Once a year, art aficionados and music junkies alike swarm the streets of the Magic City for Art Basel Miami Beach. You know, that mega "arty party" where the entire city becomes an artistic and musical masterpiece showcasing work from some of the world's most talented creatives? And while art ma ... 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 >>
How did the Stage suddenly become the best rap club in downtown Miami? Over the next month, this two-and-a-half-year-old Design District bunker that's built its rep on roots, rock, and reggae will serve as the staging place for classic-era shows by former LOX member Styles P, booty bass pioneer Unc ... More >>
UPDATE The Rizinstar Tour with Travis Porter, Kirko Bangz, Ca$h Out, and others has nixed its show at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami. The venue and Ticketmaster have both confirmed the cancelation. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. God bless Atlanta, dammit. In terms o ... More >>
The current state of the game isn't strong. Back in the late '90s, stagnant rap got a righteous kick in the gonads from the whole "backpack" movement. Now in the 2000s, the hip-hop scene has become rife with repetitive ring-tones and IQ-lowering catch phrases. And there ain't much opposition out ... More >>
While Internet-era culture boosters promote the idea that anyone can write, record, and produce quality music, Tucson-based rapper Murs does not. A veteran hip-hop hustler who broke onto the underground scene as a solo artist when he released F'Real in 1997, Murs encourages artists to think twice ... More >>
"Been stuck on this island ... And now we're back."No doubt, those ¡Mayday! homies ain't afraid to hustle. As we here at Crossfade reported last Thursday, the 305's raddest hip-hop collective is already prepping for Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover tour, an insane sked of 90 shows in 99 days with ... More >>
South Florida hip-hop fans should set aside the last week in May for shows on back-to-back nights featuring two seasoned rhymers who still have that creative hunger.Murs hits Culture Room on May 28, and K-os makes a stop at Revolution on May 29. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
So here's a really cool music video that describes my Tuesday night almost perfectly. Middleweight hip-hop champ MURS is in town tonight playing a show at Churchill's Pub and anybody that's never seen the West Coast veteran live should consider going. He's an indie hip-hop legend in the vein of Madl ... More >>
Miami's DJ I-Dee takes scratching past wicky-wicky.
Justin Namon Nas performs at Rock the Bells at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Click here to view the full slide show. Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, etc. Saturday, August 2, 2008 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Watch ... More >>
Contest closes tomorrow! Sign up now. With Rock The Bells only a few weeks away happening Saturday, we here at the New Times are feeling a bit generous. We are giving away a pair (read 'em, two) of tickets to the show at Bicentennial Park, Saturday, August 2. Scheduled to perform are A Tribe Called ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT My Grammys Weigh a Ton Outkast has been keeping 10 the Hard Way (most likely dropping in 2009 now, according to this) and next year’s solo effort from Big Boi on the down low. While you’re waiting for info, here’s something new from the duo courtesy of Spine Magazine. “D ... More >>
Def Jux makes a stand, Tara Reid a comeback, and Lycra is more flexible than Beach egos
Murray's Revenge (Record Collection)
Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
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