Bar fights: The result of way too much liquid courage combined with high levels of testosterone. Or, in some cases, cattiness. They usually happen near the end of the night when someone either gives you the "stank eye" or hits on your man (or woman) right in front of you. Regardless of the reason, ... More >>
Enter Crossfade's contest for free Chromeo tickets! With the 2004 debut release She's In Control, an original sense of humor, and supersexy songs, Canadian duo Chromeo managed to delight bored folks stranded on lonely dance floors in megaclubs all across the globe. Friends since high school, ... More >>
Teena Marie died yesterday at her home in Los Angeles.The entire world's tapped its foot to a Teena Marie tune. Some know it, like all those fans with feathered bangs who own a complete audiocassette collection of the Ivory Queen of Soul's thirteen studio releases. But others are clueless, lik ... More >>
Rock stars and jail-time go together like bars and stripes, weed and whiskey, hookers and cocaine. No wonder so many of our musical heroes end up in trouble with the law.Like Miami's own Against All Authority say, "Fuck the law/Fuck the law/Fuck the law/You're fuckin nothin' but a pig."So in hono ... More >>
Say what you will about the LeBron to Miami soap opera, but from the Mistake on the Lake to the Magic City, it's inspired some of the finest trash talking since some guy in Brooklyn invented the "Yo Mama" joke. The best insultologists among us aren't content with simply talking smack, though. For ... More >>
Washington, D.C.'s Grammy Award-winning production duo Deep Dish enjoyed unparalleled international success during their late-'90s and early-'00s heyday. Much of the pair's universal appeal could be attributed to the healthy stylistic balance between Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia's edgier experim ... More >>
What exactly was Charlie Murphy doing before he got famous for slapping the shit out of Rick James on Chappelle's Show? "Well, I was in movies. The last 20 years, I've been writing movies, being in movies. Between that and just hustling... I was a martial arts instructor for a couple years. I did ... More >>
Over the last 5 years, Miami Gardens' annual Jazz In The Gardens festival has become a premier concert event and tourist attraction for South Florida and is helping to build a positive national reputation for the largest majority-black city in all of Florida.The two-day event featured performances b ... More >>
Of the 17 acts set to perform during the fifth running of Jazz in the Gardens at Sun Life Stadium, only about half are jazz artists by the genre's strictest definition. When it comes to headliners Mary J. Blige (featured in the jam "Be Without You" above that you should ride into the weekend), J ... More >>
Sometimes a girl just needs a tune.
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten single ... More >>
Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him onst ... More >>
Bruce Hornsby gets by with a little big-name help.
From sticking keys in the ignition to exploring Uranus, no metaphor is too outlandish for R. Kelly.
It's the Motherfucking Remix Vol. 2.2 (Turntable Lab)
Cheer on the sisters as they strut, pivot, and turn
Real Men laugh at themselves
Jaheim's word appropriation doesn't make him a hood pioneer
Hip-hop, clowns, and war dances meet on the street in Rize
Some interesting horror flicks, a couple of relationship movies, and plenty of action save summer from sequels
Get back in the Groove to help others
Chappelle shows at the Improv
No Exit (Beyond Records)
The perenially pompous Mr. D'Arby puts his imprimatur on another ambitious pop-soul epic