• Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Ten Reasons the Sax Doesn't Suck

    There comes a crucial moment in every musician's life when he must decide what instrument to play. The obvious choice is usually guitar, because everybody wants to be a sweaty rock god. But some people go with drums or bass or even piano. However, not a lot of kids dream of learning how to play the ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Free Miami Concert for Microsoft Store at Aventura Mall

    Microsoft versus Apple. That is one retail rivalry that will never be put to rest. But how does Microsoft win over its customers? By celebrating the grand opening of its eighth Florida store with a free ticket giveaway to see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, live in concert. See also: Macklemore: "If Yo ... 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 24, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Burnt out from too much fist-pumping at all those Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week parties you crashed this weekend? Well, take a cafecito shot and put on your game face 'cause the WMC/MMW rage has just begun. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from new-wave le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Bone Thugs' Flesh-n-Bone on Weed: "It Needs to Be Legalized ... It's a Real Deal Situation"

    Mo' murder, mo' murder, come come again. It's the first of the month. Man, I miss my uncle Charles, y'all. This weekend, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, one of the top-selling hip-hop groups of all time is coming to The Stage in Miami. The group was discovered by Easy E via "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" and rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar on Race: "Pitbull Is Cuban, Cuban Is Black, Macklemore's White"

    Lord Jamar is a Five-Percent Nation of Islam hip-hop originator who is not afraid to crack on Kanye for his skirt, rip on Macklemore for his skin, or tell off anybody who he feels is forsaking the sacred science of hip-hop. He's also got a problem with Rakontur's Tanning of America, and all the oth ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    Miami's Cedric Gervais Wins Grammy for Lana Del Rey "Summertime Sadness" Remix

    After last night's Grammy Awards, everyone is talking about Daft Punk's appearance (and a most awkward display of white people dancing), not to mention Beyoncé's oh-so-very-hot performance, and Queen Latifah marrying everyone while Macklemore provided the music. But before all of that went down, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Grammys 2014: Six Things That Sucked and Six Things That Didn't Totally Suck

    Another year, another Grammy show. This may have been the 56th run, but the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences still can't work out the kinks. It certainly wasn't the worst Grammys that we've ever seen, but there was plenty to bitch about. Some of the performances were groundbreaking, and som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Pop Music's Winners and Losers of 2013

    You win some, you lose some, and this year in music saw it all. There were some unexpected hits and some downright drown-outs. Some old favorites came back around, some tried and true experts continued their reign of glory, and some classic moves fell off the face of the planet. Surely, your mind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    LeBron James and the Six Best NBA Rappers

    Rappers live the life. But deep down, they want to prove they can ball out on the court. In turn, almost every NBA player fancies himself an MC. And though few have had any semblance of crossover success, some of them aren't half bad. From our own King James to Metta World Peace, here are Crossfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Win Streak No More: Pistons Beat Heat 107-97

    Once again the Miami Heat replaced its regular brand of basketball with Equate for three quarters, except this time the rabid fourth quarter run fell short . The Pistons stormed out to a double-digit lead early, took an 11 point lead into the half, and survived the Heat's fourth quarter run to win 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, DJ Irie, and Brisk Bodega in Miami: A 15-Photo Recap

    It's awesome to be a VIP. Even if it only lasts a day. Over the weekend, Brisk Bodega lined up a prime party schedule, from lunch with DJ Irie to an American Airlines Arena VIP suite at the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Talib Kweli concert to a party bus chauffer. A good time was definitely had by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live Broadcast to the AMAs, Put Haters to Shame in Miami

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis With Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli American Airlines Arena, Miami Sunday, November 24, 2013 Better Than: We could have ever expected. A great man once said, "If you want to be an active participant in hip-hop culture, you have to get off the couch, go to a show, and experien ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2013
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    November 18, 2013

    Macklemore: "If You Want to Be an Active Participant in Hip-Hop, Get Off the Couch"

    When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis began recording their collaborative debut, they didn't set out to make a record that would change their lives, shock the industry, or shape the future of hip-hop. They were just two independent musicians doing what they loved with people they cared about. "That's what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    Alright, so you blew all of your money partying with the Bingo Players at LIV last night and are left with nothing but a few dolla bills in your pocket to last you the entire weekend. No problem... We've got you covered with the 305's best liquor-fueled musical bashes that won't cost you more than ... 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

    August 26, 2013

    MTV VMAs 2013: Seven Things That Sucked and Seven Things That Didn't Suck

    Damn it, our favorite show of the year is already over. Like a whirlwind of confusion, corporate sponsorship and cocaine-induced egotism, the MTV VMAs ran through our life last night, and we wish we could live it all again. It's the greatest barometer for just how desperate and depraved pop culture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    MTV VMAs: Top Five Stage Crashes of All Time

    Can you smell it? That hot, sugary corn-flavor smell? Well, that's what we'd imagine the MTV Video Music Awards smell like. There's almost nothing as poppy, shiny or over-the-top commercialized at the VMAs, and its coming back Sunday, Aug. 25, to rear its star-studded head like the hydra of the Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Miami Beach Entertainer and Mayoral Candidate Steve Berke Launches Search For Pussy

    Steve Berke, a YouTube sensation who enjoys dabbling in Miami Beach politics, is on the prowl for kitty. But not any random alley pussy will do. Berke wants a feline with that Grumpy Cat Internet fame "IT" factor. He seeks a cat capable of spawning memes across the World Wide Web and helping his cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Five Bad Bitches You'll Meet at Jello Wrestling in Miami

    Athletic rugby jocks, mid-aged men wearing cowboy hats, and ladies dressed in patriotic red, white, and blue costumes crowded a rectangular inflatable kiddie pool filled with bright red Jello by the back stage of Churchill's Pub. Before the ladies of the Fort Miami Women's Rugby League made their ... More >>