We've said it before and, goddamn it, and we'll say it again: Today's rappers are softer than baby thighs.
Biggie and Pac were actual gangbangers. Ol' Dirty Bastard freebased so much crack cocaine that he changed his name from Big Baby Jesus to Dirt McGirt to Osirus and back again. And every month, ... More >>
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 >>
Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone!
So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... More >>
Ask and you shall receive. So the old adage goes. And we have.
In April, we compiled a list of dead musicians who should be digitally resurrected à la Tupac hologram. Stuffed between Tiny Tim and Ol' Dirty Bastard like a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, we added Elvis to the mix.
Lo and ... More >>
He's one-fourth of the Beatles and he's arguably one of the most influential musicians of all time. But in Mark Ronson's eyes, Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn hero.
When Ronson was a child, he and his family spent a lot of time at a beach in Long Island. Coincidently, McCartney and first wife, Lin ... More >>
We tried to warn you people back in January: Coachella Music Festival Totally Sucks.
But, no ... You refused to heed our warning, shelled out the dough, plopped on your Spirit Hood, and spent the weekend getting ripped off by hippie dealers peddling research chemicals.
And then you had to sit thro ... More >>
Did you know that Ol' Dirty Bastard had 13 kids, three of whom he neglected to pay child support for in 1997 alone? Illegitimate children are overwhelmingly common in rap music.
From Brooklyn to the Louisiana bayou, rappers' baby mamas have tried pushing paternity suits on their rhyming exes ever s ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star!
If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
After the Wu-Tang mothership crashed full force into pop culture with the release of the 1993 gangsta rap classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the first order of business was to send out the pods.
Method Man was the first to strike out solo with 1994's stellar and intensely hardcore Tical. But ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli
With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up
Presented by Rock the Bells
Fillmore Miami Beach
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth.
Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... 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 >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... More >>
The BET Awards were held this past Sunday and some really confusing, awkward shit went down in the middle of granting the Viewer's Choice Award.
Some fans were invited onstage to announce this year's winner, which at first was Chris Brown. But only a few seconds after Brown received the award f ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezGirl Talk (AKA Gregg Gillis) getting wild at the Fillmore.View photos from Girl Talk at the Fillmore Miami Beach here.Girl Talk
With Max Tundra
Fillmore Miami Beach
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Better Than: An impromptu cock-rocking rave in a confetti supply store.
Just pa ... More >>
Tyler the Creator: Is he the über-hipster hopper?There is no escaping the young-and-vulgar West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future. There was a brief incubation period on the internet. But ever since performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the group has been everywhere: SXSW, Coachella, and ... More >>
Mark RonsonYou might recognize the surname Ronson thanks to the three famous siblings attached to it. Charlotte Ronson is a well-known designer, while Samantha Ronson is a semi-talented DJ better known for bedding damaged starlettes.Then there is Mark Ronson, the producer and musician. The Brit w ... More >>
While writing "Blow Hard," this week's feature about douche-tastic hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch -- which reveals that (a) his mother claims he financially abandoned her, (b) he apparently ordered a handler driving a German-made coupe to run down a child-support court server, and (c) he ... More >>
via myspace.com/zombiesorganizeZombies!Organize!!Ex Norwegian, The Freakin Hott, and Zombies!Organize!!At Propaganda's Grand Opening CelebrationPropaganda, Lake WorthSaturday, August 15, 2009Better Than: The grand opening of the new El Dorado near my house a couple months back.The Review:You all ... More >>
After the news that Jimmy Buffet had partnered with the Miami Dolphins to rename Dolphin Stadium as "LandShark" Stadium, a number of other notable musician with cult-like followings looked up and said, "Wait, you can do that? Like, if you have enough money you can just pay to have a major city landm ... More >>