Whoa, guys. Basel hasn't even officially begun. And we here at Crossfade are already hungover. Even though the actual art fair opens tomorrow, the cruising and boozing and schmoozing's been in full effect since Monday afternoon, when the early-bird, invite-only charity fundraisers starting serving ... More >>
In commercial hip-hop, your money game is even more important than your ability to rhyme. If you've got money, you've got rhymes, and if you don't have money, you fake it till you make it. For these top earners, the faking days are over. Making Forbes' list of biggest rap bank accounts is proof yo ... More >>
Sure, you may have had some steamy flings this summer, but the one thing that scored more points on the sex-o-meter was the music -- those pop hits that played during the half-naked pool parties and intense make out seshs with the invasion of European tourists. And if there was one thing the laid-b ... More >>
The brothers behind the hushed, soulful music of Los Angeles' Inc., singer/guitarist Andrew Aged and bassist/vocalist Daniel Aged, took up their respective instruments in the late '90s. At the time, Andrew was 12 and Daniel 11. Playing music together, they say, actually helped them open up to each ... More >>
Listen up, people. If you still think EDM is exciting and fresh, that's a sign you're a newb. The rest of us have been at this party way past our bedtimes, and we keep checking our watches like, "Are you done yet?" But just when we were about to pay our tabs and head home for good, all these great ... More >>
The ethereal Autre Ne Veut (AKA Arthur Ashin) claims to be the"prince of flasehoods." And perhaps you could be thrown off by the name, seeing as how this artsy musician doesn't hail from France. (He is from Brooklyn, New York.) But listen to the stirringly sexual R&B on his newest album, Anxiety, ... More >>
Over the weekend at Bardot, the Gaslamp Killer honored America's fallen soldiers with what has to have been one of the best performances the loungey hangout has ever seen. It was heart-pumping, body-shaking insanity from start to finish. The loud and proud no-shits-given artist wasn't holding anyt ... More >>
"Mr. Worldwide! Pharrell! Daft Punk! Let's 'Get Lucky'!" The other day, a Pitbull remix of the lead single off Daft Punk's new studio album, Random Access Memories, popped up on the Interwebs, thanks to YouTube user kevvy9gorillazfan and a guy named DJ Pup Dawg. But unsure of the clip's authentici ... More >>
Face it, you have no idea what Cinco de Mayo is about. No, it's not Mexican Independence. But you know what? It doesn't really matter. We're just happy to have an excuse to drink all the tequila, Corona, and Dos Equis we want, and get the chance to shake our asses to some moombahton. For everyone w ... More >>
Mainstream pop music's become so overly sexualized. Entertainers like Rihanna, Trey Songz, and Chris Brown present sex in a really cartoonish way, at times verging on pornographic. Meanwhile, the underground seems to be maturing, bringing the real sexy back. Last night at Bardot, Kastle and Austin ... More >>
Miami, meet Dude Skywalker, a trio that's "time-traveled from the year 3046 to bring you dance music of the future." "Upon arrival in this dimension, we dropped our first tune, 'To the Floor,' which blew up virtually overnight with support from local DJs, an array of Internet blogs, and lots of int ... More >>
Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined racism with rave gaudiness. On Friday, she pushed her way in front of us, obstructing our and everyone else' ... More >>
Lots of really stellar talent is hitting stages all across Miami this week. No matter what you fancy -- hip-hop, dreamwave, math rock, experimental, country, or just plain pop -- you can find it right here in your hometown. Representing the freshest talent from all corners of the country, here ar ... More >>
Cannibal Corpse Grand Central, Miami Thursday, December 6, 2012 Better Than: Cardboard gun shop. Stuck precariously in the middle of Miami's yearly ascension to the international spotlight of artistic and cultural relevance (AKA Art Basel Miami Beach week) was a Cannibal Corpse tour date.
Backed by DJ Eric B's expertly sampled soul-funk-R&B ejaculations, late '80s rapper Rakim was a true hip-hop innovator who broke from the first wave's Mother Goose rhyme schemes and party-shout vocal delivery. The duo is regarded as one of the all-time greats. Rakim sans Eric B? That's a slight ... 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 >>
Are you a fine female who's a lil' confused about your place on the nice/naughty spectrum? Just take Miami pop-hop guy Cris Cab's "Good Girls" quiz! Of course, a real chick is never all nice or naughty, good or bad, sweet or slutty. But no doubt, kind and decent ladies are rare. Or as Cris says o ... More >>
UPDATE: Download Rick Ross's new mixtape and get Rich Forever right now! We're only six days deep into 2012 and Rap Radar is already declaring Rick Ross's latest digital slab -- entitled, appropriately enough, Rich Forever -- to be one of "the most anticipated mixtapes of the the year." As hype ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art. Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>
These days it's not enough to have just one job. In this economy, you have to be a hustler to get by. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even be successful.Celebrities are no different; they like to have their hands in the cookie jar too. It's easy to criticize stars -- say they're sellouts. We say th ... More >>
As many of you know, Big Sean is G.O.O.D. Music's newest star and Kanye West's protege. Having entered the scene back in 2007 with a totally ill mixtape entitled Finally Famous Vol. 1, this Detroit native brought the fire, which eventually led an enthused West to scout him out during his first ... More >>
Yo Mr. 305, isn't that a little formal for the Pep Boys parking lot?Why, amigos, are any of us willing to settle for a world where Calle Ocho comes only once a year? We here at New Times say: "Screw that noise. We demand more. Perfectly greasy arepas, warm Presidente, and pure party music sho ... More >>
On yesterday's Dan LeBatard show on 790 The Ticket, sometime New Times strip club expert Disco Rick provided intimate details about Rick Ross' infamous birthday party earlier this month at King Of Diamonds. Using the tenacious reporting chops that helped him break the University of Miami Pell gra ... More >>
Florida celebs seem to have no problem getting involved with national politics. Gloria Estefan held a found raiser at her house with President Obama. Alonzo Mourning is set to do the same on Monday. Part time resident Pharrell Williams partied with Bill Clinton at LIV for another fundraiser. What ... 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 >>
Juan BassheadYesterday, the major U.K. newspaper The Sun ran a music trend piece whose thesis more or less deserves a resounding "Duh" from anyone around here. The headline: "Dubstep making leaps in the U.S." Well, yeah. Anyone into electronic music in the States -- like the thousa ... More >>
You'll probably recognize Vampire Weekend's keyboardist/guitarist and backup vocalist Rostam Batmanglij in the video above, where he talks to Converse about his musical beginnings. You can catch him along with the rest of the band on October 13 with Beach House. But if you can't wait that long, Batm ... More >>
With Pharrell Williams spending a lot of time in Miami for the past few years, he is basically become a local act. But if you need an even stronger local angle, FriendsWithYou-decorated cars aside, you only have to look at the promos circulating around the interwebs for N.E.R.D's new single "Hot N' ... More >>
Photo by Karina ChavarriaFormer President Bill Clinton at the Global Initiative Univeristy at BankUnited Center.At an event where a former U.S. president is present, you'd expect to be patted down, have your bags ripped open, and then maybe be carted away by the Secret Service because you forgot to ... More >>
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 >>
Photo via Billionaire Boys ClubIt wasn't too long ago that N.E.R.D performed like at the somewhat dysfunctional Future Classic Festival. But that didn't stop them from giving Miami a weekend full of alt hip-hop (arguably N.E.R.D are the original hipster-hoppers).But this past weekend's performanc ... 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 >>
From Stone Groove to Back Door Bamby and all points beyond.
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 >>
And two other solo shows open at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin.
Not even death can stop Foghat's slow ride.
A couple of local guys get hip-hop
Memorial Fest will be the best reggae concert in years
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Forget about the clubs, the real scene is hanging at the galleries