LoKal is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants for many reasons -- custom-made oversized burgers made with hormone-free meat, hand-cut fries, and a great selection of craft brews. But we also love LoKal because the small Coconut Grove restaurant has quickly become a dog-friendly locals' ... More >>
Alba Seaside Italian's chef/partner Ralph Pagano always has something up his sleeve (and we're not talking about a spare "King" hidden in his orange chef's coat -- though he probably has that too).Whether it's telling us a story about his great-grandfather Vinny D. or cohosting a show on Lifetime (y ... More >>
Just a week ago, Baauer and his "Harlem Shake" was simply an underground sensation. Sure, his name was on the lips of everyone in the know, but how many skinny-jean hipster trapper keepers are there? This morning, Baauer holds the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the first time a relatively unk ... More >>
Decadancetheatre, an all-female crew based in Brooklyn, is all about staying true to hip-hop culture. They use old-school styles -- breaking, popping, locking, and house -- to tell stories on stage. In their 2004 performance, Decadance vs. the Firebird, the company remade Stravinsky's classic bal ... 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 >>
Veteran local b-boys revive old-school rhythms.
Summer school of hip-hop culture now open for registration.
The P.A.T.H. School of Hip-Hop Culture, run by Brimstone and partner Amit Regev, is one of the most worthwhile homegrown music-related projects in a long time. You can read more about it in a recent Crossfade post here, but to sum up, it's a homegrown, labor of love summer camp dedicated to preser ... More >>
The soul great Betty Wright is one of Miami's best not-so-well-kept secrets. Starting out as a gospel singer with a family group, in the mid-1960s Wright switched over to R&B. Her robust mid-range belting and knack for picking funky beats and melodies made her a hit, and Wright quickly racked up ... More >>
Guantánamo Bay has gotta go!
FusikTuesday, November 25Mix Ultra Lounge, HollywoodConsidering that there aren't many places for hip-hop culture to truly thrive in South Florida, it's no surprise that folks are starting to cross county lines to check out Mix Ultra Lounge on Tuesday nights.The semi-upscale martini bar seems like i ... More >>
Presenting Brimstone127's inaugural hip-hop summer camp.
Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget "Now go and get your money little Duffle Bag Boy ... cos I ain't ever ran from a nigga and I damn sho ain't bout to pick today to start runnin ..." Now where was Lil' Wayne when you need him? This past Saturday's Hip Hop Summit "Get Your Money Right" Conference wa ... More >>
"I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven. When I awoke I spent that on a necklace." Oh Kanye, thou utter no truer words than thee. When it comes to financial planning and money management, the last image that would pop into most people's minds would be that of a hip-hop celebrity. Sure, most r ... More >>
Outspoken rapper, actor, and activist Mos Def is voicing his anger at the hip-hop community for their lack of support for the Jena 6. He's been in Louisiana of late, marching and performing, but recently spoke out about feeling alone within the hip-hop community when it comes to standing up for real ... More >>
"Back in the Day" Remix (Sony)
The Audience's Listening (Warner Bros.)
My Mother and Father Were Astronauts Counterflow Recordings
With Slam Bush, the hip-hop generation descends on a hurricane-plagued swing state
The Blast Radius Brick
The b-boys in Broward's Unique Styles Crew break it off
The National Hip-Hop Political Convention sets an agenda for a new generation
Hip-hop symposium misses the mark
Q-Bert travels the spaceways of skratch
Badmeaningood Vol. Three Ultimate Dilemma
Soulshine "Koch/In the Paint"
Phantazmagorea "Beat Junkie Sound"
Mix Master Mike puts the needle to the metal
Speedy Legs invites you to throw down the breaks for a hip-hop conference
All of the Above (Coup d'Etat)
From the issue of June 14, 2000
B-boy Masters Pro-Am
Lessons for aspiring studs