With no label and no overground radio backing him, Miami's Ice Billion Berg has rallied the support of close to 100,000 dedicated fans, mostly in the Gunshine State alone. Thanks to high-caliber wordplay, slamming Magic City beats, a new studio, and a dedication to the grind, his latest mixtape, Da ... More >>
A Miramar teen with almost as much time on his hands as he has growing up to do is in hot water after posting multiple tweets to the Miami Police Department claiming he would rape children. Of course, police responded, apparently to his surprise, and the 15-year-old now claims the tweets were a joke ... More >>
More people from Miami-Dade County to Broward than from any county to any other county in Florida. In fact, that county-to-county migration is the sixth highest in the entire country. According to Census Bureau data from 2011, about 25,000 packed up their U=Haul and moved from the 305 to BroCo. Wh ... More >>
The Hialeah City Commission Tuesday voted unanimously to take former mayor Raul Martinez's name off city hall. The current mayor, Carlos Hernandez, a longtime critic of the indicted but later cleared politician, pushed the measure, saying, "The building belongs to the people." For good measure, the ... More >>
Spirit Airlines, the Miramar-based, discount airline with comically tiny seats and a habit of charging extra for every normal airline service is looking for a new marketing director. It'll be a hard pair of shoes to fill. As well as Spirit is known for its frequent delays, its gotten just as much pr ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 probes a new charter school started by a special interest group.The Latin Builders Association is one of the most powerful lobbyi ... More >>
The savage lands of Dade and Broward counties can be a wild place at times. The Chevy's roar like lions, and bass pounds from their trunks like a foot drop from an elephant. Nigerian-American rapper Uzi was born and raised in South Florida. And all his life, he's had to answer questions about his f ... More >>
A cake order for Gloria Estefan on Monday? Another for Dennis Rodman on Wednesday? Hundreds more for regular folks... Just another week in the life of Sarah Paz-Claro, owner and cake-maker at The Office Cake in Doral.The place on 107th Avenue is a bakery purely dedicated to baking cakes.
Arthur Balom, an Opa-locka police captain, has been arrested on allegations he helped protect a South Florida drug ring and had knowledge of the murder of a Brinks armed truck guard that happened last year. The arrest was part of an FBI investigation. Three other men, members of the drug ring, were ... More >>
This past September 8, 20-year-old Christopher Headley grabbed a cup of fruit punch and walked out the door of his uncle Paul Neil's Miramar apartment. Fifteen hours later he was dead -- shot four times in the head and chest.The really horrible thing about Chris's death -- which I detail in a col ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, we reported on the closing of the short-lived SoBe-meets-Brickell spot Brickell Bridge Bistro and Bar. In response to the post, the new management promised they would "be back as the Phoenix that rose from the ashes" in the comments. Now, a month later, Brickellians have a ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThis is part one of writer Riki Altman's visit to Atlantic Canada. Unlike her trip to Bangkok, this excursion did not involve ping pong balls, broccoli pies, nor drinks with bosoms.I recently traveled to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick with E. Michael Reidt, the much ... More >>
Happen to read yesterday's fluff piece in the Miami Herald on Marcos "Shakey" Rodriguez's departure from the boy's basketball coaching position at Krop High? Here's the lede: Shakey Rodriguez, the hyper intense, hyper successful and hyper controversial coach who made basketball matter in Miami, ... More >>
Charlie Garcia, 30 an 11-year employee at Paul W. Bell Middle School, located in west Miami-Dade, was all set to play Santa Claus for the school's holiday festivities. Then Broward Sheriff's Officers knocked on his door. They arrested him for the very un-Santa like crime of possessing child porn ... More >>
Johnny Depp has apparently been in and around Miami that past few days (he spent most of his youth in Miramar, so perhaps he's home for the holidays). He watched the Dolphins get their asses handed to them by the Bills on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium, but apparently the night before he was granted ... More >>
Michael MillerCentral running back Devonta Freeman breaks free last FridayWin the division? Check. Knock-off Northwestern? Check.There's not much left between Miami Central High School and its first-ever state football title. The Rockets trounced their arch-rivals last week to earn a spot in the ... More >>
Michael MillerThe Rockets rolled to a 42-27 victory over arch-rival Northwestern on Friday night. South Dade is next.Northwestern's suffering is now over. And the executioner? Cross-town rival Miami Central.The Bulls, whose season has been plagued by off-the-field problems and an on-the-field bra ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezBig pimp Ricky Rozay flashes some deep V.Rick Ross and Raekwon With Thee Tom Hardy, Phil Adé, DJ Keen One, and DJ Money Mekka Saturday, October 23, 2010 Better than: Ten cargo containers full of fake shit. At precisely 8 p.m. on Saturday night, international swag smuggling o ... More >>
Michael MillerRocket wide receiver Tommy Shuler takes it to the house against Camden CountyFrom the depths of despair to the pinnacle of victory, this season's roller coaster ride keeps on going for the Miami Central Rockets.After last weekend's soul crushing defeat to Georgia state champs Camden ... More >>
via elitescoutingservices.comCan Miami Central run away with its first ever title?Do you find yourself unconsciously smashing things: strangers on the street, shopping carts, trash cans, or stray poodles? Do you have an irresistible urge to sprint until you puke, wear a jockstrap, or put eye blac ... More >>
We had some strange and creepy ones this week. Let's get down to it: Isn't Google image incredible?5. Paul Edwards, busted for murder by his alleged victim's beyond-the-grave text message. So cops investigating a missing female sent their top suspect, her boyfriend and Miramar reside ... 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 >>
Before.South Florida's elite graffiti crew MSG might have lost one of its most prolific taggers, as reported here last week, but it looks like the remaining artistes are picking up the slack. And while Riptide, for legal reasons, remains firmly against vandalizing other people's proper ... More >>
Memo to Miami politicos with dirt under your fingernails: It's time for that midnight flight to Bolivia. Just do it now.The FBI fired the first warning shots earlier this month, busting three Broward politicians for corruption. Now, Gov. Charlie Crist wants a wide-ranging grand jury probe into th ... More >>
The rock 'n' roll-loving un-DJ.
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 >>
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 >>
Pit bull ban, what pit bull ban?
It's been well-documented that rapper DMX is having possibly the worst year of his life. At last count, he'd been arrested seven times in 2008 alone for charges that range from identity theft and animal cruelty to drug possession and failure to appear in court. As of this afternoon, DMX (born ... More >>
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Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?