As much fun as we had banging hard at III Point's Point Bass show with DJ Shadow and XXYYXX, that shit was, like, only half as fun as the Point Blank bash, presided over by James Murphy and the incomparable Jamie XX. The Sound Stage at Mana Wynwood was flooded with hipsters looking for a good time. ... More >>
There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches. Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X. Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up Presented by Rock the Bells Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth. Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... More >>
But a tight-knit group is ready to keep preaching the word.
Photo by Gina DiazErykah Badu, Mistress of the Universe at Miami's American Airlines ArenaErykah BaduWith Bilal and Robert GlasperAmerican Airlines Arena, MiamiThursday, April 8, 2010Erykah Badu's video for her latest single, "Window Seat," features the neo-soul singer sprinting through downtown ... More >>
photo courtesy of Mischa RichterGil Scott-HeronWhile we update Crossfade a bunch of times a day, the Miami New Times still features a fresh crop of music news weekly, including features that go into more depth than the usual blog post.This week, Steve Almond talks with legendary poet / spoken-wor ... More >>
Wait, he's not new here?Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.In the Dallas Observer's bumper crop of content: Surfer Blood mourns the loss of Jay Reatard and confirms that even Pitch ... More >>
There are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now sits in the Oval Office thanks in large part ... More >>
DVD releases for the week of December 5, 2006
Late Registration (Roc-a-Fella Records
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Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
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Adventures in Lo-Fi BBE/Rapster
What is this thing called credibility, love?
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