What's that boom-bap? Just the thump of golden-era rap legends De La Soul, Wu-Tang mic mangler Ghostface Killah, and fiddle-wielding hip-hop duo Black Violin rolling up to The Stage Miami for three straight days of real beats and even realer rhymes, all in honor of Art Basel Miami Beach week. Now, ... More >>
Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach week isn't just about paint on a canvas, graffiti on a wall, or a sculpture in the park. It's also about the drop of the boom-bap beat from the most significant art form of the last half-century, hip-hop. In the late 1980s, Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah and De La Soul helped tu ... More >>
DJ Heron grew up carrying milk crates full of records for his cousin Manny Love in NYC. In 1987, at age 15, his family moved from Brooklyn to North Miami Beach. Heron made friends with neighborhood kids Classik and Oski, formed a crew, and started rocking his own parties. He has lived the culture o ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = BarfThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed. Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
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