From Lil Wayne to Miley Cyrus to Spike Lee, quite a year!
You win some, you lose some, and this year in music saw it all. There were some unexpected hits and some downright drown-outs. Some old favorites came back around, some tried and true experts continued their reign of glory, and some classic moves fell off the face of the planet. Surely, your mind ... More >>
Another year, another 365 ragers. In Miami, though, the New Year's Eve getdown doesn't last just one night. It's a weeklong bender of pachangas con Pitbull, tiki-tiki tunes with Tiësto, stripping and singing along with Robin Thicke and Pharrell, drankin' in the VIP with Lil Wayne, and chasing tha ... More >>
Mad Skrews is a Miami Beach producer with more metal in his face than Kanye West, hence the name. And in the four years since Crossfade last caught up with him, he has continued landing placements on albums from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Trina, and Ky-Mani Marley. Now the Colombian studio wiza ... More >>
Lil Wayne's got beef with the American prison system, and that could have something to do with his three incarcerations. But he also feels the purity, valor and justice are missing from the red, white and blue. This is according to the lyrics from his latest music video "God Bless Amerika." (We'r ... More >>
Lil Wayne talked shit on The Heat? (payback's a bitch) Otherwise, fuck it, they're still #winning. (Well, except for last night.) But this is America, land of free speech, and he' s still one of the most popular rappers in the world, even if he fell asleep at the club and didn't rock the mic. That's ... More >>
Sorry to the thousands of tourists who paid around $80 each for the Lil Wayne & Birdman party at Mansion last night. We know you thought he would at least get on the mic for a minute and say wasup, rap a little, talk some shit, something. But he was extremely busy in the VIP. Plus, he was like 15 f ... More >>
Confidence is sexy, and a bold nature can turn a mouse into a king among men, but someone forgot to tell Kanye West the rule of subtlety. Personally, we think the egomaniacal musician is the genius he claims to be, but all things in moderation. Surely, his forthcoming album will be a righteous ga ... More >>
Wow, y'all. Another year has come and gone. But what do we have to show for it? Sure, we had a lot of fun. We discovered a lot of new, hopeful artists and said goodbye to a few favorites. But we also saw the rise of some terrible pop bullshit and we were forced to listen to some of the worst manu ... More >>
If we've learned anything from all the 30 Rock we've been watching, it's that product integration is the future of successful American capitalism. This is a lesson echoed with superb execution in the modern rap community, most members of which have a variety of products their hocking at any given t ... More >>
Alright, the YMCMB crew is definitely at the top of the world right now. But it seems like things are beginning to go astray. The label's Holy Trinity is Wayne, Drake, and Nicki. But lately, they're doing strange things, picking dumb fights with other famous people, and garnering the wrong kinds of ... More >>
As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>
What happens when Lil Wayne takes a trip to the suburbs with a dreaded head full of lysergic acid diethylamide? Homie hangs out with a headbanging pink pachyderm. Parties with dismembered mannequins. Hotboxes a McMansion. Skanks in the street. And pretends his skateboard is a one-man helicopter. ... More >>
In the gritty rap game, honor is everything. And honor usually means a bag full of automatic weapons at an airport. Alright, not every rapper's got a rap sheet. But if you talk the talk, you're expected to do the time. A mean MC with a big mouth is just a poser without a felony charge. And getting ... More >>
Whether he's being denied access to the Oklahoma City Thunder game or pulling Nicki Minaj out of Summer Jam, there's never a dull moment in Lil Wayne's life. He is undeniably one of hip-hop's most colorful characters and, beginning next week, he'll become one of the game's most transparent moguls. ... More >>
Cameo is to Washington Avenue what sand is to the beach. And Saturday night's YMCMB party proved it. StrongArm DJ Entice celebrated a birthday, Flo Rida got hype, and the Young Money crew bought so many bottles that the club ran out of sparklers. Even Gucci Mane came through stunting. We never d ... More >>
There's a famous dicho Cubano that our grandmother used to say. And it goes, Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres. Roughly translated, it means you are the company you keep. And evidently, Justin Bieber's relationship with Floyd "Money" Mayweather has transformed the innocent 18-year-old p ... More >>
You know why non-EDM fans don't take DJing seriously as an art form? It's because celebrities keep ruining everything. When shit went digital in the mid 2000s, it was the coolest thing to happen since Grandmaster Flash figured how to scratch. And consequently, DJing became more popular, experimenta ... More >>
Betty Wright should need no introduction, especially in Miami. The lifelong 305 resident has been making records in South Florida since 1956 when she sang on an album from her family's gospel band, Echoes of Joy, at age two. A veteran solo act by her late teens, Wright became one of R&B's top fe ... More >>
Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>
Did you know that Young Money Cash Money Billionaire boss Lil Wayne isn't actually a billionaire? Well, homie ... It's true. Despite squashing his $5.6-million beef with the IRS, slanging 1.92 million copies of Tha Carter IV in this totally shitty economy, ranking among Billboard's Top Artists f ... More >>
Granted ... Lil Wayne ain't no Nelson Mandela. He only spent 11 months in prison (not, you know, 27 years) after getting busted on his tour bus for "attempted possession of a weapon" (not, you know, attempting to free the people of South Africa from the horrors of Apartheid), but why not cash in ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke doesn't like how Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City. I've got a m ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke declares the best MCs in hip-hop.After listening to the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, I was left ... More >>
Our point exactly.All the morons in America get funneled south towards Florida, and then the dregs that are truly weighed down by excessive stupidity end up rattling around in the Southern tip of the state. Yep, physics is the only way to explain why we have our own tag on dumb-things site Fark ... More >>
Lil Wayne is currently behind bars, but still he's managing to pull off the release of about four videos within the span of this weekend via MTV. Two of them feature local group Mayday playing backup for Weezy.The first video is for the Cool & Dre-produced "Da Da Da," which wa ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke explains why famous rappers such as Lil Wayne and T.I. get caught with illegal guns.Earlier this month, Lil Wayne began a ... More >>
Photo by Patrick Ecclestein / FOXMichelle DelamorMiami hasn't had a great American Idol hope since 7th season second runner-up Syesha Marcado, but can Michelle Delamor, named to the top 24, finally bring the idol crown to South Florida?The 20-year-old is a 2006 graduate of Miami Beach Senior High an ... More >>
We last spoke to local hip-hop shooter Derick G. back in June when he had just leveraged his still image work into the world of moving pictures, in high definition.Derick recently hit a new phase in his career when he gained unprecedented access to roll with Cash Money Records as a documentarian ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony spoke with Prunk TV recently at a party in Miami. He was promoting his hip-hop label, Krossover Entertainment. Melo won a gold medal in Beijing last year, but who really cares, when the Miami Heat crushed the Atlanta Hawks like a bunch of grapes on Saturday. Dway ... More >>
Sometimes a girl just needs a tune.
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten single ... More >>
And it doesn't hurt that Lil Wayne is on the "gangsta emo" guy's debut single.
Paper Trail (Atlantic)
StreetRunner's got beats for every day of the week.
Local producer Bigg D's rise to the top of the charts.
Cash Moneys top exec comes to roost in Miami
"Make 'Em Rain" (Terror Squad)
The Carter II (Cash Money)
Many searched for the summer banger, but only Fat Joe's Terror Squad claimed the prize