Notorious B.I.G. used to smoke blunts and drink liquor with The Lox. They met when Mary J. Blige delivered the group's Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss from the streets of Yonkers to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy headquarters, where they helped make hits like "It's All About the Benjamins." Later, they ... More >>
With music, you can face everything ... Even Mondays. Sure, it won't get rid of those annoying coworkers who steal your lunch, countless e-mail threads, and hour-long meetings, but at least it'll make the work week fly by quicker than an Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Here are the five best concerts g ... More >>
Ready to get turnt up? It's (almost) Labor Day weekend! That means that in a little over a week, the Magic City will be celebrating the American labor movement with an extra day of wild partying, mindless drinking, and grinding with strangers. Here are the 305's Labor Day bashes, so far. See al ... More >>
Haters gonna hate. Ballers gonna ball. And rappers are going to claim to be (or at least claim to have been) really good at basketball at some point in their life. We all know rap and basketball are the two entertainment worlds with the thinnest common border. NBA players are always trying to rap, ... More >>
Yesterday, Crossfade reported on prolific pop/rap producer Scott Storch's recent arrest for cocaine possession in a Las Vegas hotel. The story was simple: Homeboy didn't want to pay his bill (probably because he spent all of his money on coke) and when the cops rolled up they found a few grams le ... More >>
Invented in the late '80s by electronics wizard Roger Linn, the Music Production Center is a pimped-out drum machine on steroids, usually equipped with eight to 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive pads, multiple MIDI inputs and outputs, a superpowered sequencer, advanced sampling systems, and an ... More >>
In a fit of alliterative inspiration, Rick Ross and company have dubbed May as the official Maybach Music Month. Rap lately has been all about the label clique and compilation album -- just see the recent blockbuster success of Diddy's Dirty Money record, and Lil Wayne's Young Money posse cuts.&n ... More >>
While Miami's lone wolf MC Black Bobby continues to fight the good hip-hop fight, let it be known he doesn't want to do so at a series of sausage fests. "A lot of hip-hop events I go to -- or actually that I don't go to -- are just a roomful of dudes and testosterone, a lot of sweaty, hot dudes r ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Spiff TV-Hip-hop fans can officially relax now that Rick Ross and company have released the Kanye West collabo track from Teflon Don titled "Live Fast, Die Young". The track features Kanye on the second verse as well as on the production side.Recorded in Hawaii not too long ago, ... More >>
Raheem DeVaughn did not, in fact, win the award for Best Male R&B artist at the BET Awards last night. Also up for the nod was fellow soulful singer Maxwell -- but in our heart of hearts, as much as we hoped, we knew neither would win. Each category always nominates a few more "underground" typ ... More >>
The Lebron James speculation is serious. Of course, here in Miami we're hoping he comes down to join buddy D-Wade ... but Wade's future in Miami hardly seems certain, either. So who can help entice James make up his mind? How about some rappers with a new mixtape!Yesterday saw the release of The ... More >>
Memorial Day Weekend is just about wrapped up, but if you're determined, there are still some parties to hit up tonight. Hey, work doesn't start until tomorrow morning, right? Here are a few events to check out.Uncle Luke's Uncensored Finale at Sobe LiveNew York vs. Miami at MansionTrina's album ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- DJ Khaled continues to ride the wave of success that his song "All I Do Is Win" has garnered. Since releasing the song, he's received tons of iTunes downloads for it. So I guess as a thank you of sorts, Khaled recruits pretty much all of the most relevant rappers of ... More >>
ArtOfficial--Local hip-hop and jazz fusion group, ArtOfficial, released a new song from their new project, The Payback, which is set to release on April 23rd via free download. The song they released is actually the title track that is also called "The Payback" and features New York City's K. Spa ... More >>
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
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Around the Storm
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<1>The Tipping Point Geffen
Kiss of Death(Ruff Ryders/Interscope)
The Hunger for More (G-Unit/Interscope)
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