Three decades ago, Afrika Bambaataa found the perfect beat when he made the "Planet Rock." And it was that beat-breaking track that bridged the gap between hip-hop and electronic music. But there's more to the Godfather of Hip-Hop than "Planet Rock:" Bam is credited for coining the term hip-hop be ... More >>
Just get up and dance. That's the Electrofunky philosophy of Afrika Bambaataa, AKA the Godfather of Hip-Hop. And for the last four decades, Bam's been fighting for the right to "Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun." He reinvented hip-hop with "Planet Rock." He founded the Universal Zulu Nation to c ... More >>
The weekend may be looong gone, but in your mind, it's still Friday and you're still partying it up and poppin' bottles at LIV. But hey, you could still pretend it's the weekend! All you need is good music. Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from hardcore to electropop to hip-h ... More >>
The 305's musical tastes are just as diverse as the masses who live here. We're a bunch of EDM beat freaks, salsa fanatics, Rasta lovers, hip-hop heads, hardcore punks, and indie obsessives. But we can all agree that music brings people together. This holds especially true for Afrika Bambaataa's ... More >>
Back in Black 2012 With Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, Crystal Method, LA Riots, and others Space, Miami Saturday, October 27, 2012 Better Than: Raving in 75 mph winds. Hurricane Sandy really fucking blows, man. She totally messed up our Halloween plans. We were going to shake our ass t ... More >>
Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone! So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... More >>
Last night's game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena was as close to a playoff atmosphere as you're going to get in a game that was mostly meaningless, but also mostly amazeballs.Spurred by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Miami took down the Bulls 83-72 in a game t ... More >>
In Florida we're used to things like whales, cocaine and various human body parts washing up on our beaches, but sun seekers on Siesta Key were in for something of a surprise this morning when they discovered an eight-foot-tall Lego man had mysteriously wound up sitting in the sand.
Central Florida's newest amusement park, Legoland Florida, officially opened its bricked doors on Saturday on the former site of Cypress Gardens. One of the main attractions includes massive displays of iconic skylines rebuilt with Legos, and obviously Legoland Florida's has an entire section dev ... More >>
via Flickr walknbostonLooks like somebody threw up on the sidewalk.Yum. Look at that plump, juicy... sofa?You might be familiar with pica -- the disorder that leads people to eat stuff like soap, chalk, batteries, coins, hair, and dirt -- from watching the show My Strange Addiction on T ... More >>
Karen HanlonFor most diners, selecting a restaurant boils down to food and ambiance. The menu is created by the chef but the real world of victuals stars may be interior designers, who touch all your senses and keep you in your seat. With Art Basel upon us, it's appropriate to showcase Kare ... More >>
via myspace.com/ziraZira All Wrong Hubbard Telescope (Spy-Fi Records) www.spy-firecords.com For all we know, or at least, what we are told, Zira could be an ape, a dog or the toiling of a young man late at night, in the darkness of his bedroom with the aid of musical instruments and a computer ... More >>
There was a time -- say, last summer -- when no clerk wanted to enter a certain room on the 15th floor of 140 W. Flagler St., a drab Miami-Dade County municipal building downtown. Inside lurked a multiton beast made of dead trees: the collection of pending foreclosure case files for the county. Si ... More >>
Riptide hadn't played videogames in years (except for a small descent into Katamari during college) until we recently got a Wii. Since then, it's probably been way too much Lego Batman and Lego Star Wars. Obviously, our videogame taste hasn't matured beyond when we played as a kid.  ... More >>
image via SalonIf you've gone to a toy store in recent months hoping to get your kid that lego set he's had his eye on only to find it sold out, then went home and searched online to find it at a much cheaper price, well you might have Max Rodriguez to conversely blame and thank. Acco ... More >>
No offense, Mr. Schulz.
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Nothing says I Love You like fruit and veggies
Dancing to the beat of an ancient drum
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Two local directors film the world through Miami eyes
Dr. Einsteins Science Store
Rick and Steve have an awfully bad adventure
How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz