King Colosus rose from the streets of Carol City to malls all over America when he signed a groundbreaking independent distribution deal in 2008 for his solo rap debut. But before his album was ever shrinkwrapped in Best Buy, his lyrics echoed through the rec rooms of South Florida prisons. Today, ... More >>
While looking through Bad Girl Ri Ri's Instagram gallery, we came to the conclusion that Def Jam's Barbadian princess should just be real and change her name to #Rijuana. This chick don't need to wait till 4:20. She just wakes and bakes while dressed in some expensive lingerie. Or an autographed ba ... More >>
See also "Gunplay: How Miami's Coke-Sniffin', Po' Pimpin' Maniac Joined Rap's Power Circle." Gunplay was consuming so many narcotics while making his aptly-titled debut mixtape Sniffahill in 2008 that he dubbed himself "five-drug minimum" on one of its freestyles. Actually, for meter's sake, he sai ... More >>
¡Mayday! has a monthly gig at Transit Lounge where they host the night for one Friday each month. Well, that Friday is tonight. But this particular night at Transit will be extra special as the event will double up as a charity drive in support of Miami's homeless population. Live music featurin ... More >>
When rapper Noreaga turned into N.O.R.E. in the middle part of this century, at first it was, honestly, worrisome. Longtime fans adored him as half of the killer Queens duo Capone-N-Noreaga, who in the mid-to-late-'90s helped take back New York's crown as the seat of real street rap. In the face of ... More >>
Logan FazioN.O.R.E. peforming at White Room Friday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.N.O.R.E.Friday, July 3, 2009The White Room, MiamiBetter Than: What one might expect from a world-class MC in an unfamiliar situation The Review:Whenever a formerly well-known artist dips under the ra ... More >>
In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten single ... More >>
Ten summers that rocked.
The king of clubs, and official Miami Heat DJ, now boasts a namesake party weekend.
Our new occasional series checks out who's behind the decks.
Rick Ross proves hes still the boss.
The Bo$$, Chief of Miami, Rick the Ruler will thrill ya.
Russell Simmons has knowledge to spare
Red Gone Wild (Def Jam)
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys, and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
Def Jam Records founder finds yoga and some fly ladies
Make way for the S-O-V at M3
Rapid-fire rhymes fall on def ears
Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hard-core
How do you build a successful label like Rhymesayers? One good album at a time
The National Hip-Hop Political Convention sets an agenda for a new generation
Wrekonize may have won MTV's latest MC Battle, but he's still looking for a little respect
Dead Prez battles record companies and the white power structure
Capleton finds success in righteousness
Brett Ratner to direct The Silence of the Lambs prequel, The Red Dragon.
Bob Marley tribute, Mark Lanegan