New Times did serious damage at the recent Florida Press Club Awards, announced Monday, taking home far more trophies than any other weekly paper in the state and ranking with the best in virtually every significant category. The paper took five first places and a passel of runners-up.
With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches. The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's O ... More >>
In 1990, a concerned citizen by the name of Terence D. Edwards wrote a letter to the New York Times encouraging the public to reject 2 Live Crew. "The imagery of 2 Live Crew's lyrics and stage performance is of sexual degradation and sneering self-satisfaction," he wrote, "repeatedly and venomous ... More >>
This guest column was written by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle in response to Luther Campbell's criticisms.As Miami-Dade state attorney, I have always believed that my work in the fourth largest prosecutor's office in America has the potential to affect the lives of every one ... More >>
When notorious rap provocateur, noted man of the people, and New Times columnist Luther Campbell told the Young Money crew to either give back or get out of Miami, pop-hopper Drake Aubrey Graham tried to act tough. He shot back at Campbell with "The Motto," spitting a lame diss that sounded like ... More >>
Luther 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, Campbell tells Tim Tebow that his calling is outside of football. For the first time in the history of the NFL, a player is a ... More >>
Luther 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, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>
The former star quarterback from Miami Central Senior High who broke Jacory Harris' passing record, is leaving the University of Central Florida after following his breakout freshman season with a sophomore slump. Jeffrey Godfrey, who had requested a release from his scholarship, can transfer to ... 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, Campbell wonders when Jacory Harris will get his due.The sports media in South Florida is really one-sided. None of the ... More >>
Jacob KatelJohnny Lunatikk Capri Smith, Liberty Square ProjectsOn a scorcher of a day in Miami, voting centers in Miami Gardens, North Miami, South Beach, Legion Park, and Liberty City were hardly a hotbed of activity.Few voters wandered in to the precincts we visited, but we did see quite a few ... More >>
Jacob KatelWait, no, don't say itJulio Robaina is like a Cuban Fonzie, the dude stays cool under pressure. But that doesn't mean he isn't up to no good.At the liveliest public forum we've seen so far in the County Mayor's race, the NAACP debate at the New Birth Baptist Church, Luther Campbell acc ... More >>
Photo by Marie-JosseWilding out with Uncle Luke.With only ten days left until the Miami-Dade county mayoral election, the honorable and horny Luther Campbell was running third in polls with ten percent of the action. It was time to hit that shit hard. It was time to rally the freaks. It was tim ... More >>
Jacob KatelHey, don't I know you from somewhere?If Carlos Gimenez, Roosevelt Bradley, Marcelo Llorente, or Jose "Pepe" Cancio hit the streets of downtown Miami at 2 a.m. and went to a couple of clubs they'd probably get looked at like police, creeps, narcs, drunk lawyers, or weirdos.A real mayor ... More >>
Bad enough The Miami Herald poaches New Times stories without giving us credit, but now they want to co-opt our mayoral candidate. Yesterday, the city's only major daily newspaper published a column by local African American blogger Joy-Ann Reid essentially endorsing Luther Campbell for county ma ... More >>
Michael McElroyLet Luke govern!We don't know about all of you, but we're pretty sick and tired of certain Miami-Dade politicians who keep resorting to their legal attack strategies to stop the will of the people. It's damn time we get ourselves a true leader, a champion of the first amendment, wh ... More >>
Randy ShannonMiami New Times columnist and volunteer high school football coach Luther Campbell has got the sports media blogs jumping on his Twitter feed. Deadspin just posted an item about Campbell's tweet that Randy Shannon, recently fired as the University of Miami's football head coach, has ... More >>
As expected, Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell and WQAM talk show host Sid Rosenberg put on a delightfully entertaining debate yesterday regarding the state of the University of Miami football program. Campbell went on Rosenberg's show yesterday afternoon after the two controversial perso ... More >>
Who's got the bigger mouth? Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell has launched a twitter war against WQAM sports talk personality Sid Rosenberg, whose controversial on-the-air antics put him on an even playing field against the nastiest rapper to ever get his own column. The two men could squ ... More >>
For the second time this year, a story premiering on this humble little blog, Riptide, has served as fodder for jokes on The Colbert Report. First, Stephen Colbert took on homophobic, rent-boy-lovin' George Rekers, and last night, the host roasted New Times columnist and 2 Live Crew founder Luthe ... More >>
photo by Lex HernandezWell, Uncle Luke always gets props in his hometown!If you, like Crossfade, are guilty of watching way more VH1 than is worth admitting, you may be hotly anticipating this year's edition of the annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show. This year's official focus is on "Honoring ... More >>
Downtown-type promoters love booking 2 Live Crew. (It hasn't been too long since they played the Vagabond, and there were those shows at the old Studio A before that.) This always creates a magical mash-up of a crowd that falls along a very, very wide irony spectrum. The thing is, no matter wh ... More >>
The original members bounce back. And without Uncle Luke, thankyouverymuch.
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