[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care a ... More >>
Life has been a wild ride for Wanito. One day, he's just another talented musician in Jérémie, Haiti. And the next day, he wins a talent show to record an album for Peace Tones, a global music initiative funded by Kickstarter. Now he's touring the world, closing in on 100,000 Facebook likes, and ... More >>
Yesterday came news that LeBron James would be starring in his very first movie. It's a basketball comedy co-starring comedian Kevin Hart, and not, to the dismay of nostalgic millenials, the sequel to the Michael Jordan and Loney Tunes '90s classic Space Jam that the world deserves. Dreams of a Spa ... More >>
Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle Tour With Fritz & the Tantrums American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, August 30, 2013 It all started with the steady, pounding bass and jungle-like beat of the drums. As ladies in tribal-printed leggings, floral blouses, and tight royal blue dresses, and dudes in black ... More >>
For 10 years, Gainesville indie-rock outfit Holopaw has been putting out music. First through the perennial indie label Sub Pop, and more recently via Misra Records. The band dropped Academy Songs, Volume I earlier this year, which is an oddity in the era of the single track. It follows a loose sto ... More >>
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Legends of the Summer Tour Sun Life Stadium, Miami Friday, August 16, 2013 For a second-rate basketball team, there were a disproportionate number of Brooklyn Nets jerseys at Sun Life Stadium last night. Well, until you remember that Jay Z, the co-headliner of the evenin ... More >>
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 >>
With his icon status its easy to forget that LeBron James was just a child in the '90s, and like all millennials he recognize 1996 film Space Jam as the true cinematic masterpiece that it is. So obviously King James would love nothing better than to star in Space Jam 2, which really, the world deser ... More >>
It's not Friday yet, but there's no such thing as too many mugshots right? Miami attracts celebrities like moths to a light bulb, but unfortunately for some of them what happens in Miami doesn't stay in Miami. Miami-Dade's jail camera, AKA the in-house Paparazzi, has caught several celebrities check ... More >>
There's nothing quite as satisfying as watching an avowedly religious teen pop star clumsily stumble around his or her own sexuality in public. Remember when Britney Spears was pop culture's ultimate Virgin Whore? She was all dolled up like a slutty school girl. And then a few years later, Brit ... More >>
Yesterday, Crossfade reported on prolific pop/rap producer Scott Storch's recent arrest for cocaine possession in a Las Vegas hotel. The story was simple: Homeboy didn't want to pay his bill (probably because he spent all of his money on coke) and when the cops rolled up they found a few grams le ... More >>
General Practice is an abode located a little bit north of 36th Street that doubles as a gallery. Miami-based artist Carlos Rigau runs the space and will exhibit the five-artist show Sections this Thursday. He's played host to an R. Kelly/Valentine's Day-themed dance party, eardrum crushing metal ... More >>
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenWill Oldham, AKA Bonnie Prince Billy.See the full 20-photo Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang at Sweat Records slideshow. Bonnie Prince Billy and Cairo Gang with Angel Olsen Sweat Records May 31, 2011 Better Than: Mashed potatoes. Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie Prince Billy) ... More >>
Tyler the Creator isn't the limit of OFWGKTA.With the formal release of Tyler the Creator's first non-self-released full-length record, Goblin, the MC has been the focus of all the hype surrounding Los Angeles-based (and young as hell) hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. But ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezGirl Talk (AKA Gregg Gillis) getting wild at the Fillmore.View photos from Girl Talk at the Fillmore Miami Beach here.Girl Talk With Max Tundra Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, May 19, 2011 Better Than: An impromptu cock-rocking rave in a confetti supply store. Just pa ... More >>
Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie Prince Billy.Two musical masterminds, armed with pseudonyms, Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie Prince Billy) and Emmitt Kelly (AKA The Cairo Gang), will bravely head south, past the Florida state line to mercifully provide us with quality shows in our time of desperate musical need. ... More >>
Hungry... for JesusSo you go to church every Christmas and Easter, do you? Or perhaps you dress up in your Sunday best and tag along with grandma once a month. Maybe you even go every week, although the fact that you're reading Riptide suggests otherwise.Well, sorry to break it you but your devot ... More >>
When Miami/Ft Lauderdale label Florida Boy Intertainment's publicist called us Here at Crossfade we support music from Florida as a whole, so when Da Pretty Boyz' people contacted us, we said sure, set up an interview. Da Pretty Boyz represent Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida and are ... More >>
What not to put on that Valentine's Day CD.
The Bo$$, Chief of Miami, Rick the Ruler will thrill ya.
A rap veteran at age 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation.
Who is Slip-N-Slide Records CEO Ted Lucas's number one homeboy? Jesus Christ, of course
R&B singer Bobby Washington wants you to buy his albums and he ain't too proud to beg
Why da Bears will spank the Colts come Sunday
DJ Frankie Needles takes on the airwaves
Memorial Fest will be the best reggae concert in years
As the Scream IV Presents Heartthrobs Tour winds down, we wonder: Have we seen it all before?
Talking jibber jabber with Bling Bling in the indie rock parking lot
Vybz Kartel debuts to the yard and the world
Ron Isley revisits the Burt Bacharach catalog with Here I Am
Taking the town by Dom Pérignon storm
Craig David takes two-steps across the ocean to save your nu-soul
For more than 100 years, Ebenezer United Methodist Church has survived as a spiritual beacon and social landmark
Will Puffy, Pink, and Cash Money Crew replace Versace, Madonna, and Ingrid Casares?
How three inner-city kids turned tragedy into a soon-to-be platinum hip-hop hit
July 1 - 7, 1999