Listen up, beat freaks. You don't have to wait till Friday to get your party on.
Nope. That's for our friends up north, who wish they lived in a city where the champagne is always flowing, the hard hitters come to party, and the uhntz-uhntz never stops.
We're in Miami, bitch. Now here are the six ... More >>
Femi Kuti is a world-music master, a deep political thinker, and a true Nigerian patriot.
Just like his famous late father, Fela, the fearsome legend who pioneered an entirely fresh fusion of complex African rhythms and electrified Western sounds, invented the term Afrobeat, embodied Black Power, d ... More >>
The savage lands of Dade and Broward counties can be a wild place at times. The Chevy's roar like lions, and bass pounds from their trunks like a foot drop from an elephant.
Nigerian-American rapper Uzi was born and raised in South Florida. And all his life, he's had to answer questions about his f ... More >>
Forget the Bluth family banana stand, there's always money in the boxing ring.
Manny Pacquiao raked in a $26 million purse plus a heavy share of the pay-per-view profits in his loss against Timothy Bradley earlier this month, and Floyd "Money" Mayweather banked at least $32 million when he fought ... More >>
When Carolyn Modeste earned 30 months in prison a few weeks ago for stealing more than $200,000 from Miami Shores taxpayers, she nabbed a few hundred words in the Miami Herald and a quick mention on the afternoon news. But no one bothered to answer the real question: Why did the city's longtime comp ... More >>
See the video of Tupac Amaru Shakur's resurrection-slash-performance at Coachella; a six-point recap from Friday, April 13; and the top moments from Saturday, April 14 -- plus "Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs."
Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and ... More >>
In 2012, the world is such a postmodern, postcolonial jungle that in order to make sense of anything you've got to be thinking globally.
Global economies, global trends, global crises. And global music. The collapse of cultural segregation -- thank the Internet -- has created some curious crossb ... More >>
Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
When legendary Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti toured the US in the '70s, he was blown away by the funk, soul, disco and other African-American music forms he heard here. So he took them with him back to Nigeria, threw them in the blender with some African dance highlife and traditional Yoruba music, ... More >>
Did you know that Young Money Cash Money Billionaire boss Lil Wayne isn't actually a billionaire?
Well, homie ... It's true. Despite squashing his $5.6-million beef with the IRS, slanging 1.92 million copies of Tha Carter IV in this totally shitty economy, ranking among Billboard's Top Artists f ... More >>
Outspoken and uncensored, Seun Kuti has no fear.
In a time of timid musicians who've been trained to keep their mouths shut and tow the PR line, the Nigerian sax man and heir to his father Fela's Afrobeat throne is perfectly willing to tell the raw, real truth, whether talking power, politics, ... More >>
We're diggin' the jumpsuit.Sure, there are guys who dutifully follow in their father's footsteps. They might take on the family business, become scientists, doctors, or lawyers just like the old man. Or they might even take the deadbeat route and follow dad to the local Stop 'N' Shop for a fresh ... More >>
Weezy F. Baby needs E.F. HuttonAs
the tax season draws to a close this week, some of our more
recognizable citizens are probably wondering if Uncle Sam will catch
them cheating on their taxes again. Take Lil Wayne, who was just
popped by the Internal Revenue Service for not paying his fair share
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So, Monday night was amazingly cold. There was a lunar eclipse. I needed to get out of my cave. And I got a ride to Churchill's from my Nigerian female friend because I had heard that Rachel Goodrich was going to be performing at the open mic.
Soon, I was walking into the Pub and somebody grab ... More >>
Poor Rolando Negrin. You remember him: The Miami International Airport screener who last month used his baton to beat a co-worker who had been habitually mocking the size of Negrin's penis after watching him test-run a full-body x-ray scanner.It's gotta suck to be made into a national p ... More >>
How strong is God's Power? via Name of the Year blogCan God's Power dominate this bracket?Tough enough to take down both Hitler and Stalin? Tenacious enough to defeat the villainous X'Zavier Bloodsaw? Brave enough to destroy Dr. Speedy Nutz?
America will soon find out. Miami may not have an ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. narrowly avoided a terror attack from a Nigerian man flying from Holland and acting on orders from Yemen-based terrorists.
Thanks, Fidel. Now you've ruined flying, too.For counterterrorism experts, there was only one logical response: ironclad new security rul ... More >>
Jacob KatelCameroon is a country partially on the West coast of Africa that is bordered by Nigeria. The name of the country originates from the portugese Rio dos Camarões, which sailors, for its abundance of prawns and crayfish, called the Wouri River when they sailed into it in 1472.According t ... More >>
Who knew Ziggy could be so topical?In April, we reported on the Craigslist Killings, in which murderers lured victims to their deaths using the classifieds site. Maybe my tale of barely escaping the jaws of a Craiglist predator won't make national news, but fuck me if it wasn't traumatizing. I almos ... More >>