So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
It's 2 a.m. on a Saturday night at Space. College kids and club crawlers, thugs and lovelies, Latinos, Key rats, and tourists from every country with an airport are all losing themselves en masse to the thunder of DJ Radamas. "I love this," shouts Radamas over a wicked mix of vintage Biggie. "Nob ... More >>
To understand up-and-coming MC Termanology's commitment to the golden age of hip-hop, just take a look at the production credits on his new album, Time Machine. It's enough to make you cry: the Alchemist, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and even the untouchable DJ Premier all lend beats to this sophom ... More >>
Mad Skrews is a Miami-bred, internationally renowned producer and musical entrepreneur who uses the Internet to spread his productions, make money, and make a name for himself. He has produced for local bad bitch Trina and true founder of crunk, Pastor Troy. I caught up with him by e-mail. Here's w ... More >>
The last Wednesday of every month, the Grand Groove crew takes over the upstairs at Jazid, playing a hip-hop, funk, and soul-heavy blend of classics and soon-to-be classics. Here's the description from DJ Sire Esquire, who, full disclosure, occasionally writes about music for New Times: "Dope DJs, m ... More >>
Hip-hop's smokiest DJ is back at it again with a fresh new podcast via the HVW8 crew that's well worth listening to. DJ House Shoes has a bunch of hip-hop exclusives from cats like Kool G. Rap, J. Davey, Ta'Raach, Pete Rock, and of course, some solid J. Dilla material as well. To listen to the pod ... More >>
StreetRunner's got beats for every day of the week.
Hialeah MC LMS brings the grime of his native Dirty Jers
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
New York Citys top record dealer sets up shop again in South Florida
Hip-hop junkies and beat heads need to familiarize themselves with DJ Houseshoes. He's one of the foremost experts on all things Dilla related, which is a technical way of saying the two came up together in the same gritty Detroit night clubs and vibed outside of the typical DJ/MC relationship. Shoe ... More >>
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day
Throwback Tuesday's is still in full-effect. This time, it's a shout out to Trouble T-Roy from Pete Rock and CL Smooth. The song is a classic and the video is as well. For those that don't remember it, here it is. --Jonathan Cunningham
Red Gone Wild (Def Jam)
Be aurally adventuresome
The Minstrel Show (Atlantic)
Real Music for Real People (BBE Records)
Ice Palace Studios, Wednesday, March 23
Soul Survivor II (Rapster/BBE)
Electronic cut-and-paste man Four Tet perfects his image of a bedsit genius
The Source Awards is growing more inclusive -- but not too inclusive
The Listening "ABB Records"
Here to There "BBE"
Danny Dominguez won't go with the mass- market hip-hop flow
Mushroom Jazz 4 "Om Records"
All of the Above (Coup d'Etat)
Nia (Quannum Projects)