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J Dilla

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Neighbours, New Weekly Party at Electric Pickle: "Summer Vibes and Feel-Good Songs"

    Miami's Champion Sound and Soul Amazing are here to remind us that the 305 moves to more than SoBe's commercial EDM beats. Our city's scenesters bump it to alternative hip-hop, leftfield disco, and future bass too. And what better place for a local sonic smorgasbord than Wynwood underground dance mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Peanut Butter Wolf on '90s vs. 2010s Hip-Hop: "The Commercial Music's Worse Now"

    Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the legendary Stones Throw Records, has presided over some of the most important releases and moments in modern hip-hop history. Recently, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, was released about his iconic mecca of underground hip-hop beats. It h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    You don't need a significant other, heart-shaped chocolates, and roses to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside this Hallmark holiday dedicated for lovers Valentine's Day ... All you need is music and Mr./Mrs. Right Now. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from Wale's smo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    There are plenty of things we can never prepare for ... A speeding ticket, the zombie apocalypse, a horrible Vidal Sassoon haircut. The weekend, however, isn't one of things, especially when we here at Crossfade lay the ground work for you. So sit back, relax, and check out the ten best music-rela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Ma Dukes on J Dilla Day: "It's Global and It's Mind-Blowing"

    Ma Dukes is slang for anybody's mother. But when you talk to hip-hop heads, only one matters. J Dilla was a hip-hop producer from Detroit whose life was tragically cut short in 2006 by a rare blood disease, but his momma, the Ma Dukes, continues to travel the world in support of her youngest son's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Detroit Swindle Talks Debut Full-Length: "We Didn't Wanna Do a Full-On House Album"

    It's only been a couple of years since two Dutch boys with a mutual love for the old Motown sound dropped their first collaborative release as Detroit Swindle. But that's all the time Maarten Smeets and Lars Dales have needed to grow into a veritable international deep house institution. And as thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Ana Tijoux, Chilean Rapper, Talks Chile Student Protests and Miami Bass

    Born to a French social worker momma and a Chileno father escaping a tyrannical regime, Ana Tijoux is a golden-era hip-hop superfan, rapid-fire lyricist, musical activist, party girl, and pop star. Her youth was spent running wild in the streets of Paris to a rap soundtrack. But at the age of 13, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    MANIK Names His Six Most Influential Classic Jams

    Electronic dance music wunderkind MANIK (AKA Chris Manik) takes music very seriously. For one thing, he's a prolific producer with over a dozen records released on top labels like Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations, and Culprit in just a few years. But Manik is also a scholar of music. Literally. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    The Roots Danced Like Astronauts at the Arsht Center on Saturday, March 31

    The Roots Adrienne Arsht Center Saturday, March 31, 2012 Better Than: Just about anything else that was going on in Miami on Saturday night. It was certainly the finest tuba anywhere in Miami Saturday night. Aside from for Questlove's drums, Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson's cheeks expanded to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Fillmore Miami Beach, September 27

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Local MC Dynas Releases Sentimental New Music Video for "The Apartment"

    Dynas continues his hip-hop dynasty​Local MC and heavy-hitter Dynas has been doing his hip-hop thing for years. And when we mean "years," we're talking well over 14, grinding both in his birthplace of New York City and his current place of residence, Miami.With over 50 releases under his belt as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    305 Live: DJ Irie, Luther Campbell, Rick Ross and More in Local Hip-Hop News

    Photo courtesy of DjIrie.com​Well, it happens every year and this year is no different. The official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, kicks off his annual Irie Weekend festivities at LIV tonight. The event is slated to start at 11 p.m. and will feature DJ Irie himself and fellow Artist Related ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010
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    April 8, 2010

    Tonight! Erykah Badu at American Airlines Arena

    ​Forget what it says on the marquee -- the venue is undoubtedly Amerykahn Airlines Arena when queen of neo-soul Erykah Badu's in town. The striking singer, recognizable by her beehive headgear and enormous Afro wigs, is touring in support of the freshly released New Amerykah Part Two (Return of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    IAmYourVillain Hosts J. Dilla Film Tribute Screening at the Standard, April 14

    Hoc n' PuckyMiami events devoted to quality hip-hop may take a little digging to find, but they're there. If you've found them, you're probably already familiar with the circuit of weeklies and one-offs put on by IAmYourVillain. If not, get schooled on Wednesday, April 14 at the Standard, when the l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010
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    January 14, 2010

    Q&A with Gadi Mizrahi (Wolf Lamb) Playing Electric Pickle on Friday

    ​Since alighting on Brooklyn's underground dance music scene with partner Zev Eisenberg in 2001, DJ/producer Gadi Mizrahi has emerged as one of the most influential tastemakers in the wider international network of EDM labels and collectives. As a DJ and co-owner of the Wolf Lamb imprint, he has ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Wednesday Night: Q-Tip at Revolution

    Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him onst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Madlib Comes to Miami

    You might have heard that Stones Throw Records biggest artist, Madlib, is headed to Miami to play a show in conjunction with Art Basel. A selective email blast went out about it last week, but eerily left out most of the details about when the show would be, where it was going to be held, and everyt ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    Various Artists

    Rmxxology (Delicious Vinyl)

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Last Night: Erykah Badu and the Roots at Mizner Park Amphitheatre

    Logan Fazio Erykah Badu and the Roots Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Better than: Listening to Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" on the radio for the umpteenth time. You never know what you're going to get when you see the Roots concert. The band has roughly 14 years of material ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Dwele's "Find a Way"

    Here's an oldie but goody from Detroit R&B crooner Dwele. He's been featured recently on Kanye's "Flashing Lights" and Common's "The People" singing hooks--which makes you think that Chicago MC's have a soft spot for him. A lot of the love he gets from the hip-hop community has more to do with his s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    Black Spade

    To Serve with Love (Om Hip Hop)

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    New House Shoes Podcast Up

    Hip-hop's smokiest DJ is back at it again with a fresh new podcast via the HVW8 crew that's well worth listening to. DJ House Shoes has a bunch of hip-hop exclusives from cats like Kool G. Rap, J. Davey, Ta'Raach, Pete Rock, and of course, some solid J. Dilla material as well. To listen to the pod ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Co-Operate with the Rhythm

    Daz-I-Kue and crew return to smash Jazid with their bag of beats.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Slum Village "Climax"

    This one takes me back to the last year that Slum Village was still together as a group and promoting videos for Fantastic Vol 2. Jay Dee was already working on Common's Like Water For Chocolate album and doing beats for a slew of other hip-hop heavyweights but Slum as the world officially knew them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Donuts Are Forever 2--Tribute to Jay Dee New Dilla Podcast

    Most Jay Dee enthusiasts know that over the weekend, there were some worldwide celebrations for the birthday (Feb 7) and passing (Feb 10) of the late great producer J Dilla. Here's some footage from the Donuts are Forever party in Brooklyn with appearance from Illwill, Phonte, House Shoes, Von Pea, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Tuesday Morning Music Fix: OutKast, the Kills, Animal Collective, J Dilla and more

    BY ANDY VIHSTADT My Grammys Weigh a Ton Outkast has been keeping 10 the Hard Way (most likely dropping in 2009 now, according to this) and next year’s solo effort from Big Boi on the down low. While you’re waiting for info, here’s something new from the duo courtesy of Spine Magazine. “D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    J Dilla--Nothing Like This

    This is one of the strangest animations I've seen in awhile but it goes well with a great song. It's for the posthumous release of "Nothing Like This" from the late great Detroit producer, J Dilla, and is basically a really cute underwater love story. Go figure? But Dilla and the Stones Throw cats w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    DJ House Shoes gets HVW8

    Hip-hop junkies and beat heads need to familiarize themselves with DJ Houseshoes. He's one of the foremost experts on all things Dilla related, which is a technical way of saying the two came up together in the same gritty Detroit night clubs and vibed outside of the typical DJ/MC relationship. Shoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    J Dilla

    Ruff Draft (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Black Milk

    Popular Demand (Fat Beats)

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2007

    It’s Bigger than Hip-Hop

    This party is beyond belief

  • Music

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Ta'Raach and the Lovelution

    The Fevers (Sound in Color)

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Black Milk

    Broken Wax EP (Fat Beats)

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    DJ Sire Esq.

    Fuggetaboutit Vol. 2 (Say Uncle Productions)

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Busta Rhymes

    New Crack City (MixUnit)

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Uncertain Smile

    Peanut Butter Wolf's return is overshadowed by Jay Dee's death

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Little Brother

    The Minstrel Show (Atlantic)

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Slum Village

    Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Amp Fiddler

    Waltz of a Ghetto Fly (Genuine/PIAS America)

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Home Alone

    Electronic cut-and-paste man Four Tet perfects his image of a bedsit genius

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Madvillain

    Madvillainy (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Funkstrung

    Disconnected (K7)

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Soul Power

    BBE Records brings the future of the funk

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Diverse

    One A.M. (Chocolate Industries)

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Jaylib

    Champion Sound (Stones Throw)

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