Old-school Chevrolets and Miami hip-hop go together as much as the driver and the gold teeth brightening up their smile. Boxes, donks, and bubbles have become a staple of the 305's rap scene, whether it's seeing one gliding on 24-inch rims or hearing about them in a song. Remember "Chevy Ridin' Hi ... More >>
Sounds like the 305. Just stumble down the street, slip into the club at 3 a.m., or tune into some pirate radio station while crossing the causeway from South Beach to the mainland. And almost as if by accident, a Magic City soundtrack will arise from the cacophony -- a buzzing, blaring mix of str ... More >>
After wildin' out to the brutal, punk-y, funky, bass-y, fuzzy strains of only ten Best Miami Bands of All Time (i.e. Scraping Teeth, Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, Iko Iko, ANR, Miami Bass Warriors and Nuclear Valdez, The Goods, Locos Por Juana, Cynic, Avenue D), our ears are already freakin' ... More >>
"Freeway" Ricky Ross, the reformed drug dealer who is not actually a freeway, has once again accused rap superhero Rick Ross of being a bullshit Bawse. Freeway's argument is that Rozay's rap success is entirely due to the "original" Rick Ross's notoriety as a legendary coke peddler. But it just so ... More >>
See also "Meek Mill's Announces Dreamchasers Tour, Show at Fillmore Miami Beach on August 13." "Whenever somebody got a dream," Meek Mill muses, "they want it to be reality." Coming up in North Philly during the late '90s, Mill was still a wiry 12-year-old kid named Robert Williams, hanging out on ... More >>
See also the full 32-photo slideshow from Rick Ross's God Forgives, I Don't Release Party at King of Diamonds. Question: On a scale from Rick to Ross, just how ridiculously baller was the God Forgives, I Don't album release party at King of Diamonds last night? Answer: Rick Ross.
Not only does Rick Ross's Twitter feed remind us that God Forgives, I Don't drops next week, it also updates us each time the MC sparks a fat blunt or drops stacks of money on jewelry, strippers, and steak dinners. Even though most of us will never sit courtside at a Miami Heat game with the Teflo ... More >>
See also "Stalley on His New EP, Mixtape and Album Plans" When Crossfade spoke with MMG's unstoppable Stalley earlier this week, he gave us exclusive info about his release plans for the rest of the year. He also told us about how he had been "getting back in the groove of recording after being on ... More >>
This past year has been a whirlwind for Dutch electronic music producer and techno-house DJ Afrojack, AKA Van de Wall. In addition to endlessly touring the US and sitting on a treasure trove of unreleased tracks, including collaborations with Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Omarion, the international p ... More >>
The Worst Things In Music This Year, according to Ben Westhoff! 1. Worst Album: the Arcade Fire, Neon Bible This cerebral garbage entertained about 100 people, none of whom didn’t either live in Canada or work as a music critic. Speaking of critics, it’s hard to agree with Sasha Frere-Jones ... More >>
A rap veteran at age 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation.
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Wanted Sony Urban Music/Columbia
On a busy VMA weekend, Miami raised the art of celebrity worship to new heights