Freddy Madball = New York City hardcore. But did you know he came up in Miramar on salsa duro, Grandmaster Flash, and Miami bass? From singing with Agnostic Front at age 7 to starting his own band, Freddy Cricien and his Madball cohorts have turned the world into one massive mosh pit. And now the ... More >>
There were some tense moments (and a lot of laughs) at Paulie's Kitchen at the Paul and Young Ron studios in Miramar yesterday, as the two radio personalities (and beer-drinking members of their crew) judged five of South Florida's best home brewers. At stake? A table at the Paul and Young Ron Br ... More >>
On Sunday, a 21-year-old woman said she pulled over near NW 103rd Street near Sixth Avenue in Miami-Dade due to car trouble, and claimed she was beaten and raped by a stranger. Police issued a profile of the assailant, but now say that the victim has changed her story and will no longer press ch ... More >>
Last Thursday, we reported on the odd coincidence that a marketing consultant working on Marc Sarnoff's re-election campaign shared the same business address as the private law practice of the Miami city commissioner.Our post prompted Sarnoff's wife Theresa to submit an amendment to his most recent ... More >>
Two Miami Gardens men, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., have been arrested for drugging woman, engaging in forced sex acts with them, videotaping the acts, and then selling the videos. Both were similarly charged in 2007, but those claims were dropped just weeks ago.
We know times are tough, but we don't know how many times we have to tell you all: do not try and save a few bucks when it comes to having potentially dangerous chemicals injected in to your face. You want Botox, that's fine, but for the love of God make sure the person putting weird things insid ... More >>
A 33-year-old woman was shot in the back last night at her home in Miramar, Florida, and police believe that her 3-year-old son was the gunman. The boy might have been playing with the gun when it accidentally fired and sent a bullet through his mother.
Adderly is seen here wearing a chain based on Ross's "Maybach Music" logoYesterday, a WSVN report on a Miramar man who was shot to death in front of his three young children and wife included a quote from a neighbor claiming the man was "best friends" with Miami rapper Rick Ross. Though no one co ... More >>
US Army We bet a five-cent aluminum can refund that you didn't know it was national Recycling Day. Sure, this green-friendly holiday isn't as popular as other made-up ones like Valentine's Day or Halloween, and Google isn't commemorating the day with a doodle, but "recycles" is trending on Twitte ... More >>
I was wrong. Seven years ago, at the Iraq War's start, I wrote a column expressing skepticism about the Bush administration's claim that Adnan Shukrijumah of Miramar was a top terrorist. Earlier today, reports leaked from the FBI that Shukrijumah has become Osama Bin Laden's top man on globa ... More >>
Mecha mad.Nothing like two years in the clink to plot revenge on the person who put you there. For Mercedes "Mecha" Morales of Miramar that meant ordering a hit on her husband--who ratted her out when he got pinched as part of a money laundering scheme in 2003 (and yes, the Soprano's lingo ... More >>
Lil Wayne is currently behind bars, but still he's managing to pull off the release of about four videos within the span of this weekend via MTV. Two of them feature local group Mayday playing backup for Weezy.The first video is for the Cool & Dre-produced "Da Da Da," which wa ... More >>
Myspace.ComHialeah's LMS is one of Miami's most outspoken rappers. He's been active in Miami's hip-hop scene for a while now. From entering freestyle battles, to hosting and throwing events; LMS has worked through many years of paying his dues. This past December he released a street album/mixtap ... More >>
Cyanide and Happiness is a pretty popular web comic that mines your expectations of how a decent, normal human being would behave and then portrays the exact opposite. The above might not be their funniest comic, but, uh, it's actually coming more or less true in South Florida, because we do ... More >>
In 2001, a start-up phone company set up shop in a Miramar office park, looking to corner the market on international calls from Little Haiti to Port-au-Prince.It was a great business plan in Miami. Unfortunately, according to the feds, the company's execs decided there was only one way to make i ... More >>
via the305.comThe305 is relaunching its print magazine!*Off the Radar is pretty much the only locally based blog that keeps up with all the international bloggy MP3 stuff, while providing some decent writing that explains why the hell we should care. You won't find too much coverage of the local ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe LastCrossfade met Miramar's The Last at PPR101 music conference in downtown Miami where they were taking notes on the industry and performing in a showcase.We shot a quick video clip of them performing acapella in the upstairs lobby of the Hilton (freeze frame at right), and their ... More >>
The dead horse with missing legs and a slit throat on the side of the road in Miami-Dade phenomenon has every pony, stud and stallion, ducking for cover. Apparently there's enough of a market in underground horse meat that people have turned to a ruthless theft and slaughter combo to meet demand. He ... More >>
PPR101 is a rap industry conference and showcase that tours the country giving paying entrants an opportunity to ask questions of music industry professionals from DJ's to PR experts, to print and web based media representatives. Registered artists also get the opportunity to perform in front of t ... More >>
via Flagler County Sheriff's OfficeThe male-to-female transsexual sent to jail after a client's botched cosmetic procedure ended in death was arrested again this morning. Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies and Florida Department of Health agents raided the quiet two-story home of Donnie Hendri ... More >>
You've probably seen Brooklyn-bred MC Rahsaan on Crossfade before (and here), and with regular shows and a loyal following from his adopted home of Miramar to the BK, why wouldn't he be? As of today, Rahsaan is adding another element to his game - business owner. Today is the grand opening of Stoc ... More >>
"You cannot enlist and then decide after one tour to run and hide in Canada."
Restaurants are scaling back plans for expansion. That new carpet for the foyer has been put on hold, and the chipped plates will just have to last another year. So it's nice to see one Florida company planning to open 12 new locations this year: According to today's Orlando Sentinel, Tijuana Flats ... More >>
A Miami Beach man is facing "federal pimping" charges for running a prostitution ring that exploited immigrant women. [Herald]Restrictions on travel to Cuba may soon be eased. Cuban-Americans will be able to visit family once a year for any time period and spend up to $170 a day. [NBC6]Rep. Mario Di ... More >>
"Though Diveroli seems like a sleaze, everything he has done seems to be legal. The prosecutors rushed into a very legally shaky case."
For far too long, Riptide has singled out Burger King as our favorite locally based company with desperately attention-seeking advertising to blog about. At least BK's stunts take a bit of thought and steer clear of the cheap and easy "sex sells" mode of advertising. Not so for the Miramar-based dis ... More >>
Riptide was preparing to cross the Alligator Alley this past Wednesday to go and visit the familia in a horrible, horrible place known as Collier County. On the way we stopped to get gas somewhere way out in west Broward. We don't remember the name of the town - Weston? Miramar? Bumfuck? Baghdad? La ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Money. Money. Money. It could be yours.
An abortion gone bad opens up an unseemly world of low-end medicine
The Bell Tolls For Spree
How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world
Did NBC "professionalize" Channel 51's Cuba coverage? Or just weaken it?
Yet another South Florida radio station enters the fray, this time on autopilot
How does Miami love its music fests? Let us count the ways
You can't put a price on the people's culture
Meet Silvina, la flaca de explosiva
Miami's slummiest oceanfront neighborhood could be the next big thing. It could also turn into the next condo canyon.
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
As faith in the revolution sinks to new lows, kids in Cuba are getting high
Live alligators. Dead snakes. Howling owls. About the only thing the Everglades doesn't have is a bright future.