For this week's cover story about recently retired NFL superstar and purported spiritual healer Ricky Williams, I got on the phone with NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman.
They're linked besides being two of the weirdest dudes in sports who have been photographed wearing wedding dresses and who l ... More >>
In the gritty rap game, honor is everything. And honor usually means a bag full of automatic weapons at an airport.
Alright, not every rapper's got a rap sheet. But if you talk the talk, you're expected to do the time. A mean MC with a big mouth is just a poser without a felony charge. And getting ... More >>
See Crossfade's interview: "J. Nics on Miami Rap, The Tribute, and The Product: 'Southern Niggas Ain't Slow.'"
It's always great to see a hard-working local artist's
hustle blossom into much-deserved national attention, and that's definitely
what's happening right now with rapper J. Nics.
The Mia ... More >>
In one of the last week's less predictable music developments, Lil Wayne announced that Cash Money Records had signed Fred Durst-led late '90s relics Limp Bizkit.
Does this mean we could be in store for a late '90s nu-metal revival? The four year period right before the end of the millennium wa ... More >>
New Yorkers still think they run hip hop. Canadians say, "It ain't dead. It lives in the North." L.A. radio plays more Pitbull than we do. Houston is still leaning off a never-ending cup of codeine. NOLA's doing it in the dark. Philly, Detroit, and Chi-Town are mad because it's winter.
In Miami ... More >>
James Brown: Miami booty shaker of his generationIf you think the hits of Gloria Estefan, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull are Miami's sole musical contributions to the world, then you've got another thing coming.
Over the years, the 305 has been a veritable bastion of the international recording indus ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenDrake on tour in Miami. It's Drizzy, baby! and he's declared Miami his new home. He opened his tour here, celebrated his 24th birthday at Arkadia and King of Diamonds, and now he's hosting a New Year's Eve Party at WALL Lounge. It's been a hell of year for everyone's favorite b ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show was full of hits (the return of Missy Elliott, for one), and misses (the glaring omission of Outkast, among many others). Still, much of it gave us some serious hometown pride. In a move that pr ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>
via facebook.com/AsherRothSorry, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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, Luke prepares to be honored by VH1 and explains why Miami-Dade County is the birthplace of Southern hip-hop.
I'm feeling g ... More >>
Raveonettes still rule at RadiateDialed In is a new weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists for South Florida's campus radio stations.
University of Miami - WVUM 90.5 FM, "The Voice"
The Voice is dedicated to playing music that commercial stations leave out of their
broadcasts.1 ... More >>
The Hustle Holicz are the Dade County group behind the streets-to-radio hit "I'm So Throwed." The song has a great ad lib and you'll find it hard to get it out of your head. It's a sound effect that sounds like a cross between Master P's "uuhhhh," Lil Jon's "Yeeeeaayah" and Young Jeezy's "Yeeah," ... More >>