In the church of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash is the father and Run-D.M.C. are the apostles who broke onto the scene in Hollis, Queens, some 30 years ago to spread the word of rap music one verse at a time.
But in the Pentecostal church, Run's the chosen one. And Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons' knack for ... More >>
Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 explains why a 2 Live Crew reunion tour will prove booty music desegregated hip-hop.After 2 Live Crew and I performed at the ... More >>
Spend NYE on SoBe with Rev Run.Unless you're blind and deaf, you know Rev Run. He's a founding member of legendary rap crew Run-D.M.C. , an ex-reality TV star, prominent reverend, father of six, and a DJ.
And if you want to check out his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-level skills, he'll be droppi ... More >>
Fly your millionaire flag like Ricky Rozay.With all the talk of Occupy this and Occupy that, people have been a little hesitant to flaunt their wealth in 2011.
Richer, please! It's time to put that P.C. bullshit to bed and ring in the New Year as your great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, wou ... More >>
Does the Godfather of Heavy Metal get crunk? You bet he does. It seems like enough time has passed since the sweaty-armpit era of mainstream rock (otherwise known as the Nu-Metal Dark Ages) that we can finally, maybe, approach the subject of fusing hip-hop with rock and roll.
It wasn't always Fr ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = BarfThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed.
Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 explains why Wiz Khalifa shouldn't settle for Kanye West's sloppy seconds.Wiz Khalifa needs to have his head examined. The b ... More >>
Steven Tyler and Britney Spears ... That totally sucked.We know you're gearing up for the big game this Sunday. Maybe you're actually washing your Ben Rapistburger jersey for the first time all season, or polishing your cherished wedge of cheesehead.
Whatever you're doing, you're getting pumped ... More >>
Shep the Selector doing work.If he wasn't a graphically ingenious (albeit conceptually vacant) international art star, would anyone give a shit about Shepard Fairey's DJ sets? Nope. Not unless they were drunk and dying for a dose of radio-ready epicness.
But he's the dude who invented OBEY and O ... More >>
Do the dirty at '80s Prom.We kind of wish we weren't so young in the '80s. Sure, we got to watch the amazing cartoons and play with those kick-ass toys (Teddy Ruxpin and Kid Sister), but that's all we actually remember. We missed the fashion. We weren't old enough to really enjoy the music. And we o ... More >>
For any fan true fan of hip-hop music, you have a handful of people to thank for your favorite genre: Run DMC, 2 Live Crew, Public Enemy, and of course A Tribe Called Quest. During its heyday, this quintessential rap collective released eight albums, earned serious Billboard success, and infused ... More >>
Air hockey is totally a contact sportEver since Run-D.M.C. threw down rap verses on top of Joe Perry's guitar riffs on its 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," many bands have endeavored to mesh hip-hop lyricism with rock wallop. While that formula has proven fruitful in some instances -- ... More >>
First things first: M.Dot's name has nothing to do with either Michigan's or Maryland's Department of Transportation. But it could, especially when you consider this DJ's moniker does, in fact, have something to do with moving large groups of the public. In fact, it might take the DOT from both s ... More >>