If anyone's got tips for how to succeed in the music industry, it's Diddy. Even name changes more confusing than Prince's failed to slow him down. Sure, Making the Band was kind of weird, and his girl bands don't always take off, but he does make $700 million a year. Don't worry if he writes lines ... More >>
Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>
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 singles ... More >>
I'm labeling this post as Bossip because thus far, news of a new Kanye album is still a rumor. But according to various retailers (Amazon and Target.com specifically) who must be trying to drum up anticipation for the holiday shopping sprees already, rapper Kanye West may have a new album in stores ... More >>
Ten summers that rocked.
The Cool Kids The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries) With frivolous brag lines and clean, minimal beats, the Cool Kids urinate willfully all over the idea of crack narratives and trigger-happy posturing, and are relishing every step of the way. At the pace of a pregnant snail, these two Chic ... More >>
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.
Between Flo Rida's ubiquitous "Low" and this, Miami is blowing up the Billboard charts. The boss, Rick Ross, officially released his second album, TRILLA, yesterday, at number one on the Billboard 200, with 198,000 physical copies sold... And, haters, it's also #1 for legal digital downloads too, a ... More >>
Rick Ross proves hes still the boss.
BY ANDY VIHSTADT Jukebox Hero Cat Power turns on the Jukebox January 22. The mostly covers album (and bonus disc) will include a bit of everything from Hank Williams to the Hot Boys. Here’s the tracklisting. For those of you hoping for her rendition of “Hanging on the Telephone” from the C ... More >>
Fight Klub Buck 15 October 2, 2007 Better Than: Getting lost in Liberty City on your way to the beach. The Review: The first time I went to South Beach, I got attacked by a beautifull cross-dresser. So, I never know what to expect when I’m in the area. On Tuesday night, Rodderick Deal, a loc ... More >>
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
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
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
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