Oceans of blood, purple syrup, and pounding bass pervade every monstrous track by Three Six Mafia, currently touring as Da Mafia 6ix. Straight outta Memphis and thuggin', DJ Paul's notorious crew of head smashers are a riotous force to be reckoned with. And like any great high-speed chase, you eith ... More >>
What is every rapper's favorite body part? C'mon, that's an easy one. More MCs have put their mind to the big butt issue than there are scientists working on curing cancer. And obviously, in rap music, the bigger the booty, the better. Modern asses are reaching colossal proportions, but not all ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez, Neon Trees, Magic! and Nick Cannon iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Fontainebleau Miami Beach Saturday, June 28, 2014 Fun Fact: iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party is short for "The Jennifer Lopez Hour." Well, there it was. The end of iHeart Radio Ultimate Pool Party weekend. No one th ... More >>
Say what you wanna say about the 305, but everyone just loves Miami. Who can blame them? We've got some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, models that walk around in bathing suits all day, and pretty good music almost every day of the week. Just check out the five best concerts going dow ... More >>
No matter what you tell yourself, there is absolutely no way to catch every act that you want to see at Ultra Music Festival. Never mind the overlapping set times, just trying to traverse Bayfront Park is a daunting task once it's crammed with 100,000 ravers. Our advice: Find a stage (or two) with ... More >>
As 305 maestro Pitbull boasts on "Welcome to Miami" (Dat Lil Chico's edition of Jermaine Dupri's infectious ATL anthem): "Y'all got Uncle Sam, we got Uncle Luke." Mr. Worldwide is damn right. Ever since the early days of Luke's booty bass, The Magic City has been an X-rated paradise full of fast be ... More >>
Models and bottles, y'all! If there is any week out of the year when that statement rings truer, it's the awkwardly named Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, AKA Swim Week. While most of the official and satellite events are happening around the Raleigh, Soho Beach House, and the Miami Beach Conventi ... More >>
A red banner outside Brother Jimmy's BBQ invites you to "Put Some South In Yo' Mouth." We're talking Meat and Beats. Every Saturday night, locals and tourists alike in shorts, hats, and sandals hit up the Southern barbecue joint for some pickleback shots, Fighting Cock bourbon, and hot 'cue. And ... More >>
Hip-hop has rarely been heralded for its acceptance of the gay community, but all things must change with time. Lots of rappers and hip-hoppers are speculated to be gay. Lil B seemed like he was coming out when he dropped a mixtape entitled I'm Gay (I'm Happy), but denied it. Meanwhile, Frank Ocean ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival's MC introduced David Guetta as "the man that means more to electric dance music than anyone in the United States." Hmm, of all time? Definitely not. At the moment? You could make a strong argument for that. Is he the DJ currently making the most money off of it in the US? ... More >>
There's nothing quite as satisfying as watching an avowedly religious teen pop star clumsily stumble around his or her own sexuality in public. Remember when Britney Spears was pop culture's ultimate Virgin Whore? She was all dolled up like a slutty school girl. And then a few years later, Brit ... More >>
March is total mayhem for the Miami music fan. For a solid week, the world's greatest DJs descend upon the city to make our clubs, hotels, and poolside bars their bitch. With over 300 parties, it's nothing to drop hundreds before the workweek even ends. But it doesn't have to be that way. There ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star! If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
These days it's not enough to have just one job. In this economy, you have to be a hustler to get by. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even be successful.Celebrities are no different; they like to have their hands in the cookie jar too. It's easy to criticize stars -- say they're sellouts. We say th ... More >>
Allan WarrenDavid Cassidy beats Bieber in any sort of teen dream competition, even today. Like, today's Cassidy versus today's Bieber. Sorry, Biebz, but Cassidy's cuter. His feathered hair is better than the lesbian 'do any day. Everyone remembers Cassidy, the androgynous, non-threatening TV and st ... More >>
Note: This log, apparently describing an NBA Finals-themed drinking game played by a group of Miami Heat fans, was discovered late Sunday night. The fate of the heartbroken revelers is not known.FIRST QUARTER12:00 -- All right, time for tip-off! Super excited to have all this booze. Keeping ... More >>
Yo Mr. 305, isn't that a little formal for the Pep Boys parking lot?Why, amigos, are any of us willing to settle for a world where Calle Ocho comes only once a year? We here at New Times say: "Screw that noise. We demand more. Perfectly greasy arepas, warm Presidente, and pure party music sho ... More >>
via SF WeeklyDavid Banner wilding out at SXSW.First off, I want to congratulate David Banner (featured in this week's episode of PrunkTV after the cut) on his induction into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, alongside Elvis, B.B., and Muddy! David Banner was one of my favorite i ... More >>
Plus Givens has been a mainstay in local hip-hop circles for the last couple of years. He's in with the right people and he knows how to make quality music that's as versatile as it is enjoyable. A few years back, Plus made a strong impact with a Rahj-produced single called "9 To 5" that featured ... More >>
via islanddefjam.comOriginally, Young Jeezy's fourth major-label slab, reportedly titled Thug Motivation 103, was supposed to drop sometime in 2009. But soon the rapper pushed back the projected release date to June 2010 before flip-flopping with a guesstimate of July. Then, a couple of months ag ... More >>
When you think of DJ Ideal, you'll probably remember him best for his wide takeover in the mixtape scene a couple of years ago. His Lil Jon tinged "Bottom Bitch" sound byte was just about as show stopping as Don Canon's "Canon" sample. From about 2003-2007, DJ Ideal made incredible strides toward ... More >>
via facebook.com/AsherRothSorry, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>
The cover of Jacki-O's forthcoming new mixtape.We want to like Miami rapper Jacki-O. We dig her tattoos, her spitfire raps, and her scrappiness in her attempts to bounce back from a checkered past that includes a shoplifting charge and personal bankruptcy. And though she was once poised to b ... More >>
Yesterday, we alerted you to David Guetta's newest track "Gettin' Over You," featuring Fergie, Chris Willis, and LMFAO. It sounds like every other track Guetta has produced in the last three years -- but taken to a much scarier, getting-raped-in-a-dark-alley kind of level. We dubbed it the "dance mu ... More >>
You've all had more than enough notice about the Major Lazer show on Saturday at Grand Central. But here's something a little different: Major Lazer's Diplo's collaborated with Trouble Andrew for his Trouble Gang Mixtape, which also features Santigold, Spankrock, Amanda Blank, Lil Jon, and Timbal ... More >>
via myspace.com/llamabeats Lurking in the trenches of obscurity, tomorrow's super producers toil in darkened studios surrounded by empty malt liquor bottles and ashtrays full of blunt roaches.Or maybe they're up and grinding at The Setai. Either way, Llamabeats Crew bring a sample heavy musicalit ... More >>
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
With DJs the world over claiming to be "open format," it's refreshing to stumble upon a spinner who actually claims a specific genre. In DJ Lennox's case, it's hip-hop, he says: "That's my foundation."Still, Lennox is no fool about the vagaries of the marketplace, and he's not about to lose a gig be ... More >>
Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.
Katt Williams packs big jokes in a teeny package.
Our own Sean Kingston just might be the hottest 17-year-old on Earth.
But Khia's got no love for the word ho
The Anger Management Tour may be mainstream hip-hop's high-water mark, but has it poisoned the well?
In a digital world, recording studios have become technological dinosaurs
Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year
Hip-hop dominates the charts but the resurgence in modern music is propelled by its subgenres
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
At this year's MTV VMAs, Usher is a major constellation in a universe far removed from ours
Sorry, Miami -- music is more than music to make love to