He's gotten "head on the unmade bed" in the Chelsea Hotel. He's smoked a million cigarettes. And he's written dozens of perversely profound songs about love, sex, religion, and other dangerous habits.
But over a period of several years leading into 2004, Leonard Cohen was also robbed of approximate ... More >>
See also Crossfade's show report, "Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Pussy Poppin' at Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Show in Miami."
Some call her Nicki. And some call her Roman. But she calls everybody bitch.
Last night, Nicki Minaj brought the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded tour to Miami's James L. Knight Cen ... More >>
In the summer of 2010, Nicki Minaj told Interview Magazine that, from the beginning, she was thinking like a role model.
"I made a conscious decision to try to tone down the sexiness," she said. "I want people -- especially young girls -- to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex ap ... More >>
See also "Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour With Miami Show on July 24."
Nicki Minaj rolls deep, traveling with so many alternate personalities that a PET scan of her head must look like the Predator's family Christmas card.
When she beez in the James L. Knight Center on July 24, expe ... More >>
Last week, Miami soul queen Betty Wright opened up about her recent collaborative album with the Roots, Betty Wright: The Movie; her unlikely friendship with Lil Wayne and Birdman; and the meaning of Mother's Day, which she'll honor this year with a co-headlining show at the James L. Knight Center w ... More >>
Did you know that 4/20 isn't just a day for getting stoned? It's also that time of year when millions of human beings all around the world light a plant on fire at the same time, fewer people get killed, and more food is cooked.
Yes, the world is a much chiller place for 24 hours. C ... More >>
Boyz II Men have announced a Miami stop on their latest tour, along with fellow 90s smooth-crooner Keith Sweat and gangsta diva Faith Evans. And Crossfade anticipates the concert will be a top-shelf seminar in panty droppin'.
Yeah, yeah, yeah ... Boyz II Men can sing. They broke Billboard records h ... More >>
via raphaelnet.comRaphael, AKA El Divo de Linares.Did anyone else see this concert listing on Ticketmaster and say to themselves, "Holy shit! Raphael is still alive?" Though, in retrospect, there's the distinct possibility that if you're familiar with this 67-year-old Spanish singer, you might b ... More >>
Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella say: "Push it!"If you can believe it, there was a time, commonly called back in the day, when a female with a microphone could be cute, dirty, sexy, funny, and smart.
This was before Lil Kim and the boom of the MC slut. And back then, the undisputed rap scene queens ... More >>
You know what's funny about primetime pop pageant American Idol? (Nope, not ex-panelist Ellen Degeneres.) It's that the biggest star to ever shoot out of that black hole was a loser named Jennifer Hudson. Of course, there's an argument to be made for Season One winner, Kelly Clarkson. And if you ... More >>
Not only is OG Dirty South spitter Chris "Ludacris" Bridges the star of such upcoming films as Fast & the Furious 5, chairman of the non-profit Ludacris Foundation, and a connoisseur of fine cognac. But he has also become an unlikely mentor to former Latin heartthrob and nude waterskier Enrique I ... More >>
Image via mptvimages.com Get down like a greaser. If our first list of Halloween shindigs wasn't enough to satisfy that party craving, check out ten more gatherings that may do the trick. It's Crossfade's treat. Halloween at Buck15. Sunday, October 31, at 10 p.m. The best costume of the nigh ... More >>
The Kings of Rap Concert scheduled for this Saturday with Ludacris and Rick Ross has been canceled. We started to get a bit suspicious when we saw the James L. Knight Center's site mention that Rick Ross will no longer be performing, but kept our hopes up, anyway.We've just received confirmation ... More >>
Say, have you ever heard of Toto La Momposina? No? Well neither had I, until my editor put me onto her. So I set out to see just who that was, and thanks to the modern marvel that is Google, within minutes my office was filled with tribal, Afro-Caribbean and indigenous sounds from this excellent ... More >>
image via New Times archives Back in August 1988 South Florida had a pretty good line-up of shows at venues from the Hollywood Sportatorium to the James L. Knight Center to the Kendall Town and Country Mall to the Fontainebleau back up to the Button South.The Dope Jam brought together Eric B and ... More >>
Though some may consider J Lo's attempt at juggling music, acting and varied entrepreneurial endeavors to be noteworthy, let's face facts. Nine out of ten people either snicker at the mention of her music, chuckle at the reference to her acting, or both (...much as I want to poke fun of the ... More >>
¡Joder tio! ¡La ostia! Do you ever find yourself longing to get in touch with your true roots and reconnect with the motherland? I'm not talking about Cuba (or Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, or any other Latin countries represented in our fair city). I'm talking abo ... More >>
Franco De Vita is the Latin Billy Joel. That's not an exaggeration. Anyone who knows Latin music can back it up. And unfortunately I can't take credit for the comparison, I'm actually quoting, unofficially and without her knowledge or consent, an old boss and mentor from my very fi ... More >>
This Sunday evening, recording artist Farah Juste will be at Tap Tap Haitian
Restaurant on South Beach for "a CD signing and celebration". Ms.
Juste's career as a passionate singer of Haitian folk songs took off
with her debut solo album in 1977, and since then she has performed
from Paris to Switze ... More >>