Nelly (Rapper)

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    November 10, 2014

    South Florida's Pretty Boy Gangsta: "I Was In Prison With T.I., Same Dorm"

    Going from dirty clothes to filthy rich isn't easy, but Fort Myers' Pretty Boy Gangsta has done it by traversing Alligator Alley to Miami for over a decade. The rapper whose brother built the label and studio that made Plies famous is about to star in his own MTV music video. Working with his own ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and just know it's gonna be a great day? It's called Friday. And since you're so pumped up right now ... We figured you may be up for a little challenge: Crash every single party listed on our Ten Under $10 weekend party guide. Best of luck, k ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Kat Stacks Is Back

    The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?

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    January 9, 2014

    Kat Stacks Hasn't Changed: The World's Most Hated Web Star After One Year

    Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Tiga: "I Still Have that Basic Desire to Fall in Love With Music"

    From his electroclash heyday in the early 2000s to his more recent house and techno forays, Montreal DJ-producer and Turbo Recordings boss Tiga has always managed to stay ahead of the curve stylistically. One decade, he's putting out sleazy electro reinterpretations of guilty pop pleasures, like Co ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Pharrell and Afrojack's NYE 2014 Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Last year was a sequel of sorts to Pharrell Williams' deluxe coffee table book Places and Spaces I've Been, in that the influential producer-crooner made cameos in a number of 2013's most significant pop cultural moments, as if he were a music industry version of Woody Allen's Zelig. His catalog h ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Rappers on the Come-Up

    Miami's rap scene is on the come-up. There is no stopping or denying it. Over the past couple of years, numerous local talents have taken to the mic and released quality material that warrant outsiders' ears. Our city's rappers aren't only about the keys picked up at the Port of Miami at 2 a.m. fr ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Bizzy Crook Talks Racism at the Airport, Battling Depression, and New Album, '84

    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 >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    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 >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts at Ultra Music Festival 2013

    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 >>

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    October 4, 2012

    20 Worst Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Ten Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    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 >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne! The Five Worst Pop Collaborations

    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 >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Rosie O'Donnell Couldn't Get Into Diddy's Star Island New Year's Eve Bash

    ​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 >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Pitbull Makes GQ's "Least Influential" List, But Not Ours; Meet Miami's Five Least Influential

    ​​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 >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Rico Love Sweeps 2011 SESAC Awards and Wins Songwriter of the Year

    Courtesy of Made Communications​As 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 >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Five Super Bowl Halftime Moments That Totally Sucked

    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 >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 10, 2010

    2010 Latin Grammy Awards: Crossfade Makes Some Heavy Bets on the Big Winners

    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 >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Leona Lewis's "Can't Breathe" Dance Remix by Miami's Uriel "Frenchie" Kadouch

    ​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 >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 22, 2010
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    April 20, 2010

    And Now, Deep Thoughts With Kat Stacks

    ​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 >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Marlins Super Saturdays: Kevin Rudolf Says Heckle The Other Team

    via​Let 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 >>

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    March 12, 2010

    This Week's New Times Broward-Palm Beach Split the Uprights

    ​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 >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Nelly Punched by Fontainebleau Security

    ​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 >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Interview: Chef Doug Rodriguez Gets The 10

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​Oft 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 >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Full Ultra Music Festival Lineup Revealed

    So in addition to yesterday's news of the unexplainable choice of booking the Black Eyed Peas for next month's Ultra Music Festival, the final phase of the lineup has been announced. Notable additions include Rinton, Rye Rye, Surkin, Para One and Shiny Toy Guns to Day 1, and MSTRKRFT, BT Laptop Symp ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008


    Brass Knuckles (Derrty Ent./Universal)

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    September 25, 2008

    Hip-Hop a Deux

    The rap scene gets a twofer too!

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    July 5, 2007

    Chuck Brown

    We're About the Business (Raw Venture)

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    December 28, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of December 28, 2006

    "I think he deserved to be executed"

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    November 2, 2006

    Carat Marks

    Kareem Edouard digs up the connection between hip-hop and its diamond obsession

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    February 2, 2006
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    June 16, 2005
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    May 12, 2005
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    April 28, 2005
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    December 23, 2004


    Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year

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    October 21, 2004
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    May 27, 2004

    Livin' in a Video

    The massive police presence might just add to the thrill of play-thuggin' on Miami Beach this Memorial Day

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    March 4, 2004

    Hit Parade

    A nonscientific tip sheet of WMC's breakout tracks

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    February 26, 2004

    Sofrito con Guacamole

    By now everyone knows the way to Latin kids is through urban music; now ATM wants to make that music truly Latin

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    February 12, 2004

    Makeshift Patriot

    Northern rapper Sage Francis works out his maverick tendencies

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    October 16, 2003

    Stiff Drinks

    Fresh energizers come our way

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    February 27, 2003


    DJ-Kicks "Studio K7"

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    March 14, 2002

    Fear of the Flighty

    Grammy-winner Nelly Furtado takes pop deep

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    September 8, 1993
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