The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to Miami this Thursday for a show at Blackbird Ordinary. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop crews ... More >>
The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. See more Outside Lands Music Festival news. Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles or Rolling Stones; he's our Dickens or Dalí: a figure of im ... More >>
Betty Wright should need no introduction, especially in Miami. The lifelong 305 resident has been making records in South Florida since 1956 when she sang on an album from her family's gospel band, Echoes of Joy, at age two. A veteran solo act by her late teens, Wright became one of R&B's top fe ... More >>
Last year, when Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd's House of Balloons dropped within weeks of each other, critics and music fans celebrated the arrival of a fresh movement in R&B. Though the moods of those recordings differed considerably, they were both remarkably self-assured an ... More >>
When a human being celebrates a birthday, you bring a gift. But when a luxury hotel throws a big-time anniversary blowout, you bring Brooklyn rapper, singer, and all around stylish motherfucker Theophilus London. Tonight, Mr. London will be kicking out an acapella freestyle version of "Happy B- ... More >>
Leonardo Valencia used to cook brunch for his broke friends in Brooklyn with his ex-wife Didi. She's a pastry chef and he's a former culinary school attendee whose favorite thing to make is breakfast. And one day, these two cooks realized that the most delicious garnish for eggs is Motown. ... More >>
When Miami/Ft Lauderdale label Florida Boy Intertainment's publicist called us Here at Crossfade we support music from Florida as a whole, so when Da Pretty Boyz' people contacted us, we said sure, set up an interview. Da Pretty Boyz represent Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida and are ... More >>
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
Image via www.myspace.com/chuckdpublicenemyThere are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now s ... More >>
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Is salsa bankrupt?
The Band helped invent altcountry before disbanding
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been
The gospel according to D'Angelo
Forget booze. This place's big draw is cocaine served tableside.
Summoning musical spirit at Rasin '99
Les Nubians embrace the feminist mystique
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow
Pastors in South Dade's black churches have discovered one sure way to attract male membership: Start a choir
Journey into the last, real neighborhood bar on the Beach. It's nothing like Cheers.
Juanita Dixon sings like the mailman delivers