20 bucks on the ground. We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach week isn't just about paint on a canvas, graffiti on a wall, or a sculpture in the park. It's also about the drop of the boom-bap beat from the most significant art form of the last half-century, hip-hop. In the late 1980s, Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah and De La Soul helped tu ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
GZA The Stage Miami Saturday, December 3, 2011 Better Than: Waiting for anyone who wasn't GZA. He arrived about two and a half hours late. We should have known -- Wu-Tang is notorious for being tardy to shows. In any case, GZA, the Genius, one of the founding members of the Clan, finally showe ... More >>
FacebookIt's all about the Benjamins, baby. Whether you're an affluent jet setter or an artistic street kid, Art Basel Miami Beach and the plethora of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, and public instillations attached to the four-day festival offer a little something for everyone. For Crossfade ... More >>
Via facebook.com/TamaraSkyGet your Basel happy ending with Tamara Sky, The Overthrow, and Hard 2 Leave.Check out Crossfade's blogs on other awesome Basel week events like YACHT, Salem, James Murphy's Special Disco Version, Yelle, and GZA. It might seem like a really rad idea to spend the next fo ... More >>
After the Wu-Tang mothership crashed full force into pop culture with the release of the 1993 gangsta rap classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the first order of business was to send out the pods. Method Man was the first to strike out solo with 1994's stellar and intensely hardcore Tical. But ... More >>
The Wu-Tang Clan has never been modest about its skill set. With hundreds of releases tied to the Wu-Tang brand, this now-legendary '90s gangsta rap collective has always been upfront about what it brings to the table. If you know your Wu, you know nobody else cooks, serves, and keeps 'em coming ... More >>
We all know hip-hop was better back in the day (namely the mid '90s) before MCs and beatmakers-for-hire became obsessed with their cellphones and started writing ringtones instead of blratt-blratt rap tracks. Thankfully, the Rock the Bells Festival Series is hustling hard to preserve the days - ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
With DJs the world over claiming to be "open format," it's refreshing to stumble upon a spinner who actually claims a specific genre. In DJ Lennox's case, it's hip-hop, he says: "That's my foundation."Still, Lennox is no fool about the vagaries of the marketplace, and he's not about to lose a gig be ... More >>
No shade Cappadonnas keeping it real at Studio A.
Some interesting horror flicks, a couple of relationship movies, and plenty of action save summer from sequels
Surrounded by Silence Warp
Legend of the Liquid Sword "MCA"
U-God on the Wu-Tang Clan's little quality-control problem