What's that boom-bap? Just the thump of golden-era rap legends De La Soul, Wu-Tang mic mangler Ghostface Killah, and fiddle-wielding hip-hop duo Black Violin rolling up to The Stage Miami for three straight days of real beats and even realer rhymes, all in honor of Art Basel Miami Beach week. Now, ... More >>
Who's ready to arty party? Oh yes, you beautiful and brainy bastards, we're about to begin another edition of Art Basel Miami Beach week. But as we all know, four whole days spent wandering through exhibition after exhibition of world-class cultural artifacts just ain't enough. We also need four wh ... More >>
"It was 1988, I was 18 years old, trying to graduate high school." That's how Vincent Mason, otherwise known as Maseo of golden-era hip-hop trio De La Soul, remembers the days, weeks, and months leading up to the life-changing release of 3 Feet High and Rising, a golden-era hip-hop masterpiece so d ... 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 >>
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 >>
Let's get wild and reconcile with our freaky side, the Midwest's illest rap crew, The Cool Kids, are bringing heavy beats and dope lyrics to Eve next month on Sunday, October 23. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks broke onto the scene the way so many groups do these days -- the internet. The t ... More >>
Photo by Marta PerezRaekwon the Chef cookin' it up.See the full 20-photo Rock the Bells slideshow. Rock the Bells Rakewon and Ghostface Killa With Mobb Deep and ArtOfficial Fillmore Miami Beach September 13, 2011 Better Than: Album-length karaoke renditions of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please ... 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 >>
Spank Rock's debut full length, 2006's YoYoYoYoYo, paired the frantic tempo and raunchy sensibility of Baltimore-style club music with the shimmering glean of indie electro-pop and the impressively elastic flow and sharp diction of MC Naeem Juwan. The album painted a perfect picture of the raunch ... More >>
Jill WeisbergSpeakeasy and small live music venue Bardot has really brought the 'burbs and the beach to Midtown since it opened a few years ago. North of Space and west of South Beach, it's right off the highway, so Winter Music Conference partiers will find their way there easily, with ... More >>
Ghostface Killah, member and producer of The Wu-Tang clan, is stepping out on a solo tour promoting his upcoming album Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. He'll be making a stop at Revolution Live on October 7. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.Singer/songwriter/actress Je ... More >>
MSTRKRFTFist Of God(Dim Mak)Three words: Worst. Album. Ever. MSTRKRFT should be glad we don't have a rating system here on Crossfade, because if we did, they would rightfully receive a zero-star rating from us. Honestly, we really wanted to like this album, but there is just no getting around how bi ... More >>
Courtesy of the Opium GroupIt's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Sto ... More >>
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