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Jonathan Cunningham

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    How Many Celebrities Does Ace Hood Know?

    I've got a certain amount of love for Ace Hood. For starters, he's the first rapper to go major out of Broward County in a long time, possibly ever. There's been a few "could have been/should have been's" out there, but nobody has made it stick to the degree that Ace has as a rapper. He rose to the ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of October 23, 2008

    "Any story that involves strippers and hip-hop that's not derogatory but informative is cool with me."

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    August 27, 2008

    Toots and the Maytals Play the Culture Room This Sunday

    Legendary reggae artist Toots Hibbert is coming to Broward County this weekend. If you're even vaguely familiar with the history of reggae, you'll know that Toots is a long-time staple of the genre...so much so that he lays claim to being the first musician to use the word "reggae" in a song. His 19 ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    Rock the Bells Setlist...Plan Accordingly

    If you're planning to attend the Rock the Bells concert tomorrow and want to know who's playing when, we've got you covered. The name that's most noticeably missing from this list is Santogold. Honestly, she was probably the person that I'm most excited to see live. And I'm bummed that she won't be ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Rahsaan Drops Two New Videos

    If you're on the hunt for one of South Florida's hottest up and coming MCs, let us end your quest right now. Rahsaan has been making a strong name for himself in the local hip-hop world in a very short amount of time. He's got old school swagger, versatile rhymes, and is one of the flyest dressed ra ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    Throwing it Back--"A Lo Cubano"

    Here's an old school jem from way back in the day. I remember the first time I heard the track, "A Lo Cubano" while I was on holiday in Managua and it blew my mind. The groove is all hip-hop and African via Cuba and Colombia with just the right amount of vocal flavor to make it stick inside of your ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Loving the New Weezy/Yeezy Collaboration

    Scrolling the Weezy files doesn't always lead to stellar tracks. He's got plenty of home runs, too many triples, a decent amount of doubles, and straight up strikes out that don't even come close to a single on the windiest day. But check this track out between Kanye and Lil Wayne that just hit the ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Teddy Pendegrass Live 1979

    We hear at the New Times camp are die fans of all things old school. So as I came across this stellar footage of Teddy P doing his thing (while still walking I might add) from 1979, it seemed appropriate to share it with the blogosphere. He's undeniably looking good and as he belts out this jam, it ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008

    Corrine Bailey Rae's Husband Found Dead

    There's some sad news out of England to report. According to this story from the AP, vocalist Corrine Bailey Rae's huband, Jason Rae, was found dead over the weekend in the city of Leeds. Jason was a saxophone player in the band called the Haggis Horns. They'd just released an album 6 months ago and ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    New House Shoes Podcast Up

    Hip-hop's smokiest DJ is back at it again with a fresh new podcast via the HVW8 crew that's well worth listening to. DJ House Shoes has a bunch of hip-hop exclusives from cats like Kool G. Rap, J. Davey, Ta'Raach, Pete Rock, and of course, some solid J. Dilla material as well. To listen to the pod ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008

    More Love For Flo Rida

    Well, now that Flo Rida's album is officially out, it'll be interesting to see how the album sells. His hit song, "Low" has been the number one song in the country for a long time, and despite the fact that we're paying attention to him because he's local, the entire music industry is looking at him ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    The Cool Kids Black Punk Done Right

    The Cool Kids hanging with the next president. Well, it's another HOT day in Texas and the music is as hot as the temperatures. Some parts of the metro area hit 96 degrees and Austin proper was at 93 degrees today. That's a record for March 14th btw. Anyway, the music has all been solid and there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Since Today's a Voting Day

    ...And folks in Ohio, Texas,Vermont, and Rhode Island are headed to the polls, it only makes since to play some election music. Here's some Obama love from the Lone Star state. -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    February 21, 2008

    Bleubird, Astronautilus and DJ Immortal at Central Pub in Margate

    Bleubird is a rapper who has taken an unusual path to success. His style is a combination of the heady white-boy rhymes of Aesop Rock and the rapid-fire spoken-word style of Saul Williams. Hell, call him Allen Ginsberg with shelltoes on if you want to, because he can fit that role as well. He's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Mad Cobra Wants you to "Flex"

    So Mad Cobra didn't really have much of a career outside of this track, but for a short while this tune ran dancehalls around the globe. Since it's throwback day, don't be afraid to sing along to this one. -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    February 18, 2008

    McDonald's Has a New Ad Campaign

    It looks like McDonald's is going after the urban crowd with this one. "Cha cha now y'all." -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    February 12, 2008

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    It's Throwback Tuesdays here at CrossFade and we're going way back with some vintage Bobby Dylan. This was always one of my favorite early music videos and its great to see the original bald head slick AKA Allen Ginsberg in the background enjoying a cameo. -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    January 31, 2008

    Fat Joe Looking as Sexy as Ever

    Ok, maybe not. You hate to see the part-time Miami resident in such an uncompromising photo but this is just too funny to pass up. I don't know where this shot came from or if it's even real but it is NOT a good look for Joey Crack. But I still dig him though and can't help but give his latest vide ... More >>

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    January 30, 2008

    "Sensual Seduction" on the Brain

    Just when you thought Snoop Dogg didn't have any creativity left. I don't know why this song gets stuck in your head so easily. Even though Snoop's T-Pain approach gets annoying after a while, the video makes it all worth it. -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    January 23, 2008

    Village Voice's 35th Annual Pazz & Jop Poll is Online

    In case you missed it, this year's edition of the Village Voice's "Pazz and Jop" poll is online. It's an annual roundup of a bunch of music critic's top-ten lists for the preceding year. For this big-deal anniversary edition, 577 critics responded. Jonathan Cunningham (music editor of the Broward-Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Biz Markie!!

    There's something about the video for "Just a Friend" and the song in general that was pivotal for an entire generation to get a better understand of what hip-hop really is. Up until this song went national, most hip-hop singles were either serious, message driven tunes of the "White Lines" by Grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Look How Cute Diplo and M.I.A. Can Be

    I don't know why I'm a sucker for love lost and found but I'm pulling for Edgewater producer Diplo and London via Sri Lanka MC M.I.A. to get back together. Despite the fact that they make great music, after watching this video below, it's hard to argue that they aren't adorable as well. Work it out ... More >>

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    December 18, 2007

    Classic Common Sense

    Talk about a throwback! Here's some old school Common from 1994 off of his Resurrection album. He was still going by Common Sense at the time and still living on the Southside of Chicago...not doing Gap ads, not making movies, not wearing cardigans, and definitely keeping his rhymes simple and raw. ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays: Orishas

    It's been awhile since the world has heard anything out of the Cuban emigres, Orishas. The group, which captured the hearts and eardrums of world music fans back in 1999, did put out the album, Antidiotico, a few months back, but that was mainly filled with their past hits and didn't offer a whole l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Juvenile Backs It Up

    I don't know what it is about this song that gets a party started so easily, but Juvenile's 1999 cut, "Back That Ass Up" is just classic booty music that defies the notion of booty music. Aside from the title, it's a hell of a well-composed song which features Juvie (who looks and sounds like Plies ... More >>

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    November 27, 2007

    A Little Old School Iggy

    It's hard to stay in a somber mood when you've got Iggy Pop in your life. The lean and lanky rocker is actually coming back to South Florida to perform in a couple of weeks with the Stooges, and though it probably won't be as big and bombast of a concert as the one below, it should still be a good t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Racists Love Kanye West's Mom

    In a weird twist, if you want to see why the Sun-Sentinel needs to police it's on-line section more often, check out some fairly ridiculous comments to the story about the death of Kanye's mom on their website. Some folks apparently think her death is hilarious. -- Jonathan Cunningham

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    November 7, 2007

    Cam'ron's Official Rhymebook LOL

    The sometimes West Palm Beach resident Killa Cam'ron has a new double mixtape out today. I'm not going to waste a lot of time loving it or hating on it as I've only heard a few tracks which didn't move me in either direction. But here's a funny post from the folks at Oh Word that I recently rediscov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Spank Rock pulled from Best Buy

    Rumor has it the new Spank Rock and Benny Blanco CD, Bangers and Cash got pulled from the shelves of Best Buy this week because management just noticed its x-rated cover art. Apparently, this is all about the back cover where a partially obscured dildo can be seen in the background. Not sure how the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Mazzy Star--Fade Into You

    Feeling a bit nostalgic and blue today. Can't explain why, but this old Mazzy Star video from 1993 seems to fit the mood perfectly. It was off their stellar, So Tonight That I Might See album which is worth revisiting if you haven't listened to it in awhile and is just a good song and a great video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Tokyo Diva--Rollerz Out

    In the South we're all about Soulja Boy, but up in New York City, a girl named Tokyo Diva and her crew are showing us how the '80s babies do it on her block -- in neon leggings, big-print t-shirts and thick, gold dookie rope chains. In part, the style seems like a new new rip off of the Cool Kids bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    More Carnival Vibes

    The first of South Florida's pre-Carnival parties are jumping off tonight and with the weather warming up a touch, this should all make for a good five day weekend from here on out. Since soca doesn't get nearly enough love on CrossFade, here's some Machel Montano with his ever popular song "Jumbie ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Poison is Looking for Punanny

    Not sure if this is true or not, but can't help but post this link I found on Craigslist today. Someone from Poison is looking to get laid. If you need Craiglist to get the job done, that might be a sign that you're washed up. --Jonathan Cunningham

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    September 28, 2007

    The Postmarks and the Apples in Stereo at Culture Room Tonight!!

    Broward County's the Postmarks have the music industry paying attention to their sugary sounds in a big way. It may have taken two years to put out their debut, self-titled album, but now that it's on shelves, everyone from Spin to the New Pornographers seems to want a piece of them. The reason they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Is Dr. Dre on Steroids?

    You be the judge. He is looking mighty ripped these days. First 50 Cent rumors of steroid use swirled, then it was Busta Rhymes and Timbaland (and rightfully so, who are we kidding) but now it's Dr. Dre? The 42-year-old Compton native recently appeared on television looking like he could retire from ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Prince Takes on YouTube

    Don't expect to find too much material of Prince on YouTube in the future. The famous songwriter and eccentric music savant is waging war with the popular online video company over copyright issues and unauthorized use of his music. I'm not sure why the former assless chap wearing icon is so testy o ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays--Eddie Murphy and Rick James

    I don't know which one of these dudes had a bigger persona in the 80s but they both loved to party all the time. No surprise they turned their mantra into a hit. The song is much cooler than this corny music video... but if you don't remember it from back in the day, check it out again. --Jonathan C ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    Throwbacks--Self Destruction!! Check it Out.

    This tune was an urban anthem 18 years ago and it's just as vital right now. Can't believe it's been that long, but "Self Destruction" is one of the most important hip-hop songs ever created! I'm probably missing somebody but here's the Stop The Violence Movement as I could catch it: KRS-ONE, Publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Kanye vs. 50 Cent--The Real Story

    Tired of this fake Kanye Vs 50 beef? Here's the real story. The video below is definitely worth checking out. Forget about this being a money making scheme. 50 Cent is more chum chum with Kanye West than he is with the rest of his G-Unit clan. As if you didn't know, this is all just capitalism at it ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays--Nasir Jones

    Since Nasty Nas was just here a couple of weeks ago for the Rock the Bells Tour, it only seems fitting to play some Nas today. Work day is almost over folks. It's Halftime --Jonathan Cunningham

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    August 21, 2007

    Pete Doherty Gets a Break

    London's favorite rock'n'roll screwball, Pete Doherty, of Babyshambles is escaping jail time despite being arrested for suspicion of drug use recently. Apparently the cops didn't get him to court within 24 hours of his arrest. Not quite sure how that happened. Maybe a few extra quids in the cops poc ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    Talib Kweli's Eardrum in Stores Today

    "I said it's here, it's here, it's here, it's here." The dude seems to release new material every 6 months and today, Mr. Talib Kweli BK MC, has another LP for hip-hop lovers to consume. Eardrum is in record stores today and while I haven't heard it yet, I'd love to get some feedback from someone t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Ladies Love Cool James

    Is it just me, or was LL Cool J a lot "cooler" before all the botox and lip-licking that he does now got out of control? Not sure why he's so image conscious, but if you ask me, LL was at his best back in the day during videos like this. --Jonathan Cunningham

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    July 17, 2007

    Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy Throwback Video

    Check out a young Bounty Killer and a relatively trim Barrington Levy yamming it up for the "Living Dangerously" video from the early 90s. Bounty has developed a significantly more gangsta image since these days but it's funny to see the influence of 90s rap videos on this dancehall classic. --Jonat ... More >>

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    July 10, 2007

    Throwing it Way Back--Boys Don't Cry

    Sure, it's cheesy break-up music from nearly 30 years ago... but it's still a damn good song. Shout outs to the Cure for penning such classic material. --Jonathan Cunningham

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    July 3, 2007

    A Tribe Called Quest (Love)

    Stretch out ya legs let me make ya bald/drive ya insane, drive ya up the wall. Man, I miss when they used to shoot hip-hop videos in black and white. Last time I spoke with Phife Dawg, he confirmed that Tribe was working on a brand new album, though the release date isn't quite confirmed yet. We'll ... More >>

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    July 3, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays--Black Thought and ?uestlove Freestyle

    At this point, I'm just bugging out on all the vintage vids you can find on-line. I came across this OLD SCHOOL joint of a very slender ?uesto and his long time band member Black Thought having a freestyle session in a dusty Philadelphia alley. It bleeds the essence of hip-hop and there's even a mur ... More >>

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    June 26, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays

    "Makeda" Been digging through the global R&B vaults lately and keep landing on this little ditty from 1999. It was the first single that I ever heard from Les Nubians and it changed my perspective on Francophone soul music completely. Hope the throw back video rubs somebody the right way. --Jonatha ... More >>

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    June 26, 2007

    When They Reminisce Over You

    Throwback Tuesday's is still in full-effect. This time, it's a shout out to Trouble T-Roy from Pete Rock and CL Smooth. The song is a classic and the video is as well. For those that don't remember it, here it is. --Jonathan Cunningham

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    June 14, 2007

    RIP Stack Bundles

    Yes another rapper is dead... shot down well before his prime. It's a story that hip-hop seemed like it was almost ready to outgrow. There hasn't been a marquis rap homicide since rapper Proof of D-12 died in a hail of bullets in a gritty Detroit afterhours club last year. But as of early this week, ... More >>

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