The wound of losing a first love heals at its own pace, not when you say so. And sometimes, the pain leads to depression, which may lead to worse. But it could also lead to the kind of music that makes a career. The best example, of course, has been Drake. In this case, though, we're talking about ... More >>
If you're anything like the average American, you spend at least 40 hours a week slaving away in a cubicle. Yep, you work hard. But chances are you play even harder. And you friggin' deserve it. The good news is you don't have to blow all your hard-earned cash on beer, parties, and debauchery. All ... More >>
What's the one place on Earth so magical that you can see titties, butt cheeks, and creepy man-horses, all while wearing the contents of a sixth-grade girl's friendship bracelet box? That's right! Ultra Music Festival, the land to which people from all over the world travel to show off their freshl ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Nielson! The SoundScan system just turned 20. And although it's probably on its deathbed, Billboard is celebrating the watermark with a series of chart-topping lists. The latest release: The top 100 pop songs since the system's implementation, back in '92. Some Miami-bred musicians ... More >>
Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country. With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first bla ... More >>
Did you guys just feel that rip in the space-time continuum? Literally the two shittiest musical artists of all time, Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne, are in the studio, making an album together. These two Canadian hacks are combining their talents as the world's most-hated musicians t ... More >>
Want to know what the biggest celebrity hotspot in Miami was on New Year's Eve? Sean "Diddy" Comb's Star Island mansion, of course. Everyone was there, including Rihanna, Vivica Fox, Nelly, Matt Kemp, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. Everyone that is except for Rosie O'Donnell. She got turned away ... More >>
In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>
Courtesy of Made CommunicationsAs Crossfade has chronicled the career of twentysomething, Miami-based songwriter Rico Love, his star has continued to rise. Last year saw major Billboard Hot 100 success for three songs he penned for Usher's "There Goes My Baby," Nelly's "Just a Dream," and Diddy D ... More >>
Steven Tyler and Britney Spears ... That totally sucked.We know you're gearing up for the big game this Sunday. Maybe you're actually washing your Ben Rapistburger jersey for the first time all season, or polishing your cherished wedge of cheesehead. Whatever you're doing, you're getting pumped ... More >>
Will Camila win Record of the Year?The Latin Grammy awards are upon us once again. It's a night when the hottest stars in the Hispanic entertainment cosmos gather together in one spot. And this year, that spot is ... Where else? Sin City. They couldn't have picked a better locale. Last year's sh ... More >>
If you still haven't heard of Parisian-born, Miami-based studio producer Uriel "Frenchie" Kadouch, it's only a matter of time. His A-list accolades speak for themselves. By his early 20s he was already making beats for the likes of R&B stars Robin Thicke, Ashanti, and Cassie while also collab ... More >>
A few years ago, Karrine Steffans, AKA "Superhead," took the hip-hop gossip world by storm when she published a memoir dishing dirt on claimed former flings such as Dr. Dre, DMX, P. Diddy, Ja Rule, and Shaquille O'Neal. Now meet her heir apparent, Miami's own Kat Stacks -- a foulmouthed, bubble- ... More >>
via kevinrudolf.comLet it rock!This Saturday April 10th, and at each of 13 Saturday home games this season Florida Marlins games become Super Saturdays, major concert productions with national caliber acts followed by fan giveaways and firework shows.At the end of this season's first home game Ne ... More >>
Just a few items we tackled in this week's New Times Broward-Palm Beach print edition.In Music: Pitbull is throwing a party on Sunday. Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho's guest list includes T-Pain, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Spam Allstars and a million or so of their closest friends. Someone was also gon ... More >>
Remember Nelly? Guy hasn't had a single in the Top 20 since 2005. Apparently the only hits he gets now are accidental ones from security at the Fontainebleau.According to Page Six, Nelly was scheduled to perform at a pre-Super Bowl party Friday night at LIV when his bodyguards got into a fight wi ... More >>
Chef Doug RodriguezOft labeled the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino," bestselling author and Chef Douglas Rodriguez has also been heaped with praise by Newsweek and Zagat, among others. But folks 'round here mostly just know him as "That guy who takes the flavors of Latin America and whips them up into ... More >>
The Miami-based, 26-year-old Rico Love is quietly becoming one of the industry's most sought-after R&B and pop arrangers and songwriters. Starting out in his early 20s as a rapper in Atlanta, he got his real boost when, as a performer, Usher signed him to his J Records imprint. And while working ... More >>
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The rap scene gets a twofer too!
We're About the Business (Raw Venture)
"I think he deserved to be executed"
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All or Nothing (Atlantic)
Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year
The massive police presence might just add to the thrill of play-thuggin' on Miami Beach this Memorial Day
A nonscientific tip sheet of WMC's breakout tracks
By now everyone knows the way to Latin kids is through urban music; now ATM wants to make that music truly Latin
Northern rapper Sage Francis works out his maverick tendencies
Fresh energizers come our way
Can Ray "Benzino" Scott's new hip-hop club survive his reputation?
Schneider TM cooks up pop delicacies for your ears
DJ-Kicks "Studio K7"
For Clubbed, opposites don't attract on Ocean Drive
Yet another South Florida radio station enters the fray, this time on autopilot
Grammy-winner Nelly Furtado takes pop deep
New era crunk-style shit