In commercial hip-hop, your money game is even more important than your ability to rhyme. If you've got money, you've got rhymes, and if you don't have money, you fake it till you make it. For these top earners, the faking days are over. Making Forbes' list of biggest rap bank accounts is proof yo ... More >>
Hip-hop has hit a new low. It's nothing but a flashy circus full of liars, cheats, and corporate scum. They all want to talk big shit about coming from the streets or representing the hood, but too many have never seen an actual corner in their lives. Not only are they liars, but they're actually h ... More >>
Poor Big Boi. It seems the slickest, most Southernplayalistic half of Outkast still touring has injured himself while rockin' a stage. And now he has to sit out for at least six weeks. According to Billboard, the rapper was giving it his all at Summer Camp Fest in Chillicothe, Illinois, when he roc ... More >>
Over the weekend at Bardot, the Gaslamp Killer honored America's fallen soldiers with what has to have been one of the best performances the loungey hangout has ever seen. It was heart-pumping, body-shaking insanity from start to finish. The loud and proud no-shits-given artist wasn't holding anyt ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
Lots of really stellar talent is hitting stages all across Miami this week. No matter what you fancy -- hip-hop, dreamwave, math rock, experimental, country, or just plain pop -- you can find it right here in your hometown. Representing the freshest talent from all corners of the country, here ar ... More >>
Hey, honey, would you like to have sex? No, not tonight. I'd rather listen to Meatloaf. Yeah, we've never said that either, but turns out a lot of Spotify listeners think "Bat Out of Hell" is more enjoyable than actually orgasming. And that's not all the streaming platform uncovered with its recen ... 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 >>
Skrillex is on a speedboat flying through the Biscayne Bay. He's on his way to commit mass murder at Ultra Music Festival where he will kill beats and cause a massive dubstep bloodbath. For now, he's just another cracker tourist on the water in Miami. But soon, his massive legion of bass worshipin ... More >>
Yes, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week are over. But that doesn't mean the uhntz-uhntz is dead and gone. On Friday, April 13, Mansion is bringing the party back with Flosstradamus. If you didn't catch J2K and Autobot at last month's Fool's Gold showcase, don't miss this chance to see the ... More >>
Photo by Yesenia HernandezIt's no secret that New Year's Eve in Miami ain't cheap. But on a night when Rick Ross was (literally) making it rain money at his $100,000 SoBe bash, the EC Twins were charging $30,000 for 18 bottles of booze at SET, and Afrojack was packing WET with house junkies ... More >>
We did it, y'all. We survived another year, managed to dodge creditors and demented ex-girlfriends, held a steady (albeit low-paying) job in a recession. We even occupied Wall Street. With just two days left in 2011, we're encouraging everyone to get rowdy. Go ball so hard it makes "Niggas in Pa ... More >>
In many ways, 2011 was a great one for movies. Some really good films came out this year -- some that broke the mold and swirled genres together in unprecedented ways. Several icons of the movie world made remarkable contributions that should be mentioned at the year's close. On the other hand, y ... More >>
Get wasted at the Happy Stork.Sure, you could celebrate New Year's Eve and ring in 2012 by paying $100,000 to sit next to Rick Ross at Cameo. But there are plenty of cheaper places to get drunk near a fat guy in Miami.Here are the top five New Year's Eve 2012 parties in Miami that won't cost you ... More >>
Photo by Nabil ElderkinTurn on any Top 40 or urban radio station these days and it's clear there's been a massive sonic sea change. Gone from the biggest hits are the old trunk-rattling, snare-heavy, often Middle Eastern-inspired beats that dominated the mid 2000s. In their place is unabash ... More >>
Rich AbdillThe men were parked across the street from the arena, where they spent the evening being awesome.There were thousands of fans at Thursday night's watch party at the American Airlines Arena to see the Chicago Bulls fold like a fitted sheet in the final seconds and lose 83-80 to the Heat ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezGirl Talk (AKA Gregg Gillis) getting wild at the Fillmore.View photos from Girl Talk at the Fillmore Miami Beach here.Girl Talk With Max Tundra Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, May 19, 2011 Better Than: An impromptu cock-rocking rave in a confetti supply store. Just pa ... More >>
Annie MacWhat is up with all these WMC-quality bookings outside of Conference? Jeez! Couple that with the amazing indie-rock shows happening at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and we haven't seen this sort of amazing musical cornucopia happening, well, since we've been old enough to go out.Now add to a ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersSmoked, pan-seared scallop with coconut "caviar," griddled corn cake and hazelnut pesto. Last night, Meat Market hosted a winemaker dinner with Sunbox Eleven, a local winery. While Sunbox Eleven is based in Miami, the boutique company creates small-batch artisan wine ... More >>
Phresh James comes through with another release representing his unique smooth cadence that his listeners love him so much for. Backed by his C-9 label and his Legacy Effect management team, the new mixtape is called Just Practice and its as true to a title as one can actually stay. The tape was ... More >>
Photo by Lex HernandezClick here to view photos from Kid Sister at Grand Central.Kid Sister and MalucaGrand Central, MiamiSaturday, June 26, 2010Local DJ/producer Induce cause quit a stir last week when he was quoted saying, "Uhmmmmm. We have a music scene?" when referring to Miami's local music ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioIn another test of Pitbull's continued impact on the music scene, he's been nominated for the "Best Rap Artist" at this year's Teens Choice Awards. He faces some stiff competition as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake and Eminem are also up for the award. Fans will be able to go t ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioFlo-Rida teams up with the ultra-trendy David Guetta to releases his latest single off his upcoming album The Only One. The song is also featured on the Step Up 3D soundtrack. The song is called "Club Can't Handle Me" where Flo handles the main vocals and David Guetta ... More >>
via TIP-XL on Wikimedia CommonsJuelz Santana is set to appear at Dream.The hip-hop-flavored Memorial Day Weekend 2010 parties started off in a trickle last night, but it's tonight when things get really busy. Major celebs are promised at events across South Beach, and even across the causeway in ... More >>
Pitbull has the crowd going crazy to his version of "How Low Can You Go" live in this performance footage from a May 4 show at Fryshuset in Stockholm, Sweden.Maybe it's not until you see this that you realize how big Miami culture is on a global scale. Keep in mind that before Ludacris put his ra ... More >>
Hollywood may still have problems finding complicated roles for women of a certain age, but it is a golden age on reality TV for ladies over the age of 30 (who want to act like 12 year olds). While Miami may never get its own Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, VH1 hit us last night with the prem ... More >>
We gotta feeling it's going to a jam-packed music weekend.So it's coming: a giant tsunami of NFL athletes, super fans, and über-celebrities that's about to engulf the magic city with over-the-top poolside parties and non-stop open bar access. And as much as Super Bowl XLIV weekend is all about t ... More >>
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