Fresh Kid Ice is the only member of 2 Live Crew to appear on every 2 Live Crew album. He's one of three founding members who got together in a dorm room at an Air Force base in Riverside, California, started rocking shows in Miami, moved permanently to the 305, and took sexplicit bass music around ... More >>
Notorious B.I.G. used to smoke blunts and drink liquor with The Lox. They met when Mary J. Blige delivered the group's Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss from the streets of Yonkers to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy headquarters, where they helped make hits like "It's All About the Benjamins." Later, they ... More >>
When LeBron James announced he'd be heading back to Cleveland, most high profile Floridians responded with understanding and a gratefulness for what he accomplished here. Governor Rick Scott, of all people, was one of the lone exceptions. In a cheap campaign attack that is as insulting to Floridia ... More >>
We came here today to bury GM Jeff Ireland's time with the Dolphins, not to praise him. Well, actually we came here to relentlessly mock him on Twitter. After years of the #Fireland hashtag breaking out on the social networking site just about anytime the Dolphins did anything wrong (which was often ... More >>
>Florida, usually North America's go-to source for general bizarreness and political corruption, has been watching the saga of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford unfold with a bit of a smirk on our face. Hey, at least none of our mayors smoke crack. Then Southwest Florida Congressman Trey Radel had to ruin it ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke is loving HOV's new album. With the release of his latest opus, Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Jay-Z has cemented his legacy as the ... More >>
If you've never heard of Akufen (AKA Horror, Inc., AKA Marc Leclair), we can't really call you clueless. After all, the elusive Montreal-based producer rarely gives interviews and it's been a minute since he's even played in the U.S. In fact, his show at the Electric Pickle with Flight Crew tonight ... More >>
Back in the day (circa 1998), an underground rap slab hit the streets and it was called Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. The duo behind this record -- Black Star, consisting obviously enough of Brooklyn MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli -- took its core concepts (and its name) from Marcus Ga ... More >>
Mykel Colby, vocalist and guitarist for Hot Graves.Hot Graves is a Gainesville-based D-beat/black metal combo making its way to Beelzebub's Cave this Saturday for a punk-and-metal meeting of the minds. Earlier today, Crossfade contributor Liz Tracy reported on Slashpine -- also performing at the ... More >>
via his Facebook pageBwomp-womp-woppa-woppa: That's the sound of the dubstep. Friday night Canada's Excision is making like a snowbird and setting up his nest at Discotekka for Boom! Pow! He'll be joined by Miami's own Pharaoh of Bass and Throw-up Music, Otto Von Schirach. Dubstep is a dirty, gri ... More >>
Martijn Ten Velden performs at Set on Sunday. First dabbling in hip-hop during his teen years in the late Eighties, Martijn Ten Velden delved into the house music scene in the Nineties, quickly proving himself a force to be reckoned with. The Dutch DJ and producer has racked up a steady string of h ... More >>
Justin Namon Nas performs at Rock the Bells at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Click here to view the full slide show. Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, etc. Saturday, August 2, 2008 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Watch ... More >>
A Swedish-Argentine folk rocker? It must be world beat.
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
MC, community activist, and Kendall native, Brimstone is serious about the history of Miami's hip-hop culture
It's sweltering outside, but there's still music worth hearing
Can a socially conscious MC make it in the bling-drunk world of Miami rap? One man aims to find out
Garcia and Crazy Hood do it their way
Miami's fastest-rising hip-hop MC can't forget his past
With Slam Bush, the hip-hop generation descends on a hurricane-plagued swing state
Hot prospect P.M. is MIA's latest rap star
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
And thanks to hotshot entrepreneur David Mays, it'll soon be returning to Miami Beach
Tales from the Texas music fest: Rock barely survives, honky-tonk rules, and Miami may yet host the Latin Grammys -- but no bombs, please
There's more to Isaac Hayes than "Chocolate Salty Balls"
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
Charity begins at Homestead
You can kiss the clarinet goodbye -- it's time for a real wind instrument
Rapper Jacquim and Mr. Fontobomb turn a def ear to Miami's rap rep. This posse's got something new to say.
Skimming the cream of the Miami scene, from underwear to overdone
As half of the local rap duo Young & Restless, Charles Trahan is talented and popular. But he isn't bulletproof.