• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    2 Chainz, Pusha T, French Montana Coaching South Beach B-Ball Tournament

    Haters gonna hate. Ballers gonna ball. And rappers are going to claim to be (or at least claim to have been) really good at basketball at some point in their life. We all know rap and basketball are the two entertainment worlds with the thinnest common border. NBA players are always trying to rap, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    Everyone knows summertime in Miami is hot, sweaty, and steamy. While the blazing sun and scorching weather may have something to do with it, our hardcore party rep, endless nights, and flawless looks are actually most to blame. Just check out the six best club parties going down this week. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Ten Best Moments

    Another year, another Ultra Music Festival. We here at Crossfade always make the annual pilgrimage to Ultra land. And from one UMF to the next, there is a lot of stuff that's not-so-shockingly new. Or as Deadmau5 might screech: "It's the same fucking thing every year!" Inevitably, though, there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014: Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Dizzee Rascal, Riff Raff

    No lie, this Winter Music Conference was kind of a failure. WMC has always been the land where new records, artists, and genres are broken and made. If you're track catches fire at Ultra Music Festival, you're guaranteed to have the best year of your career so far. Play your cards right, and you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Full Lineup and Set Times

    Get to party plannin', raver. In just one week, Ultra Music Festival 2014 begins at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Arrive unprepared ... And you will be screwed. Of course, we mean: "Do not forget your cellphone and water-purification pills. Blah, blah, blah." But we also mean: "Put together a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    It may be St. Paddy's day, but no four leaf clover or pot of gold that you happen to find today will make Monday disappear. Good thing the luck of the Irish is favoring the Magic City and bringing in some pretty good shows, starting tonight -- from up-and-coming rap genius Schoolboy Q to America's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014 Announces Set Times and Stages

    It's officially Ultra season, beat freaks. Just yesterday, the EDM fest announced its Phase Two lineup, adding Chance the Rapper, Miami's own DJ Craze, as well as the Diplo and Skrillex collab Just U, and 50 other acts to the party plan. But already the Ultra Music Festival peeps have followed up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Phase Two Lineup: Diplo and Skrillex's Jack U, Chance the Rapper, 50 Others

    What's that barely audible uhntz-uhntz, bro? Just Ultra Music Festival oh-so-quietly releasing 2014's Phase Two lineup, exclusively via its official iPhone and Android apps. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are never too far from our cellular devices. So we snagged UMF's adds for you. Just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Ultra 2014 Announces Phase One Lineup: Avicii, Diplo, M.I.A., MGMT, 104 Others

    "It's lineup day!" For the last 21 hours, Ultra Music Festival has been taunting and teasing international beat freaks with its 2014 Phase One reveal. But now it's finally here ... A 105-act roster packed with big-name DJs (Avicii, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Hardwell, Tiësto) and a killer live contingen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for 2 Chainz and Pusha T at the Fillmore Miami Beach?

    "Truuuuu!" as 2 Chainz says. "Free is always gooooood." In a couple of months, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boy and his G.O.O.D. labelmate Pusha T will be setting off on the 2 G.O.O.D. 2 Be T.R.U. tour, a 21-date North American trek that's gonna be turning up at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Stuck in Basel mode? So are we. Good thing we live in the Magic City where celebrities and artists are always putting on a show for us beautiful people. And while the arty party may be over, we can still pretend it's Basel week. Here are the five best concerts going down in SoFla this week. See a ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    In Miami, the sun is always (mostly) shinin', the parties are always rollin', and the bottles are always flowin'. Maybe it's the flashy vibe we've got going on or the renowned DJs who make the 305 their second home or the celebrities and models who are constantly spotted on the beach... Whatever it ... More >>

  • Music

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Chase & Status on America and EDM: "It's Exciting to See That You All Get It Now"

    If you've haven't heard of Chase & Status (AKA Saul Milton and Will Kennard), don't fret. For 10 years, the British duo has been making music together, spanning everything from classic UK garage to dubstep and drum 'n' bass. But around 2009, pop star Rihanna came calling looking for a sound that wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The-Dream's Banned "Pussy" Porn Vid:
    An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    R.I.P., feminism, for we bury it on this day. The-Dream released a pornographic music video less than 24 hours ago. And almost immediately, it was pulled from YouTube for breaking the nudity rules. Thankfully, there's Vimeo for all our prurient needs. The clip for single "Pussy," featuring Big Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Coachella 2013: Eight Best Moments of Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    Congratulations, you've made it through one more hellish week of commute, lunch breaks, anxiety, and that stupid bitch who sits next to you. You deserve a prize for putting up with that place. What's the prize? All the alcohol your hard-earned money can buy. And hopefully, some dirty-dirty, either ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees: From Frank Ocean to Black Keys and Rick Ross

    Grammy-tastic! Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS. Genre-bending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    YMCMB: Seven Signs of the Young Money Empire's Decline

    Alright, the YMCMB crew is definitely at the top of the world right now. But it seems like things are beginning to go astray. The label's Holy Trinity is Wayne, Drake, and Nicki. But lately, they're doing strange things, picking dumb fights with other famous people, and garnering the wrong kinds of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Nominations: Rick Ross Gets Trampled by Kanye West

    And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites. During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees. Yeezy was nomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    MTV Video Music Awards 2012's Big Winners and Even Bigger Losers

    If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    MTV Announces Video Music Awards Nominees, Snub Rick Ross

    Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical. For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Future Brings Auto-Tuned Southern Rap to Fort Lauderdale on May 29

    It took six mixtapes, a fake Cuban accent, and a sizzurp high before Future landed a record deal with Epic. Now the Atlanta-based rapper is one of the Dirty South's most promising artists. "I'm just coming out, but if you go anywhere in the South," he says, "I get that love and respect like I have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Five Things Odd Future Forgot for Their Golf Wang Tour Swag Packages

    Are Odd Future's stickers really all that "swag"?​In conjunction with Odd Future's upcoming tour of the U.S. (and Canada!), the hip-hop collective is offering Golf Wang Tour Swag Packages as part of ticket purchases through their website. The West Coast hip-hop collective is currently offering tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Black Bobby Drops Two New Tracks, Opens for Pusha T at Bardot This Saturday

    ​Back in January, we reported that recurring Crossfade character Black Bobby was going to take a break from hip-hop. Yeah, we didn't think that would last either. Cutting an MC from a mic is like, well, cutting the average human being off from oxygen. Luckily, you can find much better similes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Pusha T, Amazin Amie, and Bun B: Picks for Popping Your Midweek Cork at the Club

    Pusha T starts every week with a lapdance.​Every day of the week in Miami is a mandatory party. Why take time off when you got a hot Maserati in the driveway, a case of cold Cristal in the basement, and two used thongs in your pocket? It's Tuesday. Drive fast 'cause the po-po's snoozing. Pop the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Saturday Night: Sneaker Pimps, featuring the Cool Kids and the Clipse, at the Moore Building

    Pusha T of the Clipse playing to the crowd at Sneaker Pimps in Miami on Saturday.Sneaker PimpsLive Performances by the Cool Kids and ClipseSaturday, May 30, 2009The Moore Building, MiamiBetter than: A backpack full of factory-fresh, limited edition kicks.Outside the Moore Building, footwear fetishis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    The Cool Kids Latest EP Brings '88 Back

    The Cool Kids The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries) With frivolous brag lines and clean, minimal beats, the Cool Kids urinate willfully all over the idea of crack narratives and trigger-happy posturing, and are relishing every step of the way. At the pace of a pregnant snail, these two Chic ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2002


    Lord Willin' "Star Trak/Arista"