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 >>
A hip-hop icon with a knack for post-skater attire and a Magic City architect have unveiled a very imaginative master plan to transform Overtown into a vibrant urban destination for skateboarders, artists, and fashionistas. But turning that dream into a reality is going to require a monumental effor ... More >>
As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... 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 >>
Photo by Ian WitlenPharrell dropped by Basel Castle to hang with The Overthrow.See the full 38-photo Basel Castle 2011 at Overthrow Castle slideshow. Basel Castle With Pharrell Williams, Yelawolf, Penguin Prison, Caligula, Heroes x Villains, Tamara Sky, and a million others The Castle Saturday, ... 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 cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of DeathYou probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... 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.
Paris-via-South Florida singer Uffie has been quiet for the last few years. However, late this year she finally released a video for her track "Pop The Glock" -- almost 4 years after it was released. Ed Banger head honcho Pedro Winter, a.k.a. Busy P, explained that the odd move was to reintroduce ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday at Culture Kings, Chester French played a free acoustic set for a crowd of cool kids and industry types. Chris O, owner of the high end clothes, sneaker shop, and artist collective said "The label contacted us and set it up." Ed Agudello, the Digital Account Director South East for Univer ... More >>
Yes, Winter Music Conference and March madness have ended, but Culture Kings gives you another reason to skip out of work early this Tuesday afternoon with an acoustic in-store performance by Chester French. Think catchy Boston-bred guitar licks with a Beatles/ N.E.R.D. falsetto fitted with Bapes an ... More >>
2009 is looking to be a huge year for the Rakontur Films. Not only will they be teaming up with super-producers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer to turn their Cocaine Cowboys documentary into an HBO series, but they've also announced on their blog they're developing a half-hour series for Adult Swi ... More >>
Hip-hop comes to the art gallery in a celebrity-curated spectacle.
Seeing Sounds (Star Trak/Interscope)
Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.
Pharrell Williams is happy to be just one of the band again.
Fuggetaboutit Vol. 2 (Say Uncle Productions)
Todd Smith (Def Jam/Island)
The Best of Snoop Dogg Priority
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White People Elektra
Forget about the clubs, the real scene is hanging at the galleries
Lord Willin' "Star Trak/Arista"
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