Most art is silent. Even during Basel week.
That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... More >>
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
Like a drill sergeant!I get a lot of complaints (or suggestions) that I don't promote local hip-hop enough. And I apologize.
But as a matter of fact, I've really been enjoying the local stuff recently. So much so, that outside of my usual appreciation for old-school rap (say '83 through '94), t ... More >>
Kool KeithWith Otto von Schirach, Juan Basshead, and othersEveSaturday, April 2, 2011Better Than: Staying home and crying over the demise of LCD SoundsystemThe downtown/midtown Miami corridor found itself in a pleasant hip-hop time-warp last night, with Too $hort playing an unexpected set at Bard ... More >>
via Kool Keith's Facebook pageKool Keith ... Or is it Poppa Large? Dr. Octagon? Black Elvis?On October 19, 1963, a potential heir to the throne of best rapper alive was born in the Bronx. His name was Keith Matthew Thornton. And after an incubation period of 25 years, the kid became a crazy lyri ... More >>
Smoke and Miras
The Line in the Sand Mixtape
The Smoke and Miras collective has been busy this year bringing some good, conscious South Florida hip-hop to the foreground. Comprised of Orion, Brown-I, Thousand, Sweet Jesus, Name Brand, Draz, John Wilson, Sci-22, I ... More >>
HarmonixIt's been a while since I'd heard from reclusive producer/instrumentalist Harmonix. Yup, last time his work graced my stereo was way back in 2008 when he dropped the space-jazz, crunk-flavored and New Wave savvy Instrumentals, Volume 1. And this track here has a funny story, seems like he ... More >>