Backed by DJ Eric B's expertly sampled soul-funk-R&B ejaculations, late '80s rapper Rakim was a true hip-hop innovator who broke from the first wave's Mother Goose rhyme schemes and party-shout vocal delivery. The duo is regarded as one of the all-time greats.
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One of the hottest things right now, according to Lee Schrager, is mixology -- the skill of blending cocktails with a focus on quality ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. "There's so much emphasis on cocktails right now," he says.
To reflect what he calls the "big explosion of mixology, ... More >>
Nearly seven months ago, an emo 50 Cent was texting about death, admitting that, "I don't think I'm gonna live much longer."
A few months after that, the rapper tweeted a picture of himself laying helplessly in a hospital bed surrounded by stuffed animals as he prepped to go under the knife.
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The setting is Blue Collar restaurant, the date is June 27, the time is 7 p.m., the price is $85, and the idea is this: A five-course dinner with each dish pegged to a particular state and paired with a wine from the same area. Chef Danny Serfer is taking care of the cuisine, and master sommelier Al ... More >>
Photo by DJ Scoob Doo via weezythanxyou.comLil Wayne's hitting the highways with Nicky Minaj and Rick Ross.Ever since he made the break from Rikers back in November, we've been so hyped about Lil Wayne's inevitable trip across these United States that we could barely sleep. Or shit.
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Not Canadian.It's been eight months since we dived headlong into hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch's life and came up with this feature, but one thing continues to haunt us: The persistent misinformation that Storch was born in Canada. Even the Associated Press insists that it is so.
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Photo By Danielle AlvarezJosh Del Valle is fresh from the big city. The line cook made the move from NYC to Miami just four months ago to rub shoulders with Michelle Bernstein. He has a boyish charm and culinary finesse. But before attending The French Culinary Institute, the 27-year-old mi ... More >>
Will next year's student films have to use finger blasters? We don't know if you've ever had the pleasure of watching University of Miami student films, but a heck of a lot of them use guns (it's almost like The Office's Michael Scott in improv class). As a graduate of UM's famed motion pictures ... More >>
Current NPR darlings Surfer Blood already got a co-sign from Brooklyn electro-house producer Drop the Lime when he spoke about the bands he spins when not spinning for cash in an interview last year. Now the DJ, who rolled through Miami last month, has taken his adoration to the next step by remi ... More >>
It's all but officially confirmed that season two of the immensely popular reality-TV train wreck Jersey Shore will be shot in South Beach, and we have no doubt that 90 percent of the time, Snooki, the Situation, JWow, and the five others no one cares about will be indulging in GTL, fist pumping, ho ... More >>
Courtesy of ZagatThe Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or swept the Top Food, Decor and Service honors in this year's just released Zagat 2010 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants guidebook ($14.95). That's the Triple Crown baby -- and a well-deserved accolade. We like the way chef Philippe Ruiz cooks too.Hakkas ... More >>
lee kleinThe black and white of corned beefThou shalt not eat at any establishment calling itself a "New York deli" where the following is also served: sushi, Thai food, pizza, pasta, lobster.This is one of the Ten Commandments of Jewish Deli according to journalist David Sax, author of the forth ... More >>
image via Miami New Times Archives week of August 17 - 23, 1988Crapmont Advert 1988So a Long Island dentist and his wife decide to embark on the adventure of a life time, leave New York and open a restaurant on Miami Beach, "Right on Collins Avenue sweetheart!" Maybe that's how the Fairmont Garde ... More >>
Jacob Katel Happy's Stork Lounge is best left described by the people who know it best. Here are some quotes and images from the divingest dive bar in North Bay Village, the 50 somethin years and running bar and package liquor store between Miami and Miami Beach on the 79th street causeway."It's our ... More >>
Elyse WanshelThe interior of RA Sushi in South Miami.At RA Sushi (5829 SW 73rd St.), a South Beach-y black sheep nuzzled within the crevices of the laid-back, pub-heavy South Miami bar scene, it really doesn't matter what you like. You can tell your server your booze-buds howl for scotch on the rock ... More >>