It wasn't long ago that DJ Drastic X turned his "It's All Gravy" show on FIU's WRGP Radiate FM into the vehicle by which artists like Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and DJ Khaled saw some of their first college radio airplay. And today, he continues to break new ground with Phish vs. Hip Hop (Phish- ... More >>
Yeah, being broke sucks, but that's no excuse for you to spend Friday night eating Doritos and watching reruns of The Golden Girls from your sofa all weekend long. You live in Miami. That means that you don't need wads of cash to party like an animal. All you need is 10 bucks. Check out the ten be ... More >>
"Miami bass is the ghetto-style hip-hop that came out of Miami," says DJ Jerry Pulles. From 1989 to 1994, he drove a van loaded with speakers and records from Miami Lakes to Hialeah to Carol City, playing house parties for his friends from American High. Later, he took a full-time job on Spanish ra ... More >>
Big-booty girls backing that ass up onstage with Uncle Luke and bros wearing shorts, screen T's, and neon orange, green, and yellow sunglasses while dancing to Naughty by Nature were the kind of animals that filled the grounds of Zoo Miami for Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo. Luke, Naughty, and P ... More >>
Rick Ross With Meek Mill and Wale Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Better Than: A Wednesday night devoted to making nonstop prank calls in which you pretend to be DJ Khaled. See also: -Becoming the Bawse: Eight-Part History of Rick Ross -Rick Ross Officially Recognized as "Bawse o ... More >>
Putting together a proper showcase for classic Miami bass music in 2012 has proven to be a tall order. Early this year, Uncle Luke hyped up a 20-date "Lollapolooza of Bass music that he was planning for the summer, featuring a fully reunited 2 Live Crew and support from DJ Magic Mike, the 69 Boyz ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why a 2 Live Crew reunion tour will prove booty music desegregated hip-hop.After 2 Live Crew and I performed at the ... More >>
When Crossfade read this week's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "2 Live Crew Is Reuniting Because Our Fans Want To Shake That Booty," we got, like, "Me So Horny!"-level excited.
Even nine years after his horrific murder, DJ Uncle Al's name still rings heavy in the streets of Liberty City. In what was said to be a case of mistaken identity, Al's death on September 10, 2001 was overshadowed by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Four years after th ... More >>
Glynn Jackson brings his legendary hair shows to the 3-0-5 this Sunday. Don't call it a comeback, and rapper JT Money isn't rising from the dead, but his last hit, "Who Dat," was in 1999, and he's back for Halloween weekend -- so you can call it a resurrection. Jazz chanteuse Nicole Henry h ... More >>
Jacob KatelZillion Dolla Man North Miami's Zillion Dolla Man says, "I'm the 1,008 gram boy, I'm really from the street. I'm really still doin' it, just trying to make my music so I can leave it all behind. They requesting me all the time on 90.7; that's an underground station. My first record I boug ... More >>
UB The Underboss is a South Florida hip-hop veteran and new media pioneer. I asked him 10 questions via e-mail and got back so much information I can't even call this an interview, it's the Underboss Book Of Knowledge. Check out Urban Medero's 20 years worth of insight on hip-hop culture and check h ... More >>
Back in 92', that's 17 years ago, Snoop wasn't the Doggfather, DRE wasn't unfuckwithable and Luke got tried on wax on a track called "Fuck Wit Dre Day" on The Chronic. The diss apparently stemmed from a song on Luke's first solo cd, I Got Shit On My Mind, where he and JT Money call out all the fake ... More >>
Check out this exclusive Miami New Times video of JT Money freestyling backstage after rocking a show at the Miami Tattoo Expo 2009.
Miami Tattoo Expo features sounds besides buzzing needles.
Madball (photo via the band's Myspace page)Beyond the unending, dentist-office-like whir of hundred of tattoo needles buzzing on and off, the Miami Tattoo Expo will feature another soundtrack -- an impressive lineup of local and national musical acts. While other South Florida tattoo conventions hav ... More >>
Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Brisco, Jazmine Sullivan, Busta Rhymes, and more. Tuesday, December 16, 2008Cafe IguanaBetter Than: Watching BET's 106 & ParkPower 96 does not like to be showed up. Last weekend, much attention was paid to Y-100's annual Jingle Ball concert, and their star studded line-up of ... More >>
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