The extradition saga of Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, leader of the ultra-violent South Florida-connected Shower Posse, has become yet more bloody today. The Associated Press is reporting that at least 30 people have been killed in gunfights between bandits, soldiers, and cops in th ... More >>
Born Calvin George Scott, Cocoa Tea hails from Kingston and carries on the island's reggae tradition. The early/mid-'80s saw him flirting with early dancehall stylings on chilled-out songs like "I Lost My Sonia" and "Too Young." But when dancehall veered into more aggressive, hip-hop-influenced terr ... More >>
Brooklyn's Drop the Lime has been nothing if not prescient. Those last few years, while everyone was running around to overly processed, overly happy so-called "blog house," the DJ/producer born Luca Venezia carefully stuck to his own thing. In the face of all that neon glare, Venezia and his Tro ... More >>
photo by Mitchell ZachsThe Harder They ComeSaturday, August 29, 2009The Ziff Ballet Opera House at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, MiamiBetter Than: Hanging with the Rude Boys at Vagabond's Stone Groove. Or just as good anyway.The film will be familiar to just about anyone who's ev ... More >>
Cities don't get much uglier or more depressing than Kingston. That was probably my first thought as we got off of the public bus we'd taken from the airport and stepped smack dab in the middle of an anarchic downtown scene. "We" consists of my wife and I and our five Macedonian guests: Lidija; h ... More >>
She's one of 5,000 people a year reported gone without a trace in Miami-Dade County.
A new concert series hits Bayside.
Say My Name (Eight76)
Lava Ground (VP Records)
It is South Florida's YET-to-be-registered immigrant voters who could swing the 2004 presidential election
Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer)
The small hours still belong to Sanchez
Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979 (Blood and Fire)