You've got to strive to survive on Kendall Drive to stay alive. More people live in the massive area known as Kendall than anywhere else in Miami-Dade County. And ever since the founding of Crazy Hood Productions over 20 years ago, it has been a home for real hip-hop. Now two young artists, Deen ... More >>
The uhntz-uhntz madness of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival may be officially over, but the music never dies in the Magic City. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week -- from rap legends Mobb Deep to global beats at the Heineken Transatlantic F ... More >>
It's been nearly two whole decades since Mobb Deep shook the rap world with the seminal album The Infamous. Yet despite feuds, jail sentences, '90s-era violence, and ever-changing trends, the Queens, New York City duo remains as strong and relevant as ever. Today, crew members Havoc and Prodigy ru ... More >>
This weekend The Stage Miami is celebrating three years of music, and the approximately 624 parties they threw in about the past 1,000 days. Since its inception, this little club under the highway has ushered in a new era of live music and DJs in the heart of the City of Miami. DJ Heron's Friday- ... More >>
As 305 maestro Pitbull boasts on "Welcome to Miami" (Dat Lil Chico's edition of Jermaine Dupri's infectious ATL anthem): "Y'all got Uncle Sam, we got Uncle Luke." Mr. Worldwide is damn right. Ever since the early days of Luke's booty bass, The Magic City has been an X-rated paradise full of fast be ... More >>
Photo by Marta PerezRaekwon the Chef cookin' it up.See the full 20-photo Rock the Bells slideshow. Rock the Bells Rakewon and Ghostface Killa With Mobb Deep and ArtOfficial Fillmore Miami Beach September 13, 2011 Better Than: Album-length karaoke renditions of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please ... More >>
The Wu-Tang Clan has never been modest about its skill set. With hundreds of releases tied to the Wu-Tang brand, this now-legendary '90s gangsta rap collective has always been upfront about what it brings to the table. If you know your Wu, you know nobody else cooks, serves, and keeps 'em coming ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli.Yeah, we livin' in the era of ringtone rap. But a few days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that the Rock the Bells Festival Series will be bringing Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep to Miami Beach. So we started getting all nostalgic about that "Go ... More >>
We all know hip-hop was better back in the day (namely the mid '90s) before MCs and beatmakers-for-hire became obsessed with their cellphones and started writing ringtones instead of blratt-blratt rap tracks. Thankfully, the Rock the Bells Festival Series is hustling hard to preserve the days - ... More >>
Having released his debut EP to immediate acclaim on Josh Wink's Ovum label in January 2010, NYC wunderkind Chris Manik made the leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" producer in little more than year. MANIK has since joined the artist rosters of chic labels like Poker Flat ... More >>
It's 2 a.m. on a Saturday night at Space. College kids and club crawlers, thugs and lovelies, Latinos, Key rats, and tourists from every country with an airport are all losing themselves en masse to the thunder of DJ Radamas. "I love this," shouts Radamas over a wicked mix of vintage Biggie. "Nob ... More >>
II Trill (Rap-A-Lot) and H.N.I.C., Pt. 2 (Voxonic)
Why waste money on (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better ones legally for free?
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Biz Markie splash down at the Shelborne Hotel's Sunday pool party.
Miami's own DJ Craze comes full circle
Hialeah MC LMS brings the grime of his native Dirty Jers
With his latest album, Life Unscripted, Garcia proves he could be 305 hip-hop's next big deal
Return of the Mac (Koch)
Tired of the FM radio grind, DJ Affect hits the virtual airwaves
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys, and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
Thomas Dolby is the opposite of a one-hit wonder
Garcia and Crazy Hood do it their way
Fuggetaboutit Vol. 2 (Say Uncle Productions)
Security Screenings (Warp)
"Have a Party" (G-Unit/Aftermath/Interscope)
Don't Look Back
"Hustler's Ambition" (Interscope/Shady/G-Unit)
"Outta Control Pt. 2" (Aftermath)
The Anger Management Tour may be mainstream hip-hop's high-water mark, but has it poisoned the well?
Many searched for the summer banger, but only Fat Joe's Terror Squad claimed the prize
The difference between Club Zno and King Stable
Coral Gables Bluesfest, and more!