Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message."
Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
Problem Kids are Miami Cubans with a message for Jay-Z about his trip to Cuba. Their response to his "Open Letter" is a new track called "Useful Idiot."
"He looks like he's praising the Castro regime, and we wanna give him a history lesson," say MCs Mario Obregon and Christian Martinez of the local ... More >>
Martin Luther King Jr. loved South Florida. He visited the region many times throughout his career. He was a contemporary of some of Miami's most upstanding citizens, like Father Theodore Gibson of Overtown, as well as some of our most venerable party starters, like WMBM disc jockey Milton "Butterba ... More >>
Even though 2006 inductees Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols might think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is "a piss stain" that charges too much for dinner and a gala, there are plenty of "music industry people" (i.e. not gaping A-holes) who'd be happy to grab a decent dinner while basking in the glo ... More >>
See also "Korn and Six Other Bands Join ShipRocked 2012" -- plus "Godsmack's Robbie Merrill Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Tequila, Gambling, and Sushi."
God forbid the ship sinks ...
But if the big, bad, heavy music behemoth known as ShipRocked happens to go down during P.O.D.'s set, maybe the band's p ... More >>
There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches.
Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X.
Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>
Nicki Minaj is too hardcore for BET.
Viacom-owned Black Entertainment Television is refusing to air the rapper's "Stupid Hoe" music video. Evidently, naked Barbie dolls and fishnets are far too risque for the network.
We've embedded the 210-second, Hype Williams-directed video below. You'll ... More >>
In a highly unusual move, three officials from Cuba could take the stand as early as today in the trial of Luis Posada Carrilles, the Miami freedom fighter or terrorist, depending on which side of the Florida straits you live.
The officials are expected to testify in federal court in West Te ... More >>
via Flickr walknbostonThe feds have alarmed some foodies and libertarians recently by banning food ingredients in order to make it healthier. Should the government be allowed to dictate what we can and cannot eat?It all started with trans fats. Plucked from relative obscurity a few years back, tr ... More >>
via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>
WMC 2009 Public Enemy from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Yesterday's officially sanctioned WMC 2009 Public Enemy event, South Beach Sessions: The Terrordome Revisited, put DJ Lord, Chuck D and Professor Griff in a close-quarters Q&A session moderated by New Times music editor Arielle Castillo. The t ... More >>
Tonight at 6 p.m.as a WMC-connected teaser for the annual Red Bull Music Academy, Chuck D, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord will be speaking at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Avenue) and giving their insider's view on Public Enemy's musical journey. The moderator for the event is New Times' own music ... More >>
For those of you unfamiliar with dubstep, its sound first originated in
London in the early 2000's and is a close relative of both UK garage
and drum 'n' bass. Rooted in the sparse yet effects-laden production
stylings of dub reggae, one of dubstep's best qualities is its
versatility in encompassing ... More >>
Beef has taken some serious body punches in the last couple of years. Michael Pollen, Mark Bittman, and a merry cast of vegetarians have been steadily hammering away at our poor American steers, calling them expensive, health-hazardous resource hogs that have done little to whittle the national ... More >>
Image via www.myspace.com/chuckdpublicenemyThere are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now s ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. I want to talk this week about how the younger generation has no respect for the older generation. The younger kids coming up have no respect for the people who have been there, done that sort of thing. I would be a lot better off ... More >>
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
When Richard Griffin, of Public Enemy fame, was interviewed on May 9, 1989, he was quoted as saying, among other things, that "Jews have a grip on America" and that they "have a history of killing black men"