The man might be the worst possible role model. He tells filthy jokes. He sings twisted songs. He empties entire bottles. But whatever his personal defects, Uncle Scotchy is a good fucking time. Well, until things go bad. He will get you, your mama, and your dog drunk. He'll smile, wink, and wr ... More >>
The Bourbon Room?A few years ago, Jason Handelsman wrote: "The outskirts of Miami's Overtown hood are becoming a gentrified version of the Sunset Strip in LA." And now it's actually happened. New Line Cinema is shooting the film adaptation of a hit Broadway musical called Rock Of Ages entirely ... More >>
Drawing by Jason Handlesman, AKA The President. The story of Jason Handelsman, AKA The President, is already interesting enough when summarized by writer and video-maker Jacob Katel: "There's something funny about a native Dade County cracker who calls himself The President and lives in a foreclo ... More >>
The President LeBron (Roofless Records) www.rooflessrex.com I blame my suspicions on authoritative persons based on my pseudo-socialist Latin American upbringing. Did I believe those bozos (namely Hugo "Monkey-Ass-for-Brains" Chavez) when they said they were in charge? No! Do I believe in Junio ... More >>
Jason Handelsman used to be on the staff at Miami New Times. Then he was abducted by aliens, aliens who party, and he became The Ghost of Dirty. Now he splits his time between making videos with Rick Ross, Cash Money Birdman and Kevin Rudolf, working on his "Paranormal Art," and doing interviews abo ... More >>
Art Basel is "the most important art show in the United States." The parties and the exhibits are moving DWNTWN this year, where the lights will inspire you. About three blocks from MAM, in the heart of downtown Miami is Gallery 305 (14 NE 1st Ave - Suite 305, Miami). Since the gallery is l ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, Prunk TV has a helluva guest today. After the credits, watch some bonus footage of Charlie Murphy in Miami. He held out his hand and said, "I'm Charlie Murphy." I replied, "I'm Jason Handelsman." Directors, producers, actors, and publicists questioned my presence on ... More >>
Worldstar Hip-Hop is one of the most heavily trafficked sites on the Internet. Last week, the site featured a New Times episode of Prunk TV on its front page. As of now it has accrued 70,000 hits and change. Thing is, somebody downloaded it off the New Times YouTube channel, added the Worldstar wat ... More >>
Rick Ross has got lots and lots of money, and he wants to keep reminding you of that. Why else name his new single "Maybach Music Part 2" -- a sequel to, well, "Maybach Music?"But damn, the unemployment rate here in Florida alone is 10.2 percent as of May. Do folks still want to hear about all this, ... More >>
If you haven't read this week's music feature on Jim Jonsin written by Jason Handelsman you're missing out. But here's something that never made it into the article. Jim Jonsin producing a beat from scratch for the camera and then shopping it to Baby Bash on his iPhone. Jonsin created the beat in u ... More >>
Last night Jim Jonsin, the producer behind T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," Trick Daddy's "Let's Go," and songs by other top artists in the game, was in the studio with Alabama artists Rich Boy and Yelawolf. You may know certified gold recording artist Rich Boy from his song "Thro ... More >>
Meat Carving Station from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Motley Crue has come a long way. You think they were serving casino quality beef and turkey at their early LA shows? Hell no. Check out this carving station they had in the lobby of the Hard Rock Live last night for the Crue show. 8 bucks for a p ... More >>
On Thursday, February 19, Miami New Times celebrated the end of calendar editor Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik's illustrious five-year career with the paper. We had a party and got drunk at Uva 69 in Miami's historic MiMo District in the Upper Eastside. At the end of the night, I fell off the roof o ... More >>
Slip-N-Slide's 15th Anniversary Party at Hotel Victor in Miami Beach was definitely the best party of 2008. Baby tigers, porn stars, open bars, and lots of millionaire thugs showing off their jewelry. Trina was posing for photos as Keith Sweat performed. I got to sit and talk to Slip-N-Slide's fou ... More >>
A few weeks ago,as woman named Doris with a thick French accent called me at the office (305-571-72). "I have been in America for six months," she said. "I am a DJ from Europe and I am throwing a party at Buck 15." She then told me that she had seen my Scary Mary video and asked if I was ... More >>
So if you listen to Rick Ross' music, you probably already know that he likes he's ganja green and sticky. And according to Miami New Times reporter Jason Handelsman, he can also roll blunts one-handed. I'm not sure if the latter is true, but there's a hilarious new video on the web that shows Ros ... More >>
Jason Handelsman Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder, Ronald “Slim” Williams. Last night, Miami’s Hobie Beach – located on Virginia Key, just over the Rickenbacker Causeway -- was filled with tour buses, Maybachs, an orange Lamborghini, a couple of Bentleys, and some limousines. Lil Wayne ... More >>
It was really cool talking to Henry Rollins over the phone. The man has the gift of gab, and he spoke non-stop for almost twenty minutes. In this episode of PrunkTV, we talk about last week’s guest, HR of the Bad Brains, and pumping iron. He also told me about his travels in the Middle East, why h ... More >>
"Does it intimidate you that a black man from Queens could be compared to musicians such as Bob Dylan?"
He wants to set the record straight.
I arrived at Uncle Luke’s house at 2 p.m. on a recent Friday afternoon. He started talking as we sat down, and began the interview. At around 4 p.m., my digital audio recorder beeped, notifying me that it was full. The interview was not over, however. I asked Uncle Luke if I could video record him ... More >>
"The python is dangerous and can attack, strangle, and easily kill even a grown man. Why doesn't Selene try hunting pythons?"
The fetish entertainer talks, sings, and acts dirty at White Room.
Just found the news deep in the archives of Brooklynvegan, where I apparently missed it when the tour dates were announced back in July but... Rejoice! DANZIG IS COMING BACK TO SOUTH FLORIDA! This is exciting because he hasn't been here in, like, forever, and when Glenn Danzig spoke to Jason Hande ... More >>
Against Me! will be in town this weekend for the Vans Warped Tour. I interviewed their lead singer and founder Tom Gabel last year while the band was in Europe and as you can hear, I am an “obnoxious reporter." var so = new SWFObject("http://media.newtimes.com/players/vvmMiniPlayer.swf?audioF ... More >>
"Are you homophobic? I am appalled that any reporter would write such garbage."
The original members bounce back. And without Uncle Luke, thankyouverymuch.
Was I really sitting on the toilet while videotaping this week's episode of Prunk TV? Read the entire story here. Yes, I did accept Jesus in Ted's office. Read about it here. Congratulations to Jerry and Ricky. They won some Cash Money. Special thanks to Lil Jon for sending me some samp ... More >>
John "Bloodclot" Joseph: New York hardcore icon, Krishna devotee, hustler, survivor.
Alicia Keys listened as I nervously explained why her song, “Like You’ll Never See Me Again ” makes me cry. From Alicia’s reaction, it sounds like she really cares about me. So my next question for Alicia is, will you marry me? var so = new SWFObject("http://media.miaminewtimes.com/pla ... More >>
This was no interview, it was my dream date. The Diamond Princess sparkled like my logo right there. Read the whole story here, and listen to a few minutes of Miami royalty here below. - Jason Handelsman
Flo Rida and Missy Elliott at Sunset Place?
Miami tallies its homeless.
"Miami has become a refugee camp."
"How do you reconcile Thorp's catty comments with the original glowing review?"
"Not even Arnold is this bad."
These murals are all that is left of the “Bullfrog Eatz” nightclub on NE 2nd Ave and 23rd Street. Like many Miami night clubs, it existed for less than a year before going out of business, joining the many empty shells in this area of Miami that refuses to be gentrified. All Photos by Jas ... More >>
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
This structure (14th St., and N. Miami Ave.) sits near the railroad tracks that separate “Mid-town” from “Overtown.” No matter what you call it, it is still “Dirty Dade.” -- Jason Handelsman
These photos were taken on 36th Street and N. Miami Avenue, in what they are now calling "Mid-Town Miami". The building is abandoned, except for the people that sleep inside of it. -- Jason Handelsman
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day
Nice ink! Wired on my third cup of coffee at Out of the Blue Cafe (2426 NE 2nd Avenue), I noticed a woman sitting a few seats away with a familiar looking image tattooed on her chest, directly over her heart. After a moment, I realized what it was. "Um...excuse me, isn't that tattoo from a Ne ... More >>