Dr. George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, "stand[s] in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" launched by Stevie Wonder in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. But he also lives in the Sunshine State. So, as the Parliament/Funkadelic founder and his ... More >>
Confidence is sexy, and a bold nature can turn a mouse into a king among men, but someone forgot to tell Kanye West the rule of subtlety. Personally, we think the egomaniacal musician is the genius he claims to be, but all things in moderation. Surely, his forthcoming album will be a righteous ga ... More >>
Most art is silent. Even during Basel week. That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... More >>
He's considered the forefather of funk and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. But to the Federal Government and the Internal Revenue Service, George Clinton is a delinquent. According to TMZ, Clinton owes Uncle Sam more than $115,000 in unpaid taxes from 2007 and 200 ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken in Miami-Dade County in the previous week. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain-out look more badass than we ever will . This is the italicized intro to that series ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop royaltyAt 53 years old, Afrika Bambaataa has truly earned the title "Grandfather/Godfather Of Hip-Hop". With a body of work spanning nearly 4 decades, this former Bronx street gang warlord and founder of the Zulu Nation is one of three recognized originators of break- ... More >>
Local pride took another hit today. Fresh off that embarrassing #4 party school ranking from Playboy, a Web site run by a white British blonde reports Miami is not one of the country's top 40 pot-smoking cities. Tina Brown's The Daily Beast compiled a list of America's most stoned cities in hon ... More >>
Riptide offers to DJ Obama's inaugural ball.
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
This mashup king runs the genre gamut.
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Blues, beats, and bloodsuckin' fun
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Pop goes the Brazilian pop craze
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An indispensable guide for those attending the biggest rock and roll event since 1991!
George Bush knows how to make war. Bill Clinton can play the sax. But it's Elvis Presley who's really in charge here.