As recently as a year ago, Miami rapper Gunplay was better known for a clip of him snorting cocaine outside a restaurant in Medellín than he was for his music. In recent months, however, the co-founder of Rick Ross's Carol City Cartel (AKA Triple C's) has flipped his image as an unhinged goon. Hi ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsCrossfade is a firm believer in designated drivers. Drunk driving can not only kill you, but it can kill someone else and ruin the lives of their friends and family. We also believe rappers have a lot of money. We believe this because we watch MTV Cribs. But in the mi ... More >>
Former drug dealer, Los Angeles-based Ricky "Freeway" Ross, has been threatening Miami rapper Rick Ross with a lawsuit for a while. But this past Friday his attorney, Melvin Sharpe Jr., finally filed the paperwork in the Los Angeles federal district court. Crossfade got its grubby paws on th ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: C. StilesMiami New Times columnist and Miami bass legend Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at this year's rendition of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, along with the group he made history with: the 2 Live Crew. The awards show will be taped on June 3rd, and then will air on June ... More >>
David "Dro" Rosario--Rick Ross is on course to bring in his fourth studio album Teflon Don very soon. This past Wednesday we posted the official pre-album mixtape. Well yesterday, Ross' official first single for Teflon Don hit the net. It's a relaxed tune called "Sweet Life" that features John Le ... More >>
You may remember rising local R&B queen Shonie from an episode of Prunk TV here on Crossfade from last May. Since then, she's been working on material for her upcoming debut album, to be released on Slip N Slide and Def Jam, for now titled Passionate... Pieces of Me. Recently, she scored some ... More >>
Def Jam is calling her the "next Mary J. Blige." At the same time, they are telling her to lose some weight for an upcoming video shoot. Her name is Shonie, and we met up over the weekend at Slip N Slide headquarters. Slip N Slide's VP, Julian "Ju-Boy" Booth was hanging out, we talked about Trick Da ... More >>
Sometimes a girl just needs a tune.
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously absurd record or ... More >>
I've got a certain amount of love for Ace Hood. For starters, he's the first rapper to go major out of Broward County in a long time, possibly ever. There's been a few "could have been/should have been's" out there, but nobody has made it stick to the degree that Ace has as a rapper. He rose to th ... More >>
Two of R&Bs hottest stars align at The Fillmore.
All we want for Christmas is at Puma.
"Love Me or Hate Me" (Def Jam)
The WMC/M3 experience to go with our highly subjective music guide
"Come Fly with Me" (Def Jam)
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
718 Sure Shot Recordings
Fridays, Jimmy'z at the Forge
Traveling hip-hop show goes back in the day
Just follow the sound of ka-ching as MTV invades a college campus near you
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
Politics of Business(Razor & Tie)
Clothes don't make the MIA
April 30 - May 6, 1998
The Beastie Boys get phat