Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message."
Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
Hip-hop is 40 and a celebration's in order. So KRS-One is touring the nation, bringing real hip-hop back to where it belongs -- the streets.
"The revolution will not be televised," the MC recently told allhiphop.com. "You keep looking for real hip-hop on these bullshit stations. You're not going t ... More >>
How did the Stage suddenly become the best rap club in downtown Miami?
Over the next month, this two-and-a-half-year-old Design District bunker that's built its rep on roots, rock, and reggae will serve as the staging place for classic-era shows by former LOX member Styles P, booty bass pioneer Unc ... More >>
The rap game is tough. Some might say it's no place for a lady. But those people would be chauvinistic douche popsicles.
The truth is it takes a tough lady to top the charts. At the top, it doesn't matter if you're sexy. You're judged by the content of your lyrics and the freak of your flow.
Only ... More >>
TenDJiz is a Russian-born producer and engineer in Miami on an Extraordinary Ability in the Arts visa.
He owns a studio on Miami Beach, and he's the mastermind behind an awesome mixtape series that mashes Soviet jazz instrumentals with American hip-hop.
The first two releases were De La Soulviet, ... More >>
A memo from Uncle Luke to all y'all haters who seem to think the hip-hop industry should institute some sorta superstrict mandatory retirement policy ... Screw you. That shit's ageist.
In today's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "Jay-Z, Eminem, and Rick Ross Are Never Too Old For Rap," New Tim ... More >>
Spend NYE on SoBe with Rev Run.Unless you're blind and deaf, you know Rev Run. He's a founding member of legendary rap crew Run-D.M.C. , an ex-reality TV star, prominent reverend, father of six, and a DJ.
And if you want to check out his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-level skills, he'll be droppi ... More >>
Photo by Clara Balzary via facebook.com/chilipeppersThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, contemporary music's Cleveland equivalent to Major League Baseball's Cooperstown, has announced its class of 2012.
As we here at Crossfade expected, Guns N' Roses made the cut. But the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bea ... More >>
Trina's looking more and more like a grown-up, classy lady these days. Maybe it's because she is a grown-up, classy lady.
Of course, the Diamond Princess is still putting out albums. But she's also becoming a total fashion maven! And yesterday, Miami's first lady of rap was in town meeting and ... More >>
Get your non-ironic '90s fix with Salt-N-Pepa and the TBD crew.See the cut for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix.
When you shake ass to Salt-N-Pepa's superfun 1986 sex song "Push It" while guzzling a gallon's worth of rubyfruit jungle juice shots, you better really, really, ... More >>
It was billed as a "private" performance. But unless you're one of those rule-watching wimps with way too much respect for authority, you snuck onto the University of Miami campus to see November 5's free homecoming concert starring Lauryn Hill. We did. And we brought back a recap, some photos, a ... More >>
Shep the Selector doing work.If he wasn't a graphically ingenious (albeit conceptually vacant) international art star, would anyone give a shit about Shepard Fairey's DJ sets? Nope. Not unless they were drunk and dying for a dose of radio-ready epicness.
But he's the dude who invented OBEY and O ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick.
Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow.
Q-Tip and the Roots
With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather,
Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve,
and supa secret guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke prepares to be honored by VH1 and explains why Miami-Dade County is the birthplace of Southern hip-hop.
I'm feeling g ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop royaltyAt 53 years old, Afrika Bambaataa has truly earned the title "Grandfather/Godfather Of Hip-Hop". With a body of work spanning nearly 4 decades, this former Bronx street gang warlord and founder of the Zulu Nation is one of three recognized originators of break- ... More >>
Air hockey is totally a contact sportEver since Run-D.M.C. threw down rap verses on top of Joe Perry's guitar riffs on its 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," many bands have endeavored to mesh hip-hop lyricism with rock wallop. While that formula has proven fruitful in some instances -- ... More >>
Despite its seemingly official, compendious name, the Mexican Institute of Sound is not some sprawling, south-of-the-border government entity all about the science of airwaves and eardrums. In fact, the Institute's only got one member -- Mexico City cratedigger-slash-EMI exec Camilo Lara -- and h ... More >>
Jaeger Jaeger BabyComedian DeRay Davis is at the Miami Imrov till Sunday, and he's been called the next king of urban comedy so just like you'll be forced to fulfill the club's two drink minimum, you'll be LYAO'ing too.
Of course Rock Fashion and Funkshion Weeks are s ... More >>
image via New Times archives Back in August 1988 South Florida had a pretty good line-up of shows at venues from the Hollywood Sportatorium to the James L. Knight Center to the Kendall Town and Country Mall to the Fontainebleau back up to the Button South.The Dope Jam brought together Eric B and ... More >>