Trash While you were busy basking in the Coachella sun, the festival's fleet of custodians -- many of whom looked to be in their teens -- were running around the grounds, soaked in sweat, picking up your trash. We talked to a few, and not only do these guys get paid poorly, they get paid by the bag. ... More >>
After three years of raging at sea, Hard Events' Holy Ship cruise has proven itself to be the best nautical EDM adventure that money can buy. (Of course, we here at Crossfade enjoyed press accommodations, so we didn't actually pay.) It might still be a new-ish phenomenon, but this party boat has th ... More >>
It was the first weekend of 2014. Dudes in handlebar mustaches and bushy beards and ladies in beanies, combat boots, and plaid skirts crowded the back patio of Gramps. With a glass of Penicillin on one hand and a cigarette on the other, the (mainly) hipster crew in the Wynwood bar reminisced on al ... More >>
Last year was a sequel of sorts to Pharrell Williams' deluxe coffee table book Places and Spaces I've Been, in that the influential producer-crooner made cameos in a number of 2013's most significant pop cultural moments, as if he were a music industry version of Woody Allen's Zelig. His catalog h ... More >>
Do you even remember what you did on New Year's Eve? If you had any fun, the answer should be an awkward "Umm, maybe?" We here at Crossfade know how it goes, so we're here to remind you. In the case that you attended these superfancy events (but perhaps don't remember), you may recognize yourself i ... More >>
You win some, you lose some, and this year in music saw it all. There were some unexpected hits and some downright drown-outs. Some old favorites came back around, some tried and true experts continued their reign of glory, and some classic moves fell off the face of the planet. Surely, your mind ... More >>
The art community loves exclusivity, and the rest of the world loves drooling over things they will never experience. Well, we here at Crossfade are bringing these worlds together in this totally tantalizing list of Art Basel Miami Beach week parties that you're not invited to. We know, it seems ... More >>
Robin Thicke and Pharrell As part of the BleauLive concert series Fontainebleau Miami Beach Sunday, September 1, 2013 Better Than: Any typical Sunday funday that includes a concert and cocktails. Is there anything better than a long weekend spent at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach? It hasn ... More >>
"Hey, hey, hey, you don't need no papers." Just some free tix, baby. This Labor Day weekend, debonair pop dudes Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will be bringing those "Blurred Lines" to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a mid-afternoon Bleau Live concert bash. And yes, we've got some gratis pass ... More >>
You work hard and you know it! That's why the entire nation celebrates most of us hard-working citizens by dedicating an entire day in September to not working. And while the rest of America will celebrate Labor Day by sitting on their couch and watching a Lifetime movie marathon, the 305 will be p ... More >>
Will.i.am is one of the world's most popular musicians, which is very strange considering he's also one of the worst pop stars on the planet. What do we mean by "worst?" Well, he continually proves himself to be an untalented, unintelligible hack. His lyric writing abilities -- as showcased on cha ... More >>
Praise the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for saving Labor Day. Had the oceanfront resort not booked two of the summer's biggest acts for its BleauLive performance series, you'd probably be stuck watching another Jerry Lewis-less MDA telethon. Vive la Lewis, as the French say! Thankfully, Pharrell and ... More >>
Stolen songs. Rampant suspicions. Secretly recorded phone calls. Welcome to the twisted world of twerk. Last week, hip hop fans rejoiced when new song "Twerk It" by Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes appeared on websites. Local Miami rapper Monty $$ was furious, however. He already had a song calle ... More >>
One day, you're a young artist struggling to find yourself in a strict Christian household. Just 15 months later, you've moved out, released your first EP, and scored a co-sign from Pharrell who tweets that you're "the future!" Life is strange that way. Just ask 20-year-old Austin Paul, a rising Mi ... More >>
Last week we reported on a bold conceptual plan by Miami architect Chad Oppenheim and über-hip-hop mogul Pharrell Williams to convert Overtown into Ice Cream City, a whimsical neighborhood that would be home to the nation's largest indoor and outdoor skate park, a big box retailer, ateliers and spe ... More >>
How awesome would it be if there were entire orchards of fruit-bearing woody plants with full-grown human females dangling from the branches, instead of apples, oranges, or mangoes? Unfortunately, that's just Crossfade's kinky agri-sexual fantasy. And even though it might seem that local pop-hop cr ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw / FOX On last night's episode of X Factor, we saw "hipster" Philip Lomax sing "Don't Stop the Music" to Rihanna. We saw Simon tap his toe, Paula look intensely happy, Nicole emote, and L.A. shake his head back and forth in approval. Future mechanic Tora Woloshin made us feel old, then ... More >>
C'mon ... Why aren't you a fan of reggae-ish soul pop played by white guys with acoustic guitars? Do John Mayer's douchey jokes make you wanna knock his perfectly coiffed hair off his perfectly shaped head? Do Jason Mraz's sugary vocal croaks cause your ears to bleed uncontrollably? Do Jack John ... 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 >>
via The SelbyThe proper word to describe Pharrell Williams' Miami apartment is, I believe, something like "banonkers." But what do you expect from the guy who co-produced some of the most adventurous, mind-melting pop hits of the first half of the last decade? The Selby takes an exclusive look in ... More >>
Photo by Justin NamonPharrell is friends with you.Paper Magazine and AOL Presents FriendsWithYou OpeningWith a performance by N*E*R*D At Rainbow City, Miami Thursday, December 2, 2010 Better than: Being treated like worthless shit by security. If you were part of the massive mob outside Rainbow ... More >>
N.E.R.D. with some robots.We've been really curious about Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D ever since we heard that the band's latest single, "Hypnotize U," was produced by Daft Punk. Are our favorite robots doing guest spots on the album? Will they make cameos at any N.E.R.D shows? We're not s ... More >>
The video has been out for a bit, but just in case you haven't noticed N.E.R.D.'s new video for their track "Hot-N-Fun" features a custom painted Rolls-Royce by local art collective FriendsWithYou. Pharrell Williams said to MTV, "We told them we wanted something that was psychedelic, something that ... More >>
South Florida-born, Paris-based Uffie has finally released the video for her latest single "ADD SUV" featuring part-time Miami resident Pharrell Williams off the newly released full-length Sex Dreams and Demin Jeans. Produced by Mirwas (who is best know for giving Madonna her groove back back in 200 ... More >>
Ever wonder what a British luxury car would look like if it moved to Miami, hung out in Wynwood, had a few mind-altering experiences, and decided to really stick it to its stuffy, monotone aristocratic parents with some seriously eye-catching body modifications?Wonder no more. Local artists Frien ... More >>
Photo by Tom BeardUffie doesn't appreciate you watching her manicureAs we approach the June 8 release of South Florida native Uffie's debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, the leakiness will likely turn into a full-on gush soon enough. A radio rip of her electro-heavy upcoming single "ADD SUV" ... More >>
Days before Fountainbleau's nightclub LIV sinks to a new low by hosting Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, they'll be welcoming a slightly higher profile bold face name who was caught up in a super-sized infidelity scandal of his own: Bill Clinton.
We've been hit with a cold front, and if you're like Riptide, your office is about as cozy as a gulag right now. But that's OK, because this week's batch of morons has a MWQ (Moronic Wattage Quotient) powerful enough to heat a three-story building. Throw on a Christmas sweater and rub your hands in ... More >>
via The Horror's FlickrNo offense to the sisters Kardashian and their new Dash location, but the biggest botique opening on Miami Beach this season will be the long awaited opening of The Webster's permanent location. The botique has operated out of a temporary location while the three french o ... More >>
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