Back in the day MTV Cribs was the finest showcase of outrageous celebrity home interior design, but few places could touch Missy Elliot's Aventura condo in the "I can't tell if that's awesome as hell or totally tacky" category. She had a chair with fish tanks for arm rests, Lamborghini furniture, a ... More >>
People, get ready. For the last 18 years, Miami's most reggae-fied folks have gathered to praise Jah, sing along, smoke some herb, do good, and spread love. And in just five weeks, the Nine Mile Music Festival (formerly known as Marley Fest) will march into the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds for it ... More >>
Face it, you have no idea what Cinco de Mayo is about. No, it's not Mexican Independence. But you know what? It doesn't really matter. We're just happy to have an excuse to drink all the tequila, Corona, and Dos Equis we want, and get the chance to shake our asses to some moombahton. For everyone w ... More >>
See also "Ten Best Female Rappers Ever." Missy Elliott kept threatening to unleash new material on the world this Labor Day. And she delivered, right here at our very own Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Her longtime buddy and production partner Timbaland was in the building to perform and premiere his ... More >>
The rap game is tough. Some might say it's no place for a lady. But those people would be chauvinistic douche popsicles. The truth is it takes a tough lady to top the charts. At the top, it doesn't matter if you're sexy. You're judged by the content of your lyrics and the freak of your flow. Only ... More >>
If there's anything we've learned from the Men in Black movies, it's that aliens are everywhere. They could be on the bus, in the break room, or even singing to us on MTV. Those movies always include fun little pop culture cameos and MIB III director Barry Sonnenfeld recently announced the upcoming ... More >>
Miami Beach is home to plenty of A-listers: Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Rowland and oh, so many more. But unluckily -- at least for residents of the 33139 area code -- the beach just got another celebrity neighbor. Ready the South Beach welcome wagon. It's time to say hello to M ... More >>
So, Fedde Le Grand rocked the hiz. Back in 2006, homie exploded out of the Netherlands with "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" and landed loads of worldwide awards, including several International Dance Music Awards. He released his debut, 2009's Output, on his own Flamingo Recordings imprin ... More >>
Get your non-ironic '90s fix with Salt-N-Pepa and the TBD crew.See the cut for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix. When you shake ass to Salt-N-Pepa's superfun 1986 sex song "Push It" while guzzling a gallon's worth of rubyfruit jungle juice shots, you better really, really, ... More >>
Some of us are still recovering from Memorial Day Weekend, and we're still sifting through the annual deluge of mixtapes that the weekend brings. Poe Boy, I.M.G. and Strong Arm DJs (Entice, Kronik, and Mister Hustla) used the weekend to flaunt their diverse roster of artists in a 15-track mixtap ... More >>
Ever since MTV Cribs moved to CMT, the world has been deprived of seeing the interiors of rapper's Miami pads. Who could forget Missy Elliot's Ferrari bed, or Bow Wow's rented car controversy? Thank goodness for YouTube.While, Lil Wayne did show off his New Orleans crib for the show, we never got a ... More >>
Burger King and Crispin Porter Bogusky lately haven't given us any of their hot, new marketing material to blog about. Oh, wait -- here now is a video of their infamous King character singing about the butt of popular Nicktoon SpongeBob SquarePants set to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back." I guess t ... More >>
It's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Story," the LP not only highli ... More >>
Two excellent singers, one crazy night.
So today, new R&B sensation Jazmine Sullivan has her debut album, Fearless, available in stores worldwide. She's got a voice that's at times, reminds me of Lauryn Hill like on the song above, "Need You Bad," and at other times, she's unlike anyone I've ever heard. The Philadelphia-raised singer us ... More >>
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