How did the Stage suddenly become the best rap club in downtown Miami?
Over the next month, this two-and-a-half-year-old Design District bunker that's built its rep on roots, rock, and reggae will serve as the staging place for classic-era shows by former LOX member Styles P, booty bass pioneer Unc ... More >>
Do you find yourself falling within that treacherous zone of a Venn diagram that connects "Working for the Weekend" with "The Great Recession"?
One surefire way to know: Do you work all the fucking time, yet your wallet functions primarily as a seedy motel for moths?
Maybe you need to get a new j ... More >>
Everyone in the 305 is preparing themselves emotionally, physically, and financially for the insane uhntz-uhntz parade (AKA Ultra Music Festival) that's about to come crashing down.
But that doesn't mean the shreik of electric guitar and finger-freaked bass are gonna be totally drowned out in the ... More >>
Hold on. Has it really been 23 years since Wilson Phillips knocked Madonna's "Vogue" off the top of the charts?
Yeah. And it's even been more than two decades since Carnie Wilson, her sister Wendy, and their friend Chynna Phillips called it quits just a couple of years after becoming pop icons. Bu ... More >>
Yo, who's hungry? We're fucking starving. But before you start eating faces and torturing people, calm down. Raekwon the Chef is coming to feed Miami some meaty beats.
The Wu-Tang Clan man will be stomping through The Stage on Saturday, March 9. He's bound to exhibit some "Fly.International.Luxuri ... More >>
After the Wu-Tang mothership crashed full force into pop culture with the release of the 1993 gangsta rap classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the first order of business was to send out the pods.
Method Man was the first to strike out solo with 1994's stellar and intensely hardcore Tical. But ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli
With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up
Presented by Rock the Bells
Fillmore Miami Beach
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth.
Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... More >>
Photo by Marta PerezRaekwon the Chef cookin' it up.See the full 20-photo Rock the Bells slideshow.
Rock the Bells
Rakewon and Ghostface Killa
With Mobb Deep and ArtOfficial
Fillmore Miami Beach
September 13, 2011
Better Than: Album-length karaoke renditions of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please ... More >>
The Wu-Tang Clan has never been modest about its skill set. With hundreds of releases tied to the Wu-Tang brand, this now-legendary '90s gangsta rap collective has always been upfront about what it brings to the table.
If you know your Wu, you know nobody else cooks, serves, and keeps 'em coming ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli.Yeah, we livin' in the era of ringtone rap.
But a few days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that the Rock the Bells Festival Series will be bringing Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep to Miami Beach. So we started getting all nostalgic about that "Go ... More >>
We all know hip-hop was better back in the day (namely the mid '90s) before MCs and beatmakers-for-hire became obsessed with their cellphones and started writing ringtones instead of blratt-blratt rap tracks.
Thankfully, the Rock the Bells Festival Series is hustling hard to preserve the days - ... More >>
For all those Golden Era hip-hop heads who spent the entire summer of 1995 running the streets, wasting money, killing time, making mischief, and listening to Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx on repeat, the first few bars of click-clack like "Ice Cream," "Guillotine," "Verbal Intercouse," "Crimi ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezAs we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.
Rick Ross and Raekwon
October 23, 2010
Sneaker Pimps at Mekka
Late one night, we were killing time with a couple of friends named O ... More >>
Plus Givens has been a mainstay in local hip-hop circles for the last couple of years. He's in with the right people and he knows how to make quality music that's as versatile as it is enjoyable. A few years back, Plus made a strong impact with a Rahj-produced single called "9 To 5" that featured ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezBig pimp Ricky Rozay flashes some deep V.Rick Ross and Raekwon
With Thee Tom Hardy, Phil Adé, DJ Keen One, and DJ Money
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Better than: Ten cargo containers full of fake shit.
At precisely 8 p.m. on Saturday night, international swag smuggling o ... More >>
via teflondonross.comMr. Ricky Rozay is the ultimate sneaker pimp. Obey.Is the great Raekwon, an 11th degree Wu-Tang ninja of the 36 Chambers, not enough for all you limited-edition running shoe obsessives? Apparently not.
I guess that's why Sneaker Pimps just today announced that the Boss Rick ... More >>
All Tomorrow's Parties -- or rather, the American spinoff of the original English festival -- may get a little less hype than the other blockbuster summer festivals in this country, but it's one of the best going. That's because rather than just splatter the latest hype bands across a bunch of st ... More >>
Photo by Anthony AndersonRahsaan "A Fly Guy" Alexander -- better known simply as Rahsaan -- must be one of Miami's hardest-working individuals.The MC released his new album, Georgetown, earlier this year (get it now on iTunes.) But overall, saying that Rahsaan is "driven" is a real unde ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- Miami's P.M. (pictured on the right) is part of group Black R.E.I.G.N. with Tommy Trouble. Well, they've been tapped to be part of Live Nation & Lourdes68's Raekwon Tour, which hits a couple cities in the U.S. this Summer. The Miami date was slated for April 16t ... More >>
image via everglades.org
The only ecosystem of its kind on the planet
The Everglades are certainly worth visiting, surely worth fighting for, and definitely worth protecting.Sure, sure, they're "way out there" (cause of suburban sprawl) and easy to forget about, but here's a tasty way that YO ... More >>
Courtesy of the Opium GroupIt's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Sto ... More >>