As recently as a year ago, Miami rapper Gunplay was better known for a clip of him snorting cocaine outside a restaurant in Medellín than he was for his music.
In recent months, however, the co-founder of Rick Ross's Carol City Cartel (AKA Triple C's) has flipped his image as an unhinged goon. Hi ... More >>
He's considered the forefather of funk and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. But to the Federal Government and the Internal Revenue Service, George Clinton is a delinquent.
According to TMZ, Clinton owes Uncle Sam more than $115,000 in unpaid taxes from 2007 and 200 ... More >>
J. Nics has the kind of voice that always sounds cool. Gravelly and guttural, it's as forceful and blunt as it is smooth and soothing.
Fortunately, the rapper (appropriately nicknamed "Polar Bear Mack") has something to say. The acronymic title of his latest mixtape, SNAS: The Product, stands for " ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
UPDATE: Download Rick Ross's new mixtape and get Rich Forever right now!
We're only six days deep into 2012 and Rap Radar is already declaring Rick Ross's latest digital slab -- entitled, appropriately enough, Rich Forever -- to be one of "the most anticipated mixtapes of the the year."
As hype ... More >>
Photo by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.comMs. Lauryn Hill and Nas serenading the James.After two kids, a decade-long courtship, and zero NBA championships, LeBron James has finally asked high-school sweetheart Savannah Brinson for her hand in marriage.
Having turned 27 years old approximately 24 ho ... More >>
With Theophilus London
Spotify's Music Loves Art
Ricochet Bar & Lounge
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Better Than: Seeing Nas perform from a distance greater than ten feet.
It was only $14,000. No big deal.
Nas slapped a bit of watercolor and scribbled some washable marker onto an oversize ... More >>
Seven days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that Spotify and Midtown's Ricochet Lounge were putting together a four-day Art Basel Miami Beach concert series, dubbed Music Loves Art, starring Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
At the time, there weren' ... More >>
Nas is all about that Art Basel.Question: If you log onto Spotify and search for "Art Basel Miami Beach," do Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings pop up?
Answer: No, the system just gets cranky, asks the user to check his or her spelling, and suggests tryi ... More >>
Photo by Sneek PeekFrom Brooklyn to the Sunshine State, rapper J'lynn Irving, who simply goes by J'lynn, splits his time between New York City and the South Florida suburbs.
Three years ago, J'lynn moved to SoFla with his mom and started working on his rap career. Influenced by fellow New Yorke ... More >>
Mick and Keith might look chummy. But they ain't.Yesterday, Crossfade reported on Steve Albini's recent beef with Odd Future. Here's the gist: After getting stuck on an airport shuttle with the rambunctious hip-hop collective, the notoriously cranky producer and musician wrote a post on his r ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsCrossfade is a firm believer in designated drivers. Drunk driving can not only kill you, but it can kill someone else and ruin the lives of their friends and family.
We also believe rappers have a lot of money. We believe this because we watch MTV Cribs. But in the mi ... More >>
We're still waiting for official comment from the Miami Police Department as to why they think Jay-Z makes a good criminal prototype.
But after a blog we wrote this morning was "forward[ed] to the IT commander", according to spokesperson Napier Velasquez, the department has removed the offen ... More >>
Photo by Christina MendenhallWest Palm Beach was in a "NY State of Mind" during Nas' SunFest setNas and Damian "Jr. Gong" MarleySunFestWest Palm Beach WaterfrontSunday, May 2, 2010View a slideshow of SunFest 2010's final day here.A hip-hop act's sets rarely last more than 45 minutes, and perhaps ... More >>
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, after knocking out Chris Cornell in four roundsNow Crossfade isn't taking any steps to become Sunfade for the week, but
there's going to be a lot of SunFest coverage. The lineup, which includes Weezer, the Flaming Lips, Nas, among many others, is strong to say the least. A ... More >>
Jacob KatelA festivus for the restofus.For those not into clicks, beeps, and bass, Ultra Music Festival was a two-day electronic dance music festival that brought a sold-out crowd of 75,000 ticket holders a day to Bicenntenial Park's festival grounds.From 3 p.m. to midnight the throngs of hungry, ... More >>
Photo by Manny HernandezSpecial guest Stephen Marley joins Nas onstage at the Arsht Center.Mayday!, Goodie Mob, and NasThe Arsht Center, MiamiFriday, February 5, 2010 Better Than: BET's SOS Haiti benefit concert that took place earlier the same night, right up the street at the American Airlines ... More >>
We gotta feeling it's going to a jam-packed music weekend.So it's coming: a giant tsunami of NFL athletes, super fans, and über-celebrities that's about to engulf the magic city with over-the-top poolside parties and non-stop open bar access. And as much as Super Bowl XLIV weekend is all about t ... More >>