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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Sir Michael Rocks Gets All "Respect Nature" and "Be Yourself" on Debut Solo Album Banco

    You can't buy an all-over Nascar t-shirt with a picture of Chief Keef talking into a fat stack of Benjamins like it's a cellphone, but you might see one on Sir Michael Rocks as he rolls through Kendall. The Chicago-bred rapper made the shirt himself, and he did actually sell a few through his appa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Moner Abu-Salha: Before Becoming a Jihadi Suicide Bomber, He Was a South Florida Bro

    If you had stumbled across Moner Abu-Salha's Facebook profile a year ago, you would have found a recently updated page fitting for any suburban South Florida bro. On June 24, he updated his profile pic to a selfie flexing his biceps in the bathroom mirror and his cover photo to a Miami Heat logo. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Rap and R&B's Worst '90s Ripoffs

    The '90s are back! The fashions, the music, the attitude. There are more people Rollerblading by the beach than we've seen in about 25 years. (Wow, it's been too long!) Now, we couldn't be more excited about the return of the most bleakly apathetic decade in pop culture. But along with the return o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    White People in Rap Music: A Five-Part History

    Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Top Ten Fashion Trends: Unicorns, Muscles, and More!

    If you think rave culture is about the music or drugs, you're so very wrong. Above all, it's about the look. And at a rave: the freakier, the finer. Year after year, fans of EDM and friends of Molly help the culture evolve with their fashion choices at Miami's Ultra Music Festival. Even though the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Five Funniest Musicians on Vine

    In the 1920s, some intellectual turd purportedly told Earnest Hemingway that he couldn't write a compelling story in less than a few hundred words, and Hemingway was all, "Watch this." He drank something stiff, no doubt, and turned out a most heart-wrenching tale in six words: "For sale: Baby shoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    20 Richest Rappers of 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Eminem Isn't a Sellout: In Defense of Marshall Mathers

    Marshall Mathers deserves your respect. He was dealt a real shitty deck in life. His father left him as a baby. His mother mentally abused him. He grew up poor as shit in the bad really bad part of Detroit. And still, he overcame it all to stake a claim for white people in hip-hop, reversing the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Pac Div on Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller: "Why Don't We Just Have Them on Our Shit?"

    It's been a couple of years since Los Angeles has seen Phil Jackson's triangle offense dominate not only the West Coast, but the country. In that same period of time, California hip-hop trio Pac Div has delivered two albums, The Div, and most recently, GMB. An acronym for the Pac Div dudes' real n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Pac Div Smoked Out EVE Miami, April 13

    Pac Div Featuring Johnny Polygon Eve, Downtown Miami Saturday, April 13, 2013 Better Than: Watching Three Musketeers, Three Stooges, and Three Amigos. Descending from atop of the stairs, the three California dudes (Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung), who make up Pac Div, headed toward the EVE stage as they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Murs's Road to Paid Dues Tour Coming to The Stage Miami on February 15

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    MTV VMAs 2012: Seven Things That Sucked and Seven Things That Didn't Totally Suck

    See also "MTV Video Music Awards 2012's Big Winners and Even Bigger Losers." Last night, America's pop culture elite came together in Los Angeles to celebrate almost 30 years of Moonmen. It was the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards, and it coulda been worse. For one, Chris Brown and Drake didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The 20 Richest Rappers: From Pitbull to Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Dre Day

    As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Four Summer Music Festivals Featuring Local Miami (and Local-ish) Acts

    Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    December 30, 2011

    A New Year's Eve TV Guide for Proud Homebodies and Couch Potatoes

    ​VIP this, general admission that ... New Year's Eve is totally overrated. Why deal with hoards of drunk buffoons sporting ridiculously goofy 2012 sunglasses, overpriced prix-fixe menu options, and endless DUI checkpoints when you can slip into your Forever Lazy and ring in the New Year from y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Five Swag Rappers Who Should Crash the Sucker Free Awards

    Will Das Racist show up at the Sucker Free Awards? ​We just got off the phone with our bookie. Chasing that Sucker Free paper, Crossfade dropped a fat stack on a four category parlay -- Rookie of the Year, Best Crew, Song of the Year, and Who's Got Next -- and $500 in side bets. Tyler, The Crea ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Lil Wayne, Birdman, and DJ Khaled Performing at MTV's Sucker Free Awards in Miami

    Photo by Sayre BermanLil Wayne ain't no sucker.​Admittedly, we here at Crossfade have gotten into the habit of hatin' on Lil Wayne. We ragged on "How to Love" for months. We insisted on enumerating the top five signs that the Young Money maniac's finally gone soft. We called Tha Carter IV crap. W ... More >>