Janette Beckman had already immortalized the Clash and the Sex Pistols on film when she first met the members of N.W.A. She was putting together a book of photographs of the hip-hop community.
"I try not to have any preconceived notions when I go into a situation," she told Crossfade while watching ... More >>
The rap game is tough. Some might say it's no place for a lady. But those people would be chauvinistic douche popsicles.
The truth is it takes a tough lady to top the charts. At the top, it doesn't matter if you're sexy. You're judged by the content of your lyrics and the freak of your flow.
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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 >>
Trina's looking more and more like a grown-up, classy lady these days. Maybe it's because she is a grown-up, classy lady.
Of course, the Diamond Princess is still putting out albums. But she's also becoming a total fashion maven! And yesterday, Miami's first lady of rap was in town meeting and ... More >>
Get your non-ironic '90s fix with Salt-N-Pepa and the TBD crew.See the cut for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix.
When you shake ass to Salt-N-Pepa's superfun 1986 sex song "Push It" while guzzling a gallon's worth of rubyfruit jungle juice shots, you better really, really, ... More >>
Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella say: "Push it!"If you can believe it, there was a time, commonly called back in the day, when a female with a microphone could be cute, dirty, sexy, funny, and smart.
This was before Lil Kim and the boom of the MC slut. And back then, the undisputed rap scene queens ... 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 >>
Disco RickRick, Mufasa of South Florida strip joints, with dancer TipdrillLists. They're arbitrary, subjective, equal parts enraging and traffic-baiting. Every day there's a new top ten gassiest this or best that. Yet they persist. They're comforting, helping us organize our increasingl ... 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 prepares to be honored by VH1 and explains why Miami-Dade County is the birthplace of Southern hip-hop.
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Tracy BlockJoaquin proved he's the new Britney Spears last night at LIV.Joaquin Phoenix with Klever and CrazeWednesday, March 12, 2009LIV, Miami BeachJoaquin Phoenix, Worse Than: The stench of budussy on a Sunday morning.Oh, how the mighty tables do turn. Next stop on the mocumentary train: Miami Be ... More >>
Buggah D. Govannah (pronounced Governor) has been a fixture in Miami's hip-hop scene for a long time now. Here's an old picture of him with Wyclef. In this segment of Who's Haitian, Buggah gives you some black history, since it's February and all.